Lilla Gilbrech Weinberger Obituary

  • Posted on: 29 March 2019
  • By: readersbooks

Lilla Gilbrech Weinberger, beloved Sonoma bookseller and political organizer, died suddenly and unexpectedly, Sunday, March 24th, following a tragic fall down a flight of stairs.That was how it ended. But that one sentence doesn’t begin to encompass her life. 

Born in Pasadena, California, on October 8, 1941, she grew up in a mixed-raced, working class neighborhood. Her father was an engineer who spent the bulk of his career in aero-space and her mother was a skilled gardener and seamstress. 

Naomi Hirahara “Iced in Paradise: A Leilani Santiago Hawaii Mystery”, Thursday, August 22nd, 6:30 reception, 7pm talk

  • Posted on: 31 July 2019
  • By: readersbooks

Author Naomi Hirahara will be at Readers’ Books on Thursday, August 22nd to present her latest mystery. There will be a 6:30 reception and a 7:00 reading. Ms. Hirahara is the author of the Mas Arai mystery series, which features a quirky Japanese-American gardener and Hiroshima survivors in Los Angeles. Her new mystery, Iced in Paradise, introduces a new series: Leilani Santiago on the island of Kaua’i. Leilani has returned home to help her mother--who has been diagnosed with MS--run the family business, a shave ice shack.

Iced in Paradise: A Leilani Santiago Hawai'i Mystery Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781945551598
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Prospect Park Books - September 3rd, 2019

Rae Lewis, author of "Jump on the Love Train" at Readers Books

  • Posted on: 31 July 2019
  • By: readersbooks

Rae Lewis, author of Jump on the Love Train and founder of the Chicuchas Wasi Organization, will be at Readers’ Books for the launch of her book on Wednesday, August 7th, with a 6:30 reception and a 7:00 reading. The book tells the story behind the birth of Chicuchas Wasi, which is dedicated to providing free education to poor an indigenous girls in Cusco, Peru. The story begins with Ms. Lewis’s 1985 trip to Peru, where she drank in the majestic Andean mountains and the blend of indigenous Quechua and Mestizo cultures in the city of Cusco, the former capital of the Incan empire.

Jump on the LOVE Train: Many Hearts Await You Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781977208996
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Outskirts Press - May 3rd, 2019

Rae Lewis reads from "Jump on the Love Train"

  • Posted on: 5 July 2019
  • By: readersbooks

Local author Rae Lewis reads from her book Jump on the Love Train, which benefits Chicuchas Wasi: The Childrens Project, an Alternative School for Girls in Cusco, Peru. 

Jump on the LOVE Train: Many Hearts Await You Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781977208996
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Outskirts Press - May 3rd, 2019

Robert Shafer presents "Mickey"

  • Posted on: 16 May 2019
  • By: readersbooks

Robert Shafter presents his book Mickey at 2pm in the Readers' Garden on Saturday, June 29th at 2pm to read from his memoir, Mickey: The Giveaway Boy. Shafer lays bare his harrowing childhood in 1950s Chicago, telling the story of his mother’s abandonment of her five boys. At the age of nine, his mother found a new home for him by posting an ad in the newspaper. What happened next gives us a heartbreaking glimpse of Shafer’s boyhood. Readers of Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes will recognize the bravery of this memoir.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9781947041318
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Running Wild Press - March 15th, 2019