Join California expert and Moon Travel Guides author Stuart Thornton to celebrate the launch of his new edition of Moon Monterey & Carmel.

This will not be a stodgy book event with a sleep-inducing PowerPoint presentation, but a real party for local residents that highlights and celebrates what makes the region so special! There will be Monterey trivia, book signings, a raffle benefitting the Ventana Wildlife Society, free food, a cash bar, your favorite Monterey County residents, and music by Wild Boy and Sky Country along with a psychedelic light show courtesy of Lumiere Alchemical.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Bring cash for the bar and books!

Moon author Stuart Thornton.


Cannery Row Brewing Company
Basement Banquet Room
95 Prescott Ave
Monterey, CA 93940

Thursday, January 14th, 2016
7:00-11:00 PM



Author of Moon Monterey & Carmel, Stuart Thornton fell in love with California while working at the Big Sur Ranger Station after college. At work, he provided visitors with all sorts of information about the region, from the best places to camp to the best meal in the area. On his days off, he took his own advice and regularly sought out the top spots for hiking, backpacking, surfing, and snorkeling along that striking coastal region.

Stuart later moved to nearby Monterey to become a staff writer for the Monterey County Weekly, where he is still a contributor. He is the proud author of Moon Coastal California, Moon Santa Barbara & The Central Coast, and Moon California Road Trip. In addition, Stuart has contributed to National Geographic Education, Relix Magazine, and Paste Magazine.

Stuart spends his time off searching for the next secluded beach, uncrowded wave, or mountain top vista. Learn more about his adventures and projects by visiting stuartthornton.com.

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Can’t make the event? No worries! Moon has everything you need to get started planning your trip to Monterey Bay.