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Seth Marko Book Chat

Coffee & Book Chat at the UCSD Bookstore
with our book buyer, Seth Marko


Join us at 9:30am
On the third Wednesday of every month

Wake up your morning the third Wednesday of every month. Meet our blogger, author event planner, and book buyer extraordinaire for a casual chat about what's buzzing in the book world this month and the titles that have our book crew excited. Meet up on the first floor of the Bookstore in the general book department. Pick up a copy of Recreation Magazine for all the details and coupons too: 25% off entire purchase of general books and 25% off any one freshly brewed Perks bar beverage. Valid only on book chat days. (858)534-3149

Coffee & Book Chat Titles


Suzanne Bourgeois Author Event

Suzanne Bourgeois
Genesis of the Salk Institute: The Epic of Its Founders

Thursday, April 3, 4pm
In the General Book department
First floor UC San Diego Bookstore

Genesis of the Salk Institute is a personal account of the origins and early years of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. Suzanne Bourgeois crafts an engaging study that draws on her involvement with the Institute and on related archives, interviews, and informal conversations.

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Photos from event coming soon
To purchase a copy of Genesis of the Salk Institute click here


Uri Gneezy Author Event

Dr. Uri Gneezy
The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life

Friday, February 21, 4pm
In the General Book department
First floor UC San Diego Bookstore

Based on groundbreaking original research, The Why Axis is a colorful examination of why people do what they do - observed through the lens of incentives that can spur people to achieve.

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Photos from event coming soon
To purchase a copy of The Why Axis click here


Greg Alder Author Event

Greg Alder
The Mountain School

Wednesday, February 12, 4pm
In the General Book department
First floor UC San Diego Bookstore

The Mountain School chronicles Alder's time as a Peace Corps teacher in a tiny mountain town in Lesotho, southern Africa.

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Photos from event click here
To purchase a copy of The Mountain School click here


Greg Sestero Author Event

Greg Sestero
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
Book discussion, documentary screening, and live reading from The Room original script

Friday, January 31, 5pm
First floor UC San Diego Bookstore

The hilarious and inspiring story of how a mysterious misfit got past every roadblock in the Hollywood system to achieve success on his own terms: a $6 million cinematic catastrophe called The Room.

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To purchase a copy of The Disaster Artist click here
Greg Sestero's Facebook page click here
The Room Facebook page click here


Zoe Ghahremani Author Event

Zoe Ghahremani
The Moon Daughter

Wednesday, October 23, 1pm
In the general books department, near fiction section
First floor UC San Diego Bookstore

A family saga, The Moon Daughter explores the universal dynamics of mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the struggles that define us.

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Photos from event click here
To purchase a copy of The Moon Daughter click here


April Peveteaux Author Event

April Peveteaux
Gluten Is My Bitch : Rants, Recipes, and Ridiculousness for the Gluten-Free

Thursday, October 10, 1pm
In the general books department, near fiction section
First floor UC San Diego Bookstore

Gluten Is My Bitch offers a brutally honest and hilarious take on the realities of living a gluten-free life. As the 18 million gluten-intolerants and 3 million celiac disease sufferers in the United States can attest, living gluten-free isn’t a lot of fun, but author April Peveteaux has at least managed to make it funny.

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Read more on her blog: http://glutenismybitch.wordpress.com/
Photos from event click here
To purchase a copy of Gluten Is My Bitch click here


Ajit Varki Author Event

Dr. Ajit Varki
Denial:Self-Deception, False Beliefs, and the Origins of the Human Mind

Wednesday, June 19, 1pm
At Perks coffee shop – adjacent to Imprints
First floor UC San Diego Bookstore

The history of science abounds with momentous theories that disrupted conventional wisdom and yet were eventually proven true. Ajit Varki and Danny Brower's "Mind over Reality" theory is poised to be one such idea-a concept that runs counter to commonly-held notions about human evolution but that may hold the key to understanding why humans evolved as we did, leaving all other related species far behind.

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Photos from event click here
To purchase a copy of Denial click here


Ajit Varki Author Event

Dr. Carl Hart
High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society

Tuesday, June 18, 1pm
At Perks coffee shop – adjacent to Imprints
First floor UC San Diego Bookstore

A pioneering neuroscientist shares his story of growing up in one of Miami's toughest neighborhoods and how it led him to his groundbreaking work in drug addiction.

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Photos from event click here
To purchase a copy of High Price click here