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Local venues

46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
135 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91182
Vroman's Bookstore (0.2 miles)
695 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
509 E Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91104
CALTECH Bookstore (0.3 miles)
MC 1-51, Pasadena, CA 91125
285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
170 S. Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101
363 East Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
San Marino Gallery (0.6 miles)
70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, California 91103
420 S. Madison Ave, # 215, Pasadena, CA 91101
56 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
Century Books (0.6 miles)
1039 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106
Book Alley (0.8 miles)
1252 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91106
55 Eureka Street, Pasadena, CA 91103
569 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
210 North Mudd, Pasadena, CA 91125
55 South Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
Cahill Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
Dabney Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
Caltech Archives, Pasadena, CA 91125
Millikan Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
Sherman Fairchild Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91109

Local events

May
29
Steve Martini signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, May 29 at 7:30pm
Guest host Laura Akers, Attorney-at-Law, will help MGSD welcome best-selling author Steve Martini for The Enemy Inside – his 13th Paul Madraini legal thriller. In a recent article, Publishers Weekly remarked on Steve’s background: “Martini brings a diverse professional background to his books, having served as an administrative law judge and supervising hearing officer, as a legislative representative for the State Bar of California, and as special counsel to the California Victims of Violent Crimes Program.” Compressing time so a lengthy trial fits within the pages of a novel can be difficult, Martini says, but “one way to float the story is with humor. Funny things happen in courtrooms. The novelist who can exploit them in realistic fashion in fiction and do it with flair often has a winning formula. Being accurate about the legal system is important, but when good fiction dictates that this may not be possible, a good laugh may cover your sleight of hand when you are forced to take some liberty.”

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Enemy Inside from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 12th, starting at 10 AM!

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
30
Storytime with Mr. Steve!
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, May 30 at 10am
Join us for story time with Mr. Steve every Wednesday and Saturday at 10am!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
30
Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch!
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, May 30 at 11:30am
Story time every Wednesday and Saturday at 11:30am at Vroman's Hastings Ranch!

Location: Street: 3729 E. Foothill Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
30
Matt Coyle Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Saturday, May 30 at 2pm
Mysterious Galaxy was thrilled to be part of the Bouchercon 2014 book room last fall when San Diego’s own Matt Coyle won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel for Yesterday’s Echo. La Jolla PI Rich Cahill is drawn to investigate an eight-year-old case for a young male convict serving time at San Quentin. Publishers Weekly cautions, “Most PIs are hypercompetent and tough, but Cahill is fallible and painfully vulnerable—he keeps on trying to do the right thing. Readers should be prepared for a morally ambiguous ending to this sobering crime novel.”

Listen to Matt talk about his new work at Authors on the Air.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
30
Amy Tintera will be promoting Rebel
Skylight Books, Saturday, May 30 at 5pm
Amy Tintera will be promoting Rebel (added from HarperCollins)
May
30
Debra Driza will be promoting MILA 2.0: Renegade
Skylight Books, Saturday, May 30 at 5pm
Debra Driza will be promoting MILA 2.0: Renegade (added from HarperCollins)
May
31
Book Event: "Chronicles of Old Los Angeles" James Roman
James Roman, author of "Chronicles of Old Los Angeles," will be speaking about Los Angeles History at Los Angeles Public Library - Central Library, CA on May 31.
This event is free and open to the public. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
May
31
Greg Proops Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Sunday, May 31 at 2pm
Internationally renowned comedian, Greg Proops will be signing his cultural dictionary, subtitled A Lexicon of Literary, A Rancorus Reportage, A Concise Curriculum of Cool. Best known for starring on the hit improv comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Proops delivers a hilarious reference guide for everything from noteworthy names of the ancient world to baseball. In The smartest book in the world, Proops uses his signature wit to give you everything you need to know to always be the smartest person in the room. Join us in celebrating Proops’ bold comedic novel based on his sensational, iTunes Top 10 podcast that has been downloaded more than nine million times. This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The smartest book in the world from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 5, starting at 10 AM! This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The smartest book in the world from Mysterious Galaxy, available May 5, starting at 10 AM! If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please come by or call the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
31
Vroman’s Local Author Day introduces David Inglish, Ona Russell & Jason Squire Fluck
Vroman's Bookstore, Sunday, May 31 at 4pm
David Inglish presents and signs W.B. Bugg’s Change of Heart William Bradford Bugg has almost everything: an enviable collection of pop, modern and contemporary art, a yacht, a Maybach with a driver, a seat on the Grand Council of Foundations and a bright orange Aston Martin. Unfortunately, he has no heart. His second one has just given out and he desperately needs a third. While he waits for another chance at life, he wonders if he really ever lived at all.

Ona Russell presents and signs Rule of Capture

Set in 1928 Los Angeles against the backdrop of a once notorious stock scandal, the story follows sleuth Sarah Kaufman as she seeks to discover both a killer and a dark secret upon which part of L.A. was built.

