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March 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
Upcoming Events
Friday, March 1 at 6 pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, March 9 at 5 pm
Women and GIS: A Conversation with Paulette Brown-Hinds & Dr. Dawn Wright
Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm
Signing with Myisha Cherry
Saturday, March 16 at 11 am
Drag Queen Story Hour: HERstory!
Friday, March 29 at 6 pm
Signing with Mariza Snyder
Saturday, March 30 at 5 pm
In Conversation with Cookbook Authors Elisa Callow & Mario Rodriguez, The Urban Forager
Saturday, April 6 at 4 pm
Reading & Signing with Yangsze Choo
Sunday, April 7 at 5:30 pm
Reading & Signing with Liz Harmer
Friday, April 12 at 6 pm
Signing with Robert Crease
Saturday, April 13 at 11 am
Storytime with illustrator Sav Akyuz
February Best "Cellars"

1. I Am Billie Jean King, Brad Meltzer, 
     ill. by Chris Eliopoulos
     Dial Books |  9780735228740
2.  Justice in Plain Sight, Dan Bernstein
     University of Nebraska Press |  9781496202017
3.  Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Marlon James
     Riverhead Books |  9780735220171
4. The Night Tiger, Yangsze Choo
     Flatiron Books |  9781250175458
5.  Henry L.A. Jekel, H. Vincent Moses
     Inlandia |  9780997093278
6.  A Fever of the Blood, Oscar de Muriel
     Pegasus Books |  9781681777535
7. Cosmic Commandos, Chris Eliopoulos
     Dial Books |  9781101994481
8.  In Defense of Food, Michael Pollan
     Penguin Books |  9780143114963
9. I Am Albert Einstein, Brad Meltzer, ill. by Chris Eliopoulos
     Dial Books |  9780803740846
10. I Am Lucille Ball, Brad Meltzer, ill. by Chris Eliopoulos
     Dial Books |  9780525428558
March Staff Picks
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The Urban Forager by Elisa Callow, ed. (out March 5th)
"These recipes demand to be made - run your tongue over the rich stories of these chefs... This is like finding  an old cookbook stuffed with handwritten notes and recipes not in the house of your grandmother, but in the house of your region." - Linda


The White Card by Claudia Rankine (out March 19th)
"In her bold follow-up to Citizen: An American Lyric, Rankine is pulling no punches in this unique and thoughtful play. In one act, she calls into question how racial equality can ever be achieved when the concepts of whiteness and privilege are so quick to be avoided... this is one of those pieces that won't take long to read, but you'll still be thinking about long after you've absorbed the last line." - Elisa
 Pre-order your copy here. 

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
"Twelve-year-old Iris is a tech wizard, the only deaf kid in her school, and the only deaf member of her immediate family, but the constant struggle to be understood wears heavily on her. When she discovers the existence of a real whale unable to communicate with other whales, she becomes determined to invent a song so he'll know he's not alone. A great adventure mixed with a dose of cetology." - Linda

Women and GIS: A Conversation with Paulette Brown-Hinds & Dr. Dawn Wright
Saturday, March 9 at 5 pm

Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds and Dr. Dawn Wright for the release of Women and GIS: Mapping Their Stories, which tells the tales of how 23 women applied themselves and overcame obstacles using maps, analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS) to contribute to their professions and the world.

Signing with Myisha Cherry
Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm

Join us for a discussion and signing with Myisha Cherry, assistant professor of philosophy at UC Riverside and local author of UnMuted: Conversations on Prejudice, Oppression, and Social Justice (out March 8th). Based on Cherry's popular podcast of the same name, which hosts a diverse group of philosophers, the book collects 31 of Cherry's lively and timely interviews. 

Drag Queen Story Hour: HERstory!
Saturday, March 16 at 11 am

Our fabulous drag queens are back! Please join us for our next Drag Queen Story Hour in celebration of Women's History Month. The queens will read some of our favorite books about the daring and incredible ladies throughout history... or HERstory!

Ticket sales are required. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Camp Brave Trails, a summer camp program for LGBTQ youth!

By purchasing a ticket to this event, you agree to our event guidelines. We reserve the right to refuse service or admittance to anyone, including persons who have purchased a ticket. Persons engaging in disruptive behavior will be asked to leave the premises. For full guidelines, click "Get Tickets" above.
Signing with Dr. Mariza Snyder
Friday, March 29 at 6 pm

Please help us welcome Dr. Mariza Snyder, author of The Essential Oils Hormone Solution! In this latest book, she teaches how to heal hormonal chaos and revitalize the body from the inside out using essential oils. Discover how to reset your body and pave the way for improved hormonal health.

Tickets are required. The book is available for purchase in-store or online. 

