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Reno, NV 89509
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October 2019

Story Time

October 1, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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There's a special place in our hearts for young readers. Reading together strengthens the bond between children and parents, improves speech and language skills, enhances concentration, and encourages curiosity. We host a regular story time with the amazing Paula Robison, who shares stories, rhymes, songs, and art projects with your little ones on the first Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Story time at Sundance is designed for children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by a…

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Local Author Day

October 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Come meet some of our favorite local authors! Get your book signed, ask them questions about their work, and possibly discover your new favorite book! Participating authors include: Jacqueline Green, author of Corpse Pose Indeed Craig Prather, author of Moved by the Spirit Kathryn Reed, author of The Dirt Around Lake Tahoe Wendy Swallow, author of Searching for Nora Robert Sweifach, author of The Sleep of Immortality

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Robin Holabird Reading and Signing: Around the World in 80 Movies

October 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Film reviewer and former Nevada Film Commissioner Robin Holabird will join us to present her latest book, Around the World in 80 Movies. In a highly imaginative blend of film locations, memories, and colorful travel essays, Robin Holabird offers an extensive and entertaining exploration of film locations far and wide, close to home, and everywhere in between. She explores heights at a summit of Machu Picchu and King Kong's adventures at the top of the Empire State Building. She examines…

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November 2019

Alta California: A Conversation with Nick Neely and Michael Branch

November 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Braiding nature and humanity, past and present, urban sprawl and rural landscapes in surprising and serendipitous ways, author Nick Neely follows the trail of the first overland Spanish expedition into California 250 years later In Alta California, Nick Neely chronicles his 650-mile trek on foot from San Diego to San Francisco, following the route of the first overland Spanish expedition into what was soon called Alta California. Led by Gaspar de Portol in 1769, the expedition sketched a route that…

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Bourne Morris Reading and Signing: A Woman of Two Minds

November 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Kit Mackenzie, a brilliant young CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation, is on trial for the murder of her mother. Was it self-defense or homicide? After the prosecutor discovers a secret brain operation in her past, he believes Kit has a strong motive for murder. His discovery begins one of the most unusual trials in American history. Media from all over the world descend on the courtroom to cover a story they find too astonishing to believe. Mackenzie must depend…

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Nevada Humanities Salon

November 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Jeremy Prestholdt Reading and Signing: Icons of Dissent

November 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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An Evening with Matthew Baker and Lindsay Wilson

November 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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December 2019

Story Time

December 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, happening 8 times

Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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There's a special place in our hearts for young readers. Reading together strengthens the bond between children and parents, improves speech and language skills, enhances concentration, and encourages curiosity. We host a regular story time with the amazing Paula Robison, who shares stories, rhymes, songs, and art projects with your little ones on the first Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Story time at Sundance is designed for children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by a…

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Annual Visit from Kristi Jamason

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Local artist Kristi Jamason will once again be showing a collection of her handcrafted weed bottles and pottery in our store on Saturday, December 14th from 1-4pm! Stop by to find one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

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Holiday Signing with Brian Crane and Guy Clifton

December 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Brian Crane, creator of the Pickles comic strip, and Guy Clifton, author of You Know You’re a Nevadan If… and Dempsey in Nevada among other titles, will be here on Saturday, December 21st at 11:00am for their annual Holiday visit! Crane and Clifton will be signing copies of their books, so come in to celebrate the season and support local authors!

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January 2020

Story Time

January 7, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, happening 8 times

Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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There's a special place in our hearts for young readers. Reading together strengthens the bond between children and parents, improves speech and language skills, enhances concentration, and encourages curiosity. We host a regular story time with the amazing Paula Robison, who shares stories, rhymes, songs, and art projects with your little ones on the first Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Story time at Sundance is designed for children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by a…

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February 2020

Story Time

February 4, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, happening 8 times

Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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There's a special place in our hearts for young readers. Reading together strengthens the bond between children and parents, improves speech and language skills, enhances concentration, and encourages curiosity. We host a regular story time with the amazing Paula Robison, who shares stories, rhymes, songs, and art projects with your little ones on the first Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Story time at Sundance is designed for children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by a…

