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May 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
Thursday, May 3 at 6 pm
Inlandia presents: Taste of Afghanistan
Friday, May 4 at 6 pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, May 5 at 1 pm
Heather Alexander, Children's Book Week
Saturday, May 5 at 4 pm
Craft Beer Walk
Sunday, May 6 from 1-3 pm
Postcard Writing Session
Thursday, May 10 at 5:30 pm
CJE House presents: Reading by Veterans
Saturday, May 12 at 6 pm
Game Night
Monday, May 14 at 6 pm
Charmaine Craig
Sunday, May 27 at 4:30 pm
RCC MUSE Release Party
Sunday, June 3 at 4 pm
Judith Palmer & Ben Stoltzfus
April Best "Cellars"

1. Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann
     Penguin Random House |  9780307742483
2.  A Higher Loyalty, James Comey
     Macmillan |  9781250192455
3.  Miss Burma, Charmaine Craig
     Grove Press |  9780802127686
4. MASS, Jo Scott-Coe
     Pelekinesis |  9781938349737
5.  A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss
     Chronicle Books |  9781452173801
6.  Sacred Dissonance, Anthony Le Donne & 
     Larry Behrendt
     Hendrickson Publishers |  9781683070672
7. Nasty Women, Samhita Mukhopadhyay & 
     Kate Harding
     Macmillan | 9781250155504
8.  Alma y como obtuvo su nombre
     Juana Martinez-Neal
     Candlewick Press | 9780763693589
9. Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson
     Penguin Random House | 9780812984965
10. The Jumbies, Tracy Baptiste
     Algonquin | 9781616205928
June Staff Picks

The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu
"To understand the border, what it means to those who guard it, to those whose families depend on crossing it, and those who live near it, read this book... the individual story of a good man caught between the peril of crossing and the destruction of his family." - Linda

Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson (5/22)
"Read this book and share this book... This is a beautifully nuanced exploration of the marginalization of people of color as well as gentrification. It is absolutely devastating, but incredibly necessary. Jackson presents a timely work that you can't put down." - Elisa

Moon by Alison Oliver
This is a gorgeously illustrated picture book about a little girl with a busy life who, with the help of a wolf and the magic of the wild, learns to embrace her natural, playful side. Good for kids who are too busy, the adults who love them, and adults who need the reminder for themselves.
Sign Up for Summer Camps at Cellar Door Books - LAST CHANCE!

Summer Camp sign-ups have been extended just three more weeks. On May 21st, our summer camp registration will be closed, so if you are interested, please sign up today! We know it may seem early, but we need the time to properly prepare these camps.  Click the button below to find out about the Magic Tree House Camp as well as all of the others!
Heather Alexander 
Saturday, May 5 at 1 pm

Join us in welcoming author Heather Alexander for a signing of her children's non-fiction series, Life on Earth, in association with Children's Book Week 2018!

Voting for the Children's & Teen Book Choice Award is open until May 6th. Visit EveryChildaReader.net or our store to cast your vote. And if you vote in-store, you'll get 20% off one book from the nominated list!
Charmaine Craig
Monday, May 14 at 6 pm

We are pleased to welcome local author Charmaine Craig for a reading and signing of her book, Miss Burma, a May 2017 Indies Next List pick, longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award, and 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction.
Cellar Door Indie Next List Book Award Winners

Thank you for your incredible support of Cellar Door on Indie Bookstore Day! We invited you to cast your vote for your favorite books from the first four months of 2018's Indie Next Lists, and many of you discovered that those lists hold treasures you haven't yet had a chance to read. So we are extending the Cellar Door Indie Next List Book Award voting... through October!

