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Shelf Life: Author talks, including Lindsey Vonn at Unity Boulder, event for Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ turning 100

Boulder County author visits, book signings and virtual events

Lindsey Vonn will visit Unity Boulder on Saturday to discuss her new book “Rise: My Story.”
Lindsey Vonn will visit Unity Boulder on Saturday to discuss her new book “Rise: My Story.”
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Book events

Lindsey Vonn will speak at an event with a Q&A about her life, career and new memoir, “Rise: My Story,” at 3 p.m. Saturday at Unity of Boulder, 2855 Folsom St.; $34.21 tickets include a pre-signed copy of her book; boulderbookstore.net.

Julie Hedlund will sign “Over, Bear! Under, Where?” at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in a free kid’s event at Boulder Book Store; registration required; boulderbookstore.net.

From Our Shelves, a Boulder Book Store fiction book club, will discuss “The Mountains Sing” by Nguyen Phan Que Mai at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Boulder Book Store’s Upper North Room; boulderbookstore.net.

Boulder reading series Static Parade showcases University of Colorado Boulder student work from the creative writing grad program at 6 p.m. Jan. 26; Trident Booksellers & Cafe; tridentcafe.com.

Alison Ames will discuss “To Break a Covenant” with Boulder Book Store’s Arsen Kashkashian and KGNU’s Maeve Conran on the air at KGNU at 9 a.m. Jan. 27; boulderbookstore.net.

Nederland Community Library is hosting a special event for the 100th anniversary of the printing of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” commemorating the influential and controversial book. Headlined by Boulder Joyce scholar Reed Bye, the event will feature a short film, light refreshments and more;  6-8 p.m. Feb. 2; Nederland Community Library, 200 Highway 72, Nederland; registration required at bit.ly/UlyssesinNed

Stephanie Dueger will sign “Preparing for Parenthood: 55 Essential Conversations for Couples Becoming Families” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at Boulder Book Store; $5; boulderbookstore.net.

First Thursdays Book Group meets the first Thursday of each month and will discuss “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century” by Jessica Bruder; 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at Longmont Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont; bit.ly/3yntJIT.

Delanie Holton-Fessler, author of “Maker Camp: Heritage Crafts & Skill-Building Projects for Kids,” will help kids create mini-junk robots at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at Boulder Book Store; free; registration required; boulderbookstore.net.

Danae Shanti will sign “Wise Inside: 7 Easy Steps to Access Your Intuition & Live with Confidence” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at Boulder Book Store; $5; boulderbookstore.net.

Second Mondays Book Group meets at the second Monday of each month and will discuss “Less: A Novel” by Andrew Sean Greer at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Longmont Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont; bit.ly/3yntJIT.

Josiah Hesse will sign “Runner’s High: How a Movement of Cannabis-Fueled Athletes Is Changing the Science of Sports” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Boulder Book Store; $5; boulderbookstore.net.

Heather Mateus Sappenfield will sign “The River Between Hearts” at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Boulder Book Store for a free kid’s event; registration required; boulderbookstore.net.

The Longmont Book Club will discuss the final part of its “Big Book” series, finishing up discussion of “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 5 at Barbed Wire Books; meetup.com/thelongmontbookclub.

Pints and Pages, an adult book club, meets at various restaurants and breweries in the Erie area once a month on the second Tuesday; 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Erie Community Library, 400 Powers Street, Erie; mylibrary.us/erie.

Boulder’s “So, You’re a Poet” productions will present Jack Kerouac’s 100th Birthday Reading and Celebration with two events: Part I at 8:30 p.m. March 7, Part II at 8:30 p.m. March 14; Wesley Foundation United Methodist Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., Boulder; beatbookshop.com.

Virtual

James Balog will sign “The Human Element: A Time Capsule from the Anthropocene” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 via Zoom; $5; boulderbookstore.net.

The World’s Best Books Bookclub, a Boulder Book Store classics club, will be discussing “A House for Mr. Biswas” by V. S. Naipaul at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 via Zoom; boulderbookstore.net.

Isabel Allende will discuss “Violeta” at 5 p.m. Jan. 29 via Zoom; $28-$40; boulderbookstore.net.

Marie Benedict will discuss “Her Hidden Genius” with guest Nathalia Holt at 7 p.m. Feb. 2 via Zoom; free; registration required; boulderbookstore.net.

The Living Poets Society will discuss “Sight Lines” by Arthur Sze at 5 p.m. Feb. 8 via Zoom; boulderbookstore.net.

Longmont librarians will discuss “Being A Human: Adventures in Forty Thousand Years of Consciousness” by Charles Foster on the Book Chatter Podcast on Feb. 11; via podcast apps.

Awards

Nominations for the 16th annual High Plains Book Awards will be accepted through March 12. The awards recognize regional authors and/or literary works that examine and reflect life on the High Plains, a region that includes Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and provinces in Canada; Nominated books must be published for the first time in 2021; More info at highplainsbookawards.org.

Book stores

Barbed Wire Books, 504 Main St., Longmont, 303-827-3620, barbedwirebooks.org, new and used titles

Barnes and Noble, 2999 Pearl St., Boulder, barnesandnoble.com, new titles

Beat Book Shop, 1200 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-444-7111, beatbookshop.com, used and antique titles

The Bookworm, 3175 28th St., Boulder, 303-449-3765, boulderbookworm.com, used titles

Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net, new titles

Inkberry Books, 7960 Niwot Road, Suite B-3, Niwot, 720-412-1548, inkberrybooks.com; new and used titles

Juniper Books, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Boulder, 303-946-1494; juniperbooks.com; hand-assembled new titles

Lighthouse Bookstore, 1201 Pearl St. Mall, Boulder, 303-939-8355, lighthousebookstoreofboulder.com; metaphysical titles

The Read Queen Bookstore and Cafe, 129 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 303-974-5978, thereadqueen.com, new and used titles

Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-443-3133, tridentcafe.com, new and used titles

Used Book Emporium, 346 Main St., Longmont, 303-776-6561, usedbookemporium.net, new and used titles

The Wandering Jellyfish, 198 2nd Ave., Niwot, bookshop.org/shop/ twjbookshop, young adult and children’s new titles

Interested local authors can submit new books to the Author Spotlight at bit.ly/BoulderCountyAuthors. Book stores can submit book events to features@prairiemountainmedia with “book event” in the subject line.

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