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C.W. Gortner at Village House of Books! And Other February News!

Village House of Books is wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Valentine’s Day. We’re having several totally exciting events to end the month and to start March.

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Thank you everyone who came for supporting Disney Reads Day! We appreciate your support at Village House of Books.
Our guest, Queen Elsa, is available for your parties, please check out Razzberry Lips to see how you can bring some royal flair to your own event!

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Don’t forget Valentine’s Day!

Please make your orders by Wednesday, February 10th to make sure your favorite Valentine’s Day book will be here in the store. We still have copies of our favorite Valentine’s Day books here in the store, but don’t wait until it’s too late to order something for your special someone!

Thursday, February 18th
6:30 PM

Vatican Princess

Village House of Books is so proud to announce that C.W. Gortner will be coming to Village House of Books on the 18th. We’re so excited to invite this incredible spinner of historical fiction tales to our store.

His latest book, The Vatican Princess, bring the infamous Lucrezia Borgia to life in a story that is willing to put the woman in the context of the dark, brutal Borgia family. He ignore the easy image of her as a villainess to focus on Lucrezia’s incredible, indeed, perhaps heroic will to survive. Come meet him for an evening of conversation and stories right here in Los Gatos.

February 23rd
The TARDIS Returns
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Dr. Who fans, get out your colored pencils! The Doctor Who Adult Coloring Book is materializing on February 23rd and it’s only set to land if you grab the phone and call for the Doctor at Village House of Books. 

Tuesday, March 1st
6:30 PM

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We’re ecstatic to announce that Los Gatos Library is holding a virtual chat via Google Chat with Marissa Meyer at Los Gatos Libary at 6:30 on March the 1st. Bring your questions about how she writes and how to keep classic stories fresh with a virtual conversation with Marissa Meyer. Be sure to order any part of the series you are missing here at Village House of Books. We guarantee that library copies will be swiftly checked out as we get closer to March, so make sure you get yours from Village first!

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Rolling Through January With Village House of Books

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Dave Newhouse Pre-Superbowl Talk!

January 28th at 7 PM
The New Museum of Los Gatos is bringing author Dave Newhouse to talk about his book Before the Dynasty: The Dark Days of the 49ers, to prepare for the first Santa Clara Super Bowl! Order a copy of Before The Dynasty today to make sure it will arrive for the event!

Dave Newhouse will be at the New Museum on Thursday night, the 28th at 7:00 PM.


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Mike Wu!

We’re so excited to get the latest book illustrated by Mike Wu in the store. Come and check out the Ooodlethunks, a new series featuring the artwork of Mike Wu. The first book in this new series focuses on a young girl named Oona who finds an egg and wants to protect and bring it to birth. She has to overcome the efforts of everyone else in her family who want a piece of the egg for themselves.

 

Disney Reads Day!


Disney Stores around the country are doing a special in-store event set on February 6th, Disney Reads day. This event is about making sure books are available for kids at all income levels.

In that spirit, please bring your gently loved children’s books to Village House of Books. We team with the San Jose Giants organization to get these books to children who are not as lucky as we are.

Our Disney Reads day will include a special visit from our own beloved Book Fairy. Avoid the long lines at the Oakridge Disney store (and terrible Super Bowl traffic around the bay area) and spend the day here at your local book store!

The event will be starting at 2 PM, including an appearance of a one-time offer mystery book. This book has original art and is signed by a Pixar animator just for Disney Reads day at Village House of Books.

It’s Starting To Look Like Valentine’s Day at Village House of Books!

Village House of Books is offering many excellent books and gifts for your special someone. Here are the list of our staff’s favorite Valentine’s day books! Here’s some inspirations for the perfect book for your special someone.

     

Steve: One Summer, 1927 by Bill Bryson

Cheryl: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Kendrick: Consider Love by Sandra Boynton

Dashiell: Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis

Book Fairy: Love Monster by Rachel Bright

 

Thank you for supporting Village House of Books, and we hope to see you once again here on Main Street!

 

 

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Can you find my yellow Balloon December 19th at 12:00 PM

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Hello lovely Village House of Books audience, we’ve just had a late announced guest! Tiffany Papageorge will be spending time with us in Village House of Books on Saturday the 19th from 12-2!

Christmas is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends, but not every Christmas time is equally jolly. If you’ve had or are currently celebrating a Christmas where you’ve lost someone or something special, My Yellow Balloon is the book for you!

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Tiffany Papageorge is a Los Gatos-area actress and is the author of this, her first children’s book, My Yellow Balloon. She’ll be here on Saturday, December 19th to answer questions about her book and sign copies.

This is an informal event, no sign-up is necessary.

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A Special Holiday Message from Village House of Books

insideoutgrouphugThanksgiving is a time for all of us to celebrate being with family.  

