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748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
805-643-3154

August 2014

Ghosts of Downtown Ventura

August 14, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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On September 26, take the Richard Senate Ghosts of Downtown Ventura tour from 7-9pm. Visit the places where ghosts have been seen and discover why Ventura has such a rich heritage of the paranormal with ghost hunter Richard Senate. The bizarre history of Ventura will be highlighted as well as the stories of haunted places. As the Fall comes—the ghosts will start to come out! Tour starts at the Bank Of Books Bookstore on Main Street Ventura. For information on this tour…

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Day of Authors

August 16, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Meet three authors at Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St. on Saturday August 16th. From 11am-1pm JoAnna Senger signs her book Reservation Ravaged. From 3-5pm Stuart Tower sign his book Branko. From 5-7pm Rita Batchley signs her book Labor Pains. If you have any questions please call Bank of Books at 805-643-3154.

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Book Signing by Craig Shoemaker

August 23, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Stop by Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St. for a book signing by Craig Shoemaker on August 23rd. Shoemaker is the author of Lovemaster’d – A Digital Journey to Ultimate Love and Happiness. Craig Shoemaker attended Temple University in his childhood hometown of Philadelphia. He has a Bachelor's Degree, as well as Doctorate in Humane Letters from California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shoemaker also developed some of his more "purposeful" pursuits by studying for many years at The Agape Spiritual…

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Book Signing by Melissa Hart

August 29, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Melissa Hart stops by Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St. on August 29 from 5:30-7:30pm to sign and chat about her book, Wild Within. Call Bank of Books if you have any questions 805-643-3154

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Haunted Cemetery Tour

August 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Get spooked at the Haunted Cemetery Tour on Friday, August 29 from 7-9. The tour is $5 per person. Discover the history of Cemetery park—Formerly St. Mary's Cemetery and the many who are still buried there. If we can believe the stories the place isn't at peace and many have reported ghosts and strange events! Bring your camera, flashlight and your walking shoes. People have taken ghost pictures! Tour starts at the Bank Of Books Bookstore, 748 E. Main St. For information on this…

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September 2014

Twilight Zone and Science Fiction Weekend

September 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Twilight Zone & Science Fiction weekend at Bank of Books on September 20 from 10am-8pm and the 21st from 10am-5pm. On Saturday, September 20 from 1-3pm writers from the classic tv series The Twilight Zone Earl Hamner Jr and George Clayton Johnson will be at Bank of Books to sign their books The Twilight Zone Scripts and talk about their writing careers in film and television.  Earl Hamner Jr also created the tv series The Waltons and has confirmed his appearance…

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Libby J. Atwater Book Signing

September 27, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Book signing by Libby J. Atwater at Bank of Books on September 27 from 11am-1pm. Author Bio: Libby Atwater began telling people’s stories more than two decades ago. As a journalist, teacher, and personal historian, she has written for individuals, families, businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, magazines, and community newspapers. Tales from her life have been published in several anthologies. What Lies Within is her first memoir. Its sequel, What Took You So Long, is in progress. Book synopsis: My childhood…

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January 2015

Day of Authors at Bank of Books

January 7, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Five authors stop by Bank of Books to chat and sign their books. Don't miss this great event to mingle with fantastic authors. Karen Gorback author of Freshman Mom will showcase her book from 11am-1pm. From 1-3pm there will be two authors: Nancy J. Merrick of Among Chimpanzee: Field Notes from the Race to Save Our Endangered Relatives, and Judy Mikovits author of Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism and Other Diseases. Peter H Sust is from…

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Day of Authors at Bank of Books

January 17, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Meet authors at Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St. on Saturday from 11am-7pm. Karen Gorback, author of Freshman Mom will showcase her book from 11am-1pm. From 1-3pm Nancy J. Merrick will sign and chat about her book Among Chimpanzee: Field Notes from the Race to Save Our Endangered Relatives. Peter H. Sust, author of A Boy from Cuba is available from 3-5pm. Ending the day is Dr. Yolanda Dawson Chosen by God: Overlooked by Man from 5-7pm.

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Day of Authors at Bank of Books

January 24, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Meet three authors at Bank of Books! Karen Banfield will sign her book Tarantulas Fudge and Altered Reality:  A Collection of Raw Funny and Loving Reflections on Life from 11am-1pm. From 1-3pm Brad Rote will talk about and sign his book Dark Moon in the 12th House. Ending the day from 3-5pm will be Talin Aintablian author of Because He Said So.

