Friday, February 27, 2015

Our New Website!

Join us over at our new home ~ www.chevaliersbooks.com ~ for updates, blog posts, insights, fabulousness and more!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Even This I Get to Experience - Norman Lear at Chevalier's



Even This I Get to Experience

Norman Lear visits Chevalier's 

Legendary producer, writer and director Norman Lear, who developed such influential television programs as All in the Family and The Jeffersons and produced films such as Stand by Me and The Princess Bride, changed the way Americans thought about race, class and television's limits.

Join us this coming Thursday, February 26th at 3pm when this Oscar nominated and multi-Emmy and Writers Guild Award-winning icon will be signing copies of his new memoir, Even This I Get to Experience. It's sure to be a wonderful afternoon!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

LeVar Burton Book Signing and Reading




This coming Sunday, December 21st the renowned LeVar Burton will be appearing at Chevalier's Books to sign copies of his new children's book before joining us for a reading of The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, a beautiful book-within-a-book about a little rhino who with the help of his friends, learns how to let go of the storm inside him.

Mr. Burton will be appearing at 11am which leaves plenty of time to check out the weekly Larchmont Farmer's Market before or after the event. We are honored to host such an inspiring man who has dedicated so much of himself to bring the love of reading to children. Look forward to seeing you at the store where we'll have plenty of copies on hand for perusal or purchase.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Book Signing with Jim McHugh Saturday, December 20th at 3PM



This Saturday, December 20th photographer Jim McHugh will be appearing at Chevalier's Books to sign his spectacular book of Los Angeles photography:Let's Get Lost. The book features a collection of award winning photographs of LA's Golden Era. Mr. McHugh will be appearing at 3pm and signing books until 5pm. We are especially thrilled to host Mr. McHugh as Chevalier's has been lucky enough to have four of his gorgeous large-scale, polaroid photos displayed in our art and design room. Hosting such an astounding local artist is a continuation of our mission to support our community and hope this is just the beginning of many such events at the recently revitalized Chevalier's. Look forward to seeing you at the store where we'll have plenty of copies on hand for perusal or purchase.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary Performing LIVE and Signing Copies of New Book on Sunday 12/14




This coming Sunday the legendary Peter Yarrow will be appearing at Chevalier's Books and doing a small acoustic set before sitting down to sign copies of the new one of a kind book: Peter Paul and Mary: Fifty Years of Music and Life. The book chronicles the success of Peter Paul and Mary through breathtaking photographs and the band's own recollections of their career as America's most iconic folk group.  Mr. Yarrow will be appearing at 12:30 which leaves plenty of time to check out the weekly Larchmont Farmer's Market before or after the event. We are very excited to host such an influential performer and hope this is just the beginning of many such events at the recently revitalized Chevalier's. Look forward to seeing you at the store where we'll have plenty of copies on hand for perusal or purchase.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Book Signing with Mark A Vieira & Cecilia de Mille Presley


Join us for a book signing with Mark A Vieira & Cecilia de Mille Presley Wednesday, December 10th at 6pm. The authors will be signing copies of their new book, Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic.

"Colossal. Stupendous. Epic. These adjectives, used by movie companies to hawk their wares, became cliches long ago. When used to describe the films of one director, they are accurate. More than any filmmaker in the history of the medium, Cecil B. DeMille mastered the art of the spectacle. In the process, he became a filmland founder. One hundred years ago, he made the first feature film ever shot in Hollywood and went on to become the most commercially successful producer-director in history.

DeMille told his cinematic tales with painterly, extravagant images. The parting of the Red Sea in "The Ten Commandments" was only one of these. There were train wrecks ("The Greatest Show on Earth"); orgies ("Manslaughter"); battles ("The Buccaneer"); Ancient Rome ("The Sign of the Cross"); Ancient Egypt ("Cleopatra"); and the Holy Land ("The Crusades"). The best of these images are showcased here, in "Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic."

This lavish volume opens the King Tut's tomb of cinematic treasures that is the Cecil B. DeMille Archives, presenting storyboard art, concept paintings, and an array of photographic imagery. Historian Mark A. Vieira writes an illuminating text to accompany these scenes. Cecilia de Mille Presley relates her grandfather's thoughts on his various films, and recalls her visits to his sets, including the Egyptian expedition to film The Ten Commandments.

Like the director's works, "Cecil B. DeMille: The Art of the Hollywood Epic" is a panorama of magnificence--celebrating a legendary filmmaker and the remarkable history of Hollywood."

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Book Signing with Diane Vallere & Sybil Johnson



Join us for a book signing with Diane Vallere & Sybil Johnson Sunday, November 23rd from 2-4pm. The authors will be signing copies of their new books, Suede to Rest and Fatal Brushstroke.


About SUEDE TO REST:

With her career as a dress designer in shreds, Polyester Monroe is looking forward to a fresh start. But as it all unfolds, the pattern to a new beginning looks a lot like murder.

When Poly Monroe was little, she loved playing in her family’s textile store. But after a fatal family tragedy, Land of A Thousand Fabrics was boarded up and Poly never expected to see the inside again. Now, as inheritor of the long-shuttered shop, she’s ready to restore the family business. However her two new kittens, Pins and Needles, aren’t the ones causing a snag in her plans…...

Not everyone wants Poly back in San LadrĂ³n, especially a powerful local developer pressuring her to sell—and leave town fast. But even when the threats turn deadly, she’s not ready to bolt. Because Poly is beginning to suspect that the murder behind the shop is tied to a mystery in her family’s unsettled past that she’s determined to solve…before her own life is left hanging by a thread.


About FATAL BRUSHSTROKE:

A dead body in her garden and a homicide detective on her doorstep…

Computer programmer and tole-painting enthusiast Aurora (Rory) Anderson doesn’t envision finding either when she steps outside to investigate the frenzied yipping coming from her own backyard. After all, she lives in Vista Beach, a quiet California beach community where violent crime is rare and murder even rarer.

Suspicion falls on Rory when the body buried in her flowerbed turns out to be someone she knows—her tole painting teacher, Hester Bouquet. Just two weekends before, Rory attended one of Hester’s weekend painting seminars, an unpleasant experience she vowed never to repeat. As evidence piles up against Rory, she embarks on a quest to identify the killer and clear her name. Can Rory unearth the truth before she encounters her own brush with death?