Thank you so much for making Village House of Books part of your Los Gatos family! Thanksgiving blessings from all of us!

Village House of Books is very thankful for our two guests joining us in December! 

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Vanessa Diffenbaugh, New York Times Best-Selling Author of We Never Asked For Wings and The Language of Flowers is coming to Village House of Books for an evening of conversation, wine and hors d’oeuvres on December 2nd at 7 PM.

$30 Basic Ticket to join us
$46 Entry plus a copy of paperback Language of Flowers to be signed
$57 Entry plus a copy of hardcover We Never Asked For Wings to be signed

For more details, check the event’s facebook page.

There’s just one more event to talk about, and it is…

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Right on Cue, Joy! Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions Illustrator Jerrod Maruyama is coming to Village House of Books on December 12th at 2 PM

Come and join the Book Fairy and Jerrod Maruyama as Jerrod talks about his art and drawing his versions of the famous emotions!

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Premium Event: An Evening With Vanessa Diffenbaugh December 2nd at 7

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An Evening With Vanessa Diffenbaugh

December 2nd at 7 PM

Vanessa Diffenbaugh will be coming to the Village House of Books store in downtown Los Gatos on December 2nd and we’d like you to join us! Mrs. Diffenbaugh is the New York Time Bestselling author of the Language of Flowers and We Never Asked for Wings. She will be with us to enjoy a night of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation.

This is a premium event, which means we will not be accepting entry at the door without the tickets. Please step in the store and sign up or call the store to be put on the list. The event will be very limited so hurry in and sign up before it gets completely sold out!

We are offering two packages for guests coming to the event. If you are part of a book club who read one or both of her books (they’re really fabulous) together, please contact the store for information about group rates!

$46 Entry plus a copy of paperback Language of Flowers to be signed
$57 Entry plus a copy of hardcover We Never Asked For Wings to be signed

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Jerrod Maruyama is coming to Village House of Books on December 12th!

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Do The Holidays Really Make You Want To Scream?
We’ve Got The Antidote For Your Holiday Ills!

Box of Mixed Emotions Illustrator Jerrod Maruyama is coming to Village House of Books!

December 12th at 2 PM

We had so much fun here with Mike Wu that we wanted to get another children’s book creator, and we’ve found Jerrod Maruyama! He’s going to come to the store on December 12th and talk about the book he illustrated, The Box Of Mixed Emotions. Please sign up now to let us know how many smiling faces we will see. You can sign up in the store on the poster or by phone or email to Village House of Books. We promise there won’t be anything scary, not even a bear! The Book Fairy will be there as well! Make sure to ask her what her favorite emotion is. Run now before this event passes you by! 

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WAIT! Fear, come back! Catch up with Fear at Village House of books so you can sign up too to join us on December 12th at 2 PM. Have your favorite emotion book signed!

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The Martian at New Museum of Los Gatos

The Martian: October 29th at 2015

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Thank you everyone who attended our The Martian Event at the New Museum in Los Gatos! Andy Weir joined almost 150 fans at the NUMU to discuss his book, The Martian, and sign copies of the said book.

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We had a wonderful time, and Andy Weir answered a slew of questions from our bright and lively audience, and Andy had us rolling in our seats as he regaled us with stories of his scientific inaccuracies, his discomforts with fame and the film adaptation, and naming characters after Red Sox reporters. Thank you Andy for taking time to answer so many audience questions!

The event took place in the lovely New Museum of Los Gatos, and many of our guests were able to sit in the beautiful new space exhibit

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or take a peek at the virtual martian surface in the front room.

We learned so much about the process of creating the Martian and much more about Andy Weir. He even answered questions about Doctor Who (disappointing the Matt Smith ladies in the room, his favorite modern Doctor is David Tennant) and took several pictures with the Village House of Books staff.

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Thanks so much for everyone for making it an unforgettable evening!

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Next In-Store Event – Illustrator Day with Jerrod Maruyama

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Come To Our Next Event with Illustrator Jerrod Maruyama!

Don’t Cry Because You Missed Our Last Event!

Box of Mixed Emotions Illustrator Jerrod Maruyama is coming to Village House of Books!

December 12th at 2 PM

We had so much fun here with Mike Wu that we wanted to get another children’s book creator, and we’ve found Jerrod Maruyama! He’s going to come to the store on December 12th and talk about the book he illustrated, The Box Of Mixed Emotions. Bring your kids and your own mixed up emotions! We promise, no tears!

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Pixar’s Sadness from Inside Out

But…I like crying. It helps me slow down and obsess over life’s problems.”

Well, Sadness can cry, but you don’t have to if you join us on December 12th! Don’t miss out!