Steve Costa and Kate Levinson, owners of Point Reyes Books, Point Reyes Station, Calif., for 14 years, have found buyers for their store, who they plan to identify soon and described in a letter as "a young creative, energetic couple, with deep bookstore and community service experience."
On Saturday, October 22, Terry Tempest Williams will read from The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks (Sarah Crichton Books) at the West Marin School Gymnasium in an event that will honor the centennial of the National Park Service and be "a farewell event" for Costa and Levinson. A pre-event reception will feature Williams, a light supper and drinks and the choice of either a signed copy of Williams's book or "an original signed broadside especially created for the occasion of the Point Reyes Books Farewell Event featuring a quote by Terry Tempest Williams."
Costa and Levinson put the store up for sale in May. At the time, they wrote, "While we're not totally sure what's next for us, we do know we want to have more time to be in nature with family and friends, and we want to put our energies toward building a better future world for all, including our three grandchildren. We want to grow our spiritual lives, serve the poor, and explore the world outside of West Marin. Steve wants to continue to create events and retreats through our newly established Black Mountain Circle, and Kate wants to expand her work with women's emotional relationship to money and work on another book." (She is the author of Emotional Currency: A Woman's Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money, published in 2011 by Celestial Arts.)