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August 2018
5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #30A, Riverside CA | 951.787.7807 | cellardoorbookstore.com
Store Hours: Mon - Sat 10 am-8pm | Sun 10 am-6 pm
Storytime: every Saturday at 11 am
Upcoming Events
Sunday, August 5 at 4 pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, August 11 at 1 pm
Early Reader Book Club: Isabel Quintero
Saturday, August 11 at 6 pm
Harry Potter Game Night
Friday, August 17 at 6 pm
Robin Benway and Isabel Quintero
Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 pm
Spoken Word Open Mic: Rudy Francisco
Sunday, September 30 at 6 pm
Experiencing Comics Release Party
July Best "Cellars"

1. The Devotion of Suspect X, Keigo Higashino
     Minotaur Books |  9781250002693
2.  Tough Mothers, Jason Porath
     Dey Street Books |  9780062796097
3.  Rejected Princesses, Jason Porath
     Dey Street Books |  9780062405371
4. Democracy in Chains, Charmaine Craig
     Penguin Books |  9781101980972
5.  Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, Frans de Waal
     W.W. Norton & Co. |  9780393353662
6.  My Best Friend's Exorcism, Grady Hendrix
     Quirk Books |  9781594749766
7. The Other Einstein, Marie Benedict
     Sourcebooks |  9781492647584
8.  Jade Dragon Mountain, Elsa Hart
     Minotaur Books |  9781250072337
9. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Caitlin Doughty
     W.W. Norton & Co. |  9780393351903
10. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
     Balzer + Bray |  9780062498533
August Staff Picks
Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media 
by Jaron Lanier
"For those disillusioned with the frenzy that is modern social media, this book is not to be missed. You may not actually delete all of your social media accounts, but you will walk away more mindful of how these technologies are using and abusing you." - Destenie

Monster Mayhem 
by Chris Eliopoulos (out 8/28)
"Zoe invents robots, but other kids give her a little trouble, so she figures she's best on her own - until she finds a ring that responds to a wish she didn't know she had, and then come the monsters. Beautiful story of learning to belong and accepting love from the oddest places." - Linda

Ghost Boys
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
"Beautiful, sad story of Jerome, a twelve-year old boy killed by a policeman. When he dies, the ghost of Emmett Till comes to him, and Jerome learns that other ghost boys remain bound to the earth. Perfectly tuned for middle-grade readers who must know the facts to pursue change." - Linda
In Conversation with Robin Benway, Isabel Quintero
Friday, August 17 at 6 pm

Isabel Quintero (Gabi, a Girl in Pieces) is returning to Cellar Door, now in conversation with Robin Benway, author of Far From the Tree, a National Book Award winner and staff pick. 

Far From the Tree is a beautiful exploration of what it means to be family, told from the perspective of three teens who find each
other and seek the story of the woman who gave them up. In Gabi, a Girl in Pieces, Gabi Hernandez chronicles her last year in high school in her diary - the mundane, the difficult, and best of all, the poetry that helps forge her identity.

Psst... Look what's releasing soon!

Harry Potter Game Night
Saturday, August 11 at 6 pm

Did you make it to our pop-up shop at Harry Potter's Birthday at W. Wolfskill? If so, you probably saw the Harry Potter games we have available here at Cellar Door. And if you didn't snag one for yourself, you're in luck! We're extending the magic to our next game night, themed after Harry Potter. Get the chance to play Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter Ultimate Edition and try it out for yourself!

We only have room for so many players, so please RSVP to reserve your spot as a Trivial Pursuit player. There's no need to RSVP if you'd like to play other games instead - just come join the fun!

To reserve your spot as a Trivial Pursuit player, click here.
Welcome back, teachers!

We know it's early, but we want you to know how much you are appreciated!  In order to help with all the supplies you purchase out-of-pocket, Cellar Door is now giving teachers a 10% discount. It's our way to say thank you for all you do for our community!  Please visit us and check out all of the amazing books that help kids understand this crazy world. 

Be sure to save the dates for our upcoming events: two amazing young adult authors will be here (above), and if you've ever thought about using comics in your classroom, come hear about some ways it's been done successfully (below) . We welcome you and your students to all of our events!
Spoken Word Open Mic with Rudy Francisco
Saturday, September 22 at 6:30 pm

Join us for an open mic night featuring spoken word poet Rudy Francisco, author of the debut collection, Helium, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers.

Rudy will be performing his poetry alongside other poets. Anyone is welcome to come and read from their work as well!