In the meantime, we did promise we'd share the winners from the voting cast on Indie Bookstore Day, so be sure to click the link below to see which four winners (we had a surprise tie!) will be discounted until May 5th.
Craft Beer Walk
Saturday, May 5 from 4-8 pm
Beer Walk on Cinco de Mayo? Awesome! Celebrate with us the integral relationship between the US and Mexico. Have a beer, taste the delicious foods Cheryl at Jammin' Bread has prepared for you, and check out our wonderful selection of books focused on our incredibly important and so often maligned relationship with our neighbors to the south and next door. Dreamers welcome!
Postcard Writing with the Brady Campaign
Sunday, May 6 from 1-3 pm

Please join the local chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to write postcards to lawmakers letting them know you've had #ENOUGH and demanding action to prevent gun violence. The Brady Campaign will provide all materials - just show up and write!
CJE House Presents: Reading for Veterans
Thursday, May 10 at 5:30 pm

Please join us for a reading and fundraiser for the Charles J. Evered House, artist residency for military veterans and those who serve in conflict zones, featuring readings from Susan Straight, Allison Hedge Coke, and Loren Marsters.
Reading with Judith Palmer and Ben Stoltzfus
Sunday, June 3 at 4 pm

Please join us for a reading and signing with local authors Judith Palmer and Ben Stoltzfus, creators of Romoland, a postmodern work using twenty-five artworks for a series of dialogues between a man and a woman. 
Book Clubs for Adults

Cellar Door Book Club (Meets the fourth Sunday of the month at 3 pm)
Sunday, May 27: Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig
Sunday, June 24: Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor

Mystery Book Club  (Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 pm)
Thursday, May 17: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Thursday, June 21: Redemption Road by John Hart

Science-Fiction & Fantasy  (Meets the third Saturday of the month at 5 pm)
Saturday, May 19: The Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong'o (Part 2)
Saturday, June 16: An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

Memoir & Biography  (Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesday, May 9: Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
Wednesday, June 13: The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

Latino Book Club  (Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, May 29: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez
Tuesday, June 26: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Historical Fiction Book Club  (Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 5 pm)
Saturday, May 26: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Saturday, June 23: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt

Agatha Christie Book Club  (Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, May 15: The Big Four 
Tuesday, June 19: Three Act Tragedy

Philosophical Horror  (Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Monday, May 21: The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford
Monday, June 18: The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura

Black Lit Book Club  (Meets the final Friday of the month at 6 pm)
Friday, May 25: The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara
*Friday, June 22: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Speculative Fiction Book Club  (Meets the second Friday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Friday, May 11: The Changeling by Victor LaValle
Friday, June 8: Lavinia by Ursula K. LeGuin

LGBTQ Book Club  (Meets the third Friday of the month at 6 pm)
*Monday, May 28: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
*Monday, June 11: How to Survive a Plague by David France

Not Your Father's Teen Lit  (Meets the first Saturday of the month at 6 pm)
*Sunday, May 6: Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Saturday, June 2: Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

Bucket List Book Club  (Meets the third Sunday of the month at 3 pm)
Sunday, May 20: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Sunday, June 17: Children of Men by P.D. James

Phy-Sci Book Club  (Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesday, May 23: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Wednesday, June 27: But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman

Current Affairs Book Club  (Meets the second Sunday of the month at 4 pm)
*Sunday, May 20 at 1 pm: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Sunday, June 10: No Is Not Enough by Naomi Kline

Feminist Book Club  (Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6 pm)
Tuesday, June 5: The Clay Girl by Heather Tucker
Tuesday, July 3: Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig

Graphic Novel Book Club  (Meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Monday, May 7: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
Monday, June 4: World of Wakanda by Roxanne Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, ill. by Yona Harvey

NEW! Libros en Espanol (Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, May 8: El amor en los tiempos del colera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Tuesday, June 12: La transmigracion de los cuerpos by Yuri Herrera

Book Clubs for Kids and Youth

Early Reader Book Club (Meets the second Saturday of the month at 1 pm)
Saturday, May 12: Ada Lace, On the Case by Emily Calandrelli
Saturday, June 9: Skunked! (Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet #1) by Jacqueline Kelly

Spanish Reader Book Club  (Meets the third Saturday of the month at 1 pm)
Saturday, May 19: El Cochinito Fugitivo by James Luna (led by the author!)
Saturday, June 16: Hombre Perro by Dav Pilkey

Kid's Book Club (Meets the second Thursday of the month at 4 pm)
Thursday, May 3: The Jumbies by Tracy Baptiste
Thursday, June 14: Wonder at the Edge of the World by Nicole Helget

Dumbeldore's Army (Meets the first Monday of the month at 3:30 pm)
Monday, May 7: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Monday, June 4: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Visit our Book Clubs page here for more info.