Events at Shakespeare & Co.

June 25

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Author's Talk: Shoba Rao

Join Shobha Rao for a reading and discussion of her debut novel, Girls Burn Brighter.
Shobha Rao moved to the United States from India at the age of seven. She is the author of the short story collection An Unrestored Woman. She is the winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, and her story "Kavitha and Mustafa" was chosen by T. C. Boyle for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2015. She lives in San Francisco.

July 10

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Shakespeare & Co. Book Club

Featured book: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
One of PBS Great American Read

Zora Neale Hurston was a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Her masterpiece follows the life of fiercely independent Janie Crawford through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and eventually self-reliance. A true literary wonder, it is one of the most highly regarded African-American novel.

July 11

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Signing: Charles Todd

Meet Caroline and Charles Todd, the mother-son duo penning the popular Inspector Rutledge Mysteries and Bess Crawford Mysteries. They have published more than 30 books together. Their latest novel is The Gate Keeper.
Charles Todd won multiple awards, including the 2017 Mary Higgins Clark Award for The Shattered Tree. A Test of Wills was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and selected by the Independent Book Sellers Association.

July 18

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book Launch: Diantha by Josanne La Valley

Diantha is YA historical novel based on the author's great-grandmother's diaries. It is published posthumously by her husband Bill Cass and her daughters, who will celebrate her extraordinary life in this celebration of her work. Josanne's current published novels also include The Vine Basket and Factory Girl.
Presentation and reading by YA author Laurie Calkhoven
An Espresso Book Machine publication

July 24

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book Launch: Moonlight Over Tuscany by J.J. Anselmo

Join J.J. Anselmo, author of The Newsstand to celebrate the launch of his new novel, Moonlight Over Tuscany
An Espresso Book Machine author

August 13

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Shakespeare & Co. Book Club

Featured title: In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes
A New York Review Books novel

A classic California noir with a feminist twist, this prescient 1947 novel exposed misogyny in post-World War II American society, making it far ahead of its time.
Hughes "belongs in the crime-writing pantheon with male icons like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler...Hughes takes the gender cliches of noir and turns them on their head." -John Powers, NPR