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Adventures by the Book was created for readers and authors who are looking to connect on a more intimate basis than thru a traditional brick & mortar lecture event. Each event is an experience with an author that will transport you to a place and/or time inspired by the featured author, whether it is a local luncheon event in San Diego, a weekend getaway, or travels to exotic destinations around the world. Come join us to meet some amazing authors and fellow book lovers!

Upcoming events (5+)

Sicilian Love Story Luncheon Adventure

Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant

Join us for our most heartfelt event of the season with actor, mom, author, advocate, chef's wife and now young widow Tembi Locke’s as she introduces her poignant new memoir, From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home. A cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, From Scratch traces Tembi's discovery of the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour. Cooking and eating Sicilian food together was one of the great joys Tembi shared with her beloved husband, Saro, a professional Italian chef, whom she met in a chance encounter at an Italian gelato shop. After building a fairy tale life together with a beautiful daughter, Saro was diagnosed with a rare form of terminal cancer that shattered their happy ending. Determined to honor the memory of her husband, build a new life for their daughter, and strengthen their relationship with Saro's very traditional Sicilian family, she returned to his hometown to bond with Saro's mother in a tiny hamlet of farmers. Her beautifully written memoir is a rich and transformative book about love, parenthood, forgiveness, multicultural identity, and cultural discovery (and also includes sixteen delicioso recipes from her husband his his mother). Your Adventure includes a delicious family style Italian lunch, salad, bread, soft beverage, tax, gratuity, author presentation, book signing, and the chance to meet the author up-close and personal in an intimate setting. Visit our website for tickets and more information: http://bit.ly/2X5QI8f

Lost Roses Dinner Adventure

Pushkin Russian restaurant

Join us as we celebrate New York Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly’s newest novel, Lost Roses. In her runaway international bestseller, Lilac Girls, Martha introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. In her sweeping new novel, set generations earlier and also inspired by true events, you will follow Carolina’s mother, Eliza, and three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I. Feast on a delicious Russian dinner, family style, at one of San Diego’s favorite Russian restaurants, Pushkin Russian Restaurant, as Martha shares the inspiration behind her newest novel and transports us to Russia, Paris, and New York through the eyes of her protagonists. Your Adventure includes a delicious and traditional family-style Russian dinner complete with lite appetizers and entrees, soft beverage, tax, gratuity, author presentations, book signing, and the chance to meet this international and NYT bestselling author up-close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting. Visit our website for tickets and more information: http://bit.ly/2UWb3fc

Mystery Monday Dinner Adventure

El Torito

Mondays, mysteries, and Mexican food, what's not to love! We are so excited about the idea that we are inviting you to join not one, not two, but three talented authors for a fun evening that is sure to brighten up your Monday evening. Feast on a delicious Mexican dinner at El Torito, with critically acclaimed authors Kaira Rouda, Eldonna Edwards, and Wendy Heard, as they share their mysterious stories of ideal Californian communities and revelations. What are people truly capable of? What are the power of secrets that can completely twist, bend, and complicate a happy life? Get ready for “more twists than a foot-long cork screw!” Your Adventure includes a delicious taco bar including cheese enchiladas, refried beans, rice, sweet corn cake, house-made salsa, crisp tortilla chips, Mexican caesar salad, soft beverage, traditional flan, tax, gratuity, author presentation, Q&A, book signing, and the chance to meet the authors up-close and personal in a fun and intimate setting. Visit our website for tickets and more information: http://bit.ly/2HsXZK8

Girls’ Night Out Happy Hour Adventure

Breakfast Republic

It's time for another fabulously fun Girls' Night Out Happy Hour Adventure with internationally-bestselling best-friend authors Christina and Lauren (writing together as Christina Lauren), as they introduce their newest novel, The Unhoneymooners. The dynamic duo will be in San Diego for ComicCon International, but they want to start the party with you a night early at one of San Diego's hottest and trendiest restaurants, Breakfast Republic. Join us for a fun night of signature cocktails and themed breakfast food (and why not since you ticket includes a $10 food voucher!) while we enjoy a fun and engaging discussion with both Christina and Lauren for their fun, witty, and swoon-worthy romance, which is about how anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime... even for two sworn enemies. Your registration includes a signed copy of The Unhoneymooners, a $10 food voucher (tax and gratuity not included), event admission, and the opportunity to meet both Christina and Lauren in a fun and festive setting. Visit our website for tickets and information: http://bit.ly/2EcDsHT

Past events (185)

A Sweet Slice of History Adventure

Women's Museum of California

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