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June 2015

June 9, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Please help Bank of Books qualify to be considered for a $100,000 grant from Chase Mission Main Street Grants. Follow this link to vote https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/b/28989 Tell your friends, we need 250 votes by June 19th to qualify. If they receive the grant they will progress to the next level and open a fourth location that is a Budget Outlet. It will enable them to close two of their warehouse spaces, increase staff, better serve the region and increase our customer…

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Day of Authors at Bank of Books

June 20, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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11:00 am-1:00 pm  Bridget Renshaw Cornucopia 1 pm-3:00 pm Evie Ybarra Legendary Locals of Fillmore Author bios/book synopsis: Bridget Renshaw spent her childhood in Allen, TX, writing poems, raps and stories from a very young age. She now spends her adult years doing the same thing in Los Angeles, CA. Bridget received an MBA from Texas Tech University in 2008. Bridget's first book, Cornucopia, is a group of quirky, fun and deep poems that she says "is an extension of her childhood heart". She…

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July 2015

Thirteen Ventura Ghosts You Can Meet! A Tour and Talk by Richard Senate

July 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Ventura is a very haunted place and though many of her phantoms are unknown, some have been identified and continue to be seen. This unique tour by historian, author and ghost expert, Richard Senate will bring to life 13 of the most well-known specters that are rumored to haunt the city. It is a colorful cast of characters from the dedicated padre of Fray Jose Senan at the old Mission he built to the playful lady of the night Sylvia…

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August 2015

Day of Authors at Bank of Books

August 15, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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11-1pm Carla Bollinger will be reading her poetry including Specified Tolerance at Bank of Books, Ventura.  Other poets will join her as they read from the various poetry publications where their work has been featured.   1- 3 pm D. Waters I Slept Through the American Dream      

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October 2015

Meet the Artist Stella Moon at Bank of Books

October 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Stella Moon Design's creates all natural water friendly Barefoot Sandals and more. She started  creating barefoot sandals in 2011 due to going barefoot everywhere and taking the stress of shoes off her feet. They are so comfortable and match amazing with any type of clothing or bikini. She also makes all custom hula hoops, creates driftwood art, metal art and shell paintings. She has a magical passion for art and all the peace that comes with it. Contact Phone: 805-643-3154  

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November 2015

Paul Bishop Book Signing at Bank of Books

November 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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LIE CATCHERS   With her special abilities, top LAPD Robbery-Homicide detective Calamity Jane Randall thought she knew all about interrogation until she was partnered with detective Ray Pagan. Wielding a suspect’s vocal intonations, emotions, and physical gestures like a scalpel, Pagan’s empathetic lie catching abilities are legendary.   Both detectives are scarred by past tragedies, but together they threaten to tear the city apart searching for a duo of missing children – a search where the right answer to the wrong question…

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Day of Authors at Bank of Books

November 21, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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11-1 Melissa Joy Wood  Eliminating Fear of God: How Removing the Fear of God Leads To Removing Fear in Life 1-3 Robin Yardi They Just Know: Animal Instincts  3-5 L.D. Lewis Rory: The Little “Dragon” Lizard 5-7 Gabrielle Genhart Beyond Mortality (Book 1 of the Forbidden Saga)   Author Bios and Book Synopsis: Melissa Wood is a fourth generation minister, coming from a line of church leaders, and a 17-year veteran worship leader. Her heritage is rich with history and revival. Melissa’s education in public…

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Children’s book author Robin Yardi book signing at Bank of Books

November 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Children’s book author Robin Yardi will be signing her new nonfiction picture book, THEY JUST KNOW, at Bank of Books on November 21st from 1-3! Drop by to meet the author and learn about animal instincts. There will be free coloring pages, snake crafts, and bookmarks for the first 50 kids! *Free coloring page, snake craft, and bookmarks for the first 50 kids Links - www.robinyardi.com

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Wandering Ghosts a Talk and Tour at bank of Books

November 27, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Event Title: Wandering Ghosts a Talk and Tour Day: November 27th, Friday Time: 7 to 9 pm Featuring:  Richard Senate, Author, and Ghost Expert Fee:  $5 Place:  The Bank of Books, Bookstore in Downtown Ventura.   Many ghosts haunt homes and buildings. Ventura has many of them in her downtown. But, some ghosts wander the streets and parks--these wandering ghosts are the subject of this discussion. Why do they walk? Are they a memory of a past event or tragedy?…

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December 2015

It’s a “Day of Authors” at Bank of Books

December 5, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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11-1 Marie-Ange Faugerolas  Angels:  The Definitive Guide to angels from Around the World 1-3 Mandy Jackson-Beverly  A Secret Muse  3-5 Edna Esfeld Brainwashed: Fighting for the Enemy: An American Soldier’s WWII Memoir as a Hitler Youth and German Soldier 5-7 Marion Scherer Hello, 31     Author Bios & Book Synopsis Marie-Ange Faugérolas is the author of many novels and books on spirituality published in France and Canada. She has been personally connected with angels since she was a child. Her life is…