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Sarah Valentine Reading and Signing: When I Was White

February 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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We are pleased to welcome Sarah Valentine, author of the memoir When I Was White, on Friday, February 7th at 6:30pm. At the age of 27, Sarah Valentine discovered that she was not, in fact, the white girl she had always believed herself to be. She learned the truth of her paternity: that her father was a black man. And she learned the truth about her own identity: mixed race. And so Sarah began the difficult and absorbing journey of…

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S.M. Hulse Reading and Signing: Eden Mine

February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Join us as author S.M. Hulse presents her new book, Eden Mine In Eden Mine, the award-winning author of Black River examines the aftershocks of an act of domestic terrorism rooted in a small Montana town on the brink of abandonment, as it tears apart a family, tests the faith of a pastor and the loyalty of a sister, and mines the deep rifts that come when the reach of the government clashes with individual freedom. Jo Faber is packing…

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An Evening with Gayle Brandeis, Wendy J. Fox, and June Sylvester Saraceno

February 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Three wonderful authors--Gayle Brandeis, Wendy J. Fox, and June Sylvester Saraceno-- will present their new books on Thursday, February 20th, at 6:30pm. Join us as they read from and discuss their respective works, Many Restless Concerns, If the Ice Had Held, and Feral, North Carolina, 1965. Gayle Brandeis is the author, most recently, of the novel in poems, Many Restless Concerns: The Victims of Countess Bathory Speak in Chorus (A Testimony). Other books include the memoir The Art of Misdiagnosis,…

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March 2020

Story Time

March 3, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, happening 8 times

Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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There's a special place in our hearts for young readers. Reading together strengthens the bond between children and parents, improves speech and language skills, enhances concentration, and encourages curiosity. We host a regular story time with the amazing Paula Robison, who shares stories, rhymes, songs, and art projects with your little ones on the first Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Story time at Sundance is designed for children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by a…

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April 2020

Story Time

April 7, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, happening 8 times

Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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There's a special place in our hearts for young readers. Reading together strengthens the bond between children and parents, improves speech and language skills, enhances concentration, and encourages curiosity. We host a regular story time with the amazing Paula Robison, who shares stories, rhymes, songs, and art projects with your little ones on the first Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Story time at Sundance is designed for children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by a…

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May 2020

Story Time

May 5, 2020 @ 10:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, happening 8 times

Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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There's a special place in our hearts for young readers. Reading together strengthens the bond between children and parents, improves speech and language skills, enhances concentration, and encourages curiosity. We host a regular story time with the amazing Paula Robison, who shares stories, rhymes, songs, and art projects with your little ones on the first Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Story time at Sundance is designed for children ages 3 to 6 accompanied by a…

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October 2020

Bad Tourist Virtual Reading with Suzanne Roberts and Michael Branch

October 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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To celebrate the release of Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel, author Suzanne Roberts will be joining us for a virtual reading and discussion with Michael Branch! Hear exclusive excerpts and join in the Q&A all from the comfort and safety of your own home on Friday, October 16th at 4:00pm on our Youtube channel, which you can find here. In addition to the livestream reading, Suzanne will be signing copies of Bad Tourist, which is available for order…

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March 2021

Baobab Press Spring Titles Launch with Tiffany Cates & Colin Rafferty

March 11 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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On Thursday, March 11, Baobab Press celebrates the launch of two new titles from Tiffany Cates (M-Theory, fiction) and Colin Rafferty (Execute the Office, essays). Join us at 4pm on YouTube for readings and conversation moderated by Baobab's Managing Editor, Danilo Thomas. Colin Rafferty’s Execute the Office uses lyric prose and formal invention to explore the humanity, or lack thereof, in each of the forty-five American presidents. These essays discuss the modes in which we remember. Through screenplays, death songs,…

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Laura Newman, The Franklin Avenue Rookery for Wayward Babies – and Other Stories

March 19 @ 5:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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April 2021

