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We offer three different book clubs that are free and open to the public! Store bookclub selections are always 15% off. If you're already in a book group you can register at Towne Center Books and receive 15% off your current selections too!
Join us with bestselling author Celeste Ng for a delicious lunch inspired by her new book, Little Fires Everywhere.
Celeste sets her new novel in a placid suburb of Cleveland, where everything from the houses' paint colors to their tenants' lives is planned in advance. Elena Richardson thrives under this environment and always plays by the rules. Enter Mia Warren, single mother and artist, and her teenaged daughter Pearl. When the Warrens move into the Richardsons' rental property, they quickly upend the entire community's carefully ordered life.
Tensions come to a head when family friends of the Richardsons plan to adopt a Chinese-American baby. A custody battle erupts, dividing the town and leaving Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia's motives, Elena strives to unearth the other woman's secrets, unaware of the devastating consequences.
Wednesday, October 4th 11:30 AM social 12:00 PM lunch & program
Reservations are required for this event!
$35.00 lunch & book reservation $15.00 lunch only reservation
Join us for coffee and an engaging chat with Maggie Shen King as we celebrate the publication of her debut novel, An Excess Male.
Maggie Shen King sets her debut novel in a near future where China's One Child Policy results in 40 million unmarriageable men. To make up for the small population of women, households are allowed up to three husbands to every one wife. Lee Wei-Guo, a personal trainer in his late thirties, has finally saved up enough money to enter matchmaking talks as a third husband. He and his matchmaker find May-Ling, who is married to brothers Hann and Xiong-xin. For the first time, Wei-Guo feels seen and connected—but will he be able to keep himself and his newfound family safe from the State who views men as expendable?
Join #1 bestselling author John Green and special guest Hank Green on tour in support of John's new novel, Turtles All the Way Down. In this multimedia event, the brothers will talk about John's latest book, answer audience questions, perform live music, and more.
Get your tickets here! All tickets include an autographed copy of Turtles All the Way Down.
Wednesday, November 1st 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM Doors open at 6:00 PM
Alameda County Fairgrounds Amphitheater 4501 Pleasanton Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566