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May 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

The Heartbeat of Trees: A Virtual Afternoon with Dr. Jane Goodall and Peter Wohlleben


May 16, 2021
1:00 pm

Books & Books joins bookstores across the country for this exclusive conversation and book launch!

Join the renowned Dr. Jane Goodall and New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben for an uplifting conversation about the natural world, in celebration of Wohlleben’s new book The Heartbeat of Trees. Moderated by Donna Seaman.

Tickets + a copy of The Heartbeat of Trees are available for $26.95 + tax/fee + shipping. Signed bookplates will go to the first 50 registrants. General entry (without a book) is $5. Once you make your purchase, we will send you a link and unique password to access the event. See below for detailed information on tickets.



About the Book:


A powerful return to the forest, where trees have heartbeats and roots are like brains that extend underground. Where the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses.

In The Heartbeat of Trees, renowned forester Peter Wohlleben draws on new scientific discoveries to show how humans are deeply connected to the natural world. In an era of climate change, many of us fear we’ve lost our connection to nature—but Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the forest remain alive and intact. We just have to know where to look.

Drawing on science and cutting-edge research, The Heartbeat of Trees reveals the profound interactions humans can have with nature, exploring:

  • the language of the forest
  • the consciousness of plants
  • and the eroding boundary between flora and fauna.

A perfect book to take with you into the woods, The Heartbeat of Trees shares how to see, feel, smell, hear, and even taste the forest.

Peter Wohlleben, renowned for his ability to write about trees in an engaging and moving way, reveals a wondrous cosmos where humans are a part of nature, and where conservation and environmental activism is not just about saving trees—it’s about saving ourselves, too.

Ticket Guidelines:

Tier 1: GA ($5 + tax and fees): This ticket option allows access to the virtual conversation and does NOT include a book. Tax and fees still apply.

Tier 2: U.S. GA ($26.95 + tax, fees and U.S. shipping): The purchase of this ticket includes (1) one SIGNED copy of The Heartbeat of Trees (Greystone Books) and admits (1) one person into the virtual conversation. Please note that a fee of $7 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book. This ticket option is limited to the first 50 ticket buyers. First come, first served.

Tier 3: U.S GA ($26.95 + tax, fees and U.S. shipping): The purchase of this ticket includes (1) one copy of The Heartbeat of Trees(Greystone Books) and admits (1) one person into the virtual conversation. Please note that a fee of $7 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.


Tier 4: International GA ($26.95 + tax, fees and shipping): The purchase of this ticket includes access to the virtual conversation as well as one (1) copy of the book, The Heartbeat of Trees (Greystone Books).

**Please Note: This option includes a flat rate international shipping fee of $25 USD for all overseas orders. If you purchase a different ticket tier and are located outside of the U.S. you will be contacted to pay the shipping difference.

All books will be shipped AFTER the event.

When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.

Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. International orders usually take longer and vary depending on the country of destination. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery, however, will do our best to make it as swift as possible. Thank you for your understanding.


PETER WOHLLEBEN spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally-friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working toward the return of primeval forests.

He is the author of numerous books about the natural world including the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, The Inner Lives of Animals, and The Secret Wisdom of Nature, which together make up his bestselling “The Mysteries of Nature” Series. He has also written numerous books for children including Can You Hear the Trees Talking? and Peter and the Tree Children.


DR. JANE GOODALL, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace began her landmark study of chimpanzee behavior in July 1960 in what is now Tanzania. Her work at Gombe Stream would become the foundation of future primatological research and redefine the relationship between humans and animals.

In 1977, Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues the Gombe research and is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. The Institute is widely recognized for innovative, community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth program.

Dr. Goodall founded Roots & Shoots with a group of Tanzanian students in 1991.Today, Roots & Shoots is active in more than 60 countries and since its inception has greatly impacted participants of all ages in over 100 countries. All of whom take action to make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.

For the past 30 years, Dr. Goodall has been speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the earth.

Dr. Goodall’s honors include the French Legion of Honor, the Medal of Tanzania, and Japan’s prestigious Kyoto Prize. In 2002, Dr. Goodall was appointed to serve as a United Nations Messenger of Peace and in 2003, she was named a Dame of the British Empire.



DONNA SEAMAN is Editor for Adult Books for Booklist. She is also a member of the Content Leadership Team for the American Writers Museum, and a recipient of the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award and the Louis Shores Award for excellence in book reviewing. Her author interviews are collected in Writers on the Air: Conversations about Books, and she is the author of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists.