WELCOME to Bank of Books! We are an independent, family owned bookstore serving the California Coastlands and the world. We have a vast, eclectic inventory striving to serve our community with quality and integrity. We believe in supporting our local arts, which includes writers, historians, artist and musicians. Our store has become a place for them to display new creations.
How to Hunt Ghosts & Haunted Houses
A Lecture and Tour
with Richard Senate
Discover how Ghost Hunters investigate haunted places and what tools they use. Mr. Senate has been hunting ghosts for over 30 years and will discuss his many cases. After the talk, the tour part of the evening will walk to several haunted houses in the downtown and maybe try some ghost hunting! Tour starts at the Bank of Books.
For information on this tour call Richard Senate at 805-200-8658
Yes Bank of Books is have another book giveaway. We are celebrating freedom by giving away free books!
This giveaway will be
July 4th - 7th at
Bank of Books
748 E. Main, Ventura.
*Photo from a previous giveaway
40,000 books will be free to the community
Beginning at 6:00 am on the 4th of July Bank of Books will be giving bag loads of books away.
Thousands have turned out for this great event in past years. People
line up before 6:00 am, so come early so you can select books you want. Also downtown will be celebrating on the 4th of July and Main st. will be closed. Check out Ventura website for more info on parking options.
Bank of Books has now given away over 200,000 books free to individuals. We are a
unique bookstore serving the community, we give our support and seek your support of this local independent bookstore when you need
*There is an opportunity to volunteers! Beginning on July 2nd through 8th we will need help to prepare for the giveaway, also handing out bags during the event days, and with the clean up call John at 805-643-3154. Any amount of help is appreciated.
Bestselling author Sandra Tsing Loh will sign her new book The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones at 2 PM on Saturday, June 28 at Bank of Books - Malibu.
In The Madwoman in the Volvo, author and performance
artist Sandra Tsing Loh takes on the four Ms – motherhood, midlife, men,
and menopause – with her usual candor and wit. On the heels of a messy
divorce from her husband of twenty years (“Mr. X”), and an on-again,
off-again, on-again relationship with her best friend (“Mr. Y”), she
finds herself entering the roller-coaster years of perimenopause – and
in Loh’s case, it’s an E-ticket ride. Sandwiched between two preteen
daughters and an elderly, eccentric father, squeezed by constant
deadlines, insecure in her relationship with Mr. Y, and approaching the
dreaded five-oh with hormones raging, Loh goes – OK, we’ll say it –
maybe just a little bit over-the-top at times. Like when she storms onto
the school playground to take on her daughter’s ten-year-old bully. Or
when she starts counting the carbs in ketchup. Or when she sits by her
dead father’s bedside, mourning his passing – only to find out that he
isn’t, actually, all that dead.
But The Madwoman in the Volvo is not just laugh-out-loud funny; it’s also like spending a no-holds-barred evening with your best and most insightful girlfriend, as she opens up about her life as a mother, a daughter, a wife, and an artist. And in the end, as Mr. Y throws a blowout party to celebrate her fiftieth birthday, Loh’s message to her readers is clear: with a little knowledge, a lot of laughter, and a bunch of good friends, the hormonal roller-coaster will be a whole lot easier to ride.
Sandra Tsing Loh is the author of six acclaimed books, a contributing editor at The Atlantic magazine, the host of the syndicated radio shows The Loh Life and The Loh Down on Science, a regular commentator on both NPR’s Morning Edition and This American Life, and an off-Broadway performer. She’s also a graduate of Malibu Park Junior High and the daughter of well-known local character Eugene Loh, a fifty-year resident of Malibu West, who is the subject of many of his daughter’s essays. Loh currently lives in Pasadena with Mr. Y, her daughters, and her aging Volvo.