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We will be CLOSED January 1-3. Happy New Year!
News & Events
January 2021
As COVID-19 cases rise and Riverside is currently under a stay-at-home order, we are temporarily closed to in-store browsing.
We are currently open for:
  • online orders
  • phone orders
  • curbside pickup
Thanks for your understanding and patience while we navigate these difficult times!
Customer service: info@cellardoorbookstore.com
Nalo Hopkinson Named the 37th SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master

Congratulations to our beloved local author Nalo Hopkinson for this amazing honor from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, which recognizes “lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy". The award will be presented at the Nebula Awards, held online the weekend of June 4–6, 2021. We're proud to know her!
On Anger Named One of New Yorker's Best Books of 2020

On Anger, which includes a contribution from yet another of our talented local authors Myisha Cherry, was included in The New Yorker's "The Best Books We Read in 2020."

Not Just For the Holidays: Cellar Select Gift Boxes

Save for a few accidental replications (you folks read too much!), our gift boxes seem to be a hit with our customers, so we're going to continue to offer them. Start 2021 off by treating yourself to a box full of books, picked especially for you by our booksellers. Or send a box to someone to let them know you care.

January Staff Picks
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, ill. by Dung Ho (on sale 1/5): A stunning celebration of a young girl’s eyes and the generations of women in her family with whom she shares them, this book invites girls to recognize their own unique beauty and the strength of self-love. Poetry and breath-taking illustrations weave a celebration of story, the magic of the female, and the power of love. Read this with all the women and girls in your life who make your kingdom whole. - Linda
Root Magic by Eden Royce (on sale 1/5): Gran, Jez's best friend and the matriarch of her family, has just passed away, leaving the rootwork to be carried on by their uncle, Doc, who now offers to train Jez and her brother Jay in their family legacy. South Carolina in 1963 is a place of both natural and supernatural evils, but even old enemies and ways must change. This is a great adventure intertwined with important lessons about accepting new paths and the wisdom of children. - Linda
Wings of Ebony by J. Elle (on sale 1/26): I won’t be telling you much about this tale of two cities because I don’t want to ruin the revelations peeled away by Rue Jelani Akintola. Know that she is about to reveal Ghazan, a fantastic world intricately woven into a poor Houston neighborhood known as East Row, both imbedded with the problems of colonialism and racism. But there is magic here, magic that comes from ripping out what lies deeply buried in our historical myths to embrace the truth. - Linda
Cellar Door Book Clubs' Best of 2020
Our book clubs have spoken! Check out the best book club selections of 2020 according to our members. Click on a cover image to order any of these titles online.
by Barbara Kingsolver
Cellar Door Book Club
Rules for Visiting
by Jessica Francis Kane
Cellar Door Book Club
Frederick Douglass
by David W. Blight
History Book Club
The Lost Daughter
by Elena Ferrante
Feminist Book Club
The Poison Squad
by Deborah Blum
Phy-Sci Book Club
by Tim James
Phy-Sci Book Club
The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin
Bucket List Book Club
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
by Marlon James
Young Adult Book Club
So B. It
by Sarah Weeks
Kids Book Club
by James Ponti
Kids Book Club
Small Spaces
by Katherine Arden
Kids Book Club
by John Patrick Green
Early Readers Book Club
The Deep
by Rivers Solomon
Speculative Fiction
Book Club
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Speculative Fiction
Book Club
Gideon the Ninth
by Tamsyn Muir
Speculative Fiction
Book Club
The Night Portrait
by Laura Morelli
Historical Fiction Book Club
The Only Good Indians
by Stephen Graham Jones
Philosophical Horror
by Carolina De Robertis
LGBTQ Book Club
Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories
Agatha Christie Book Club
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
by Sara Collins
Black Lit Book Club
Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club
Now Hiring: Frontline Bookseller

Position: Part-Time (10-20 hours / week)

We're looking for someone who can fill a frontline bookselling position here at Cellar Door. Key responsibilities will include basic customer service tasks (operating the register, etc.) and offering book recommendations to customers (a.k.a. handselling), so applicants must have a working familiarity with books.

  • We welcome applicants from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds
  • Ability to speak Spanish or ASL (sign language) a definite plus
  • Interest in LGBTQ, African-American, Latinx, and/or Asian literature a plus
  • Broad knowledge of books a must

Please email resume to linda@cellardoorbookstore.com.
Book Club Schedule
Book clubs will continue online; you should be receiving information about them the week before your scheduled book club. As there are no fees to join any of our book clubs, we ask that you please order book club selections from us! We've included links in all of our event listings so that you can easily order online.
Book Clubs for Adults
Cellar Door Book Club
Meets the second Sun at 2 pm
Jan 10: The Memory Police
Feb 14: Chances Are...

Mystery Book Club
Meets the third Thurs at 6 pm
Jan 21: The Hunting Party
Feb 18: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club
Meets the third Sat at 5 pm
Jan 16: Gods of Jade and Shadow
Feb 20: Ancestral Night

Historical Fiction Book Club
Meets the fourth Sat at 5 pm
Jan 23: The Good Lord Bird
Feb 27: When We Were Young & Brave

Agatha Christie Book Club
Meets the third Tues at 6:30 pm
Jan 19: Sleeping Murder
Feb 16: Appointment With Death

Philosophical Horror
Meets the third Mon at 6 pm
Jan 18: Imaginary Friend
Feb 15: Ring Shout

Black Lit Book Club
Meets the fourth Fri at 6 pm
Jan 22: Perfect Nine
Feb 26: Luster
History Book Club
Meets the first Wed at 6 pm
Jan 6: The Five
Feb 3: Stony the Road

Speculative Fiction Book Club
Meets the second Sat at 4 pm
Jan 9: Black Sun
Feb 13: The Book of M

LGBTQ Book Club
Meets the fourth Thurs at 6 pm
Jan 28: Boys of Alabama
Feb 25: The Thirty Names of Night

Bucket List Book Club 
Meets the third Sun at 3 pm
Jan 17: The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
Feb 21: The Parable of the Sower

Phy-Sci Book Club
Meets the fourth Wed at 6 pm
Jan 27: Why We Sleep
Feb 24: Timefulness

Feminist Book Club
Meets the first Tues at 6 pm
Jan 5: A Woman is No Man
Feb 2: Wow, No Thank You

Outdoor Lit 
Meets every other month, first Sun at 2 pm
Jan 3: Miracle Country
March 7: The Soul of an Octopus
Book Clubs for Kids & Youth

Early Readers Book Club Meets the second Sat at 1 pm
Jan 9: Spy Penguins
Feb 13: The Riot Brothers: Snarf Attack, Underfoodle, and the Secret Life

Kids' Book Club Meets the second Thurs at 6 pm
Jan 14: Keeper of the Lost Cities
Feb 11: The Last Last-Day-Of-Summer

Young Adult Book Club Contact David at (951) 787-7807 for meeting info
The Future of Another Timeline
*Starred meetings are not held at their usual date and/or time
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