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(We're usually open late for 2nd Saturday)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Abe J. Sass reading & signing poetry collection 'We're All in this Together' - November 12th

Time Tested Books
is pleased to present
Abe J. Sass
reading/signing/discussing his new book 
We're All in This Together
Thursday, November 12th, 7:00pm

Abe Sass grew up in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood before it was cool. The son of an immigrant garment worker Abe learned about social justice, equal rights and the struggles of the working poor through her militancy and the actions of her friends.

Abe has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University and before going into private practice worked for many years with patients in mental health settings and substance-abuse treatment centers.

After moving to Sacramento with his wife Rivkah, Abe began writing poetry. Abe’s poems travel through time, capturing his childhood, his involvement with the civil rights movement, his work as a clinical social worker and his day-to-day experiences. 

This event is FREE and everyone is invited.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Annette Kassis reading/signing 'Sacramento on the Air' - November 5th

Time Tested Books 
is pleased to present 
Annette Kassis
reading/signing/discussing her new book
Sacramento on the Air: How the McClatchy Family
Revolutionized West Coast Broadcasting
Thursday, November 5th, 7:00pm

We are pleased to welcome back Annette Kassis for a reading/discussion/signing of her newest book on Sacramento history, 'Sacramento on the Air: How the McClatchy Family Revolutionized West Coast Broadcasting' (brand new from The History Press).

In 1921 a chance encounter with a radio receiver sent Sacramento Bee newspaperman Carlos McClatchy on a determined path to break into broadcasting. Ushered by the enterprising McClatchy family, the Bee became the first Pacific Coast newspaper to enter the radio business. For decades, broadcasting in Sacramento was shaped by the brilliant but fatally flawed Carlos McClatchy; his strong-willed, micromanaging father, C.K.; and his sister Eleanor McClatchy, who sacrificed her own aspirations for the sake of the family business. From a single five-watt station, the family built a large media company, established a radio network with William Randolph Hearst and helped shape media in the American West. Historian Annette Kassis tells the fascinating story of the pivotal McClatchy family and the path they charted through the "ether" above Sacramento.

Annette Kassis is a cultural and business historian specializing in the Western United States, particularly the Greater Sacramento region and Northern California. Her research interests include media (particularly broadcast radio), advertising, mass consumption, consumer culture, and popular culture.

This event is FREE & everyone is invited.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

John Freeman presents new literary journal FREEMAN'S - October 27th

Time Tested Books
is pleased to announce
John Freeman in conversation with Kel Munger
discussing new literary biannual

Tuesday, October 27th, at 7:00pm
We live today in constant motion, traveling distances rapidly, small ones daily, arriving in new states. In this inaugural edition of FREEMAN'S, a new biannual of unpublished writing, former Granta editor and NBCC president John Freeman brings together the best new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about that electrifying moment when we arrive.

Strange encounters abound. David Mitchell meets a ghost in Hiroshima Prefecture; Lydia Davis recounts her travels in the exotic territory of the Norwegian language; and in a Dave Eggers story, an elderly gentleman cannot remember why he brought a fork to a wedding.

End points often turn out to be new beginnings. Louise Erdrich visits a Native American cemetery that celebrates the next journey, and in a Haruki Murakami story, an aging actor arrives back in his true self after performing a role, discovering he has changed, becoming a new person.

Featuring startling new fiction by Laura van den Berg, Helen Simpson, and Tahmima Anam, as well as stirring essays by Aleksandar Hemon, Barry Lopez, and Garnette Cadogan, who relearned how to walk while being black upon arriving in New York City, FREEMAN'S announces the arrival of an essential map to the best new writing in the world.

*John will appear in conversation with writer/critic/professor Kel Munger. Join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion about writers, writing, books and more!

 John Freeman is an award-winning writer and book critic. The former editor of Granta and onetime president of the National Book Critics Circle, he has written about books for more than two hundred publications worldwide, including The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, la Repubblica, and La Vanguardia. His books include How to Read a Novelist; Tales of Two Cities: the Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York; and The Tyranny of Email. His poetry has been published in The New Yorker, ZYZZYVA, and The Paris Review. He is an executive editor at the Literary Hub and teaches at the New School in New York City.

Kel Munger is a freelance writer and adjunct professor of journalism at American River College. She specializes in writing about books, theater, politics, LGBT and feminist issues, and she contributes to the Sacramento News & Review, the Sacramento Bee and the Colorado Springs Independent.

This event is FREE & all are welcome.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Jim Fletcher on 'Mark Twain's 88 Days in the Mother Lode & Stories of the Gold Rush' - October 29th

Time Tested Books 
is pleased to present 

Jim Fletcher
reading/signing/discussing his new book

Mark Twain's 88 Days in the Mother Lode & 
Stories of the Gold Rush
Thursday, October 29th, 7:00pm 


 Rediscover Mark Twain’s legacy in the Mother Lode 

Join author Jim Fletcher and Manzanita Writers Press at Time Tested Books to share in the celebration of Fletcher’s first book. Explore Twain’s adventures leading up to his legendary 88 Days in the Mother Lode and how a frog that couldn’t jump launched his career. Get your signed first edition and meet the author!

