The Book Haven

Salida's Independent Bookstore

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

Transformative Exchange Workshop - May 24th 6:00

Learn how to function in the fog of heated exchange.
Communicate boundaries while honoring differences.

Practice deep listening and careful speech.

Discover your inherent leadership qualities.

Join William Martino to field the toughest questions of our time. Learn skills to clear your understanding and fortify your position. Martino is the author of seven books including his new release, “Emotional Hygiene”.

This will be a fun and life transforming experience!

Tuesday, May 24th 6:00 – 8:30
$35, which includes dinner
RSVP Required!
Menu: Miso Soup, Salad greens with strawberries, Thai Coconut Curry Beef (Vegan version available), Chocolate Mousse, Wine.

Claude Bourbon - Medieval & Spanish Blues

Guitar & Songs
Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 PM
$10 RSVP Required!

"Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45"
Bob, Tucson, AZ

“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…”
Altadena News, USA”

We're SO happy that Claude is back on tour! This will be a fantastic performance!
Check out if you don't believe me!


June Dies Librorum - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 6:30

$10 Please bring your own tableware! RSVP Required!

Featured Musician: Bob Campbell, finger style guitar picking, playing, and singing songs from the 60's and 70's as well as original compositions!

Featured Authors:
Atwood Cutting, Where the Moose Once SleptOriginally released in 2015 as "Tales from Sleeping Moose (Alaska)" this new edition contains 300 black and white photographs, and segments taken from letters and journals written by her idealistic parents, who lived as “bush” pioneers in late 20th Century Alaska, and reveals the wonderful, as well as the overwhelmingly-sinister aspect of two forces: Mother Nature and Human Nature.

Michael King, Flossopher Dr. King, a pediatric dentist who uses jokes and magic tricks to entertain his patients, wrote this story about Flossopher, who knows everything about taking care of teeth and Cavidorg, who is always looking for ways to keep Flossopher and his friends from taking care of their teeth. Dr. King is also a stand-up comedian in New York City. (Hopefully he will be visiting Salida, as planned months ago!)

Alicia Brady, Thread One minute she is jumping into a car with her friends getting ready to celebrate their successful performance, the next she is waking up on a hospital bed fighting to live. That is what happens when you end up in the cross fire of a gang fight, and an AK-47 rips your body in half. Afraid, dying, and hundreds of miles away from her family, Alicia Brady Smith struggles to hold onto life by a thread.

Don Brewer, Thunder CanyonThe book is set in 1900; Cripple Creek, Colorado, a gold "boom town." A trio of cousins enter the Mouse Gate at Walt Disney World and travel back in time to assist two Secret Service Operatives investigating a counterfeit gold coin and bar case.

Featured Cuisine: Beef Brisket (Veggie version available!), Potato Salad, Salad Greens with Strawberries, Banana Cake, Wine.

Happy Story Hour - 2nd and 4th Wednesdays
@The Book Haven - 5:00 – 6:00

Wine and appetizers for adults!
Treats and stories for children! (Infant to 8 years old)
RSVP Required • 539-9629•

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!