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January 2016

Day of Authors at Bank of Books

January 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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  11-1 L.D. Lewis  Rory and the Little Dragon Lizard 1-3  Kelly Michelle Baker The Waters of Nyra 3-5 Misty B. If You Leave Me, Can I Come With You? Meditations for Codependents and Al-Anons…with a Sense of Humor 5-7 Jennifer Kincheloe The Secret Life of Anna Blanc   Author Bios and Book Synopsis   D. Lewisbelieves learning should be fun, and created teaching stories for her own child who dearly loved them and always begged for more. She lives in sunny southern…

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Bank of Books Book Signing by Rev. John Dear Thomas Merton: Peacemaker

January 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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    John Dear is a priest, activist, lecturer, and author of thirty books including Living Peace; The Questions of Jesus; Lazarus Come Forth; You Will Be My Witnesses; Disarming the Heart: The God of Peace; The Nonviolent Life; and his autobiography, A Persistent Peace. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He lives in New Mexico   Thomas Merton: Peacemaker In the centenary year of Merton’s birth, longtime peace activist and author John Dear reflects on Merton’s profound contributions…

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February 2016

Author Signing by Mary Pat Huxley at Bank of Books

February 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Mary Pat Huxley Annie Morgan and the Magic Cape Mary Pat Huxley lives in California with her dog Faith and her sister Susan. She has a rich inner life with her Lord Jesus, as well as characters that inhabit her imagination. Her lifelong thirst to know "how things work" has had her learn biology, then teach it; learn how a house is built then remodel portions of her home; imagine how organizations work then learned in graduate school how they do; see…

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Get Free Romance Books to Celebrate Valentine Day at Bank of Books

February 12, 2016 @ 8:00 am - February 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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    Bank of Books will be giving away free romance books daily from a large selection of authors. Beginning February 12 thru the 14th Valentine’s Day, come select up to two books each day from the special selection.   Romance books continue to be the largest book sales of any category in the nation.  Bank of Books has a great selection, both in the store and their warehouse. They have given away over 300,000 books to the community over the…

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Day of Authors at Bank of Books

February 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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  Day of Authors at Bank of Books 11-1 Constance Mukherjee  Nanibala’s Belief 1-3  Debra Diamond Life After Near Death: Miraculous Stories of Healing and Transformation in the Extraordinary Lives of People With Newfound Powers   3-5 Jane Dilucchio Going Coastal 5-7 Rev. Edgar S. Welty Jr.  Thanks: Giving and Receiving Gratitude for America's Troops: A Soldier's Stories, a Veteran's Confessions, and a Pastor's Reflections   Author Bios and Book Synopsis Constance Mukherjee holds a Master’s Degree from Indiana University. In her unique style,…

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Richard Senate Talk and Tour at Bank of Books

February 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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How to Hunt Ghosts!     Mr. Senate has been hunting ghosts since 1978 and brings his years of experiences to this unique  presentation. Do you live in a haunted house or have you lived in one?  Mr. Senate has! He will talk about what to look for in a haunted house and what people have done to control paranormal events in your home. Feel free to talk about your own haunted house as well.  Mr. Senate with have with…

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March 2016

Walt Dunlop & Folk-Rock Band “About Time” Perform at BANK OF BOOKS

March 5, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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March 5 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm     Walt Dunlop along with members of the folk-rock band About Time will perform songs from the newly released album “You Are Here – Ventura, California.” Find out more at www.waltdunlop.com   and on Facebook at:  www.facebook.com/walt.dunlop   Jackie Morris of the Bard Chord has this to say about him.  “Inspired by life in his adopted hometown – Ventura, California – multi-instrumentalist Walt Dunlop has, once again, created an authentic, engaging, and timelessly enjoyable album. YOU ARE HERE is a vibrant collection of all-original,…

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Day of Authors at Bank of Books

March 19, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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11-1 Britt Allcroft  Mumfie and the Snowbird (author of Thomas the Tank Engine) 1-3  Ruby Lang Faces in the Windows  3-5 Brent Ayscough The Visitor   Author Bios/Book Synopsis   Britt Allcroft is the award-winning creator and writer of a trio of world famous children’s entertainment properties – Thomas & Friends, Shining Time Station, and Britt Allcroft’s Magic Adventures of Mumfie.   On TV at the age of 16, Ms. Allcroft was hired by the BBC where she trained as a writer/director where she…

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Startup Book Clubs at Bank of Books

March 24, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Book Clubs 2016 Join one of our startup book clubs and receive your first book for free! Sign up at our Book Club Headquarters in Bank of Books, Ventura.  Seven new Book Clubs will be beginning soon.  The groups starting are: Mystery Book Lovers Club:  'One for the Money' by Janet Evanovich. National Bestsellers Club:   ' The Time Traveler's Wife' by Audrey Niffenegger. Ladies Book Club:  'And Ladies of the Club' by Helen Hooven Santmyer. Military Book Club:  Combat He…