The Urban Forager: A Conversation with Elisa Callow & Mario Rodriguez
Saturday, March 30 at 5 pm

Join cookbook author Elisa Callow and Mario Rodriguez, exceptional home cook and co-food foraging obsessive (and one of Linda's former Puente students and a long-time friend!) for a conversation about food, palate, surprising ingredients, 
and the creation of the cookbook The Urban Forager: Exploring &  Cooking on L.A.'s Eastside  (out March 12th). Rumor has it that Mario will be cooking!

Tickets are required. The book is available for pre-order in-store or online.

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."

Reading & Signing 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... 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 just how far." (Linda)

Book Clubs for Adults

Cellar Door Book Club (Meets the fourth Sunday of the month at 3 pm)
Sunday, March 24: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Sunday, April 28: Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochada

Mystery Book Club  (Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 pm)
Thursday, March 21: Fever of the Blood by Oscar du Muriel
Thursday, April 18: Her Nightly Embrace by Adi Tantimedh

Science-Fiction & Fantasy  (Meets the third Saturday of the month at 5 pm)
Saturday, March 16: Black Fish City by Sam J. Miller
Saturday, April 20: The Black Tides of Heaven by Jy Yang

Memoir & Biography  (Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesday, March 13: The Other Side by Lacy M. Johnson
Wednesday, April 10: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Latino Book Club  (Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6 pm)
Tuesday, March 26: The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu
Tuesday, April 23: Insurrecto by Gina Apostal

Historical Fiction Book Club  (Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 5 pm)
Saturday, March 23: Isadora by Amelia Gray
Saturday, April 27: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Agatha Christie Book Club  (Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, March 19: The Witness For the Prosecution
Tuesday, April 16: The Hollow

Philosophical Horror  (Meets the third Monday of the month at 6 pm)
Monday, March 18: The Hole by Hye-Young Pyon
Monday, April 15: Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

Black Lit Book Club  (Meets the final Friday of the month at 6 pm)
Friday, March 22: Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
Friday, April 26: The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett

Speculative Fiction Book Club  (Meets the second Friday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Friday, March 8: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
*Friday, April 19: Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones

LGBTQ Book Club  (Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 pm)
Thursday, March 28: What If It's Us by Becky Albertali and Adam Silvera
Thursday, April 25: Disoriental by Negar Djavidi

Not Your Father's Teen Lit  (Meets the first Saturday of the month at 6 pm)
Saturday, March 2: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Saturday, April 6: The Readymade Thief by Augustus Rose

Bucket List Book Club  (Meets the third Sunday of the month at 3 pm)
Sunday, March 17: The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
Sunday, April 21: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Phy-Sci Book Club  (Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesday, March 27: Inheritance by Sarah Moalem, M.D.
Wednesday, April 24: The Workshop and the World by Robert P. Crease

Current Affairs Book Club  (Meets the second Sunday of the month at 4 pm)
Sunday, March 10: The Fifth Risk by Micahel Lewis
Sunday, April 14: Glimmer of Hope by The March For Our Lives Foundation

Feminist Book Club  (Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6 pm)
Tuesday, March 5: Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal
Tuesday, April 2: Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister

Graphic Novel Book Club  (Meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Monday, March 4: Photographic by Isabel Quintero ill. by Zeke Pena
Monday, April 1: Motor Crush by Brenden Fletcher, ill. by Cameron Stewart & Babs Tarr

Libros en Espanol (Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, March 12: Yo no soy tu perfecta hija Mexicana by Erika L. Sanchez
Tuesday, April 9: La linea se convierte en rio by Francisco Cantu

NEW!   History Book Club  (Meets the first Sunday of the month at 4 pm)
Sunday, March 3: Justice in Plain Sight by Dan Bernstein
Sunday, April 7: The Crusades of Cesar Chavez by Miriam Pawel

Book Clubs for Kids and Youth

Early Readers Book Club (Meets the second Saturday of the month at 1 pm)
Saturday, March 9: I Am Billie Jean King by Brad Meltzer ill. by Chis Eliopolous
Saturday, April 13: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt & Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clanton

Spanish Readers Book Club  (Meets the third Saturday of the month at 1 pm)
Saturday, March 16: A da Magnifica Cientifica by Andrea Beaty
Saturday, April 20: Otis by Loren Long

Kid's Book Club (Meets the second Thursday of the month at 4 pm)
Thursday, March 14: The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
Thursday, April 11: Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard

NEW!
Farts and Fantasy Kids Club 
( Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 4 pm)
Monday, March 6: Bad Magic by Pseudonymous Bosch
Monday, April 3: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

Dumbeldore's Army (Meets the first Monday of the month at 3:30 pm)
Monday, March 4: Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell
Monday, April 1: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

NEW! Banned Books Book Club (Meets the first Monday of the month at 5 pm)
Monday, March 4: Lord of the Flies by Matthew Golding
Monday, April 1: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

Visit our Book Clubs page here for more info.
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