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The Best Author Season in 35 Years!

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It’s that time of year when booklovers in the know can rejoice. Copperfield’s Books announces its 2015 Fall Author Event Season and we’ve got Literary Giants, Food Gurus, Musical Icons, Spiritual Teachers, Motivational Athletes, Popular Memoirists and a Wicked Underground Halloween Party­. CAPITAL LETTERS, man!

Okay, we’ll name drop: Elvis Costello, Don Miguel Ruiz, Ruth Reichl, Diana Nyad, Jonathan Franzen, Elizabeth George, Amy Stewart, Christopher Moore, Simon Winchester, Kay Ryan, Tom Killion, William Gibson, Jim Butcher….and more coming.

It’s true, we’ve been working with publishers all year to bring authors to Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties, and it seems this year everyone is coming. It may well be our best season ever in terms of the caliber and variety of authors. Here’s the overview of these ticketed and free events. Info and tickets are available in our stores or here on the website.

Deemed the great American novelist by Time Magazine, Jonathan Franzen appears September 2 to talk about his new novel, Purity at the Santa Rosa High School Auditorium. He’ll be in conversation with Jane Ciabattari, writer, book columnist, and VP/Online of the National Book Critics Circle. With book purchase, tickets are $10. learn more

Award-winning chef, food writer, and PBS host, Ruth Reichl comes to the Raven Theater in Healdsburg on October 8. With the purchase of her new book My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life, food lovers may purchase $10 tickets to the event. Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen joins with Copperfield’s in hosting a pre-event reception at the Hotel Healdsburg featuring appetizers from the cookbook along with fine wine. Reservations required. learn more

Elvis Costello has produced a memoir that, like his music, is his uniquely his own, entitled Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink. Fans are invited to spend the evening with him on October 23 at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville, as he converses with Michael Krasny about his storied career in the music business and his lesser known personal life. Tickets are $45 for one person and $60 for two people and each ticket combination includes one copy of the book. Tickets are available through the box office at lincolntheater.org. learn more

The beloved teacher of spiritual wisdom and author of The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz appears in Sebastopol at Analy High School Auditorium on October 27 to talk about his newest discoveries as described in his new book, The Toltec Art of Life and Death: A Story of Discovery. With the book purchase, admission is $10. The Sebastopol Community Cultural Center is partnering with Copperfield’s and also will have tickets available at its Box Office. learn more

Superstar of the crime fiction world, Elizabeth George will mix it up with her fans at A Banquet of Consequences Reception at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa in Santa Rosa on October 27. With the book purchase, admission to the reception featuring appetizers, no-host bar, book talk and signing is $15. learn more

Copperfield’s is pleased to host a Special Breakfast Event with Diana Nyad, the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world who completed the 110-mile shark-infested swim from Cuba to Florida at age 64. Nyad will appear on October 29 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa in Santa Rosa. Tickets are $55 and include an inspirational talk by the author, breakfast and a copy of her new book, Find a Way. learn more

The author of Tuesdays with Morrie, Mitch Albom appears with his new novel The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto at Santa Rosa High School Auditorium on Thursday, November 19. With purchase of the book, tickets are $10 a person. learn more

Copperfield’s is throwing a Wicked Underground Halloween party on October 31, 8 - 11:30pm, at the Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa for those who love books, the musical Wicked, or dressing up. The featured author is Gregory Maguire, author of The Wicked Years series that went on to become one of the most successful Broadway musicals of all time. Touring with his new book After Alice which takes on Lewis Carol’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, attendees will find the costume options endless. Event includes music (dancing and singing), costume contests, author chat, and a book signing. Tickets are $20 with the purchase of a book.

In addition to these ticketed events, Copperfield’s hosts hundreds of free events each year. This season in our stores, readers can look forward to seeing Amy Stewart, Christopher Moore, Simon Winchester, Kay Ryan, Meg Waite Clayton, artist Tom Killion, and many others. The Brave New World series in Copperfield’s Petaluma store features authors of science fiction, speculative fiction, horror and fantasy includes William Gibson, Jim Butcher, and the crew from Wheel of Time, plus Jason Denzel.


Tickets to events may be purchased at any of Copperfield’s Books seven stores or online at copperfieldsbooks.com. Note that Elvis Costello event tickets are only available through the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center Box Office, lincolntheater.org.

Copperfield's Books hosts more than 500 events a year (most are free), both in stores and in offsite venues. Readers may pick up a Seasonal Catalog in any of Copperfield’s Books stores or visit copperfieldsbook.com.

Eight Stores in Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties

Petaluma Store

140 Kentucky Street
707-762-0563
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Petaluma Used & Rare

707-782-0228
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Santa Rosa Store

775 Village Court | 707-578-8938
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Sebastopol Store

138 N. Main Street
707-823-2618
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Novato Store

999 Grant Avenue
415-763-3052
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Healdsburg Store

106 Matheson Street
707-433-9270
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Napa Store

3740 Bel Aire Plaza
707-252-8002
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Calistoga Store

1330 Lincoln Street
707-942-1616
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San Rafael Store

850 4th Street
415-524-2800
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