Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:00 pm
EAT, DRINK, TALK AND SWAP BOOKS: An Evening at Kepler's Friday, March 7, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Come at 6:30 to mingle over drinks and munchies. We'll start the book discussions at 7pm and we'll wrap up the Book Swap festivities around 9pm.If you're interested in spending an evening with fun, smart, creative and lit-minded souls, Kepler's has put together an event for you: a Book Swap. If not tempted by the good company and great atmosphere, be tempted by delicious food and free-flowing wine. Bring a book you love, one you can talk about all night and are willing to part with at the end of the evening.You'll go home with a book highly recommended by another BookSwapper, a free Advanced Reader's Edition of a book from Kepler's, and some great suggestions to add to your never-ending 'Must Read' list. There are also rumors of surprise giveaways. AND THAT'S NOT ALL! Because we're featuring MICHELLE RICHMOND and her new book Golden State. Yes, Michelle will be joining us to talk about the book that Booklist, in a starred review, said is "Mesmerizing and intricate, Richmond's dissection of a California on the violent brink of secession from the nation provides the backdrop to her deeper inspection of the uneasy, fragile relationship between siblings......[it's a] riveting read." Tickets are available now at Kepler's or online at Brown Paper Tickets Online "Think cocktail party, with a bookish twist." - Litquake
Start: 7:30 pm
Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew Pham Catfish and Mandala is the story of an American odyssey—a solo bicycle voyage around the Pacific Rim to Vietnam—made by a young Vietnamese-American man in pursuit of both his adopted homeland and his forsaken fatherland. A vibrant, picaresque memoir written with narrative flair and an eye-opening sense of adventure, Catfish and Mandala is an unforgettable search for cultural identity.