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News & Events
August 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
Upcoming Events
Kids and Young Adult
Friday, August 2 at 6 pm
Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Saturday, August 10 at 6 pm
Summer Game Night
Saturday, August 10 at 6 pm
Summer Game Night
Thursday, September 19
Reading & Signing with Gabby Rivera
Saturday, September 7 at 11am
Storytime with Mina Javaherbin

Thursday, September 19
Reading & Signing with Gabby Rivera

August Best "Cellars"

1. The Overstory, Richard Pwers
      W.W. Norton & Co. |  9780393356687
2.  Down the River and Unto the Sea, Walter Mosely
      Mulholland Books |  9780316509640
3.  Men Explain Things To Me, Rebecca Solnit
     Haymarket Books |  9781608464661
4. The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead
      Doubleday |  9780385537070
5.  The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!, Mo Willams
     Hyperion Books For Children |  9781368046459
6.  Magic For Liars, Sarah Gailey
      Tor Books |  9781250174611
7. Bedfellow, Jeremy C. Shipp
     Tor.com |  9781250175298
8.  Ordeal by Innocence, Agatha Christie
     William Morrow & Co. |  9780062073525
9. Song For a Whale , Lynne Kelly 
      Delacorte Books for Young Readers  |  9781524770235
10. Algorithms of Opression, Umoja Safiya Noble
      NYU Press |  9781479837243
August Staff Picks
Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton (out 8/6)
"A zombie apocalypse told from the perspective of a domesticated crow? Count me in. Once I started this book, I didn't want to put it down, but I also realized it is so much more than what it initially seemed. With wit and wisdom, humor and heart, Buxton tells the tale of not what happens to humans when their world ends, but what happens to the world around them." - Elisa

Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
"This is a tale of two sisters, a batch of undefeatable Midwestern women, and the modern evolution of American beer trends in the Midwest.  America's heartland looks a bit different from the perspectives of Edith, Helen, and Diana, each of whom struggles both to survive and to realize her dreams in a world less than willing to give a woman a chance, let alone a beer.  Lovely, powerful and an excellent read!" - Linda
Buy your copy here.

Camp Tiger by Susan Choi
"Submerge yourself in this book: in the incredible art, in the mysterious story, and then allow yourself to search for meaning. I would suggest, though, that that search not be for the hard and fast, but rather for something elusive and foggy, like the departure from childhood." - Linda 

A Thank You to Our Customers

We're sending a huge thank you to everyone who came in to support us during the month of July. Whether it was in solidarity with #BookstoresAgainstBorders, bringing in gently used books for Real Men Read, or donating books to RUSD Preschool Services Department, we know that we have some of the best customers we could ever ask for. Thank you!
Summer Game Nights

Game Night is returning to Cellar Door for the summer! Join us as we play some of our favorite board games, and maybe some new ones too. Our final game night for the summer will be Sat, August 10 at 6 pm. See you there!
Storytime with Mina Javaherbin
Saturday, September 7 at 11am

Join us in welcoming Mina Javaherbin to Cellar Door for a special story time featuring her new book, My Grandma and Me!

In a true tale of a young girl in Iran and her grandmother, this beautiful ode to family celebrates small moments of love that become lifelong memories.

Save the Date: Reading & Signing with Gabby Rivera
Thursday, September 19

We are so excited to welcome Gabby Rivera for a reading a signing celebrating the release of her book Juliet Takes a Breath! (out Sept. 17!)

Linda and Elisa say,"For us, mixed race, queer and straight, this book, this character grabbed us by our angry, feminist selves and defied us to stop reading.. This book takes our preconceived notions of culture, feminism, family, language, place and especially food, and allows us, like Juliet, to consider, reconsider, decide and remain open to changing even that because like Juliet, we keep meeting people who defy categorization...and are we really surprised about that?"

More information to come.

5 Years of Gabi
A Special Celebration with Isabel Quintero

September marks the five year anniversary of the release of Gabi, A Girl In Pieces by local author Isabel Quintero!

We will be having a celebration with her and some friends. Keep an eye out on social media and our September Newsletter for details!

Join the Summer Listening Challenge, There's Still Time!
Now through September 2

Listen to audiobooks while you make the most of summer! Libro.fm is hosting a Summer Listening Challenge for anyone with an account. Those who complete the challenge get a free audiobook, exclusive discounts, and a chance to win the grand prize: free audiobooks for a year!

