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April 2019
5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #30A, Riverside CA | 951.787.7807 | cellardoorbookstore.com
Store Hours: Mon - Sat 10 am-8pm | Sun 10 am-6 pm

g Storytime: every Saturday at 11 am
April Fools! Don't panic, we're still in business. But now that we have your attention, we hope you'll read the whole newsletter and join us for all of our events - including Indie Bookstore Day!
Upcoming Events
Kids
Adults
Friday, April 5 at 6 pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, April 6 at 4 pm
Reading & Signing with Yangsze Choo
Saturday, April 13 at 11 am
Storytime with illustrator Sav Akyuz
Sunday, April 7 at 5:30 pm
In Conversation with Liz Harmer
Monday, April 15 at 4 pm
Signing with David Bowles
Friday, April 12 at 6 pm
Signing with Robert Crease
Wednesday, April 17 at 4 pm
Signing with Greg van Eekhout
Saturday, April 27, time TBA
Picks and Pre-Orders with Isabel Quintero
Saturday, April 27 at 11 am
Reading with Veera Hiranandani
Saturday, April 27
Indie Bookstore Day: Meet the Booksellers
Saturday, May 11 at 11 am
Storytime with Ben Clanton
Saturday, May 11 at 4 pm
Reading & Signing with Meg Elison

Sunday, May 19 at 4:30
Poetry Reading with Jericho Brown
March Best "Cellars"

1. Justice in Plain Sight, Dan Bernstein
     University of Nebraska Press |  9781496202017
2.  Women and GIS, ESRI Press
     ESRI Press |  9781589485679
3.  UnMuted, Myisha Cherry
     Oxford University Press |  9780190906771
4. The Night Tiger, Yangsze Choo
     Flatiron Books |  9781250175458
5.  Resurrection Bay, Emma Viskic
     Pushkin Vertigo |  9781782273912
6.  The Workshop and the World, Robert P. Crease
     W.W. Norton & Co. |  9780393292435
7. Gregor the Overlander, Suzanne Collins
     Scholastic |  9780439678131
8.  Frankenstein in Baghdad, Ahmed Saadawi
     Penguin Books |  9780143128793
9. Becoming, Michelle Obama
     Crown |  9781524763138
10. The Line Becomes a River, Francisco Cantu
     Riverhead Books |  9780735217737
April Staff Picks
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The Amateurs by Liz Harmer (out April 2nd)
"This book explores the depths of the human capacity for curiosity, hope, loneliness, and love... Harmer brilliantly weaves into this tale of technological seduction the dangers of human desire and hubris, and leaves you wondering what limits you would test and how far." - Linda


Women Talking by Miriam Toews (out April 2nd)
"Inspired by true events, this novel unfolds like an incredibly nuanced one-act play... This is a triumphant, beautiful, tragic tale of people, women in particular, grappling with human issues, and claiming the power to make decisions about their own lives." - Karen

Pre-order your copy here. 

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani 
"It's 1947, the colonialist British rule is finally ending, and the religious factions within Nisha's country is tearing her world apart. The partition in India forces her family to leave their home... the journey is dangerous, deadly and reveals once again the human cost of conflict and hatred." - Linda


Several of the authors we're pleased to host in April are in the area thanks to the LA Times Festival of Books. Come meet these incredible writers and illustrators (and skip the long drive to LA)!

Reading & Signing with Yangsze Choo
Saturday, April 6 at 4 pm

We're incredibly pleased to welcome Yangsze Choo, author of The Night Tiger, a Cellar Door staff pick and New York Times bestseller, for a reading and signing! Linda says of the novel, "Unexplained deaths, the British colonialists with stories and people best left in England, whispers of weretigers and unsettled ghosts, and mysterious connections make this a beautiful book and absorbing adventure into a foreign time and place."

In Conversation with Liz Harmer
Sunday, April 7 at 5:30 pm

Please join us in welcoming local author Liz Harmer for the release of her debut novel, The Amateurs (out April 2nd), which "explores the depths of the human capacity for curiosity, hope, loneliness and love, and does so through characters so beautifully drawn that you will embrace and chastise them as you would friends." (Linda)

Liz will be in conversation with Linda!