National Poetry Month – Michelle Wait, Kathryn de Lancellotti, Melanie Perish

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Thursdays in April are for National Poetry Month! Join us on our YouTube page, April 8 at 4pm for live readings from Michelle Wait, Kathryn DeLancellotti, and Melanie Perish; hosted by Shaun Griffin. Michelle Aucoin Wait obtained her MFA from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her work has appeared in Tiferet, Porkbelly Press, The Hunger, and The Vitni Review amongst others. She is a transplant from the Deep South who now resides with her family and four yorkies beside a mountain on the outskirts of Reno, NV…

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National Poetry Month – Jesse DeLong with Jason McCall and Peter Streckfus

April 21 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Thursdays in April are for National Poetry Month! Join us on our YouTube page, April 15 at 4pm for live readings from Jesse DeLong, Jason McCall, and Peter Streckfus; hosted by Danilo Thomas. Jesse DeLong's debut manuscript, The Amateur Scientist's Notebook, was published by Baobab Press. Other work has appeared in the anthologies Best New Poets 2011 and Feast: Poetry and Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner. His chapbooks, Tearings and Other Poems and Earthwards, were released by Curly Head Press. Other than…

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National Poetry Month – Ann Keniston, Kate Fennimore, Courtney Cliften

April 22 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Thursdays in April are for National Poetry Month! Join us on our YouTube page, April 22 at 4pm for live readings from Ann Keniston, Kate Fennimore, and Courtney Cliften; hosted by Shaun Griffin. Ann Keniston is the author of several poetry collections, including Somatic (Terrapin, 2020), and coeditor of The New American Poetry of Engagement: A 21st Century Anthology (McFarland 2012). Her poems have appeared in Yale Review, Gettysburg Review, Literary Imagination, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Nevada, Reno. Kate Fennimore is currently in the MFA program at the…

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Independent Bookstore Day

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Join us on Saturday, April 24, all day, for Independent Bookstore Day, 2021! Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Wear your mask and arrive early for your chance at exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. Since its inception in 2014, more than 200 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating work for…

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National Poetry Month – June Saraceno, Krista Lukas, Tom Meschery

April 29 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Thursdays in April are for National Poetry Month! Join us on our YouTube page, April 29 at 4pm for live readings from June Saraceno, Krista Lukas, and Tom Meschery; hosted by Shaun Griffin. June Sylvester Saraceno’s third collection of poetry, The Girl from Yesterday, was released by Cherry Grove in January 2020. Her two previous books of poetry are Of Dirt and Tar and Altars of Ordinary Light. Her first novel, Feral, North Carolina, 1965 was published by Southern Fried Karma Publishing in November 2019. Krista Lukas is the author of a…

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May 2021

Children’s Book Week, Spring 2021

May 3 - May 9
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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There’s no need for kids to don a cape or leap tall buildings in a single bound to take part in the 2021 Children Book Week festivities, but a passion for reading surely helps. This year’s celebration, hosted by Every Child a Reader and the Children’s Book Council, will follow the theme “Reading Is a Superpower,” as a nod to the educators, librarians, booksellers, and caregivers who have encouraged kids to continue reading during the pandemic. The biannual event will…

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Willy Vlautin, The Night Always Comes

May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Thursday, May 6 at 4pm, we're welcoming via YouTube Reno native, longtime friend of the shop, and award-winning author Willy Vlautin for reading and conversation. Willy brings with him his latest novel, The Night Always Comes. Set over two days and two nights, The Night Always Comes follows Lynette’s frantic search—an odyssey of hope and anguish that will bring her face to face with greedy rich men and ambitious hustlers, those benefiting and those left behind by a city in the throes of a transformative…

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Jessica Lind Peterson, Sound Like Trapped Thunder

May 19 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Jessica Lind Peterson is the 2020 recipient of the Deborah Tall Memorial Lyric Essay Book Prize, the second in this series from Seneca Review Books. Her debut collection, Sound Like Trapped Thunder, is both wild and meticulous, a lyrical, modern bestiary that troubles distinctions of form, as well as boundaries between human and animal. Jessica joins us virtually on Wednesday, May 19 at 4pm on our YouTube page. More about Jessica Jessica Lind Peterson is a Minnesota-based essayist and playwright. Her essays…