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April 2016

Author Ann Stalcup Book Signing at Bank of Books

April 2, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Date: April 2nd 2016 Saturday Time: 1 pm – 3 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   11-1 pm Ann Stalcup  The Yellow Flower     Ann Stalcup, author of eighteen books and countless magazine articles for children.  She is a  teacher, world traveller, avid photographer and life-long lover of the arts. She grew up in a small village in wartime England, trained as a teacher, and moved to the United States when she…

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Dale Kornreich Book Signing at Bank of Books

April 2, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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  Dale Kornreich  Santa Cruz, Island of Limuw   Dale Kornreich has earned two degrees—a B.A. from Fresno State University (English Major), and a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court of California. His law practice, located in Thousand Oaks, California is limited to plaintiff’s personal injury and wrongful death cases. The author currently splits his office time between his law practice and creative writing. The…

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Day of Authors at Bank of Books

April 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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    11-1 LeeAndra Chergey Make a Wish for Me:  A Family’s Recovery from Autism 1-3  Gary Gasaway The Coach’s Chronicles:  A Journey Through Life’s Trials and  Triumphs 3-5 Eric Friedman and Celeste Barber Ghosts of East Berlin     Author Bios and Book Synopsis   LeeAndra Chergey was born in the Midwest, but grew up in a pastoral area south of Los Angeles. She holds a BA in English from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She runs her own home staging business. When…

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May 2016

Day of Authors at Bank of Books

May 7, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Date: May 7th 2016 Saturday Time: 11 am – 5 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   11-1 Mike Kennedy The Huut 1-3  Alice Rene The Other Side of Him 3-5 John Gray Stop Spot Cleaning Your Life: A Guide to Restoring Your Life To Radical, Clean Happiness in a World That Keeps You Chasing it     Author Bios/Book Synopsis Mike Kennedy has worked for the Department of Defense for over 35 years. He manages…

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Day of Authors at Bank of Books

May 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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11-1 Lida Sideris Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters 3-5  Philip Brown  Light Runner 5-7 Mike Casper  The Sing Son Child, a love story   Author Bios and Book Synopsis Lida Sideris Like her heroine, Corrie Locke, Lida Sideris worked as an entertainment attorney for a film studio. Unlike her heroine, she did not get blackmailed into investigating the suspicious death of a co-worker. Lida resides in the northern tip of Southern California with her family, their rescue shepherds, and a flock of…

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Day of Authors at Bank of Books

May 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Date: May 21st 2016 Saturday Time: 11 am – 5 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   11-1 Marc Koehler Leading with Purpose 1-3  John Beyer Soft Target 3-5 Yorit Tal The Discovery Tree of Love   Author bios and book synopsis   Marc Koehler is the President of Lead with Purpose. He brings over 30 years of business experiences that include US Navy Submarine Officer, Interim CEO/COO, and entrepreneur. Over the last decade, Marc has…

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June 2016

Haunted places and sites to visit lecture at Bank of Books

June 11, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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The Haunted Southland the scariest ghosts on the Gold Coast. Haunted places and sites to visit---With Richard & Debbie Senate.   Time: Saturday June 11  from 1 to 3 pm. Place; The Bank of Books, Ventura 748 E. Main Street, Fee: $10 per person.   Description: A lecture and class on some of Mr. Senates strangest cases and how to hunt ghosts.  Tools to use and how to approach a haunted site. It will include how to get rid of…

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Linden Morningstar Book Signing at Bank of Books

June 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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  Linden Morningstar is a fiction writer and has had extensive experience as a hypnotherapist, which gives emotional and psychological depth and realism to his compelling psychological and paranormal novel Gloria Rising. His spellbinding and memorable novel Gloria Rising was inspired by his war experiences in Vietnam and decision to become a warrior-healer to heal himself and others from traumatic experiences. He drew strength and inspiration from the people he helped heal through hypnotherapy. And discovered the immense power of the human mind and…

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Opening Night of Summer Evenings of Entertainment at Bank of Books

June 27, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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RJ Mischo is an award winning world renown Blues Singer, Harmonica player and Band Leader. He is the kind of entertainer that only 20 years of International touring experience can bring to the stage. RJ’s music is a combination of originals and obscure gems that create an exciting mix of Grooving Boogies, Bump & Grind Shuffles and Electric Chicago Blues. RJ is endorsed by Hohner Harmonicas and has 9 Globally Distributed CDs out to date. RJ can also be heard…

