Sunday, December 14, 2014

Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary Performing LIVE and Signing Copies of New Book on Sunday 12/14

This coming Sunday the legendary Peter Yarrow will be appearing at Chevalier's Books and doing a small acoustic set before sitting down to sign copies of the new one of a kind book: Peter Paul and Mary: Fifty Years of Music and Life. The book chronicles the success of Peter Paul and Mary through breathtaking photographs and the band's own recollections of their career as America's most iconic folk group.  Mr. Yarrow will be appearing at 12:30 which leaves plenty of time to check out the weekly Larchmont Farmer's Market before or after the event. We are very excited to host such an influential performer and hope this is just the beginning of many such events at the recently revitalized Chevalier's. Look forward to seeing you at the store where we'll have plenty of copies on hand for perusal or purchase.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Book Signing with Mark A Vieira & Cecilia de Mille Presley

Join us for a book signing with Mark A Vieira & Cecilia de Mille Presley Wednesday, December 10th at 6pm. The authors will be signing copies of their new book, Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic.

"Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became cliches long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. In the process, he became a filmland founder. One hundred years ago, he made the first feature film ever shot in Hollywood and went on to become the most commercially successful producer-director in history.

DeMille told his cinematic tales with painterly, extravagant images. The parting of the Red Sea in "The Ten Commandments" was only one of these. There were train wrecks ("The Greatest Show on Earth"); orgies ("Manslaughter"); battles ("The Buccaneer"); Ancient Rome ("The Sign of the Cross"); Ancient Egypt ("Cleopatra"); and the Holy Land ("The Crusades"). The best of these images are showcased here, in "Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic."

This lavish volume opens the King Tut's tomb of cinematic treasures that is the Cecil B. DeMille Archives, presenting storyboard art, concept paintings, and an array of photographic imagery. Historian Mark A. Vieira writes an illuminating text to accompany these scenes. Cecilia de Mille Presley relates her grandfather's thoughts on his various films, and recalls her visits to his sets, including the Egyptian expedition to film The Ten Commandments.

Like the director's works, "Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic" is a panorama of magnificence--celebrating a legendary filmmaker and the remarkable history of Hollywood."

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Book Signing with Diane Vallere & Sybil Johnson

Join us for a book signing with Diane Vallere & Sybil Johnson Sunday, November 23rd from 2-4pm. The authors will be signing copies of their new books, Suede to Rest and Fatal Brushstroke.


With her career as a dress designer in shreds, Polyester Monroe is looking forward to a fresh start. But as it all unfolds, the pattern to a new beginning looks a lot like murder.

When Poly Monroe was little, she loved playing in her family’s textile store. But after a fatal family tragedy, Land of A Thousand Fabrics was boarded up and Poly never expected to see the inside again. Now, as inheritor of the long-shuttered shop, she’s ready to restore the family business. However her two new kittens, Pins and Needles, aren’t the ones causing a snag in her plans…...

Not everyone wants Poly back in San LadrĂ³n, especially a powerful local developer pressuring her to sell—and leave town fast. But even when the threats turn deadly, she’s not ready to bolt. Because Poly is beginning to suspect that the murder behind the shop is tied to a mystery in her family’s unsettled past that she’s determined to solve…before her own life is left hanging by a thread.


A dead body in her garden and a homicide detective on her doorstep…

Computer programmer and tole-painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson doesn’t envision finding either when she steps outside to investigate the frenzied yipping coming from her own backyard. After all, she lives in Vista Beach, a quiet California beach community where violent crime is rare and murder even rarer.

Suspicion falls on Rory when the body buried in her flowerbed turns out to be someone she knows—her tole painting teacher, Hester Bouquet. Just two weekends before, Rory attended one of Hester’s weekend painting seminars, an unpleasant experience she vowed never to repeat. As evidence piles up against Rory, she embarks on a quest to identify the killer and clear her name. Can Rory unearth the truth before she encounters her own brush with death?

Book Signing with former mayor Richard J. Riordan

Join us for an exciting signing with former mayor Richard J. Riordan, Saturday, November 22nd from 4-6pm. The author will be signing copies of his new book, The Mayor.

"Between 1993 and 2001, Mayor Richard J. Riordan, a maverick multi-millionaire who championed pragmatism over divisive politics, pulled Los Angeles from the brink of collapse and turned around one of the world’s most famous cities. Wildly popular today among Angelenos of all stripes, Riordan continues to be a major force in the political and civic worlds of L.A.

Riordan, a non-ideological Republican who was pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and pro-immigration, was elected to office in the aftermath of the infamous Rodney King beating and subsequent 1992 L.A. Riots, which caused nearly $1 billion in property damage and took the lives of over 50 people. With ineffectual political leadership at City Hall, racial tensions were running high, the economy was in the tank, and the city’s crime and homicide rates grew out of control during the crack cocaine epidemic. And only a few months into Riordan’s young mayoralty, L.A. appeared to be most definitely doomed after the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake rocked the city to its core.