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Indie Press Poetry Showcase

May 26 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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We're keeping poetry alive beyond National Poetry Month with a May showcase of indie press poets, Wednesday, May 26, at 4pm on our YouTube page. Four poets join to read from and ask/answer questions about their recent books. Nik De Dominic - Goodbye Wolf (The Operating System, 2020) Goodbye Wolf is a collection of poems alternating between the author’s subversion of the horoscope and its tropes and his epistles to chronic illness, dear wolf or lupus. The poems explore the everydayness of disease…

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September 2021

Baobab Press End-of-Summer Extravaganza

September 11 @ 11:00 am
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Baobab Press celebrates the launch of three new titles in September, and on Saturday the 11th at 11:00 am, we're thrilled to welcome Brian Crane, Lisa Sobiek, and Paula Robison—all local to the Reno area—to the yard of the Levy Mansion for a socially distanced signing. Baobab Press is the publishing arm of Sundance Books and Music. Baobab selects literary work, including children't literature, with a strong sense of place at its core. Read more about their fall frontlist below,…

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Emilly Prado and Elizabeth Gonzalez James for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 24 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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On Friday, September 24 at 4pm, we're thrilled to virtually welcome authors Elizabeth Gonzalez James and Emilly Prado to read from and discuss their brand-new books! This conversation arrives in the context of Hispanic Heritage Month, which we're celebrating September 15-October 15. Elizabeth's novel Mona at Sea was published by the Santa Fe Writers Project in June, and Emilly's memoir, Funeral for Flaca was published by Future Tense books in July. Access this event live on our YouTube page. More…

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David Horgan, Helmi’s Shadow reading and signing in the yard

September 26 @ 2:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Join us for a rare in-person event in the Levy Mansion yard, a reading and signing with author David Horgan for the release of Helmi's Shadow from University of Nevada Press! Helmi’s Shadow tells the sweeping true story of two Russian Jewish refugees, a mother (Rachel Koskin) and her daughter (Helmi). With determination and courage, they survived decades of hardship in the hidden corners of war-torn Asia and then journeyed across the Pacific at the end of the Second World War…

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October 2021

Local Authors – Book signing in the yard

October 2 @ 11:00 am
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Join us Saturday morning, October 2, as we welcome four local authors to the Levy Mansion yard to sign their books and talk with readers! Find out more about the authors and their titles below, and get your copies for signing ahead of time at our store links or in the shop. Authors & Books: Holly Walton-Buchanan, Land of the Buckaroo: Historic Ranches of Western Nevada Molly Dahl, The Art of Emotional Resilience: An Everyday Guide to Resisting Reaction, Cultivating…

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Amy J. Hammer and Michelle Lassaline, How to Grow A Baby

October 14 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Join us on YouTube October 14, at 4pm for a conversation with Amy J. Hammer and Michelle Lassaline, the author and illustrator of How to Grow A Baby: A Science-based Guide to Nurturing New Life from Pregnancy to Childbirth and Beyond. Packed with practical information and helpful infographics, Amy J. Hammer helps you create the optimal environment for growing a baby and navigating the major transitions in a pregnancy--including nurturing pelvic floor health, the fetal and parental microbiome, and the…

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Ben Rogers, The Mayfly

October 21 @ 5:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Join us Thursday, October 21 at 5pm PST on our YouTube channel for a virtual reading and conversation with Ben Rogers and his debut short story collection, The Mayfly! This event will be broadcast live and will stay online for repeated viewing. We're excited to welcome Ben to our virtual stage! The life of a mayfly can be harrowing or hilarious, but always short. So, too, the short story.  Fans of the genre will love the inventive specimens on display…

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David Anthony Durham, The Shadow Prince

October 29 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Join us on YouTube on Friday, October 29 at 4pm for a virtual reading and conversation with David Anthony Durham from his new book, The Shadow Prince. In this middle grade solarpunk novel set in an alternate Egyptian universe, twelve-year-old Ash must compete and survive to become the shadow--and protector--of the prince. Here's what some early readers have said: "Wildly imaginative and thoroughly thrilling, The Shadow Prince is a Hunger Games for a big, strange, magical new world." -Lev Grossman, author…

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