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July 2016

Larry Barber Book Signing – An Unlikely Strength – at Bank of Books

July 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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An Unlikely Strength is a deeply felt and useful resource for adults and children with Tourette Syndrome, and their families. These sixty personal stories capture the range of emotions and experiences of Touretters in their own eloquent words. The book details successful careers, satisfying lives, sorrows and challenges, traditional and alternative medical treatments, and the many creative solutions available to individuals and families struggling with Tourette syndrome.   Larry Barber is a 20-year veteran of television, writing and producing such shows…

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August 2016

Book Signing by Mike Casper, Author of “The Sing Son Child, a love story”

August 20, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Mike Casper Originally from Albany, NY he lives in San Diego with his family and his two dogs, Jet and Pip. He is currently working on his next installment of this series, The Angel School.     The Sing Song Child is a love story, set in the year 1574, about a wealthy but handicapped boy (Andrew) and a poor peasant girl (Sophie). The book unfolds with Andrew and Sophie seeing each other from a distance and then goes into the different…

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September 2016

Nancy Weckwerth Book Signing

September 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Don't miss the Nancy Weckwerth book signings: Saturday, September 10th 2-4 pm and  Sunday, September 11th 2016 11-1 at Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Don't Stop the Music: Finding the Joy in Caregiving by Nancy Weckwerth Author Biography: Nancy Weckwerth holds the Master of Music degree in Performance, the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, and the Certificate in Composition for the Music Industry. She has over 25 published musical compositions and arrangements. In addition, she has 3…

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Nancy Weckwerth Book Signing

September 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Don't miss the Nancy Weckwerth book signings: Saturday, September 10th 2-4 pm and  Sunday, September 11th 2016 11-1 at Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Don't Stop the Music: Finding the Joy in Caregiving by Nancy Weckwerth Author Biography: Nancy Weckwerth holds the Master of Music degree in Performance, the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, and the Certificate in Composition for the Music Industry. She has over 25 published musical compositions and arrangements. In addition, she has 3…

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Book Signing by Author Valerie Pike

September 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Author Valerie Pike will be making an appearance at the Bank of Books September 17th, Saturday at 11 to 1 p.m. for a book signing.   Valerie Pike is a Creative Writing Award Winner of Art Tales Adult Fiction 2013 with her short story the Ventura Pier at Sunset.  She was born in the Southern United States and now lives in Ventura, California.  She teaches Creative Writing Summer Camp at Barranca Vista Center and enjoys writing children's books, teaching yoga and…

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October 2016

Charlene Oliver Book Signing

October 1, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Charlene Oliver Book Signing at Bank of Books October 1st from  11 am – 1 pm! Orphan Train by Charlene Oliver   About the Author Charlene Oliver has often been defined by "The song with a life of it's own". I've Never Been To Me was first released in 1976. It was, by the standards of the day, ahead of it's time. It reached #97 on the Billboard charts. When it was re-released in 1982 it climbed to #3 in the US…

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Michael Ditton Book Signing

October 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Michael Ditton Book Signing at Bank of Books! About Michael Ditton:  I was a dreamer from an early age. To this day I believe anyone can do whatever they choose to put their mind to. I didn't go from eight years old to semi-retired in the length of one sentence. Nor was it easy. But I did follow a simple, time-honored process. I was in my twenties before I fully understood the true importance of goal setting. After that, I was…

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November 2016

Thanksgiving Themed Storytime

November 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Thanksgiving Themed Storytime at Bank of Books! Join teachers Marsha Craig and Jeff Lillich for a Thanksgiving Themed Storytime.  Each child who attends will receive a free book. Date: November 12th, 2016 Time: 11 am – 12 noon Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154

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Mike Casper Book Signing

November 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Mike Casper Book Signing!   Mike Casper Originally from Albany, NY he lives in San Diego with his family and his two dogs, Jet and Pip. He is currently working on his next installment of this series, The Angel School. The Sing Song Child is a love story, set in the year 1574, about a wealthy but handicapped boy (Andrew) and a poor peasant girl (Sophie). The book unfolds with Andrew and Sophie seeing each other from a distance and then goes into…

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December 2016

Rose Castro-Bran Book Signing

December 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Rose Castro-Bran Book Signing at Bank of Books! Date: December 3rd 2016 Saturday Time: 1 pm – 5pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   1-5 pm Rose Castro-Bran Lighthouses of Greater Los Angeles     When lifelong Ventura County residents hear they have a lighthouse in their backyard guiding vessels in and out of the Port of Hueneme, many are surprised. Come join author Rose Castro-Bran as she shares interesting details about Point…

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Jeff Maulhardt Book Signing

December 10, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Jeff Maulhardt Book Signing is coming to Bank of Books! Date: December 10th 2016 Saturday Time: 11 am – 1pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   11 am- 1 pm  Jeff Maulhardt  Oxnard Sugar Beets   A City Born in Sugar In the early 1890s, farmers Albert Maulhardt and John Edward Borchard discovered Ventura County’s favorable conditions for a highly profitable new cash crop: the sugar beet. Not long after inviting sugar…

