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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Raychel Adler reading & discussing 'Life in Asymmetry' - March 8th

Time Tested Books
 is pleased to present 
 Raychel Kubby Adler
 Reading & Discussing
Life in Asymmetry

 Wednesday, March 8th, at 7:00pm

As a young girl, Raychel Kubby Adler dreamed of having boobies. Wearing a polka-dot bikini top stuffed with Kleenex, she would stare in the mirror envisioning two beautiful coconuts. But in the next 36 years, her outlook shifts, and when she looks in the mirror, all she sees sitting on her chest are ticking time bombs.
Life in Asymmetry tells the story of what happened in between. From the "flatlands" of puberty, across the "boobie mountains" of parenthood, and traversing the "landmines" of genetic breast cancer, Adler illuminates what it means to live with genetic cancer and to be a "previvor"- a person who is predisposed to an illness due to their genetic status. In this dazzling memoir, Adler  examines the interplay of genetics, personal choice and chance that shapes each of our lives and asks us to explore the course of actions we might take when offered a unique glimpse into our possible futures.

By telling her story, Adler brightens the horizon for future generations of previvors, including her two daughters--so that they may know the unmarred beauty of life's asymmetry.  Let them imagine coconuts.

Raychel Kubby Adler lives in Davis, California, with her husband, two daughters and their dog Chewbarka. She holds a Master's in Public Health, is a certified Wellness Coach, teaches cycling classes, runs a conflict management/physical education program, and writes a blog on wellness, parenting and breast cancer.

*Raychel will be featured on Capital Public Radio's "Insight" program on Monday, March 6th, discussing the book. Tune in from 9-10am or 7-8pm to listen!

This event is FREE and all are welcome!  

Saturday, January 14, 2017

William D. McPoil reading/signing brand-new book 'Sacramento Baseball' - March 2nd

Time Tested Books
is pleased to present
William D. McPoil
reading, discussing & signing Sacramento Baseball
Thursday, March 2nd, 7:00pm

Sacramento has enjoyed baseball since the Gold Rush. As early as 1869, the first professional baseball team in America, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, came to Sacramento and played against a locally organized team. A few years later, the Sacramento team joined the California League to compete against those from San Francisco and Oakland, becoming a charter member of the newly formed Pacific Coast League in 1903. All the while, children and adults alike were picking up the sport in the many parks, sandlots and schoolyards throughout the city. In the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, amateur and sponsored teams competed against each other for trophies and bragging rights. Then, in the 1950s, Little League, Babe Ruth League and American Legion Baseball flourished.

William D. McPoil is a lifelong resident of Sacramento. He graduated from McClatchy High School and holds a master of arts in history from CSU Sacramento. After retiring from the Sacramento Police Department, he worked as a labor negotiator and taught US history at the Sacramento campuses of Golden Gate University and Chapman University College.

This event is FREE & all are welcome.

Tim Stroshane on "Drought, Water Law, and the Origins of California's Central Valley Project" - February 23rd

 Time Tested Books 
is pleased to present
Tim Stroshane
reading & discussing his new book
Drought, Water Law and the Origins of 
California's Central Valley Project 
Thursday, February 23rd 7:00 p.m.

Drought, Water Law, and the Origins of California's Central Valley Project describes how water rights were designed as a key part of the state's largest public water system, the Central Valley Project. Along sixty miles of the San Joaquin River, from Gustine to Mendota, four corporate entities called "exchange contractors" retain paramount water rights to the river.

Their rights descend from the days of the Miller & Lux Cattle Company, which amassed an empire of land and water from the 1850s through the 1920s and protected these assets through business deals and prolific litigation. Miller & Lux's dominance of the river relied on what many in the San Joaquin Valley regarded as wasteful irrigation practices and unreasonable water usage.  Economic and political power in California's present water system was born of this monopoly on water control.  Stroshane explains how drought and legal conflict shaped statewide economic development and how the grand bargain of a San Joaquin River water exchange was struck from this monopoly legacy, setting the stage for future water wars.

Tim Stroshane received his MA in city planning from the University of California, Berkeley. An independent scholar who has studied the water, economy, and environment of California since 1980, he has worked professionally in environmental consulting, for the city of Berkeley in housing economics and policy, and most recently with environmental nonprofit organizations focused on California and its Bay-Delta Estuary. He lives in Albany, California.

This event is FREE and everyone is invited. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Post-memorial book launch for late Tom Hayden's "HELL NO" - February 21st

Tuesday, February 21  5:30pm
Time Tested Books
is proud to present
HELL NO: The Forgotten Power
of the Vietnam Peace Movement
by the late Tom Hayden
 Discussion/Q&A (following 3:30 memorial event at the Capitol) with:
Tom's wife Barbara Williams, research assistant Emma Taylor, and colleague V. John White, sharing memories and some of Tom's experiences writing this book in the last months of his life.

