JUNE/JULY Calendar of Events    


June 26 (Wednesday) 7 p.m. Central Coast Buddhist Meditation Group.  Call for more information before attending, 441-5478   


June 29 (Saturday) 2 - 4 pm   BOOKSIGNING:  “This is Me at Dialysis Drawing Me at Dialysis Drawing Me at Dialysis” by Phillip Carey

A Coagulation of Illustrated Envelopes From Five Years in the Dialysis Chair. “Phillip Carey’s envelopes will envelop you in delight.  He turns the unexpected inside out and shows us how much insight, humor, unique perspectives and flights of the creative imagination can be crammed into the limited real estate between stamp, sender and addressee.” ~ David Moss

July 4th (Wednesday)Happy Independence Day!


July 14 (Sunday) 7 p.m.  SECOND SUNDAY POETS:    Beat Poet–A Ray Clark Dickson Retrospective, (close to what would have been his 100th birthday). Bring your copies of his books & work to read. Some books will be available to read from. Open reading follows. All are welcome.


July 16 (Tuesday) 3-4:30 p.m.  GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP:  Wilshire Hospice – Center for Grief Education & Healing offers 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:  www.wilshirehospice.org  or call 805-269-0141.  No charge.


July 20 (Saturday) 2-4 p.m.  BOOKSIGNING:  “Poland Interrupted:  A Journey ” by Gordon Snider, follows the tumultuous life of Kaz Kowinsky, a boy who comes of age in Krakow following the Great War and joins the Polish resistance when Germany invades at the start of World War II. Like Poland,  Kaz's life is tumultuous and constantly interrupted.  Based on a true story, his journey is one of hope, disappointment, abandonment, love, determination and heroism. A great read!



Call for more information before attending, 441-5478                        


July 26 (Friday) 7 p.m. $22  CONCERT:  Ed Gerhard  Performing on 6-string, 12-string, slide guitar or Acoustic Hawaiian Lap Slide, Gerhard captivates his audiences with virtuosity, generosity and sly humor.  Known for his gorgeous tone and compositional depth, Gerhard can move a listener with a single note. 


July 30 (Tuesday) 7 p.m.  BOOK EVENT:  Eldonna Edwards & Anna Quinn Join them for their summer "Conversations" book tour, aimed at engaging audiences in a discussion about books, the writing life, and other literary topics. Eldonna Edwards is a beloved writing instructor, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. Her award-winning debut novel This I Know was a Delilah Book Club selection. Anna Quinn is an author, teacher, and the owner of The Writers’ Workshoppe and Imprint Bookstore in Port Townsend, WA. Her novel The Night Child was selected as a “Best Book for Book Clubs 2018” and was a bestseller in Psychological Literary Fiction.

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


On-going JUNE/JULY events in our Garden Chapel

Astrology Readings with Harry Farmer (No sessions in June, July 11, 18) 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.  www.anandatransformations.com

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

Foster and polish

The warrior spirit

While serving in the world;

Illuminate the Path

According to your inner light.

-The Art of Peace … Morihei Ueshiba  -

If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?

~ Abigail Adams


Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom!

I hope you will make a good use of it.

~ John Adams