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Jakie Rodriguez Book Signing

December 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Jakie Rodriguez Book Signing at Bank of Books! Date: December 10th, 2016 Time: 1pm – 3 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154 Jakie Rodriguez The Santa Corner   Bio: Curious by nature, Jakie has always loved hearing a good story. After earning her master’s degree she decided it was time to write stories instead of just being told them. Inspired by her little cousin, who understood the true meaning of giving, one of…

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Wandering Ghosts of Old Ventura Tour and Talk

December 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Coming to Downtown Ventura at Bank of Books: Wandering Ghosts of Old Ventura Tour and Talk Some ghosts do not seem content to stay in one spot--they like to move over the landscape.  Several of these wandering ghosts are seen in Old Ventura.  Like the walking Monk dressed in a gray robe, perhaps still trying to serve the Native Converts at the Mission San Buenaventura, encountered near the ancient church. Or the man in the top hat who walks in…

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January 2017

Barb Schmidt Book Signing at Bank of Books

January 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Don't miss this event! Barb Schmidt Book Signing at Bank of Books Date: January 12th 2017 Thursday Time: 1  – 3 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   Barb Schmidt Orchid Care: For the Beginner   “Orchid Care: For the Beginner “demystifies orchid care for a wide audience in this slim, instructive volume. The book can function as a reference guide, but it's best read cover to cover, as the information is…

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Elina Furhman Book Signing at Bank of Books

January 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Coming soon: Elina Furhman Book Signing at Bank of Books! Date: January 14th 2017 Saturday Time: 1pm – 3 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   Elina Furhman Soupelina's Soup Cleanse: Plant-Based Soups and Broths to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Transform Your Life   Elina Fuhrman is the founder and chef of Soupelina. Formerly an international correspondent for CNN, she has written for the New York Times, InStyle, and many other publications.…

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Theresa A McKeown Book Signing

January 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Join us for the Theresa A McKeown Book Signing at Bank of Books! Date: January 21st 2017 Saturday Time: 11 am – 1 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   Theresa A McKeown How to Eat Your ABC’s   Theresa McKeown spent over two decades in the entertainment arena before embracing her true passion of writing children’s books. After producing hundreds of hours of television for a host of cable and network outlets, Theresa is…

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February 2017

M.L. Stover Book Signing

February 4, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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M.L. Stover Book Signing at Bank of Books February 4th Date: February 4th 2017 Saturday Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   M.L. Stover Provectus:  Survival of the Fittest   Book Synopsis David Mariani is a successful doctor in Beverly Hills. Just as he begins to suspect a big-pharma conspiracy related to a number of his young patients, a mysterious and beautiful woman sweeps into his life, turning…

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Pat & Cat Patterson Book Signing

February 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Pat & Cat Patterson Book Signing at Bank of Books February 11th Date: February 11th 2017 Saturday Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   Book Synopsis AFRICA on BICYCLES? You must be CRAZY! Cat and Pat Patterson say, “When you have a DREAM, something that is hovering at the top of your bucket list and you’re in your senior years, you’d better get rollin’.” So, roll they…

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Joseph Bogorad Book Signing

February 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Joseph Bogorad Book Signing at Bank of Books February 11th Date: February 11th 2017 Saturday Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   Joseph Bogorad Cultivate the Still Point   Book Synopsis Within the traditions of Buddhism and Christianity, the highest purpose is the realization of the still point. This is my perception of Comparative Contemplation, both East and West. The book is titled "Cultivating The Still Point," and it…

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Richard Senate Talk and Tour at Bank of Books

February 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Richard Senate Talk and Tour at Bank of Books! Internationally known Psychic Investigator and Author Richard Senate will offer a unique introduction to the art and science of ghost hunting.  He will show how to use everyday tools, like a cell phone camera, to hunt for ghosts and document paranormal events.   The tour will include a visit to several haunted sites where these new skills can be put to use in your own ghost hunt!  An Introduction to ghost hunting and…

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March 2017

Gary Gassaway Book Signing at Bank of Books

March 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Gary Gassaway Book Signing at Bank of Books! Date: March 4th 2017 Saturday Time: 11 am – 1 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154 Gary Gasaway The Coaches Chronicles II – It’s Your Story! Start Writing it! Gary R. Gasaway is a keynote speaker, trainer, author and professional life coach.  During the span of a 32 year management career at Southern California Edison, Gary has used his distinctive talent for coaching to become a…

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Michael McCarthy at Bank of Books

March 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Michael McCarthy at Bank of Books  Date: March 18th 2017 Saturday Time: 1 – 3 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   Michael McCarthy Confederate Waterloo:The Battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865, and the Controversy that Brought Down a General     Synopsis: "It could be classified as a mere skirmish, but no other fight of the entire four years' struggle was followed by such important consequences," explained former Confederate General Thomas…

