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Upcoming In-Store Events - November:


We are so very happy to annouce our participation in your Davis ArtAbout experience, with this month's featured local artist Naomi Bautista!

Refreshments will be available from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. on November 9th while you enjoy Naomi's engaging impressionistic artwork!

Previews of her beautiful artwork can be seen in our main store location (617 2nd St. Davis) beginning Friday, November 9th.

Click here to see more of her work on her website.

Explore downtown through the Davis ArtAbout webpage by clicking here.


The Avid Reader is happy to welcome Andy Furillo and latest title The First Year on Thursday, November 15th at 7:30 p.m.!


We're excited to welcome Davis authors James and Penelope Shackelford for a special presentation of their fascinating book, The Glass of Wine: The Science, Technology, and Art of Glassware for Transporting and Enjoying Wine, on Friday, November 16th at 7:30 p.m., as well as a wine tasting for audience members!


The Avid Reader is enthused to have Rae Rankin and latest children's picture book Cowgirl Christmas this holiday season for a reading, coloring, and signing event on Saturday, November 17th at 1 p.m.!



We are looking forward to event with UCD professor Nathaniel Williams, and latest literary criticism, Gears and God: Technocratic Fiction, Faith, and Empire in Mark Twain's America (American Lit Realism & Naturalism), on Saturday, November 17th at 7:30 p.m.

A revealing study of the connections between nineteenth-century technological fiction and American religious faith. 


The Avid Reader Book Club

This Month's Selection: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

The Avid Reader Book Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at The Avid Reader Bookstore at 617 Second Street, downtown Davis.

This group of avid readers has been meeting for several years now. Join us for some great reads and lively discussion. We read everything from fiction to non-fiction and are always looking for interesting books on and off the bestseller lists. The Avid Reader bookstore in Davis will be providing the month's book club picks at 20% off for anyone interested whether you are a member or not.

Free to join & No list to sign up!


The Avid Reader is happy to welcome back Scott Evans for a holiday sit-&-sign with his latest novel The Caribbean Prisoner! Join us Friday, November 30th from 6:30p.m.-8:30 p.m., just after the Davis Downtown Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, to get a signed copy to help you check off everyone on your shopping list this holiday season!

Click here to read more about The Caribbean Prisoner