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Book signings with an author whose writings concern cross-cultural and international topics.

05/28/2017 - Book Signing: Antonio F. Vianna. Far from Ordinary
A novel inspired by an adventure of a World War II solider and an unusual souvenir. The Adolf Hitler desk set used to sign the 1938 Munich Pact will be on display at the event.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Barnes and Noble Bookstore Oceanside
2615 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056

Sunday, May 28 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
05/08/2017 - Book Signing: Dan Norland, Seven Years in Guantanamo
Dan Norland is editor of Witnesses of the Unseen: Seven Years in Guantanamo, history teacher, mock trial assistant coach, and global education coordinator at La Jolla Country Day School.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037

Monday, May 8 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
05/05/2017 - Book Signing: Lou Pechi, Author of I Am Lubo
I Am Lubo, is a true story of growing up, before, during, and after the Holocaust. It tells about a child's struggle, not only to survive, but also to keep his true identity throughout those difficult years.This is an inspirational story that needs to be told.

The story narrated through the eyes of Lubo, a young boy, who fascinated by the all the happenings is unaware of the dangers that surround him. Despite all the fear, humiliation, difficulties of constant movement, changes of identity, separation from his parents, Lubo remains upbeat and positive.

The German bombing of Belgrade, and the brutal prosecution of the Jews in Croatia that followed, shatter Lubo
04/19/2017 - Book Signing: Lisa See
Warwick's is hosting bestselling author Lisa See on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30:00 PM to discuss and sign her new book "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane." Lisa See is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," "Peony in Love," "Shanghai Girls," "China Dolls," and "Dreams of Joy," which debuted at #1. Ms. See is also the author of "On Gold Mountain," which tells the story of her Chinese American family's settlement in Los Angeles. Ms. See was honored as National Woman of the Year by the Organization of Chinese American Women in 2001 and was the recipient of the Chinese American Museum's History Makers Award in fall 2003.

This event is free and open to the public. Reserved seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Admission/Cost: FREE

7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA

Wednesday, April 19 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-0347
04/12/2017 - Talk: An American Genocide
The Barona Cultural Center & Museum, dedicated to preserving the Native American culture and history of San Diego County, will host author and Assistant Professor of History at UCLA Dr. Benjamin Madley. As part of the museum
04/06/2017 - Book Signing: Marissa Hermer: An American Girl In London
On Thursday, April 6th at 7:30 PM Warwick's will host Marissa Hermer to discuss and sign her book An American Girl in London. Marissa Hermer owns Bumpkin restaurants in London and is the star of Bravo's Ladies of London. She lives in London with her husband and children. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

About the book:
Drawing inspiration from both her American upbringing and British cuisine, the 120 recipes in An American Girl in London show you how to cook delicious, nourishing, family-friendly fare that earns raves on both sides of the pond. From a flavorful sourdough bread and butter pudding to a rich mushroom and tarragon pie, Marissa shows you how to amp up the flavors of home to keep you, your family, and friends feeling fit, loved, and completely nourished. While her home kitchen might not be the most traditional, it's a match made in transatlantic heaven.

Admission/Cost: FREE
Reserved seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event.

Warwick's Bookstore
7812 Girard Avenue
San Diego, CA 92037

Thursday, April 6 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

For more information, please visit:, or call (858) 454-0347
03/30/2017 - Book Talk on Umberto Saba's "Ernesto"
Translator Estelle Gilson will be in conversation with Elio Schaechter about Umberto Saba
03/18/2017 - Book Signing: A Piece of the World
Adventures by the Book is pleased to partner with the Carlsbad City Library for a Free Library Adventure with bestselling author, Christina Baker Kline. Meet the author of Orphan Train, a novel that has been on the New York Times bestseller list since its release in 2013. Now Christina is back with her new book, A Piece of the World, a novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth's mysterious and iconic painting Christina's World. Join us for a discussion on A Piece of the World, Q&A with the author, and book signing.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Schulman Auditorium
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Saturday, March 18 - 7:00 PM

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03/19/2017 - Book Signing: Bangles Bindis and Babies
Join Elizabeth at North Park Beer Co. for a book signing! Let's have a beer together and talk books! Happy Hour all day! $1 off full pour house beers and $5 Mastiff snacks! Bring your copy of Bangles Bindis and Babies or get one there. 50% of the profits from book sales will benefit promises2kids (! If you have a book signed, you will be entered to win $25 bar bucks!

About the book:
Two worlds collide when an improbable romance dives into a multicultural marriage.

03/18/2017 - Book Signing: Tree Of Life: Turkish Home Cooking
Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking by Joy Stocke and Angie Brenner offers more than 100 accessible recipes inspired by Turkish food traditions and tells a larger story about culture, immigrants, traders, and the domestication of traditional Turkish ingredients. Explore the refined flavors and seductive aromas of the Turkish table with a food sample taken from the recipes in this cookbook.

Admission/Cost: FREE

La Jolla Riford Branch Library
7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA

Saturday, March 18 - 3:30 PM
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