The Book Haven

Salida's Independent Bookstore

Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 6:00
Sunday 11:00 - 5:00

The regular monthly Dies Librorum events will be held July, August, and September. Then, I will be switching to a quarterly event on the second Saturday. The first of these will be held on December 10th. These will be all-day events, with appetizers and refreshments. To date, we already have 7 authors who will be present and selling their books in December!

Thursday, August 18th, 7:30: Q and A Book Signing event with Eleanor Brown, author of Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris.

Saturday, August 20th, 1:00 - 4:00; Informal Book signing event with Arlene Shovald, author of Presumed Dead and Let Your Dreams Be Your Doctor and Ahni Atkins, author of Beyond the Road (children's book) and The God Magic Within You.

Monday, August 29th, 7:00: Presentation by Ginny TrierWeiler, "We're Doing It All Wrong -- How to Nurture the Native Intelligence of the Young Child."

Tuesday, August 30th, 7:00: A performance in 2 parts with Laura Thomas, Who Am I Without You; transforming grief through storytelling (a riveting theatrical performance) and sharing (audience participation).

RSVP always appreciated!

The Book Haven will be hosting Eleanor Brown, author of The Weird Sisters and The Light of Paris, on Thursday, August 18 at 7:30

Following her presentation, there will be a Q and A and book-signing. The Book Haven was delighted to host Eleanor Brown after The Weird Sisters was published and we feel honored to be part of her Colorado tour with her new novel. RSVP Appreciated!

Inspired by her own grandmother’s experiences abroad in 1920s Paris, Eleanor Brown’s The Light of Paris, is a brilliant dual tale about the critical importance of living a meaningful, authentic life.

One storyline follows a young woman’s adventures in Jazz Age Paris including her romantic liaison with a dashing French artist and her fiery defiance of her disapproving parents, something quite extraordinary among nice young ladies of the time.

The second storyline, set in the present, focuses on a promising thirty-four-year-old artist who has ceded her creative life—her entire life in fact--to a controlling, dispassionate spouse only to struggle to find the courage to reclaim it.

Weaving the story into a rich tapestry, The Light of Paris probes the joys and risks of living life on our own terms, of defying the rules that hold us back from our dreams, and of becoming the people we are meant to be.

For 2016

Lunch in the Living Room will begin in January and be served through April on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at noon. Meals are gluten-free, meat-free, and dairy-free, $10.

Dies Librorum will continue to be a festival during the “shoulder months” of January through May, but it will feature a wider variety of artists--authors, musicians, poets—and will end up on various dates.

We will continue to carry music accessories, office supplies, as well as cards, journals, maps, and gift items with our many new and used books. We will be adding fax services, $1.00 per page, Tuesday – Friday afternoons. So stay tuned and keep reading!

Enjoy the holidays, the snow, the warmth and joy of the season!