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Sacramento, CA 95811 // USA
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Store Hours:
11am - 7pm Monday-Saturday
11am - 3pm Sunday
(We're usually open late for 2nd Saturday)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Wednesday Nov. 9 - Mary Mackey presents 'The Village of Bones: Sabalah's Tale'

Time Tested Books
is pleased to welcome back
Mary Mackey
reading & signing her new novel
The Village of Bones: Sabalah's Tale
Wednesday, November 9th, 7:00pm 

A perilous journey, a stunning prophecy, a dangerous love that could destroy humankind: In 4386 B.C., a young priestess named Sabalah conceives a magical child with a mysterious stranger named Arash. Sabalah names the child Marrah. This child will save the Goddess-worshiping people of Europe from marauding nomad invaders called Beastmen, but only if her mother can keep her alive long enough to grow up. Warned by the Goddess in a vision of the coming invasion, Sabalah flees west with Arash to save her baby daughter, only to discover that she is running into the arms of her worst enemies. In the dark forests of northern Europe, other human-like species left over from the Ice Age still exist.

"Mary Mackey’s The Village of Bones gives us the vivid adventures of The Clan of the Cave Bear, the magic of The Mists of Avalon and Lord of the Rings, and the beauty of Avatar. Filled with the belief that love drives out fear, it contains stunning twists that will leave you wanting more."
--Dorothy Hearst, author of the Wolf Chronicles

Mary Mackey is a retired professor from the Sacramento State English Department where she taught creative writing and film for over 30 years. She is the author of fourteen novels, several of which have appeared on the New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller Lists. She has also written seven volumes of poetry, including Sugar Zone, winner of the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. Mackey’s novels have been translated into twelve languages including Japanese, Russian, Hebrew, Greek, and Finnish. Also a screenwriter, she has sold feature-length scripts to Warner Brothers as well as independent film companies.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Arturo Mantecón & Gilberto Rodriguez - October 26th

Time Tested Books
is proud to present
Poets Arturo Mantecón
& Gilberto Rodriguez
with musical accompaniment by Arturo Balderrama
 Wednesday, October 26th, 7:00pm

Arturo Mantecón

Local poets Arturo Mantecón and Gilberto Rodriguez will be reading the work of two renowned Spanish poets, Leopoldo María Panero and Francisco Ferrer Lerín.

Francisco Ferrer Lerín (Barcelona, 1942) is undoubtedly one of the most original and "problematic" poets of the second half of the twentieth century. His literary ability was manifest at an early age, and he was marked as serious poetic talent.

Then began a period of silence starting in 1971--only broken in 1987 by the publication of his third and last book of poems and in 2005 by the publication of his novel "Níquel". He departed from the literary world to pursue the study of ornithology becoming, in the process one of the world's great experts on the subject of the vultures, ravens, and magpies.

Leopoldo María Panero (1948-2014) was arguably the greatest Spanish poet after García Lorca. Confined to insane asylums for the greater part of his life, he believed himself to be the reincarnation of Charles Baudelaire. He was, in his own words, as intelligent as Nietzche, and he wrote with the same sort of prophetic vehemence as did that great German philosopher.

Rodríguez and Mantecón will also present their own work in addition to reading the translated poems of Panero and Ferrer Lerín.

This event is FREE and everyone is invited.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Scholarshare Children's Book Festival at Fairytale Town - September 24th-25th

Time Tested Books
is proud to be the official bookseller for the
16th Annual
ScholarShare Children's Book Festival
@ Fairytale Town
Saturday & Sunday
September 24 & 25
10AM - 4PM

Guests receive FREE admission both days
thanks to generous support from ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

More info here & on facebook

Be sure to stop by our table:
we'll be selling books by featured authors/illustrators
as well as other new & used kids' books.

Fairytale Town
3901 Land Park Drive,
Sacramento, CA 95822


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Robert Wyss reading/signing 'The Man Who Built the Sierra Club' - September 22nd

Time Tested Books
is pleased to present
Robert Wyss
reading & signing his new book
The Man Who Built the Sierra Club:
A Life of David Brower
Thursday, September 22nd, 7:00pm 


David Brower (1912–2000) was a central figure in the modern environmental movement. His leadership, vision, and elegant conception of the wilderness forever changed how we approach nature. In many ways, he was a twentieth-century Thoreau. Brower transformed the Sierra Club into a national force that challenged and stopped federally sponsored projects that would have dammed the Grand Canyon and destroyed hundreds of millions of acres of our nation's wilderness. To admirers, he was tireless, passionate, visionary, and unyielding. To opponents and even some supporters, he was contentious and polarizing.