"An entertaining whodunit with a striking protagonist and a compelling cultural backdrop." --Kirkus Reviews

Jason Squire Fluck presents and signs Jon Fixx

Jon Fixx is a clever thriller dressed up in the trappings of a misguided romance. The novelty of writing love stories as wedding gifts has worn thin for Jon as his own love life falls to pieces. But when Mafia Don Tony Vespucci comes knocking, Vespucci won’t take no for an answer. With an easy-to-read pulp fiction style and enough twists to make Agatha Christi

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
31
Greg Proops signs at The Great American Comedy Club
Mysterious Galaxy, Sunday, May 31 at 6pm
Greg Proops signs The smartest book in the world at the Great American Comedy Club.

Details to come.

For tickets and infomrmation visit the Great American Comedy Club's official website.

Location: Street: The Great American Comedy Club Additional: 818 B. 6th Ave City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jun
2
New Books on Sale Tuesday June 2nd
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, June 2 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday June 2nd.

Check with staff if you have questions. You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)

Happy Reading!

Signed titles may arrive later in the month. Contact the staff to reserve a copy.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
2
Sophia Rossi
Sophia Rossi (A Tale of Two Besties)

Sophia Rivka Rossi co-founded HelloGiggles, the popular internet haven for girls of all ages, along with writer Molly McAleer and her real-life bestie, New Girl star and She and Him songstress Zooey Deschanel. She has produced and written for several hit television series, including Fox’s Glee and MTV’s The Hills and The City. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sophia's own personal and professional vision is focused on cultivating positive and safe online communities for young women, and she's particularly fond of blogs and artists that speak to tweens (and everyone's inner tween). (added from Random House)… (more)
Jun
2
Victoria Shorr discusses and signs Backlands
Vroman's Bookstore, Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm
Set in the sparse frontier settlements of northeastern Brazil a dry, forbidding, and wild region the size of Texas, known locally as the Sertao Backlands tells the true story of a group of nomadic outlaws who reigned over the area from about 1922 until 1938. Taking from the rich, admired and feared by the poor, they were led by the famously charismatic bandit Lampiao. The gang maintained their influence by fighting off all the police and soldiers the region could muster. A one-eyed goat rancher who first set out to avenge his father's murder in a lawless land, Lampiao proved to be too good a leader, fighter, and strategist to ever return home again. By 1925 he commanded the biggest gang of outlaws in Brazil. Known to this day as a "prince," Lampiao had everything: brains, money, power, charisma, and luck. Everything but love, until he met Maria Bonita. "You teach me to make lace, and I'll teach you to make love" this was the song the bandits marched to, across the vast open reaches of their starkly beautiful Backlands, and it was Maria Bonita who made it come true. She was stuck in a loveless marriage when she met Lampiao, but she rode off with him, becoming "Queen of the Bandits." Together the couple still celebrated folk heroes would become the country's most wanted figures, protecting their extraordinary freedom through cunning. Victoria Shorr's stunning literary debut tells Maria's story, her narrative of the intense freedoms, terrors, and sorrows of this chosen life, the end of which is clear to her all along. With the federal government in Rio mobilizing against the bandits, Backlands describes the epic final days of Lampiao’s "fatal month," July on the River of Disorder, as the gang struggles to summon their good star to save them one more time." (WW Norton & Company) Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
2
Peter Clines signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30pm
author photo credit: Coleen Cooper

Peter Clines grew up in the Stephen King fallout zone of Maine and–inspired by comic books, Star Wars, and Saturday morning cartoons–started writing at the age of eight with his first epic novel, Lizard Men from the Center of the Earth,” per his website bio. The Southern CA author has published several pieces of short fiction and countless articles on the film and television industries. The Publishers Weekly review of The Fold notes: “Clines (the Ex-heroes series) adds to the comfort-read shelves with this fun, character-driven techno-thriller. Clines lays the groundwork nicely as the tale evolves from a scientific mystery into a thriller with elements of horror and adventure.”

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
3
California Virtual Academy Bookfair
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Glendora, Wednesday, June 3 at 09am
Bookfair Support California Virtual Academy Bookfair by visiting June 3 to 8. Ask a bookseller for all the details on how you can help. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
3
Storytime with Mr. Steve!
Vroman's Bookstore, Wednesday, June 3 at 10am
Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jun
3
San Diego Book Discussion Group
Mysterious Galaxy, Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm
The San Diego Book Discussion Group is led by Fearless Leader Christine. Participation is open to all readers; readers need not have completed a particular book to attend – it’s the perfect opportunity to branch out and find new favorites! Attendees receive 20% off of the current book club selection, Murder on Bamboo Lane by Naomi Hirahara, winner of the T. Jefferson Parker Mystery Award, which introduces LA bike cop Ellie Rush.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
3
Mark Haskell Smith in conversation with David Ulin to discuss and sign Naked At Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist's Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World
Vroman's Bookstore, Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm
People have been getting naked in public for reasons other than sex for centuries. But as novelist and narrative journalist Mark Haskell Smith shows in Naked at Lunch, being a nudist is more complicated than simply dropping trou. "Nonsexual social nudism," as it's called, rose to prominence in the late nineteenth century. Intellectuals, outcasts, and health nuts from Victorian England and colonial India to Belle Epoque France and Gilded Age Manhattan disrobed and wrote manifestos about the joys of going clothing-free. From stories of ancient Greek athletes slathered in olive oil to the millions of Germans who fled the cities for a naked frolic during the Weimar Republic to American soldiers given "naturist" magazines by the Pentagon in the interest of preventing sexually transmitted diseases, Haskell Smith uncovers nudism's amusing and provocative past. Naked at Lunch is equal parts cultural history and gonzo participatory journalism. Coated in multiple layers of high SPF sunblock, Haskell Smith dives into the nudist world today. He publicly disrobes for the first time in Palm Springs, observes the culture of family nudism in a clothing-free Spanish town, and travels to the largest nudist resort in the world, a hedonist's paradise in the south of France. He reports on San Francisco's controversial ban on public nudity, participates in a week of naked hiking in the Austrian Alps, and caps off his adventures with a week on the Big Nude Boat, a Caribbean cruise full of nudists. (Grove Press)