Copies of Hell No will be available for purchase at the event.

This event is FREE & all are welcome.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ben Ehrenreich reading/discussing 'The Way to the Spring' - February 13th

Time Tested Books
is pleased to present
Ben Ehrenreich
reading & signing his new book
The Way to the Spring:
Life and Death in Palestine
Monday, February 13th, 7:00pm


From 2011-2013, American journalist Ben Ehrenreich lived in different cities of the West Bank, staying with Palestinian families and writing major stories for American outlets including a cover story for The New York Times Magazine. During that time he was also gathering material for his book, The Way to the Spring, which chronicles what he witnessed and experienced there, and places Palestine in the same terrain as the war genre associated with courageous journalism. Ehrenreich’s writing unflinchingly describes how Palestinians in the West Bank live under occupation, how they are ruled by the Israeli military, and how they are constantly harassed by Israeli settlers who admit they are trying to drive them from the land. He shows the ways in which they are forced to negotiate an ever more elaborate and more suffocating series of fences, checkpoints, and barriers that have sundered home from field, and home from home. His writing places us in the footsteps of ordinary Palestinians, transmitting their stories with consummate literary power, making it impossible for readers to turn away.

(For a review of the book click here.)

"Captures events unfolding on the West Bank with sympathy and restraint."
--Colm Tóibín, Irish Times

"I'm gripped by it. Ehrenreich lived with many of those he writes about, and so his story is wonderfully intimate. A mother reading Dan Brown in Arabic. A settler tangled in razor wire. The black socks on a dead man’s feet. For all its politics – and its author is extremely attentive to the way things work (and don’t work) in Palestine – I feel more like I’m involved in a pacy novel than struggling to swallow yet more unpalatable truths."
--Rachel Cooke, The Guardian

"Ehrenreich reveals a Palestine that is defined not by loss, but by 'semi-magical' defiance and vitality. Despite their land 'vanishing beneath their feet,' life continues and, as one young resident puts it, remains 'beautiful.'"
--Claire Hazelton, Financial Times

“An elegant and moving account . . . [Ehrenreich] brings a novelist’s eye to his subject . . .  It should be read by friends and foes of Israel alike.”
--The Economist

Ben Ehrenreich is the author of two novels, Ether and The Suitors. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, and the London Review of Books, among other outlets. A recipient of the National Magazine Award, Ehrenreich lives in Los Angeles.

Copies of The Way to the Spring will be available for purchase at the event.

This event is FREE & all are welcome.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Time Tested Bucks make great gifts! :)

Time Tested Books is proud to present our unique take on the gift certificate. We call them Time Tested Bucks, and you can put different denominations together in any amount for a clever, individualized gift--suitable for any occasion...

Time Tested Bucks can be used to purchase new or used books and records, and can be applied to special orders. They are available in $50, $20, $10, $5, $2, and $1 denominations--each featuring an original drawing of a literary legend rendered by Sacramento artist Miriam Davis.

Stuff a stocking, tuck some into a birthday card, or slip them into books when you pass them along... Good book karma :)

$50 James Joyce

Gift certificates are good for the purchase of 

new or used books and records, and they can be

applied to special orders.

$20 Joan Didion

$10 Toni Morrison

You can make your gift certificate purchase in the store, or call us and we can process your order over the phone.

You can also purchase gift certificates using Paypal (see below). We'll mail them directly to whomever you choose....

$5 Emily Dickinson

$2 Mark Twain

$1 Leo Tolstoy


Thursday, November 17, 2016

John Freeman presents FREEMAN'S: 'Family' - December 2nd

Time Tested Books
is very pleased to welcome back
John Freeman
with Naomi Williams & Garnette Cadogan
Friday, December 2nd, 7:00pm

Freeman’s: Family is the second literary anthology in the series reviewers are calling “bold” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune) and “refreshing” (Chicago Literati). Following a debut issue on the theme of “Arrival,” Freeman circles a new topic whose definition is constantly challenged by the best of our writers: family.

With outstanding, never-before-published pieces of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from literary heavyweights and up-and-coming writers alike, Freeman’s collects the most amusing, heartbreaking, and probing stories emerging today, grouped loosely around a single theme, and announces the arrival of an essential map to the best new writing in the world.

*John will appear in conversation with Naomi Williams and Garnette Cadogan. 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. (JF photo by Deborah Treisman)

This event is free & all are welcome .