As a young man growing up in Berkeley, California, Brower proved himself a fearless climber of the Sierra Nevada's dangerous peaks. After serving in the Tenth Mountain Division during World War II, he became executive director of the Sierra Club. The Man Who Built the Sierra Club explores Brower's role as steward of the modern environmental movement. His passionate advocacy destroyed lifelong friendships and, at times, threatened his goals. Yet his achievements remain some of the most important triumphs of the conservation movement. What emerges from this unique portrait is a rich and robust profile of a leader who took up the work of John Muir and, along with Rachel Carson, made environmentalism the cause of our time.

About the Author:
Robert Wyss
is associate professor of journalism at the University of Connecticut and a journalist who has written for the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Yankee, and the Providence Journal. He is the author of Covering the Environment: How Journalists Work the Green Beat (2007).

This event is FREE & all are welcome.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

David Kulczyk reading/signing 'California's Deadliest Women' - September 8th

 Time Tested Books 
is proud to present
David Kulczyk
Reading & Signing
California's Deadliest Women
Thursday, September 8th, 7:00pm 


We like to think of women as nurturers, not murderers, but women do kill. California’s Deadliest Women is the definitive guide to the murderesses of the Golden State, a horrifying compendium of women driven to kill by jealousy, greed, desperation, or their own inner demons. From Brynn Hartman, who killed her husband, comedian Phil Hartman, to chemist Larissa Shuster, who dissolved her husband in acid, to dominatrix Omaima Aree Nelson, who cooked and ate her husband, the 28 women profiled in California’s Deadliest Women show that the fairer sex can be as evil―and as deadly―as any man.

About the Author:  

David Kulczyk (pronounced Coal-check) is a Sacramento-based crime historian. He was born in Bay City, Michigan, in 1958, and grew up in nearby Linwood. He spent his twenties as a musician, his thirties as a bike messenger, his forties making money, and his fifties writing books. His work has appeared in The SF Guardian, The East Bay Express, Madison Magazine, Maximum Ink Music Magazine, Pop Culture Press, the Seattle Times and the Sacramento News and Review. Kulczyk has written three other books, “California Justice: Shootouts, Lynchings and Assassinations in the Golden State,” “Death In California: The Bizarre, Freakish, and Just Curious Ways People Die in the Golden State,” and “California’s Fruits, Flakes and Nuts: True Tales of California Crazies, Crackpots and Creeps.” He has a B.A. in History from California State University, Sacramento.

Illustrator Olaf Jens was born in Vlijmen, The Netherlands. He studied art at Artibus in Utrecht, and at the Koninklijke Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving in Den Bosch. Over the years his work has graced in various magazines, newspapers, posters, and LPs from numerous record labels, including Crypt, Sellwood, Amok, Coffee Addict, Southern Routes, Trailer Park, and Slovenly Records. He currently lives in Grass Valley, California.

This event is FREE and everyone is welcome!  

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Kate Carroll de Gutes: 'Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear' - June 16th

 Time Tested Books 
is proud to welcome
Kate Carroll de Gutes
Reading & Signing
Thursday, June 16, 7:00pm

  Kate Carroll de Gutes is the author of Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, winner of the 2016 Oregon Book Award in creative nonfiction and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.  You can learn more about Kate and signup for her critically acclaimed blog, 
“The Authenticity Experiment,” by texting the word "authentic" to 66-866.

This event is FREE and everyone is invited. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Shaun Griffin presents 'Anthem For a Burnished Land' - May 12th

Time Tested Books 
is pleased to present
Shaun Griffin
Thursday, May 12th, 7:00pm
Reading & Signing 
Anthem for a Burnished Land

Anthem for a Burnished Land is an engaging account of life in one of America’s most storied places, full of powerful insights into the town’s past and present and often moving stories about its varied residents. Griffin is one of the West’s highly admired poets, and his memoir reveals his brilliance as a memoirist and reporter of life on the rim of the Great Basin, one of the continent’s emptiest, most beautiful, and most threatened places.

Shaun T. Griffin is the co-founder and director of Community Chest, a rural social justice agency serving northwestern Nevada since 1991. Limberlost Press released Driving the Tender Desert Home (chapbook—poems) in 2014. He edited From Sorrow’s Well—The Poetry of Hayden Carruth, published by the University of Michigan Press in 2013. This Is What the Desert Surrenders: New and Selected Poems, came out from Black Rock Press in 2012. For over three decades, he and his wife Debby have lived in Virginia City.

This event is FREE and everyone is invited!