DECEMBER Calendar of Events


December 5 (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – Light Up a Life Remembrance Ceremony Hospice of SLO County

Join us in remembering loved ones during our annual Light Up A Life. The lantern symbolizes light as we are guided through life’s journey. Remembrance Ceremony – Chose to have your loved one’s name read at the Remembrance Ceremony and entered into the Remembrance Book for your $15 gift.


December 7 (Friday) 7 p.m. – Coalesce Bookstore invites you to an evening of Caroling!  HOLIDAYS ARE FOR SINGING!  Come join neighbors and friends for caroling, Friday evening, December 7, from 7-9 pm in the chapel behind the bookstore.  We furnish lyric sheets so everyone can join in. There will be refreshments for this free event. It’s a great way to add good cheer to your holiday week!


December 8 (Saturday) 2 - 4 p.m. – Booksigning: Unfatally Dead: To Thaw or Not to Thaw by Wayne Edmiston

This historical fantasy begins with a famous mouse trying desperately to follow an ambulance occupied by a VIP being transported to a cryonics clinic. It's Dec. 16, 1966, the day WALT DISNEY's body supposedly was placed into cryonic suspension.


December 9 (Sunday) 7 p.m. – Second Sunday at Seven Poets, Sylvia Alcon & Deborah Paes de Barros will be our featured poets.  Open mike follows.  Come to read or just to listen.


December 15 (Saturday) 2 - 4 p.m. – Pop-Up Booksigning: Why Not Dream by Michaela Doud


December 18 (Tuesday) 3-4:30 p.m.  GENERAL GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORT GROUP:  Wilshire Hospice – Center for Grief Education & Healing will be offering a Grief Support Group in the Coalesce Garden Chapel every third Tuesday each month.  Join us in a safe space to share your journey through the grieving process. With grief comes mourning; and while mourning brings healing, it’s important to have support and understanding while you are experiencing your loss.  For more information, or call 805-269-0141.


December 25 (Tuesday) Merry Christmas!!  We will be closed on Christmas day, but open on the 26th.


December 26 (Wednesday) 7 p.m., Central Coast Buddhist Meditation Group

Call for more information before attending, 441-5478

If you have an iPhone or iPad check out Coalesce Bookstore’s App!  


On-going DECEMBER events in our Garden Chapel

Astrology Readings with Harry Farmer DECEMBER 6, 13, 20 (Thursday)

Call Harry at 805-801-1305 for more information, to make an appointment or just drop in.

Metaphysical Discussion Group in Garden Chapel (Fridays), noon to 1 p.m. –all welcome, donation.

Check out the group’s website for topic information.

Wednesday Mornings, 10-noon: Current social & economic issues discussed in a non-judgmental environment.

Yoga on Thursdays,  6-7 p.m. - please call Shoosh Crotzer for info and cost, 805-801-7335


Note: No parking in back lot of Bookstore, please. Walk down driveway off Harbor Street


We look forward to the time

When the Power of Love

Will replace the Love of Power

Then will our world know

The blessings of peace.


-William Ewart Gladstone