Here's how it works:
  1. Visit libro.fm/summer and sign up. Libro.fm will send you details and a free printable log so you can track your listening.
  2. Start listening! Work toward your 20-hour goal. 
  3. Fill in your listening log and keep us posted on your progress. Use the hashtag #summerlisteningchallenge.
  4. Don't forget the extra credit! 
    • Visit Cellar Door Books and take a picture! Be sure to upload your photo with your listening log.
    • Invite three friends to try a free audiobook with a trial membership.
    • Use #SummerListeningChallenge to share what you're loving this summer. Be sure to tag us: @cellardoorbookstore on Instagram and @cellardoor_12 on Twitter!
  5. Submit your listening log! Once you've listened to more than 20 hours, upload your listening log and get your rewards.
Here's what you can win:
  • Complete your listening log to receive: 20% off all Libro.fm audiobooks through the end of the year, 25% off on all Libro.fm gear, and entry for the grand prize.
  • Compete your listening log and the extra credit to receive: 32% off all Libro.fm audiobooks through the end of the year, 40% off all Libro.fm gear, entry for the grand prize, and a free audiobook of your choice.

The Grand Prize winner will receive free audiobooks for a year, a framed print by artist Jane Mount, and Libro.fm gear! 


Book Clubs for Adults

Cellar Door Book Club (Meets the fourth Sunday of the month at 3 pm)
Sunday, August 25: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
Sunday, September 22: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Mystery Book Club  (Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 pm)
Thursday, August 15: Down the River unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
*Friday, September 20: Girl Gone Missing by Marcie Rendon

Science-Fiction & Fantasy  (Meets the third Saturday of the month at 5 pm)
Saturday, August 17: Perihelion Summer by Greg Egan
Saturday, September 21: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Memoir & Biography  (Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesday, August 14: The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp
Wednesday, September 11: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Historical Fiction Book Club  (Meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 5 pm)
Saturday, August 24: The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker
Saturday, September 28: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

Agatha Christie Book Club  (Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, August 20: Ordeal by Innocence
Tuesday, September 17: They Came to Baghdad

Philosophical Horror  (Meets the third Monday of the month at 6 pm)
Monday, August 19: Bedfellow by Jeremy Shipp & River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
Monday, September 16: Confessions by Kanae Minato

Black Lit Book Club  (Meets the final Friday of the month at 6 pm)
Friday, August 23: Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Friday, September 27: The Heads of Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Speculative Fiction Book Club  (Meets the second Friday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Friday, August 9:  A People's Future of the United States edited by Victor LaValle
Friday, September 13: Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton

LGBTQ Book Club  (Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 pm)
Thursday, August 22: Time Was by Ian McDonald
Thursday, September 26: Magic For Liars by Sarah Gailey

Bucket List Book Club  (Meets the third Sunday of the month at 3 pm)
Sunday, August 18: The Wind's Twelve Quarters by Ursula Le Guin
Sunday, September 15: Notes From a Dead House by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Phy-Sci Book Club  (Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesday, August 28: Algorithms of Oppression by Safiya Umoja Noble
Wednesday, September 25: iGen by Jean Twenge

Current Affairs Book Club  (Meets the second Sunday of the month at 4 pm)
Sunday, August 11: Death and Life of the Great American School System by Diane Ravitch
Sunday, September 8: Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land

Feminist Book Club  (Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6 pm)
Tuesday, August 6: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
Tuesday, September 3: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Graphic Novel Book Club  (Meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Monday, August 5: S pider-Man: Miles Morales , Vol 1 by Brian Michael Bendis
Monday, September 2: BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels & Ben Passmore

Libros en Espanol (Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm)
Tuesday, August 13: Mi paĆ­s inventado by Isabel Allende

History Book Club  (Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6 pm)
Wednesday, August 7: Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
Wednesday, September 4: Lincoln in the World by Kevin Peraino 

NEW!  Outdoor Lit ( Meets  every other month the first Sunday at 2:00 pm)
Sunday, September 1: Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History by Dan Flores
Sunday, November 3: The Wild Trees by Richard Preston

Book Clubs for Kids and Youth

Early Readers Book Club (Meets the second Saturday of the month at 1 pm)
Saturday, August 10: Princess Pulverizer: Grilled Cheese and Dragons by Nancy Krulik
Saturday, September 14: Hilda and the Hidden People  by Stephen Davies

Spanish Reader Book Club (Meets the 3rd Saturday at 1pm)
Saturday, August 17: La huellas secretas by Julia Alvarez
Saturday, September 21: Prietita and the Ghost Woman by Gloria Anzaldua

Kid's Book Club (Meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 pm)
Thursday, August 8: The Ethan I Was Before by Ali Standish
Thursday, September 12: The Lost Rainforest by Eliot Schrefer

Farts and Fantasy Kids Club 
( Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 4 pm)
Wednesday, August 7: The Hungry City Chronicles by Phillip Reeve

Banned Books Book Club (Meets the first Monday of the month at 5 pm)
Monday, August 5: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Mon, September 2: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Visit our Book Clubs page here for more info.