For more information or to purchase the book, click here.
Experiencing Comics Release Party
Sunday, September 30 at 5 pm

We are excited to celebrate the release of local author and educator Rachelle Cruz's Experiencing Comics: An Introduction to Reading, Discussing, and Creating Comics, which shows readers how to critically examine the craft and storytelling elements found inside a graphic novel or comic.

Cruz will be joined by graphic novelists Yumi Sakugawa (There is No Right Way to Meditate, I Choose You), MariNaomi (Turning Japanese), Taneka Stotts (Elements), and Nilah Magruder (MFK). 

To RSVP or to purchase the books, click here.

Photo credits: Julia Ainley,Tony Pinto, Tojo Andrianarivo
August Audiobook Bestsellers from Libro.fm

Have you joined Libro.fm yet? Let this list of bestselling audiobooks, capturing what's selling in independent bookstores nationwide, inspire you! 

Best in Fiction: Less
Best in Non-Fiction: Calypso
Book Clubs for Adults

Cellar Door Book Club (Meets the fourth Sunday of the month at 3 pm)
Sunday, August 26: The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick
Sunday, September 23: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Mystery Book Club  (Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 pm)
Thursday, August 16: Devotion of Suspect X by Heigo Higashino
Thursday, September 20: Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan

Science-Fiction & Fantasy  (Meets the third Saturday of the month at 5 pm)
*No meeting in August
Saturday, September 15: The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Memoir & Biography  (Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
*Wednesday, August 15: Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo
Wednesday, September 12: Ordinary Light by Tracy K. Smith

Latino Book Club  (Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, August 28: Blindness by Jose Saramago
Tuesday, September 25: Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

Historical Fiction Book Club  (Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 5 pm)
Saturday, August 25: Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford
Saturday, September 22: The Sworn Virgin by Kristopher Dukes

Agatha Christie Book Club  (Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, August 21: Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories
Tuesday, September 18: Dumb Witness

Philosophical Horror  (Meets the third Monday of the month at 6 pm)
Monday, August 20: My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
Monday, September 17: Hex by Thomas Olde Huevelt

Black Lit Book Club  (Meets the final Friday of the month at 6 pm)
Friday, August 24: Wizard of the Crow (Book 1-3) by Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Friday, September 28: Wizard of the Crow (Book 4-End) by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Speculative Fiction Book Club  (Meets the second Friday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Friday, August 10: Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Friday, September 14: Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore

LGBTQ Book Club  (Meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6 pm)
Monday, August 27: Mary Renault: A Biography by David Sweetman
Monday, September 24: All Out by Saundra Mitchell

Not Your Father's Teen Lit  (Meets the first Saturday of the month at 6 pm)
Saturday, August 4: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Saturday, September 1: Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Bucket List Book Club  (Meets the third Sunday of the month at 3 pm)
Sunday, August 19: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Sunday, September 16: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Phy-Sci Book Club  (Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesday, August 22: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
Wednesday, September 26: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Current Affairs Book Club  (Meets the second Sunday of the month at 4 pm)
Sunday, August 12: Democracy in Chains by Nancy MacLean
Sunday, September 9: Nobody by Marc Lamont Hill

Feminist Book Club  (Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6 pm)
Tuesday, August 7: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
Tuesday, September 4: This Bridge Called My Back by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua (ed.)

Graphic Novel Book Club  (Meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Monday, August 6: Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood, ill. by Johnnie Christmas
Monday, September 3: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Libros en Espanol (Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, August 14: A Lupita le gustaba planchar by Laura Esquivel
Tuesday, September 11: Bendiceme, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

350 Book Club (Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 pm)
Thursday, August 23: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Thursday, September 27: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Book Clubs for Kids and Youth

Early Readers Book Club (Meets the second Saturday of the month at 1 pm)
Saturday, August 11: Ugly Cat & Pablo by Isabel Quintero
Saturday, September 8: Ella and Owen: The Cave of AAAAAH! Doom! by Jaden Kent

Spanish Readers Book Club  (Meets the third Saturday of the month at 1 pm)
Saturday, August 18: Lola by Junot Diaz
Saturday, September 15: El ataque de los globos peleones (El cuaderno de la perdicion #1) by Troy Cummings

Kid's Book Club (Meets the second Thursday of the month at 4 pm)
Thursday, August 9: See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
Thursday, September 13: The Wild Book by Juan Villoro

Dumbeldore's Army (Meets the first Monday of the month at 3:30 pm)
*No meeting in July and August
Monday, September 3: American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Visit our Book Clubs page here for more info.