Gretchen Rubin tickets available for Bee Book Club showcase

Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin

Because of the increasing interest in the Bee Book Club presentation showcasing “self-help queen” Gretchen Rubin, we’ve moved up the availability of free tickets from Feb. 8 to today. Go to, click on “Bee Events,” fill out the registration information and download tickets (two per guest). Information: 916-321-1128.

The New York Times best-selling author has written “Better Than Before,” “Happier at Home” and “The Happiness Project,” which collectively have sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 languages. She also records a weekly podcast, “Happier With Gretchen Rubin.”

The event is in partnership with the Sacramento Public Library and Barnes & Noble. Rubin will give her presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, 828 I St., Sacramento. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Visit her at

“Better Than Before” (Broadway, $16, 320 pages) will be offered at a 30 percent discount now through Feb. 11 at Barnes & Noble; Avid Reader at the Tower in Sacramento; Avid Reader in Davis; Face in a Book in El Dorado Hills; Time Tested Books; Underground Books; Hornet Bookstore at California State University, Sacramento; the UC Davis Bookstore; and the Bookseller in Grass Valley.

Author appearances

The Avid Reader at Tower continues to host authors at 1600 Broadway, Sacramento; 916-441-4400, Coming up:

▪  Laura Walton for “God Is a Lion,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

▪  Rosie Ochoa and Paul Aponte for “Mosaic of Voices” poetry series, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7.

▪  Zoey Keithley for “The Calling of Mother Adelli,” 2 p.m. Feb. 13

▪  Pat Lynch for “All That Glistens,” 2 p.m. Feb. 20

▪  John Cann for “Mosaic of Voices” poetry series, 2 p.m. Feb. 21.