But unlike his combative counterpart in New York City, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Riordan was a healing, compassionate figure that recreated L.A. into a thriving, world-class metropolis—and he’s still a key problem solver in the nation’s second largest city.

As the result of Riordan’s efforts, Los Angeles is now a cultural and event destination. He oversaw and pushed through the construction of Frank Gehry’s masterpiece Walt Disney Concert Hall -- a venture the mayor helped personally fund when private financing stalled -- and the landmark Staples Center. He reformed the nation’s second largest public school system, modernized the Los Angeles Police Department, and reformed Los Angeles’ City Charter. After an unsuccessful run for California governor, Riordan worked for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as his secretary of education.

Riordan’s perspective on effective leadership is like no other.

Readers will also learn about the numerous tragedies Riordan faced and how each event shaped him as a person and as mayor. From the deaths of Riordan’s two young children to the passing of his mother on the eve of his first mayoral election, Riordan’s courage and compassion in the face personal heartbreak illustrates why he is so beloved. Riordan is also a cutting-edge philanthropist who helped dramatically improve literacy rates in such places as Mississippi and has personally donated over $100 million to improve the education of poor children. For years, he has donated half his income to charities. This 330-paged memoir delves into his successes and difficulties during his time as mayor, the ideas and value system that drove his work—such as his deep spiritual beliefs that everyone is equal and deserves the opportunity to succeed—and the life events that shaped him."

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Book Signing with Charles Salzberg

Join us for a book signing with Charles Salzberg on Sunday, November 16th from 2-4pm. The author will be signing copies of his new book, Swann's Lake of Despair.

When rare photos, a scandalous diary, and a beautiful woman all go missing at once, the stage is set for three challenging cases for Henry Swann. It begins with an offer to partner up with his slovenly, unreliable frenemy, Goldblatt. The disbarred lawyer-turned-"facilitator" would provide the leads and muscle, while Swann would do all the fancy footwork. A lost diary by a free-loving Jazz Age flapper is worth enough to someone that Swann takes a beat down on an abandoned boardwalk. Pilfered photos of Marilyn Monroe propel him deep into the past of an alcoholic shutterbug, his wife; and he's hired to search for a lonely writer's runaway girlfriend. The cases converge and collide in a finale that lifts the curtain on crucial, deadly facts of life for everyone including Swann himself.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Book Signing with Melanie Rothschild

Join us for a book signing with Melanie Rothschild on Saturday, November 15th from 2-4pm. The author will be signing copies of her new book, The Art of Mistakes.

You can make art and deeply appreciate the Art of Mistakes.

When it comes to mistakes, we're all experts. Really. Yet fear of making mistakes often holds us back from trying new things. Inside, you will discover how our mistakes can be powerful opportunities for new ideas that we could never think up deliberately.

Whether you are a seasoned artist, or just getting started, learning to embrace and use mistakes can spell the beginning of a new chapter in your art-making life.

Perhaps you were told by a former teacher or "expert" that your drawing or painting wasn't good enough, or you've had your creativity stymied in some other way. Maybe you have artistic impulses and desires but feel like you aren't one of the "chosen few" who can make art. Now you can learn ideas and painting techniques that show you a way of creative thinking that turn even your mistakes into beautiful works of art!

"Of all places, art is a spot where mistakes should be considered honored guests."

  • 16 painting techniques to encourage creative thinking and experimentation
  • Permission to make mistakes as you make art.
  • Methods to discover how mistakes can serve your art and creativity

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Book Signing with Janeen Antonelli & Michelle Pohl

Join us for a book signing with Janeen Antonelli & Michelle Pohl on Saturday, October 18th from 2-4pm. The authors will be signing copies of their new book, The Halloween Fairy Keeps Christmas Merry.

"This Halloween story's more enchanting than most. It contains no goblins, no vampires, no ghosts. It's a story of magic, of fairies, and elves. It's a story of Santa needing candy to fatten himself." THIS HALLOWEEN, START A NEW FAMILY TRADITION. You will save Christmas Day by giving so many of your treats away. Once Christmas is over, Santa puts his weary body to bed and falls asleep for 9 long months. When he wakes, his magic suit and black boots no longer fit and without his suit and boots, there will be no Christmas magic. With the help of Santa's elves, the HALLOWEEN FAIRY and YOU, Christmas can be saved! This Halloween, while you trick and you treat, the Halloween Fairy will be watching you and hoping you will set your candy in a special place. She will reward you for your kindness and your giving will save Christmas Day!