Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park, Calif., may not be back entirely—the revamped store will open later this month—but it has already scheduled an active events series and is launching Kepler’s Arts & Lectures on September 25 with Salman Rushdie in conversation with Tobias Wolff. Other participating authors this fall include T. C. Boyle, Michael Chabon, and Jasper Fforde.
“We’re delighted to build on Kepler’s tradition of offering high-quality literary events to the community,” said Praveen Madan, co-owner of both Kepler’s and The Booksmith in Berkeley. “Based on extensive community feedback we have planed an active events season with many author events, book club discussions, writing classes, book swaps, and author visits to schools.”
The Kepler’s series, which is being produced under the bookstore’s nonprofit arm, is based on the three-year-old Berkeley Arts & Letters program, founded by Melissa Mytinger and Madan. The Berkeley series is community-supported and produced in conjunction with The Booksmith, sister store to Kepler’s; Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, the Hillside Club, the Berkeley City Club, the Berkeley Public Library, and the East Bay Express.
Editor's Note: Due to a production error, an old Kepler's story ran in yesterday's PW Daily.