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Simona Grossi Book Signing at Bank of Books

March 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Coming soon: Simona Grossi Book Signing at Bank of Books! Date: March 18th 2017 - Saturday Time: 3 – 5 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   Simona Grossi Looking for Clara   Simona Grossi was born and raised in a small town in Italy, surrounded by books and music. She studied piano at the Conservatory and then attended law school and joined a prestigious law firm in Italy. After litigating for several years,…

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May 2017

Jeff Gephart Book Signing at Bank of Books

May 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Jeff Gephart Book Signing at Bank of Books Date: May 6th 2017 Saturday Time: 1-3 pm  Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   Book Synopsis Mick's adult life is not turning out the way he'd hoped. His twenties are over, and instead of being the acclaimed novelist and family man he thought he'd be, Mick is stuck running a second-rate California motel and fumbling through an endless succession of hilarious dating misadventures. Most…

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Terri Stober Book Signings at Bank of Books

May 13, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Terri Stober Book Signings at Bank of Books Date: May 13th 2017 Saturday and June 24th 2017 Time: 1 – 3 pm  Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   Book Summary: A mother's story of her two daughters leaving home at young ages to pursue gymnastics dreams to be Olympians.  The loneliness and longing to be with her daughters during their journey and the long separations were not easy to describe.  Difficulties, indecisiveness, joy,…

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June 2017

Larry Richardson Book Signing

June 3, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Larry Richardson Book Signing at Bank of Books June 3rd 2017! Event: The Big Horn Book Singing by Larry Richardson Date: June 3rd 2017 Saturday  Time: 11 am – 1 pm  Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154     BOOK SYNOPSIS:  The Big Horn by Larry Richardson & Tom Richardson is the first in a book series about the exploits of protagonists, C.J. Mason, a police sergeant and Thorn Hickum, a retired military man.  The…

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John Holman Book Signing

June 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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John Holman Book Signing at Bank of Books June 10th 2017 Event: Pom’s Odyssey Book Singing by John Holman Date: June 10th 2017 Saturday  Time: 1 – 3 pm  Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154     Synopsis: A wartime tragedy sparks a British teenager's dream of moving to Australia; a dream A wartime tragedy sparks a British teenager's dream of moving to Australia; a dream that turns into reality when at age…

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Maureen McGrath Book Signing

June 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Maureen McGrath Book Signing at Bank of Books June 17th 2017! Event:  Maureen McGrath Book Signing Date: June 17th 2017 Saturday Time: 1 – 3 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154   Spunky’s Special Friend The Tale of the Cat with the Crooked Tail A Walk with Angels   Spunky’s Special Friend Sometimes differences bring us together, rather than apart. Spunky’s Special Friend is the story of an unlikely friendship between a…

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September 2017

Urban Desert Cabaret Concert at Bank of Books

September 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Urban Desert Cabaret Concert at Bank of Books September 9th! Date:  September 9th 2017 Time:  5 PM to 7 PM Where: Bank of Books 748 E. Main Street Ventura. Phone:  805-643-3154   Joe City Garcia sings from a body that has shot through both heaven and hell and some of the most heartbreakingly beautiful desert landscapes that lie in between… a soulful singer of the Southwest, with yearning verses and guitar ablaze… Urban Desert Cabaret is the musical project of Joe…

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November 2017

Rona Barret Book Signing

November 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Event: Rona Barret Book Signing Date: November 4th 2017 Saturday  Time:  1 pm – 3 pm Place: Bank of Books, 748 East Main Street, Ventura 93001 Contact Phone: 805-643-3154 Hollywood’s Variety Magazine calls her “the lady who turned entertainment coverage into big biz.” Rona Barrett is a pioneering entertainment reporter, commentator and producer with a career spanning more than 30 years. Now as a nonprofit pioneer, she is the Founder and CEO of The Rona Barrett Foundation –the catalyst behind…

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August 2018

Book Signing and Q&A with Dennis Fitzgerald

August 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Beyond the Extra Mile, by Dennis Fitzgerald “Slowly he began to awaken. He could hear the sound of waves a short distance away and could feel the wet sand beneath him. He slowly realized the dampness was not from water; it was his own blood! Where am I? What happened to me? I need help!”… from “At the Water’s Edge”, Beyond the Extra Mile. Local investigator of Port Hueneme Police and Ventura’s DA office, Dennis Fitzgerald brings over 40 plus…

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September 2018

Book Signing and Discussion with Elizabeth Molina

September 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Book Signing and Discussion Date: Saturday, September 1st Place: Bank of Books 748 E. Main Street Ventura Time: 5:30 pm Contact: Chris at Bank of Books (805) 643-3154 Email: Bank-Book@sbcglobal.net Pieces of My Heart by Elizabeth Molina Every family has a unique story of how they came to be. To read the Molina's story is to take a dramatic ride through the emotional highs and lows that a family can experience in international and domestic adoptions. Elizabeth takes you behind…