David Ulin of the Los Angeles Times will be in conversation with Mark Haskell Smith!

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
3
Anna North
Book Soup, Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm
Anna North (added from Random House)
Jun
3
Langdon Hammer
Hammer Museum, Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30pm
Langdon Hammer (James Merrill)

Langdon Hammer is chair of the English Department at Yale and the poetry editor of The American Scholar. His books include Hart Crane and Allen Tate: Janus-Faced Modernism and, as editor for the Library of America, Hart Crane: Complete Poetry and Hart Crane: Selected Letters and May Swenson: Collected Poems. His lectures on modern poetry are available free online at Yale Open Courses. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jun
4
Lou Ureneck discusses and signs The Great Fire: One American's Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century's First Genocide
Vroman's Bookstore, Thursday, June 4 at 7pm
The year was 1922: World War I had just come to a close, the Ottoman Empire was in decline, and Asa Jennings, a YMCA worker from upstate New York, had just arrived in the quiet coastal city of Smyrna to teach sports to boys. Several hundred miles to the east in Turkey's interior, tensions between Greeks and Turks had boiled over into deadly violence. Mustapha Kemal, now known as Ataturk, and his Muslim army soon advanced into Smyrna, a Christian city, where a half a million terrified Greek and Armenian refugees had fled in a desperate attempt to escape his troops. Turkish soldiers proceeded to burn the city and rape and kill countless Christian refugees. Unwilling to leave with the other American civilians and determined to get Armenians and Greeks out of the doomed city, Jennings worked tirelessly to feed and transport the thousands of people gathered at the city's Quay. With the help of the brilliant naval officer and Kentucky gentleman Halsey Powell, and a handful of others, Jennings commandeered a fleet of unoccupied Greek ships and was able to evacuate a quarter million innocent people--an amazing humanitarian act that has been lost to history, until now. Before the horrible events in Turkey were complete, Jennings had helped rescue a million people. By turns harrowing and inspiring, The Great Fire uses eyewitness accounts, documents, and survivor narratives to bring this episode--extraordinary for its brutality as well as its heroism--to life. (Ecco Press)

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
4
W. Craig Reed signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Thursday, June 4 at 7pm
Cold War III asks, “Why have our gas prices been so low? What is going on with the Petro-Dollar, and how might that impact our economy and the political scene? Why did Putin really invade the Ukraine and what is his plan? What do we Americans need to know about the basis of the real Cold War III?” Join New York Times bestselling author W. Craig Reed for a compelling discussion of facts sure to inspire techno-thrillers. William Craig Reed is the author of the non-fiction book Red November: Inside the Secret U.S. – Soviet Submarine War and The Eagle and the Snake: A SEAL Team Six Interactive Thriller. Reed was a pivotal organizer of Fall 2014’s Veteran’s Benefit Book Fair.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jun
5
A Fawn Near the Road Book Signing
Author Signing Join us Friday, June 5 for a special book signing with the author of the children's book A Fawn Near the Road Tracy Belle Sulkin. The book signing will start 4:00 and last until 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
6
California Crime Writers Conference
Mysterious Galaxy, Saturday, June 6 at 09am
Visit the official California Crime Writer's Converence website.

Mysterious Galaxy is honored to be the bookseller this year for the California Crime Writers Conference, a weekend workshop extravaganza put on every two years by the SoCal Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime/LA. Members and non-members alike are invited to participate in two intense days of panels geared towards emerging and established mystery writers who want to learn about forensics, craft, the publishing industry, and marketing. This year, CCWC is honored to host the two keynote speakers, Charlaine Harris (Day Shift) and Anne Perry (The Angel Court Affair). The conference sells out every year due to the limited number of attendees who enjoy such benefits as one-on-one manuscript critiques and an agent/editor cocktail party. 2015 is currently sold out, but check with organizers for updates.

Location: Street: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Additional: 6161 West Centinela ave. City: Culver City, Province: California Postal Code: 920230 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jun
6
Storytime with Mr. Steve!
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, June 6 at 10am
Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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