Friday, September 21, 2012

Book Passage Heads to Telegraph Avenue

Book Passage may be across the bay, but we feel like we’re smack dab in the middle of Telegraph Avenue these days. That’s because Pulitzer winner (and Book Passage favorite) Michael Chabon’s newest novel, Telegraph Avenue, hit our shelves this month.

To celebrate its publication, Mr. Chabon and his wife, author Ayelet Waldman, have offered to match any donations made to the Scholarmatch website through Thursday, September 25. Simply enter the code “BROKELAND2012” when making a donation. By donating you will not only be helping students achieve their dreams of going to college, you’ll also be entered to win a one-of-a-kind Telegraph Avenue 8-Track mixed tape and player. Click here to learn more and submit your donation.

And if that’s not enough musical inspiration for a book about a record store, Book Passage is also jamming to the incredible Telegraph Avenue Spotify playlist. Featuring tracks like “Trespasser” by Bad Medicine and “No Thing On Me” by Curtis Mayfield, this collection of tunes is the soundtrack of choice for reading your new copy of Telegraph Avenue. You can access the playlist by clicking here or listening to the tracks embedded below (please note: you open the playlist externally, you must have Spotify, which can be downloaded for free here).

Finally, Mr. Chabon may make his home in Berkeley, but we asked him to brave the bridge and give us a taste of Telegraph Avenue here in Corte Madera. Mr. Chabon will read, answer questions and sign books at our Corte Madera location on Monday, September 24. To learn more about reserving a seat for this event, click here. To request a signed copy of Telegraph Avenue, buy a copy from Book Passage and be sure to note your autograph preference in the comments field.

And remember, books are like vinyl: they never die.

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