We are thrilled to host Meet & Greet events with authors frequently in our bookstore.  We also offer our space to larger groups for lectures or workshops after hours with prearrangement.  If you would like us to consider a certain occasion, please e-mail an overview of the proposed event to Cynthia at cynthia@pilgrimsway.com with several potential dates.

Some of the other functions we have hosted include art demonstrations, musical concerts, lunch time discussion groups, collaborative community events and private groups or parties.

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September 2014

Ira Glass, Live! 3 Acts, 2 Dancers, 1 Radio Host

September 28, 2014 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunset Center, San Carlos St. at 9th Ave.
Carmel, CA United States
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Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, have been working together to combine two art forms that- as Ira puts it- "have no business being together- dance and radio." The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories. The show includes radio interviews restaged as dance parties, plus stories from the lives of each of the three performers, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. As the title indicates,…

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October 2014

Dylan Thomas’s 100th Birthday Celebration!

October 25, 2014 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Carmel Art Association, Dolores between 5th& 6th
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the great Dylan Thomas's 100th Birthday with a special presentation by Taelen Thomas with musical accompaniment provided by Laura Burian. Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), one of the 20th century's greatest English lyric poets and public readers of poetry, visited Carmel, Carmel Valley and Big Sur in the spring of 1952. While here he met Robinson Jeffers, Henry Miller and many other notable characters which resulted in amazing collaborations. In honor of his 100th Birthday, local bard…

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November 2014

Meet & Greet with Lori Stewart, author of “Grandma, Aren’t You Glad the World’s Finally in Color Today!”

November 22, 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore & Secret Garden, Dolores between 5th & 6th
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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Grandma, Aren't You Glad the World's Finally in Color Today! is a story in rhyme that takes readers on a "then and now" journey through time. Narrated by a grandmother thumbing through an old photo album, the story compares her own mother's life and times to those of her grandchildren today. Side-by-side vintage and full color photos contrast fashion, schools, transportation, entertainment, technology, culture and the arts from the Great Depression and World War II year to those of today.…

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Local Authors Put #IndiesFirst

November 29, 2014 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore & Secret Garden, Dolores between 5th & 6th
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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Kick your holiday season off to a "small" start, but joining in on Small Business Saturday. To help celebrate we have invited a collection of local authors to gather and interact with you, our delightful community. Who all will be in attendance? What is the schedule? We are glad you asked: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Alissandra Dramov, Carmel-by-the-Sea: The Early Years (1903-1913) 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Patrice Vecchione, The Knot Untied 12 to 1 p.m.: Jane Smiley; Some…

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December 2014

Meet & Greet with David Gordon, author of “Carmel Impressarios”

December 20, 2014 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore & Secret Garden, Dolores between 5th & 6th
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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Carmel Impresarios by David J. Gordon

Carmel-by-the-Sea, a little town on the California coast, was one of the artistic hot spots of the West in the early 1920s, when two extraordinary women paid a visit one spring, and never left. Dene Denny and Hazel Watrous designed Carmel's first art gallery, and three dozen of its early houses. They founded the Carmel Music Society in 1927, and-in the midst of the Great Depression-they created the Carmel Bach Festival. For two decades they ran a successful repertory theater…

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February 2017

Tea & Tarot with Wendy

February 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until October 14, 2017

Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore & Secret Garden, Dolores between 5th & 6th
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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$15 Sold out

The phrase "round table" conjures up images of King Arthur and his knights or the Algonquin Round Table; a group of forward-thinkers who sat together and exchanged ideas and insights. Not to be confused with the legendary grandeur of King Arthur or the Algonquin; we have a round table of our own in the Secret Garden. And we also use it to gather around with small groups to exchange insights and foster community. Perhaps you have even had the chance…

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March 2017

Tea & Tarot with Wendy

March 11 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 9, 2017

Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore & Secret Garden, Dolores between 5th & 6th
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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$15

The phrase "round table" conjures up images of King Arthur and his knights or the Algonquin Round Table; a group of forward-thinkers who sat together and exchanged ideas and insights. Not to be confused with the legendary grandeur of King Arthur or the Algonquin; we have a round table of our own in the Secret Garden. And we also use it to gather around with small groups to exchange insights and foster community. Perhaps you have even had the chance…

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April 2017

Tea & Tarot with Wendy – Morning

April 8 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore & Secret Garden, Dolores between 5th & 6th
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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APRIL CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS The phrase "round table" conjures up images of King Arthur and his knights or the Algonquin Round Table; a group of forward-thinkers who sat together and exchanged ideas and insights. Not to be confused with the legendary grandeur of King Arthur or the Algonquin; we have a round table of our own in the Secret Garden. And we also use it to gather around with small groups to exchange insights and foster community. Perhaps you…

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Book Launch + Meet & Greet: Christina Waters, “Inside the Flame”

April 8 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore & Secret Garden, Dolores between 5th & 6th
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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Join us as we welcome Christina Waters, author of Inside the Flame for her book launch + meet & greet. "Inside the Flame invites readers to unplug their computers, cell phones, and televisions and plunge back into overlooked nooks and crannies of everyday experience. We've lost touch with the richness of the tangible and with it our reverence for the physical world. Our ability to focus on the here and now is in crisis. By illuminating ways to take a…

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Tea & Tarot with Wendy – Evening

April 8 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pilgrim’s Way Community Bookstore & Secret Garden, Dolores between 5th & 6th
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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APRIL CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS The phrase "round table" conjures up images of King Arthur and his knights or the Algonquin Round Table; a group of forward-thinkers who sat together and exchanged ideas and insights. Not to be confused with the legendary grandeur of King Arthur or the Algonquin; we have a round table of our own in the Secret Garden. And we also use it to gather around with small groups to exchange insights and foster community. Perhaps you…

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