Books

That a restaurant named Camper is offering a cocktail hour and three-course “forest feast” shouldn’t be surprising.

That will happen this Saturday, Dec. 7, starting at 6:00 pm and feature cookbook author Erin Gleeson, whose latest book is The Forest Feast Mediterranean. Attendees will receive a copy of the book. Cost is $100. You can reserve space online.

Emails Camper partner Logan Levant: “We’re pleased to announce a collaboration dinner with Erin herself, a first in what we hope to be semi-regular themed nights with authors, chefs and other talented “Friends of Camper.”

“She will talk about her book and the three-month sabbatical she took with her husband and two toddlers across Europe to create the recipes that are now in her new book.

“She’s an amazing chef, mom, and watercolorist. Her cookbooks are a work of art. Guests will receive a signed copy of her book.”

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Spotted: Students picking out books at Belle Haven School

Students at Belle Haven School loved being able to select five books each at this pop-up book fair. Gently used books were collected by All Students Matter volunteer Amy Bonforte. She opens this pop-up book fair three times a year on the Belle Haven School campus.

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Author Nick Neely chronicles his 650-mile California trek in “Alta California”

Today marks the 250th anniversary of European discovery of San Francisco Bay by Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portolá. Author Nick Neely grew up in Portola Valley, named after Portolá, but realized how little he knew about the history of the Peninsula as well as broader California history. So he set off to learn it with […]

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La Entrada used book fair takes place Nov. 6 to 20

The La Entrada used book sale begins Wednesday, November 6, and ends Wednesday, November 20. Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm every weekday (closed on weekends & Veteran’s Day and also closing at 2:oo pm on November 20). The sale will be located in the Multi Use Room at La Entrada Middle School (2200 […]

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Request for used books for La Entrada Middle School’s annual fair

The Las Lomitas School district is asking the wider community for donations of gently used and new books, art & activity kits, games and educational media for La Entrada’s annual Used Book Fair. Proceeds will support La Entrada PTA-funded community programs. Donation wagons are available at Las Lomitas and La Entrada schools through October.

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Retired SLAC physicist Gregory Loew writes a book about The Human Condition

We arrived at Gregory Loew’s home in Atherton to talk about his new book, The Human Condition: Reality, Science and History, but our conversation was initially derailed by the news that Steph Curry had purchased a home a couple of houses away for $31 million. “It’s crazy because I paid $67,000,” Gregory chuckled, admitting that was a […]

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Hillview Middle School sixth grader writes and illustrates a children’s book

Eleven-year-old Charlotte Anthony wrote and illustrated a new children’s book, Loud. She is donating a portion of the proceeds to DonorsChoose.org to help teachers buy school supplies for their classrooms. Charlotte is a 6th grader at Hillview Middle School and a recent graduate of Oak Knoll Elementary. In the book, the character Calliope is constantly chattering […]

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Kepler’s Literary Foundation offers 300 free student tickets to Global Climate Change conversation featuring author Naomi Klein

In solidarity with next week’s Global Climate Strike events, Kepler’s Literary Foundation is offering students 300 free tickets to its September 27 event featuring Naomi Klein, award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. Klein will discuss her new book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal at the San Mateo Performing […]

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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Sept. 14 and 15

The Friends of the Library book sale is back! Stop by and save money on some wonderful books, all while supporting the library. DVDs and music CDs will also be featured. Prices start at $0.50 for mass market paperbacks and $1 for trade and hardcover titles. This two-day sale will run Saturday, Sept. 14 from […]

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Author Alex Schafran discusses his book “The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics” on Sept. 10

Meet author Alex Schafran and discuss his book, The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics at the Menlo Park Library on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. From the publisher’s description of The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics: “How could Northern California, the wealthiest […]

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Debra Meyerson chronicles how she discovered her new self following a stroke

As an academic, Stanford professor Debra Meyerson spent a career creating and sharing knowledge. Now following a severe stroke in 2010, she’s not only continuing to share knowledge but the book she co-authored with her son, Danny Zuckerman, Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves After Stroke, also served as part of her therapy, particularly from an emotional standpoint. […]

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