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October 2018

Haunted Ventura at Bank of Books

October 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Haunted Ventura All ages lecture and walking tour of the many haunted places in Old Ventura. A walking tour with an October twist. A unique afternoon, daylight tour, for those who might be frightened at night! Stories of ghastly ghosts and strange supernatural happenings will highlight this tour by Ghost Hunter and Story Teller, Richard Senate. What better way to start off the Halloween Season? 2-4pm Bank of Books 748 E Main Street in Downtown Ventura Cost: $6 per person…

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January 2019

Kim Simons – “Dance of Deception” Author Signing Event

January 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Kim Simons – “Dance of Deception” Author Signing Event at Banks of Books! Saturday Jan 5th 5-7pm Exerpt-Dance of Deception, Kira leaves Lance She blasts music as she backs out of the driveway and then peels rubber as she drives away, leaving Lance standing in the driveway.  Her hair flies out of the window as she blasts off.  Lance is mesmerized; he wants her in the worst way.  He hates himself for it.

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Wendy Dale Young Author Signing Event

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Saturday Jan 12th 1 -3pm – Wendy Dale Young Author Signing Event “Behind the Eyes of Liberty Pearl” By Wendy Dale Young On March 20, 2003, missiles detonated Saddam Hussein’s Presidential Palace in Baghdad. From the rubble, U.S. Marines rescued a small white puppy. Her story is told by her best friend Savannah and Liberty Pearl herself. About the Author Wendy is a first-time author, but a published song writer. She has written her first musical. Wendy began her career…

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Richard Senate to Host Ghost Walk and Tour in Downtown!

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Don't miss it! Richard Senate to Host Ghost Walk and Tour Saturday,  Jan. 26 from 7 to 9 pm  Wild West Ghosts of Old Ventura. Once Ventura was a wild and woolly Cattle Town where gunfighters, sailors, hookers and cowboys walked the boardwalk streets and violence was no stranger. This era left many ghosts behind in the downtown of our community. Mr. Senate will explore these colorful phantoms and their stories. Fee: $6 Location: Bank of Books 748 E Main St…

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July 2019

Author Book Signing: “Growing Up in Colonia: Boomer Memories from Oxnard’s Barrio”

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Author Signing at Bank of Books July 13th  11 – 1 pm “Growing Up in Colonia: Boomer Memories from Oxnard’s Barrio” By Margo Porras and Sandra Porras La Colonia is half a square mile of land separated from the rest of Oxnard by the railroad tracks and home to the people who keep an agricultural empire running. In decades past, milpas of corn and squash grew in tiny front yards, kids played in the alleys and neighbors ran tortillerias out…

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August 2019

Surfrider Foundation Fundraiser Event at Bank of Books

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Surfrider Foundation Fundraiser Event at Bank of Books! When: Aug 22, 2019 from 5 – 8 pm Join us for an exciting evening at Bank of Books. We are hosting a fundraiser for the Ventura County Surfrider Foundation.  All purchases are 20% off and Surfrider Foundation will receive 20% of the sales! Come put and support your Ventura County Surfrider Foundation that does so much for our community. Location: Bank of Books 748 E. Main St Ventura P: (805) 643-3154

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September 2019

Traditional and Original folk Music on Harp and Guitar at Bank of Books

September 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Tanya Brody Live Music at Bank of Books When: Sept 2, 2019 from 2-4pm Enjoy Tanya Brody - Traditional and Original folk Music on Harp and Guitar!   Bank of Books 748 E. Main St Ventura, CA 93001 (805) 643-3154

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November 2019

Richard Senate Ghost Talk & Tour

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Richard Senate Ghost Talk & Tour Saturday, November 9th 7pm–9pm  Ghosts of Old Ventura - Downtown Ventura is rumored to hold several ghosts linked to the colorful history of the community. Such phantoms as: The ghostly lady of Oak Street and the robed monk of the old Mission, perhaps one of the padres buried under the altar. One might be the spirit of Red Molly who haunts Main Street. Several hotels and saloons are rumored to be haunted. Many stories…

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December 2019

Richard Senate Ghost Talk and Tour at Bank of Books

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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Richard Senate Ghost Talk and Tour at Bank of Books Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., welcomes back Richard Senate for a Ghost Talk and Tour on Saturday from 7-9pm. Explore Ghosts of World War II walking the streets and hotels of today's Ventura. Tour begins at Bank of Books. Cost: $6 December 7th 1941 caught the nation and Ventura by surprise with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The shock of the surprise attack caused a wave of panic all along…

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