Category: Book Signing

Full Circle Bookstore and Full Circle Press are excited to announce the arrival of one of our most personal, inspiring publications yet! Opening Doors is great for lovers of biographies or anything Oklahoma. It is also a reference for those guiding others facing tremendous odds who need some motivational stories of triumph.

What happens when you find something worth fighting for and refuse to let go of it no matter how tough things get? Inside this book are the stories of thirteen Oklahomans who found a way to open their own door. Our “muses” for this project are: Greg Burns, Joe Clytus, Rebecca Jim, Rodney Bivens, Leona Mitchell, Jim Roth, Rudy Alvarado, Brandy Carter, Frank Wang, Deacon Turner, Shawnae Robey, James Riley, and Ben Shankler.

This is Lindley’s second book. Out of the Dust: Gene Rainbolt, a Life for Oklahoma was published in 2015 and has appeared on the Oklahoma best-seller list numerous times.

We will be hosting a book launch on Saturday, December 10th, at 2:00pm. Please refer to our calendar on this site for more details. Come by the store and pick up your book(s) today!

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As part of National Adoption awareness Month, Mary Anna King to discuss and sign, “Bastards: A Memoir,” this Thursday at 6:30pm.
Mary Hall spent her early childhood living in poverty in Camden, New Jersey, with her older brother Jacob and parents who she describes as being "great at making babies but not so great at holding on to them." After her father abandons them, they become part of a commune of single mothers living in a low income complex. Finding herself unable to care for the only daughter left at home, Mary’s mother sends her to live with her grandparents in Oklahoma City who have also been raising a younger sister Rebecca.

Because Mary was adopted by her grandparents, Mary’s mother Peggy is legally her sister while her brother Jacob becomes legally her nephew. Living in Oklahoma City, Mary gets a new name and a new life but she is haunted by the past, by the baby sisters she is sure will come looking for her, by the mother she left behind and the father who left her.

Mary is a college student when her sisters start to get back in touch, with each subsequent reunion her family slowly comes together. Moving, haunting, at times wickedly funny, Bastards is about one woman’s search for her family and herself.

Join us as we welcome Mary Anna King back to Oklahoma…Thursday at 6:30 p.m.bastards

Hey there, rock-n-rollers! Don’t forget- this Wednesday we welcome Oklahoma author Greg Renoff as he discusses and signs his book, “Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal.” Join us at 6:30pm for a great time!

 

After years of playing gigs everywhere from suburban backyards to dive bars, Van Halen led by frontman extraordinaire David Lee Roth and guitar virtuoso Edward Van Halen had the songs, the swagger, and the talent to turn the rock world on its ear. The quartet s classic 1978 debut, “Van Halen,” sold more than a million copies within months of release and rocketed the band to the stratosphere of rock success. On tour, Van Halen s high-energy show wowed audiences and prompted headlining acts like Black Sabbath to concede that they d been blown off the stage. By the year s end, Van Halen had established themselves as superstars and reinvigorated heavy metal in the process.
Based on more than 230 original interviews including with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and power players like Pete Angelus, Marshall Berle, Donn Landee, Ted Templeman, and Neil Zlozower “Van Halen Rising” reveals the untold story of how these rock legends made the unlikely journey from Pasadena, California, to the worldwide stage.”vanhalen

Lenny Foster was to appear Friday, October 30, for a signing of Healing Hands, but is forced to stay home in New Mexico this weekend. We are working to reschedule in December. Keep an eye on the calendar for an update!

Don’t forget to meet us at 6:30pm in our cafe for Craig Whitson’s signing of “Passion for Pizza!” Get out of the rain and come have a glass of wine and tell us about your favorite pie!

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“Passion for Pizza” celebrates the people, personalities, and stories behind one of the world’s favorite foods. Not only a cookbook and a history book, it is also a tribute to the people and places that makes this dish a global favorite. It is a beautifully illustrated volume by a team of award-winning authors, photographers, and designers who diligently followed the smell of great pizza to wherever it led them. “Passion for Pizza” begins in Italy, introducing readers to pizzaioli in places such as Naples, Rome, and Palermo. Next up is the pizza of New York, Chicago, and California, where it’s as essential as baseball and mom’s apple pie. The authors visit the people who produce the cheeses, tomatoes, flour, and other ingredients used in pizza making, showing the global reach of locally sourced foods. This exuberant tour guide digs deep into pizza culture with interviews of oven-makers, consultants, professors, acrobats, and journalists.

 

Author Bio: Craig Whitson is a restaurateur and cookbook author. He is known as the Grill King of Norway, and has lived there since moving from his native Oklahoma in 1980. He won the award for “Food Person” of the year at Norway’s largest culinary festival in 2003.
Tore Gjesteland is the owner of the Jonas B. Gunderson restaurants, and has received a total of six gold medals in the Hospitality Service Management Association International (HSMAI) marketing competition.
Mats Widen s photography has been published in more than 10 cookbooks. Mats did the photography for “Cognac, Calvados and Armagnac,” which was a winner of a Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2001, and was also a prize winner in Norway for best photo and design.
Kenneth Hansen was the designer for “Cognac, Calvados and Armagnac” as well as several other titles with the Bolgen & Moi team. He also operates his own company Blaane Guiding Great Brands AS, where he serves as the Senior Creative Director/Art Director.”

