Past Events at Readers' Books
Without wanting to make anyone feel like they missed out, here’s a brief retrospective of the events of the year so far.
We kicked off the New Year in the best possible way--by welcoming some of our local writers to the stage. Will Shonbrun read from On the Road to Find Out, his much anticipated sequel to his first book, Falling Upstate. He was followed by another local, historian John Schubert with his book Hidden History of Sonoma County.
In February, we welcomed Obi Kaufmann, author of the perpetually difficult to get California Field Atlas; this beautiful book is a unique combination of guide and art produced by an equally unique author.
George Webber was proud to present his picture book, The Count of Buena Vista: written for both young and old, this picture book chronicles the epic adventure of Agoston Haraszthy, founder of Buena Vista Winery. Finally, Jacob Israel Liberman spoke about his book Luminous Light, a philosophical discussion about how light affects our health.
March brought us a good mix of familiar faces and big names. Jeff Falconer introduced a crowd to his guides to meditation, This Timeless Breath and This Step Home.
Rebecca Rosenberg presented her book, The Secret Life of Mrs. London, with the help of magician Frank Balzark and the favorite treats of Mrs London and Harry Houdini.
Bianca Bosker guided us through the intricacies of wine tasting while presenting her book Cork Dork. We’d like to give special thanks to Sheana Davis of Epicurean Connection, Highway 12 Winery, Ledson Winery, Rancho Maria Winery, and Hawke Winery for working with us on this event.
Bill Petrocelli, co-owner of Book Passage, read from his book Through the Bookstore Window. Sonoma's own Bill Lynch entertained a crowd with stories from his book My Sonoma. Closing out the season were poets Kathleen Winters (I Will Not Kick My Friends) and Dean Rader (Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Article), launching us into National Poetry Month this April.
We’re looking to keep up with the momentum we’ve built this year. Keep an eye on this space for more event info! (And of course, we’re doing our best to keep past event titles in stock for anyone who is interested)