Upcoming Events at the Shop!

We’ve got lots of events coming up in the next few months. I’m putting them all in this post for handy reference. There’ll be more details on each even as they get closer (note: dates on calendar are closer than they appear).


Berkshire Books Big Read Event – Book discussion about Fahrenheit 451
Tuesday, October 16
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Concord is taking part in the October Big Read Program, a series of events highlighting FAHRENHEIT 451, Ray Bradbury’s classic novel about a frightening vision of the future in which firemen don’t put out fires, they start them in order to burn books. As part of the month-long series of events Berkshire Books is hosting a discussion about the book and its author.
The Big Read Program is sponsored by the Concord Library and is part of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. For more information and schedule of Big Read events, visit their wiki at http://concordbigread.pbwiki.com.

Local History Book Signing with Dean McLeod, author of Port Chicago
Saturday, October 27
1:00 – 3:00

Dean McLeod, author of Bay Point, has a new book out in Arcadia’s “Images of America” series, Port Chicago. He will be in the shop to sign books and talk about both books. For more info, read Nilda Rego’s interview with Dean McLeod in the Contra Costa Times.


National Novel Writing Month
Weekly write-ins Sundays from noon-4:00 p.m. throughout November.

November means NaNoWriMo is upon us again and once again! And once again, Cheryl is going to grind out 50,000 words in 30 days. And once again, we will be hosting weekly write-ins for local NaNoWriMo participants every Sunday afternoon in November.

For more information about National Novel Writing Month, visit their website.

Book Collecting Talk by Lynn
Day and time to be announced

Also in November, Lynn plans to hold another of his popular book collecting talks. Bring your old books for a casual appraisal and helpful advice.

We haven’t settled on a date, so here’s your chance to schedule it. What days/times would you prefer? Weekdays or Weekends, daytime or evenings? Drop us a comment.


Local History Book Signing with Nilda Rego and Bob Tatum
Saturday, December 1

To kick off December, we’ll have two popular local history authors in for a book signing and discussion. Come and meet Nilda Rego, author of Days Gone By, a collection of her local history columns, and Bob Tatum, author of Old Times In Contra Costa. Get signed copies for yourself and pick up a few Christmas presents!

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