Petaluma’s quarterly Aqus speakeasy literary saloon
Summer Aqus Speakeasy Literary Saloon Staff Selections: Booksellers read their favorites @ Aqus Cafe, Petaluma CA. Gather. Eat. Drink. Be fascinated. With host Ransom Stephens. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7-9 p.m. @ Aqus Admission: $5 (if I have the audacity to collect it) Programme: Andy Ross, Cody’s Books Aubury Doherty, Copperfield’s Sebastopol Michael Bearden, Petaluma Paperbacks Ross Lockhart, Copperfield’s Petaluma ATTN: WRITERS! Bring a humorous poem, we’ll have as many open mic slots (4 min. each) as will fit! About the booksellers: Andy Ross owned the legendary Cody’s Books in Berkeley for 30 years. He sold more than 10 million books and hosted 5000+ literary events. When Cody’s was fire- bombed for carrying Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, Cody’s became the first victim of  Islamic  terrorism in the US. They never stopped selling that book. Andy is now a literary agent. www.andyrossagency.com  Aubury Doherty grew up in Sebastopol and Copperfield’s was the first bookstore she ever shopped in. When she returned from a stint in Italy, she came back to her favorite store. She reads fantasy, romance, and fun fiction. Science and technical computer books are also on her hobby read list. Michael Bearden is a lifelong book addict. He moved to Petaluma in 1980 and became a regular customer at Paperbacks Unlimited—exchanging bags of read books and a few bucks for bags of unread books—and then, in 2003 he decided buy them all! Now that he owns Petaluma Paperbacks, he spends his days helping other readers find what they’re looking for. http://petalumapaperbacks.com  Ross E. Lockhart is an author, anthologist, bookseller, editor, and publisher. A lifelong fan of supernatural, fantastic, speculative, and weird fiction, Lockhart is a veteran of small-press publishing, having edited scores of well-regarded novels of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. http://www.haresrocklots.com/
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