Signing with Robert P. Crease
Friday, April 12 at 6 pm

Join us in welcoming author and professor of philosophy Robert P. Crease for a reading and signing of his new book, The Workshop and the World, a fascinating look at key thinkers throughout history who have shaped public perception of science and the role of authority.

Don't forget to join our Phy-Sci and History Book Clubs in discussion of the book! See the book club schedule below.

Storytime with Sav Akyuz
Saturday, April 13 at 11 am

We're incredibly excited to welcome illustrator Sav Akyuz (all the way from London!) for a special guest storytime!

Akyuz is the illustrator of I Am Bear, and the new sequel Bear Moves. Bear's in a dancing mood, and his friend Bunny is happy to help out with the boom box. With moves like theirs, who could blame observers who might want to bust a move of their own?

Please RSVP for this event. To guarantee you get copies of the books in time for the event, please purchase ahead. Some stock will be available for purchase at storytime. 

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Signing with David Bowles
Monday, April 15 at 4 pm

Please join us in welcoming Pura Belpre Honor-winning author David Bowles for a reading and signing of the newest book in the Unicorn Rescue Society series, The Chupacabras of the Rio Grande, out April 16th.

Bowles joins Newberry Honor-winning Adam Gidwitz as co-author of the newest Unicorn Rescue Society adventure, as the kids travel to the US-Mexican border to help the legendary chupacabras. 

Please RSVP for this event. To guarantee you get copies of the books in time for the event, please purchase ahead. Some stock will be available for purchase at the signing.

Signing with Greg van Eekhout
Wednesday, April 17 at 4 pm

We're pleased to have local author Greg van Eekhout visit for his new kids' sci-fi adventure, Voyage of the Dogs!

Lopside is a Barkonaut, a specially-trained dog who assists human astronauts on missions in space. When a mission takes a disastrous turn, survival seems impossible. But these dogs are Barkonauts - and Barkonauts always complete their mission. 

Tickets are required. Any copies of Voyage of the Dogs previously purchased from Cellar Door Books will count toward a ticket. 

Independent Bookstore Day marks its fifth year celebrating the power of indie bookstores in our communities with literary parties around the country. We'll be celebrating with authors coming to our store and sharing their favorite books and bookstore love stories. Check out the authors, their books and the times they'll be here. Plus we'll offer exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day. Join us!

Reading with Veera Hiranandani
April 27 at 11 am

We're incredibly pleased to welcome author Veera Hiranandani as a guest on Indie Bookstore Day! She'll be reading from her latest kids' novel, The Night Diary

A 2019 Newberry Honor winner, Spring 2018 Kids' Indie Next List pick, and Cellar Door staff pick, The Night Diary is a beautifully written and intimate story about the Partition of India. "Hiranandani explores the meaning of home, family, and just what it means to find your place in the world," says Elisa, and "sadly, this is timely and a powerful way to talk to our kids about what is happening now," adds Linda. 

Please RSVP for this reading. If you'd like to guarantee your copy of The Night Diary in time for Indie Bookstore Day, book bundle tickets are available, or you can purchase in-store or online!

Picks and Pre-Orders with Isabel Quintero
April 27, time to be announced

Have you heard? Local author Isabel Quintero has written a kids' picture book, a celebration of the love between a father and daughter and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, called My Papi Has a Motorcycle! She'll be here to talk about and promote her new book, and to share some of her other favorite books.

Earth Day Discount: 15% on all Chelsea Green Titles
Tuesday, April 22

Chelesea Green Publishing started in 1984 founded on the belief that the practice of sustainable living is an inherently political act.  Their books are printed on recyled paper, and they are the leading publisher of books on green lifestyle practices.  We hope you'll take this opportunity to pick up a few of their titles, learn more about what we can do to treat our planet with kindness, and take these ideas into your local, statewide, and national elections.  
Get 15% off any Chelsea Green title!

Get 15% off all Chelsea Green titles on Earth Day!