We are proud to help OKC businessman Jeremie Kubicek launch his book, 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There is Never Enough Time. He will be signing in our Garden Cafe at 5:30pm, Wednesday, September 9th. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Be present, connect more effectively, all while being as productive as possible5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time teaches you to shift into the right gear at the right time so that you can grow in your relational intelligence and increase your influence. This revolutionary text introduces you to the five different gears, or mindsets, that carry you through various facets of your day. These include: First gear–when you fully rest and recharge Second gear–when you connect with family or friends without the involvement of work Third gear–when you are socializing Fourth gear–when you are working and multi-tasking Fifth gear–when you are fully focused and ‘in the zone, ‘ working without interruption

Using these gears consistently allows you to bring a new level of relational intelligence to your life that offers a competitive advantage in our task-driven world.

All too often people go through life without truly connecting–and can, as a result, miss out on experiences and relationships that have the power to bring them great joy. By understanding how the five gears presented in this engaging book work, you can improve your ability to connect with the world around you. Explore why some people stay disconnected from the people and events around them, and why others always seem to have a deep connection to their friends, family, and surroundings Learn how to set triggers and markers that help you shift into the right gears at the right time, which will increase your relational dynamics and make you more productive Create positive change in the dynamics of your relationships Improve your respect and influence–and learn a sign language that, when used, can change your perspective and your world.

5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time is the perfect resource for anyone who wants to live and lead connected.

Come join us in celebrating Oklahoma’s own Leonard Hansen’s book, The Great Wild Sheep Adventure, Thursday, August 20, in our Garden Cafe!

 

The hunting adventures associated with the author’s completion of the Grand Slam of North American Wild Sheep made a life-changing impression on him. After accepting his award for this distinction in 2012, he thought of how he could preserve these profound experiences for others with a book.

And he had other goals for his book, as the hunt for these wild sheep had meant more to him than collecting sheep mounts. The exotic locales of these hunts, ranging from the Rio Grande to the Alaskan bush, were often breathtaking in their beauty. Hansen tries to capture this scenery with his narrative and in the dozens of color photos in the book.

The author attempts to bring out the rich history of many of the areas he hunted. This was often a history of not only hunters, but of soldiers, settlers, prospectors and outlaws.

Hansen collaborated with an outdoor author and historian, fellow Oklahoman Larry Floyd, to help him in the presentation of this narrative. The book resulted from more than six months of interviews and discussions about Hansen’s experiences to attain the Grand Slam of North American Wild Sheep.sheep

Hey there, Full Cirlcers!! Stop by for some midweek fun tomorrow evening with bestselling author CJ Box! The good times start at 6:30pm. See you there!

 

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Edgar Award-winning, “New York Times” bestselling author C.J. Box is back with a masterpiece of suspense set in a time and place that readers won’t soon forget.

Twenty miles across the North Dakota border, where the scenery goes from rolling grass prairie to pipeline fields, detective Cassie Dewell has been assigned as the new deputy sheriff of Grimstad-a place people used to be from, but were never headed to. Grimstad is now the oil capital of North Dakota. With oil comes money, with money comes drugs, and with drugs come the dirtiest criminals hustling to corner the market.

In the small town resides twelve-year-old Kyle Westergaard. Even though Kyle has been written off as the “slow” kid, he has dreams deeper than anyone can imagine. He wants to get out of town, take care of his mother, and give them a better life. While delivering newspapers, he witnesses a car accident and takes a mysterious bundle from the scene. Now in possession of a lot of money and packets of white powder, Kyle wonders if his luck has changed.

When the temperature drops to 30 below and a gang war heats up, Cassie realizes that she may be in over her head. As she is propelled on a collision course with a murderous enemy, she finds that the key to it all might come in the most unlikely form: an undersized boy on a bike who keeps showing up where he doesn’t belong. Because a boy like Kyle is invisible. But he sees everything.

It’s not very often that you get a chance to meet one of your idols. But I have to admit, we are all very excited here at the Full Circle about the upcoming event featuring New York Times Best Selling author, Craig Johnson. His books are witty and sly and perfect for the reader who wants a bit of a challenge. Check out his work and then be sure to come by for the signing – Monday, May 19th starting at 7:00pm.

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http://www.craigallenjohnson.com/

Oklahoma City Native Molly Wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life and the voice behind Orangette, called the best food blog in the world by the London Times, will bring her new memoir (with recipes) Delancey to the Full Circle Wednesda, May 7th at 6:30 p.m.

Molly’s husband Brandon wanted to open a restaurant. She said fine...and then he signed a lease and their life and marriage became muc

h more complex. With characteristically engaging wit and candor, she tells the story of building a restaurant and maturing a marriage.
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Upcoming Events

Mar 28

Conversational Spanish Group
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Mar 30
Mar 31

Ravens Three to perform!
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Apr 1
Apr 1

Miss Brown to You to perform!
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Apr 4

Conversational Spanish Group
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Full Circle Cafe

Full Circle Cafe

The Garden Café at Full Circle Bookstore serves a delectable breakfast menu and a delicious selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and sweets for lunch. We also offer a variety of after-hour nibbles, as well as wine and local beers. Join us for breakfast Monday-Friday, from 8:00-10:00am, and lunch Monday- Saturday from 11:30am-2:00pm.

In addition, our Java Joe Coffee Bar can make any espresso or cappuccino drink you may want.

Please refer to our Garden Cafe tab at the top of our site for detailed menus.
You may also call ahead for “To Go” orders, 842-2900.

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