Sixteen Rivers poets present their poetry this Wednesday 4/10/24

  • Posted on: 8 April 2024
  • By: readersbooks

Bay Area poets of Sixteen Rivers Press Christina Lloyd, Murray Silverstein, and Alice Templeton will be at Readers’ Books on Wednesday, April 10th, at 6pm to read from their work. 

The small press, named for the sixteen rivers that flow into the San Francisco Bay, was founded in 1999. Keeping with the roots of this publication, the poetry that will be read revolves around nature and humanity, both of the Bay Area and where the poets grew up. Relationships also play a central role in the content of these poems. 

Megumi Inouye demonstration of “The Soul of Gift Wrapping” at Readers' Books

  • Posted on: 10 March 2024
  • By: readersbooks

Local Author Megumi Inouye will be coming to Readers’ Books for a demonstration of her techniques included in her book “The Soul of Gift Wrapping” on Wednesday May 8th at 6pm. Just in time for Mothers’ Day, attendees will learn how gift wrapping can be transformed into a gratitude practice that can be a caring act for both giver and receiver.

Megumi Inouye is a gift wrapping and packaging artist. Known for her sustainable wrapping designs and creative innovations, she encourages repurposing, utilizing everyday things around us and using organic and recyclable items. She attributes her passion for gift wrapping to her Japanese heritage and the cultural values that underlie the meaning behind the art of giving. Her work has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and in Yahoo! Lifestyle, American Craft Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Megumi splits her time between San Francisco and Sonoma in Northern CA. You can find her online at

To see an example and for more information about her book, visit


The Soul of Gift Wrapping: Creative Techniques for Expressing Gratitude, Inspired by the Japanese Art of Giving By Megumi Lorna Inouye, Beth Kempton (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Megumi Lorna Inouye, Beth Kempton (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781635865547
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 2nd, 2024

Mary Reynolds Thompson, “The Way of the Wild Soul Woman: 5 Earth Archetypes to Unleash Your Full Feminine Power”

  • Posted on: 2 March 2024
  • By: readersbooks

Mary Reynolds Thompson, Founder of Live Your Wild Soul Story, is an award-winning author, internationally recognized speaker, and a facilitator of poetry and journal therapy. A pioneer in the spiritual ecology movement, her focus is on the transformative power of landscape archetypes and nature metaphors to reveal our true purpose and right relationship with the planet. Author of The Way of the Wild Soul Woman and Reclaiming the Wild Soul, a 2015 Nautilus Award-winner, Mary’s writings have also appeared in numerous other publications and anthologies. Through her books, courses, and talks, she reaches creatives, change-makers, and seekers who long to awaken to their most courageous and Earth-connected selves and have the impact they desire.

Please join us to hear her read from her book “The Way of the Wild Soul Woman: 5 Earth Archetypes to Unleash Your Full Feminine Power” at Readers’ Books on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 6pm.


The Way of the Wild Soul Woman: 5 Earth Archetypes to Unleash Your Full Feminine Power By Mary Reynolds Thompson, Clare Dubois (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9798888500330
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Findhorn Press - May 14th, 2024