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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

Chuck Palahniuk Author Event

Chuck Palahniuk
Beautiful You

Wednesday, October 22, 7pm
UC San Diego, Mandeville Auditorium

Chuck Palahniuk, bestselling author of Fight Club, will be discussing his new novel, Beautiful You at the UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium on Wednesday, October 22 at 7:00pm. This event is a partnership between Warwick’s bookstore and the UC San Diego Bookstore and is a ticketed event – each ticket purchased for admission includes a signed copy of Beautiful You.

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To purchase a ticket: Beautiful You click here
For more event information:click here


David Bajo Author Event

David Bajo
Mercy 6

Thursday, September 11, 4pm
In the General Book department
First floor UC San Diego Bookstore

In Mercy 6, David Bajo’s courageous new medical thriller, four people collapse dead in the same instant within a newly renovated Los Angeles hospital. Dr. Mendenhall, the woman who is head of the Emergency Room, isn’t convinced the cause of death is a contagion.

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For more information, please contact: Seth Marko UCSD Bookstore 858-534-5778


Steven Cassedy Author Event

Steven Cassedy
Connected: How Trains, Genes, Pineapples, Piano Keys, and a Few Disasters Transformed Americans at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

Wednesday, June 11, 4pm
In the General Book department
First floor UC San Diego Bookstore

Between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, Americans underwent a dramatic transformation in self-conception: having formerly lived as individuals or members of small communities, they now found themselves living in networks, which arose out of scientific and technological innovations.

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Photos from event coming soon
To purchase a copy of Connected click here


The Wes Letters Author Event

Feliz Lucia Molina, Ben Segal, and Brett Zehner
The Wes Letters

Friday, June 6, 1pm
In the General Book department
First floor UC San Diego Bookstore

The Wes Letters is an epistolary novel written from three friends to the elusive filmmaker Wes Anderson. The story begins on a train and multiplies, composes, and fragments itself across the United States to Finland. It’s about personal memory, it’s about gossip and philosophy, and it’s about pop culture and late capitalism. It's (not) about Wes Anderson. It's a generational vacuum full of hope and embarrassment.

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Photos from event coming soon
To purchase a copy of The Wes Letters click here


California Bookstore Day

California Bookstore Day

Saturday, May 3, 10am-5pm
In the General Book department
First floor UC San Diego Bookstore

The first-ever California Bookstore Day (CBD), set for Saturday, May 3, 2014, promises to delight book lovers of all ages and interests thanks to the incredible combination of authors, events, and exciting day-of activities planned at nearly 100 participating independent bookstores across the state.

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Photos from event coming soon
CBD Facebook page click here
CBD Twitter page click here
CBD Instagram page click here


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

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