CA – Nick Nolte Signing

Actor Nick Nolte appears in conversation with Peter Coyote at Book Passage to present his new memoir REBEL on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM. Get tickets here…

In Rebel, legendary actor Nick Nolte delivers his most revealing performance yet. This intimate memoir is a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, and the quest for personal enlightenment as intense and hypnotic as the man himself.

In a career spanning five decades and hundreds of roles, Nick Nolte has become a true Hollywood icon. Rising from a difficult childhood in the rural Midwest to leading roles and a trio of Oscar nominations in the golden West, he has been both celebrated and vilified; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of romances; was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine; and suffered public humiliation over his addiction issues, including a drug-fueled trip down the Pacific Coast Highway that resulted in his infamous arrest.

Despite these ups and downs, Nolte has remained true to the craft he loves, portraying a diverse range of characters with his trademark physicality and indelible gravelly voice. Already thirty-five when his performance in the 1976 mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man launched him to stardom, Nolte never learned to play by Hollywood’s rules. A rebel who defies expectations, a committed actor willing to go to extremes for a role, Nolte is motivated by personal, edgy projects, not box office success. Today, he has found peace on his own terms, yet is still driven, juggling projects while raising his young daughter.

Nick’s untold story, with never-before-seen photos, offers a candid, unvarnished close-up look at the man, the career, the loves, and the life.

Nick Nolte is an Academy Award-nominated actor who has been active in Hollywood for over forty years. He rose to national prominence with his performance in the 1976 television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, and has starred in such notable films as 48 Hrs. (1982), Cape Fear (1991), Affliction (1997), The Thin Red Line (1998), and Warrior (2011), and currently stars in the role of the Epix television series Graves. He lives in Malibu, California.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera, CA 94925

SF – You Can’t Spell America without Me Presentation

Join actor, author, and activist Alec Baldwin and author and broadcaster Kurt Andersen appear at the Curran on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a special Book Passage and Curran presentation celebrating the new satirical “presidential memoir” You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story Of My Fantastic First Year As President. Tickets available at the link…

The evening will include discussions of the current political and cultural climates, audience questions, and more.

Join us for the main event – or come early for a VIP book signing event on the historic Curran stage with Alec Baldwin.

This special evening is a Curran and Book Passage Bookstore & Cafe co-production. All tickets include a copy of “You Can’t Spell America without Me.”

RSVP on Facebook!

Curran
445 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 358-1220

SF – Anne Rice Signing

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Author Anne Rice appears at the Aquarium of the Bay to introduce and sign her new book – Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis – on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:30PM.

Tickets available from Book Passage: $20 (includes entry to aquarium and a $5 voucher towards book purchase)

At the novel’s center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat’s undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe.

It is through this spirit, previously considered benign for thousands of vampire years and throughout the Vampire Chronicles, that we come to be told the hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times; a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent—and of how and why, and in what manner and with what far-reaching purpose, this force came to build and rule the great legendary empire of centuries ago that thrived in the Atlantic Ocean.

And as we learn of the mighty, far-reaching powers and perfections of this lost kingdom of Atalantaya, the lost realms of Atlantis, we come to understand its secrets, and how and why the vampire Lestat, indeed all the vampires, must reckon so many millennia later with the terrifying force of this ageless, all-powerful Atalantaya spirit.

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis deepens Rice’s vampire mythology as it brings together the ancient worlds and beings of the Vampire Chronicles and opens up to us a whole new universe of characters, history, storytelling, and legend. Anne Rice is the author of thirty-five books.

Aquarium of the Bay
Pier 39, 2 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 623-5300

SF – Felicia Day Signing

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felicia-day-bookFelicia Day (The Guild, Geek & Sundry) appears at Book Passage on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM to sign her new book YOU’RE NEVER WEIRD ON THE INTERNET (ALMOST)!

Press Release:

The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day. A violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame her isolated childhood to become the ruler of a new world of Internet geeks and Goodreads book clubs. After growing up in the south where she was “homeschooled for hippie reasons,” Felicia moved to Hollywood to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and was immediately typecast as a crazy cat-lady secretary. But Felicia’s misadventures in Hollywood led her to produce her own web series, own her own production company, and become an Internet star. Now, Felicia’s strange world is filled with thoughts on creativity, video games, and a dash of mild feminist activism, just like her memoir. Hilarious and inspirational, “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)” is proof that everyone should embrace what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now- even for a digital misfit.

Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous mainstream television shows and films, including a two-season arc on the SyFy series Eureka and a recurring role on The CW show Supernatural. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Emmy Award-winning Internet musical, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”. She also created and starred in the hit web series The Guild, which ran for six seasons. In 2012, she launched a YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry, which has garnered more than 1.3 million subscribers to date and more than 200 million views. In 2014, the company was purchased by Legendary Entertainment. Day continues to act as CCO and develop web content and television projects with Legendary as a producer, writer, and performer. She is the eighth most followed person on Goodreads, where she is also the founder of Vaginal Fantasy, a romance and fantasy book club with more than 13,000 members.

Book Passage
1 Ferry Building San Francisco, CA 94111

CA – Captain Janeway Signs

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Kate Mulgrew, star of Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black, appears at Book Passage to sign her new memoir Born with Teeth on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm! Tickets and additional information available at the link…

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 927-0960

CA – Mystery Writers Signing

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Mystery writers Charlie Huston (Skinner) and Kirk Russell (Redback) come together on Friday July 26th at 7:30pm for an evening of readings and discussion in conjunction with the 2013 Mystery Writers Conference.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

CA – Self-Inflicted Wounds Signing

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tylerAishaAisha Tyler signs at Book Passage on Friday July 12th at 7:00 pm.

In Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation, Aisha Tyler, comedian, actress, cohost of CBS’s The Talk, star of Archer, and creator of the top-ranked podcast Girl on Guy, serves up a spectacular collection of her own self-inflicted wounds. From almost setting herself on fire, to vomiting on a boy she liked, to getting drunk and sleeping through the SATs, to going into crushing debt to pay for college and then throwing away her degree to become a comedian, Aisha’s life has been a series of spectacularly epic fails. And she’s got the scars to prove it. Literally.

Through it all, Aisha’s triumphs haven’t come in spite of the failures, but because of them. Because with every failure comes a lesson learned, a strength revealed, a fear overcome, or an adventure braved. Self-Inflicted Wounds isn’t just about surviving failure. It’s about embracing failure–pursuing it, even–on the winding path to success. And after you’ve failed a time or three, hopefully you’ll have learned something. Or at the very least have a really killer story. Because to err is human, but to fail epically is hilarious.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

CA – Sumo Signing

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Thien Pham signs at Book Passage on Friday January 25th at 6:00 pm.

Scott is a washed-up football player who never made it, and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams of playing pro football. But things have a way of working out, in this sweet, poetic tale–and a new chapter in Scott’s life begins as the old one ends. Offered a position in a Japanese sumo training “stable,” Scott abandons his old life, his old name, and even his old hair color, and becomes an aspiring sumo wrestler. And in so doing, he begins to find some kind of center in himself…a center that had seemed lost for good.

Thien Pham, the acclaimed illustrator of Gene Luen Yang’s Level Up, returns as the writer and artist of a unique new graphic novel. Highly poetic and structured to echo the slow build and sudden clash of a sumo match, Pham’s Sumo is an unusual and beautiful book. It’s nearly a contradiction in terms: a delicate, deft, tender tale about… sumo wrestling.

Thien Pham is a comic book and visual artist, based in the Bay Area. He is also a high school teacher. Pham illustrated Gene Luen Yang’s Level Up, a YALSA Great Graphic Novel and New York Times Notable Children’s Book. Sumo is his first solo work.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

CA – Supergods Signing

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Grant Morrison signs at Book Passage on August 5, 2011 at 7pm!

Grant Morrison talks about Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human. Morrison explains why superheroes matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about who we are. This book is an important guide to understanding the role comics play in our culture

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

EveryGirl’s Guide To Life Signing Tour

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Maria Menounos, actress and TV host, signs copies of her new book The EveryGirl’s Guide To Life

4/10/11 2:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Mall of America, 60 East Brodway, Bloomington, MN 55425

4/12/11 7:00 PM at Book Revue – 313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743.

4/13/11 7:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Route 3 East. Clifton, NJ.

4/14/11 6:00 PM at BookEnds – Clifton Commons, 395 Route 3, East Clifton, NJ 07014.

4/15/11 at Barnes & Noble at Emerson College, 114 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.

4/16/11 2:00 PM at Brookline Booksmith – 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA.

4/19/11 6:00 PM at Book Passage – 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111.

4/21/11 8:00 PM at Books & Books – 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5046.

4/22/11 7:00 PM at Book Soup – 8818 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

4/27/11 7:00 PM at Barbara’s Bookshop – 1218 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607.

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