Jim Fletcher presents the story of the eighty-eight days Mark Twain spent in the Mother Lode, his association with the Gillis brothers, and some of the legendary writer’s notes and excerpts from that time period. The book is rich with the adventures and misadventures that led up to Twain’s stay in the Gold Country, and his fruitful time spent gathering material in his "Notebook Four."

Jim is prominently featured in interviews in the recently-released documentary 88 Days in the Mother Lode: Mark Twain Finds His Voice, produced by John C Brown and Bert Simonis of This  ľn That Films. This documentary is being aired on KVIE Public Television (the PBS station serving Sacramento and Northern California) on November 1st at 3pm and Nov. 3 at 11pm. Twain fans will find out more about Twain’s low time
a time when he contemplated suicide and had to hide out in the hills from the law; a time when he was so broke he had to rely on others, the Gillis brothers, for help—as told in the book and the film.

This event is FREE & everyone is invited.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Donna Apidone: TransforMission - October 15th

Time Tested Books
is pleased to announce
Donna Apidone
reading/signing her book

Thursday, October 15th, at 7:00pm


What makes life worth living? Donna Apidone shares the journeys of 11 people who asked that question. They all moved beyond their limitations, felt inspiration and found purpose. Their stories are very different, but they have one thing in common: TransForMission.

For 10 years, Donna has led workshops and private sessions on the TransForMission Path.   Follow the five steps of the TransForMission Path and find your own inspiration and purpose.

 Donna Apidone has been addicted to radio since the age of 14, when she visited a family friend at a Cleveland radio station. "From then on, I was hooked." After working in commercial radio and corporate public relations, Donna discovered the joys of public radio. She has been an announcer and fundraiser at public stations for more than 20 years.
Donna came to Capital Public Radio in 1998 and has hosted Morning Edition since 2001. Since early 2009, she has also hosted the midday show on The Classical Station as well as broadcasts of California Lectures. She appreciates the opportunity to connect with the audience.

This event is FREE and all are welcome.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Stephen Jenkinson: 'Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul' - October 9th

Time Tested Books 
is pleased to present
Stephen Jenkinson
reading & discussing & signing  

 Die Wise:
A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul

Friday, October 9th, at 7:00pm 

Die Wise is Stephen Jenkinson’s new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. It teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. Not a seven-step coping strategy, not an out-clause for trauma or sorrow, Die Wise is for everyone who (in the author's words), "try as they might, is not going to pull off eternity after all. Dying is not the end of wisdom, and wisdom is not exhausted by dying. The dying could be--must be--the fullest expression and incarnation of what you've learned by living. It's a moral obligation to die well..." If you love somebody, if you care about the world that's to come after you, if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you've seen, you've got to die wiseThis evening begins to imagine a way of doing so.

Stephen Jenkinson (MTS/MSW) is an activist, teacher, author, and farmer. He has a master's degree in theology from Harvard University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Toronto. Formerly a program director at a major Canadian hospital and medical-school assistant professor, Stephen is now a sought-after workshop leader, speaker, and consultant to palliative care and hospice organizations. He is the founder of The Orphan Wisdom School in Canada and the subject of the documentary film Griefwalker.

This event is FREE* and everyone is invited.
reservations recommended via Brown Paper Tickets
*reservations are SOLD OUT...please get in touch about waiting list (10/2/15)

Phyllis Bennis: 'Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror' - September 30th

Time Tested Books
is pleased to annouce
Phyllis Bennis
presenting/discussing her new book
Understanding ISIS and
the New Global War on Terror

Wednesday, September 30th, at 7:00pm


The US is back at war. A new version of what was once known as George W. Bush's “global war on terror” has become the central component of American foreign policy. The US/NATO assault on Libya in 2011, thousands of troops on the ground in Iraq, plans to keep combat troops in Afghanistan, drone wars rising in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere—and now new air wars are underway against ISIS and others in Iraq, Syria and perhaps beyond.

In this newest addition to Interlink’s wide-ranging Understanding Global Issues series, Phyllis Bennis asks and answers the basic questions facing so many Americans: What is ISIS? Why are they so violent? Should Obama have kept troops in Iraq? Is ISIS the same as al-Qaeda? Can you really go to war against terror? How should the US respond to ISIS violence? What dangers lie ahead? Without jargon, in an easy-to-use Frequently Asked Questions format, Bennis sorts through the hype to get to the root of this newest edition of the continuing global war on terror.

On Wednesday, September 30, Phyllis will discuss this new book as well as the Iran nuclear deal and other current events in the Middle East and around the world.

Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She writes and speaks widely on US wars and foreign policy and is the author of numerous books including Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terror. She plays a leading role in US and global movements against wars and occupation.

This event is FREE and all are welcome.