Offer only available on 04/22/2019. You do not need to present a coupon/image in order to receive this discount.
Book Clubs for Adults

Cellar Door Book Club (Meets the fourth Sunday of the month at 3 pm)
Sunday, April 28: Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochada
Sunday, May 26: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Mystery Book Club  (Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 pm)
Thursday, April 18: Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic
Thurs, May 16: Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Science-Fiction & Fantasy  (Meets the third Saturday of the month at 5 pm)
Saturday, April 20: The Black Tides of Heaven by Jy Yang
Saturday, May 18: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife & The Book of Eta by Meg Elison

Memoir & Biography  (Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesday, April 10: Becoming by Michelle Obama
Wednesday, May 8: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Latino Book Club  (Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 pm)
Tuesday, April 23: Insurrecto by Gina Apostal
Tuesday, May 28: The King is Always Above the People by Daniel Alarc√≥n

Historical Fiction Book Club  (Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 5 pm)
Saturday, April 27: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
*Friday, May 17 @ 6pm:  Fatal Throne by M.T. Anderson

Agatha Christie Book Club  (Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, April 16: The Hollow
Tuesday,  May 21: By the Pricking of My Thumbs

Philosophical Horror  (Meets the third Monday of the month at 6 pm)
Monday, April 15: Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi
Monday, May 20: Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones

Black Lit Book Club  (Meets the final Friday of the month at 6 pm)
Friday, April 26: The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett
Friday, May 24: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Speculative Fiction Book Club  (Meets the second Friday of the month at 6:30 pm)
*Friday, April 19: Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
Friday, May 10: Circe by Madeline Miller

LGBTQ Book Club  (Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 pm)
Thursday, April 25: Disoriental by Negar Djavidi
Thursday, May 23: Every Day by David Levithan

Not Your Father's Teen Lit  (Meets the first Saturday of the month at 6 pm)
Saturday, April 6: The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose
Saturday, May 4: Circe by Madeline Miller

Bucket List Book Club  (Meets the third Sunday of the month at 3 pm)
Sunday, April 21: The Awakening by Kate Chopin
Sunday,  May 19: Ceremony by Leslie Silko & The Way to Rainy Mountain by Momaday

Phy-Sci Book Club  (Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesday, April 24: The Workshop and the World by Robert P. Crease
Wednesday, May 22: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Current Affairs Book Club  (Meets the second Sunday of the month at 4 pm)
Sunday, April 14: Glimmer of Hope by The March For Our Lives Foundation
Sunday, May 12: Broken Ladder by Keith Payne

Feminist Book Club  (Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6 pm)
Tuesday, April 2: Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister
Tuesday, May 7: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Graphic Novel Book Club  (Meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Monday, April 1: Motor Crush by Brenden Fletcher, ill. by Cameron Stewart & Babs Tarr
Monday, May 6: M.F.K. by Nilah Magruder

Libros en Espanol (Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, April 9: La linea se convierte en rio by Francisco Cantu
Tuesday,  May 14: Puro amor by Sandra Cisneros

NEW!   History Book Club  (Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesdy, April 3: The Crusades of Cesar Chavez by Miriam Pawel
Wednesday, May 1: The Workshop and the World by Robert P. Crease

Book Clubs for Kids and Youth

Early Readers Book Club (Meets the second Saturday of the month at 1 pm)
Saturday, April 13: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt & Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clanton
Saturday,  May 18: Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano & Emily Chenowith

Spanish Readers Book Club  (Meets the third Saturday of the month at 1 pm)
Saturday, April 20: Otis by Loren Long
Saturday, May 18: La Colcha de Los Recuerdos by Patricia Polacco

Kid's Book Club (Meets the second Thursday of the month at 4 pm)
Thursday, April 11: Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard
Thursday, May 9: The Someday Suitcase by Corey Ann Haydu

NEW!
Farts and Fantasy Kids Club 
( Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 4 pm)
Monday, April 3: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Monday, May 1: The Darkdeep by Ally Condie & Brendan Reichs

Dumbeldore's Army (Meets the first Monday of the month at 3:30 pm)
Monday, April 1: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Monday, May 6: Resist by Veronica Chambers

NEW! Banned Books Book Club (Meets the first Monday of the month at 5 pm)
Monday, April 1: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
Monday, May 6: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Visit our Book Clubs page here for more info.
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