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April 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 pm
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, April 4 at 6 pm
Signing with Craig Owens
Friday, April 6 at 6 pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, April 8 at 1 pm
Open Chess Play with Coach Palmer
Sunday, April 14 at 6 pm
Game Night
Saturday, April 21 at 11 am
Storytime with Juana Martinez-Neal
Monday, April 23 at 6 pm
Cellar Door Think Tank
Independent Bookstore Day
Thursday, May 3 at 6 pm
Inlandia presents: Taste of Afghanistan
Ask us about the 2018 Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards, and how you can vote!
March Best "Cellars"

1. Catwings, Ursula K. LeGuin
     Scholastic |  9780439551892
2.  Close Encounters with Humankind, 
    Sang-Hee Lee
     W.W. Norton & Co. |  9780393634822
3.  The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, 
    Joanna Cannon
     Simon & Schuster |  9781501121906
4. The Secret of Chimneys, Agatha Christie
     Harper Collins |  9780062074157
5.  The Historian, Elizabeth Kostova
     Hachette |  9780316070638
6.  A History of Wolves, Emily Fridlund
     Grove Press |  9780802127389
7. Weapons of Math Destruction, Cathy O'Neil
     Penguin Random House | 9780553418835
8.  Janesville, Amy Goldstein
     Simon & Schuster | 9781501102264
9. El patito feo, Escardo I Bas
     Penguin Random House | 9780735224292
10. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas
     Harper Collins | 9780062498533
March Staff Picks

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma
"A Cain and Abel (ish) story of one family profoundly affected by 1990's Nigeria, their aspirations for their children, and the power of myth, suggestion, faith, and magic... a Man Booker finalist... and Black Lit Book Club's unanimous new favorite!" - Linda

Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O'Connor (4/3)
"Mr. Marsworth is a recluse on Reenie's paper route to whom she writes... The results speak to the importance of maintaining relationships across generations. Beautiful work of historical fiction that can spark important discussions of a country divided. " - Linda

La Princessa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya
With illustrations by Juana Martinez-Neal inspired by real indigenous peoples of Peru, this Latino rendition of the fairy tale is quaint, quirky, and even a little educational! Great for Spanish-learners or bilingual. 
Storytime with Author Juana Martinez-Neal
Saturday, April 21 at 11 am

We are so excited to welcome author and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal as our special guest storytime author! She'll be reading from her new book, Alma and How She Got Her Name (available in both English and Spanish April 10th!). 
Christianity and Its (Dis)contents
Monday, April 23 at 6 pm

For our next Cellar Door Think Tank presentation, join us for a conversation between nonfiction writers Jo Scott-Coe and Larry Behrendt, where they'll discuss nonfiction's importance to the study of Christianity, for non-Christians to be actively involved in that conversation, what tools can be employed to engage in meaningful dialogue about religious topics, and more. 
Independent Bookstore Day
Saturday, April 28

Celebrate indie bookstores with us for this national, day-long literary party! As 2018 IBD author ambassador Celeste Ng says, "Bookstores are more than just repositories of knowledge, they're living, breathing, evolving representations of our best selves."
Sign Up for Summer Camps at Cellar Door Books

Visit our website or pick up a flyer in-store and see what we have going on this summer! More information is up now about Writing is a Superpower!, a creative writing camp for teens.  Register now before spots fill up!
Inlandia presents: Taste of Afghanistan 
Thursday, May 3 at 6 pm

Please join us for a reading and presentation of Taste of Afghanistan, a cookbook which features recipes, illustrations, and poems written by Afghan refugees in the Inland area. 

Presented by Inlandia Institute and Glocally Connected.

Present this coupon at Cellar Door Books on Independent Bookstore Day for 25% off any one book (offer does not apply to special orders; please call to check our stock). Limit one coupon per customer. Discount can only be applied once. 

Offer Expires 04/28/2018 at 8 pm. Cannot be redeemed before 10 am on 04/28/2018.
Book Clubs for Adults

Cellar Door Book Club (Meets the fourth Sunday of the month at 3 pm)
Sunday, April 22: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Mystery Book Club  (Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 pm)
Thursday, April 19: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

Science-Fiction & Fantasy  (Meets the third Saturday of the month at 5 pm)
Saturday, April 21: The Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Memoir & Biography  (Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesday, April 11: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

Latino Book Club  (Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, April 24: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudalfo Anaya

Historical Fiction Book Club  (Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 5 pm)
Saturday, April 28: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Agatha Christie Book Club  (Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, April 17: The Secret of Chimneys

Philosophical Horror  (Meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Monday, April 16: The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones

Black Lit Book Club  (Meets the final Friday of the month at 6 pm)
Friday, April 27: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Speculative Fiction Book Club  (Meets the second Friday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Friday, April 13: Lamb by Christopher Moore

LGBTQ Book Club  (Meets the third Friday of the month at 6 pm)
Friday, April 20: The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

Not Your Father's Teen Lit  (Meets the first Saturday of the month at 6 pm)
Saturday, April 7: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

Bucket List Book Club  (Meets the third Sunday of the month at 3 pm)
Sunday, April 15: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Phy-Sci Book Club  (Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesday, April 25: Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neill

Current Affairs Book Club  (Meets the second Sunday of the month at 4 pm)
Sunday, April 8: Janesville by Amy Goldstein

Feminist Book Club  (Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6 pm)
Tuesday, April 3: The Power by Naomi Alderman

NEW! Graphic Novel Book Club  (Meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Monday, April 2: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

NEW! Libros en Espanol (Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
No meeting in April
Tuesday, May 8: El amor en los tiempos del colera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Book Clubs for Kids and Youth

Early Reader Book Club (Meets the second Saturday of the month at 1 pm)
Saturday, April 14: Catwings by Ursula LeGuin

NEW! Spanish Reader Book Club  (Meets the third Saturday of the month at 1 pm)
Saturday, April 21: El Nino de Cabeza by Juan Felipe Herrera

Kid's Book Club (Meets the second Thursday of the month at 4 pm)
Thursday, April 12: Loki's Wolves by K.L. Armstrong & Melissa Marr

Dumbeldore's Army (Meets the first Monday of the month at 3:30 pm)
Monday, April 2: Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Visit our Book Clubs page here for more info.