Upcoming Events

Highlands Center - Natural History Book Club

Friday, October 7th 1-2 p.m. at the Highland Center

Do you love to read? Do you love to talk about what you’ve read with other readers? Do you want to read more, but need some motivation? Join the Natural History Book Club and read along with others interested in topics ranging from beavers to the ice age. This book club is for adults eager to learn more about the natural history of the Southwest & natural history in general. Book club meetings one Friday/month from April-November from 1 pm-2 pm and meet in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Discovery Gardens Ramada. Register at any time to begin receiving email notices about our current books and meetings.

Upcoming Meetings: August 12th, September 2nd, October 7th, & November 11th (1 - 2 pm) 

The book for Oct/Nov is The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams

 

"For years, America's national parks have provided public breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why close to 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now, to honor the centennial of the National Park Service, Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, what they mean to us, and what we mean to them."

For more information visit the https://highlandscenter.org or call at: (928) 776-9550

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Prescott Esoteric Friendship Circle

Mondays | 4:00 - 5:45 pm at Peregrine Book Company

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD

A moving, insightful love story about the vast possiblities of the relationship between humans and dogs.


While on a camping trip, Ted Kerasote meets a Labrador mix living on his own in the wild. They become attached to each other, and Kerasote decides to bring the dog, who he names Merle, home. There, after realizing that Merle’s native intelligence would be diminished by living exclusively in the human world, he installs a dog door in his house, allowing Merle to live both outside and in.

Merle shows Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally, bringing to bear the latest research into animal consciousness and behavior, as well as insights into the origins and evolution of the human-dog partnership. A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author, Merle’s Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine. 

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Literary Women & Wine Book Club

October 13th 5 pm at the Fair Weather Social Club (Lot Across from the Peregrine)

Michaela Carter, an author and frontlist buyer for the Peregrine will facilitate this book club with a focus on the best new releases of literary fiction. The group will be discussing Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia.

From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals—personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others—that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots.

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Discussion with Sheila Grinell

Saturday, October 15thth  | 2 pm

Thinking About Writing a Book? 5 Things to Consider Before Putting Pen to Paper

You’ve had an idea for a book in the back of your head for a while, but you don’t know how, or if, to begin. Half the battle is developing a solid concept upon which you can act. Come join us at the Peregrine on Saturday, October 15th at 2 pm, where Sheila Grinell, who turned to fiction as a second act and published two novels with SheWrites Press, will help you think through the issues. There will be plenty of time for interactive Q&A as well.

Sheila Grinell

Author of The Contract, available wherever books are sold

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Prescott Esoteric Friendship Circle

Mondays | 4:00 - 5:45 pm at Peregrine Book Company

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD

A moving, insightful love story about the vast possiblities of the relationship between humans and dogs.


While on a camping trip, Ted Kerasote meets a Labrador mix living on his own in the wild. They become attached to each other, and Kerasote decides to bring the dog, who he names Merle, home. There, after realizing that Merle’s native intelligence would be diminished by living exclusively in the human world, he installs a dog door in his house, allowing Merle to live both outside and in.

Merle shows Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally, bringing to bear the latest research into animal consciousness and behavior, as well as insights into the origins and evolution of the human-dog partnership. A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author, Merle’s Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine. 

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Open Mic

Wednesday, October 19th | 4:30 PM Peregrine Book Company 

Join us for Open Mic on Wednesday, October 19th at 4:30pm. Spoken Word Open Mic is a monthly event featuring both poetry and prose. We welcome both readers, performers and listeners. For more information email: susan@peregrinebookcompany.com

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Jessica MacLean Author of Arizona Rain

October 22nd | 2 pm 
Come Join us at the Peregrine on October 22nd at 2pm for a conversation with Jessica MacLean about her first book, Arizona Rain, which will include videos and historical photographs of Arizona history.
 
In her first book, Arizona Rain, Jessica brings readers along on Adventures in Life, Love, and Loss that span Generations (1922-1974), with 51 vivid chapters and 101 historical photographs. Come join her for a discussion that includes videos and historical photographs on parts of Arizona history that are often overshadowed by gunfights.
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Prescott Esoteric Friendship Circle

Mondays | 4:00 - 5:45 pm at Peregrine Book Company

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD

A moving, insightful love story about the vast possiblities of the relationship between humans and dogs.


While on a camping trip, Ted Kerasote meets a Labrador mix living on his own in the wild. They become attached to each other, and Kerasote decides to bring the dog, who he names Merle, home. There, after realizing that Merle’s native intelligence would be diminished by living exclusively in the human world, he installs a dog door in his house, allowing Merle to live both outside and in.

Merle shows Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally, bringing to bear the latest research into animal consciousness and behavior, as well as insights into the origins and evolution of the human-dog partnership. A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author, Merle’s Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine. 

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Death Cafe

Wednesday, Sept 28th | Peregrine Book Company 4 p.m.

Welcome to the Death Cafe discussion group at the Peregrine, hosted by Dani LaVoire and Michelle Souza. We meet at 4 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

“We live knowing that everything dies. Like the sun, it’s a fact of life. And like the sun, we tend not to look right at it. Unless you’ve experienced a recent death, it’s probably not something you discuss. But a new movement is trying to change that, with a serving of tea and cake.” 
–NPR, Around the Nation, March 8, 2013

About Death Cafe

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. Death Cafes have spread quickly across Europe, North America and Australasia. So far, they have offered 7,584 Death Cafes in 64 countries since September 2011. Click here to learn more about Death Cafe discussion groups.

Listen to this story on NPR about Death Cafes

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Return of the Comic Books!


!Return of the Comic Book
  October 29th I 10 am-6 pm

     Do you want to buy/sell/trade comics but hate the exorbitant eBay fees or even the internet in general? Come out to Peregrine Book Company's 3rd Annual comic Book Flea Market/Swap Meet at the Fairweather Social Club

For more information: 928-445-9000 or comics@peregrinebookcompany.com
!Joining in is simple- show up anytime after 9 am to set up
 

 

 

 

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Prescott Esoteric Friendship Circle

Mondays | 4:00 - 5:45 pm at Peregrine Book Company

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD

A moving, insightful love story about the vast possiblities of the relationship between humans and dogs.


While on a camping trip, Ted Kerasote meets a Labrador mix living on his own in the wild. They become attached to each other, and Kerasote decides to bring the dog, who he names Merle, home. There, after realizing that Merle’s native intelligence would be diminished by living exclusively in the human world, he installs a dog door in his house, allowing Merle to live both outside and in.

Merle shows Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally, bringing to bear the latest research into animal consciousness and behavior, as well as insights into the origins and evolution of the human-dog partnership. A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author, Merle’s Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine. 

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Death Cafe

Wednesday, Sept 28th | Peregrine Book Company 4 p.m.

Welcome to the Death Cafe discussion group at the Peregrine, hosted by Dani LaVoire and Michelle Souza. We meet at 4 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

“We live knowing that everything dies. Like the sun, it’s a fact of life. And like the sun, we tend not to look right at it. Unless you’ve experienced a recent death, it’s probably not something you discuss. But a new movement is trying to change that, with a serving of tea and cake.” 
–NPR, Around the Nation, March 8, 2013

About Death Cafe

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. Death Cafes have spread quickly across Europe, North America and Australasia. So far, they have offered 7,584 Death Cafes in 64 countries since September 2011. Click here to learn more about Death Cafe discussion groups.

Listen to this story on NPR about Death Cafes

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