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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and ‘Hunger Games’ top sellers of 2012 at Copperfield’s Books

Wondering what the people around you have been reading this year? Vicki DeArmon, marketing and events director for  Copperfield’s Books, has an answer. “For the first time ever, erotic romance dominated the list of the bestselling books of 2012 at Copperfield’s Books,” she said. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” by E.L. James, took the number one spot for books sold this year, claiming 25 percent of the sales for the top 10 books of the year. Add the sequels, “Fifty Shades… Read More »

Two Kings and a Kingsolver

Vicki DeArmon, marketing and events director for Copperfield’s Books, suggests that fall is Sonoma County’s prime time  for royal visitors. Royalty? Qui, three kings. Blues guitarist and singer B.B. King, with more than half a century of blue classsics to his credit, performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. $45-$85. 546-3600, wellsfargocenterarts.org. Laurie R. King, author of the bestselling series of suspense novels about Mary Russell and… Read More »

Author Carlos Ruiz Zafon comes to Montgomery Village

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.” — Carlos Ruiz Zafón The Copperfield’s Books “Authors in the Village Court” series in Montgomery Village will host Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of “The Shadow of the Wind,” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13. Zafón, a Spanish novelist who has lived in Los Angeles since 1993, will talk about his new book, “The Prisoner of Heaven,” with 250 readers in the courtyard in front of  the… Read More »

‘Pure Moxie’ author in Petaluma

Sausalito author and former magazine publisher Leda Sanford will talk about her recently published memoir, “Pure Moxie,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma. In 1975, Sanford became the first woman publisher of a U.S. magazine, she says — the Manhattan-based “American Home,” with a circulation of more than one million, at a time when women rarely occupied corner offices. For more information about Sanford and her book, visit www.puremoxiebook.com. For more information about… Read More »

Rodney Crowell comes to Copperfield’s

Singer and songwriter Rodney Crowell, former husband of Roseanne Cash, is also an author. He’ll be in Santa Rosa to talk about his new book, “Chinaberry Sidewalks,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Copperfield’s Books in Montgomery Village. The book is a memoir about his experiences growing up in Jacinto City, east of Houston. His story includes hurricanes, fishing trips, rock-throwing fights, bow-and-arrow mishaps and a Hank Williams concert he attended when he was only 2 years old. Address:… Read More »

Osprey Orielle Lake speaks at Copperfield’s

Osprey Orielle Lake, artist, environmental activist and author of  “Uprisings from the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature,” will talk about her book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at  Copperfield’s Books, 2316 Montgomery Drive Santa Rosa. Lake is the director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus, on the governing Board of Praxis Peace Institute and an adviser to the International Eco-Cities Standards initiative. Information: (707) 578-8938, www.copperfieldsbooks.com.