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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
111 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
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
Dabney Library, Pasadena, CA 91125
Cahill 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

Local events

Aug
29
Brent Weeks Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, August 29 at 7pm
Brent Weeks’s on-line bio states he started writing on bar napkins, then on lesson plans and then full time and eventually someone paid for it. We are so happy that he did as he presents us with the third in the spectacular Lightbringer series. Chromeria faces a civil war that will engulf the known world but the powers of the Prism have been lost and Kip Guile will have to survive the ascendant order of the hidden assassins called The Broken Eye. The evening promises to be entertaining with Brent leading a lively discussion, reading, and answering most of your questions, assisted by his Street Team, the Blackguard Captains.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Broken Eye from Mysterious Galaxy, available August 26th, 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 contact the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
30
Storytime! Main store & Hastings Ranch locations
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, August 30 at 10am
Join us for storytime at either the main store or Hastings Ranch location every Wednesday & Saturday beginning at 10am!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd (main store location) Additional: 3729 E Foothill Blvd (Hastings Ranch location) City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
30
Special Duck & Goose Storytime!
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, August 30 at 10:30am
Don’t miss our special story time featuring a visit from Duck and Goose!! Bring your camera so you can take a picture of your child with our adorable guests.

(Unfortunately, author Tad Hills will not be in attendance.)

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
30
Dana Fredsti Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Saturday, August 30 at 2pm
Come help us celebrate the launch of Plague World, the thrilling conclusion to the Ashley Parker zombie apocalypse series. First, we had Plague Town where the virus outbreak began. This was followed by the action-packed Plague Nation where Ashley and her team were forced to travel to the secret lab in San Francisco. Now the zombie plague has gone airborne and reports of zombie swarms are coming in from not only all over the nation but the entire world. Dana Fredsti is the author of Murder for Hire: The Peruvian Pigeon and co-author of What Women Really Want in Bed. She has also appeared in various zombie/horror movies projects, and worked on Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness as an armourer’s assistant, sword-fighting captain, and sword-fighting Deadite. Dana’s sister Lisa Brackmann is the author of the Ellie Cooper mystery series set in the art world of Beijing as well as the standalone thriller Getaway.

Introducing Dana will be her sister, and fellow author, Lisa Brackmann.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
30
SFWA Reading Series in Redondo Beach
Mysterious Galaxy, Saturday, August 30 at 2pm
Sherwood Smith

Stephen Blackmore

Sofia Samatar

The SFWA Southern California Reading Series are free quarterly events that allow the Science Fiction and Fantasy community a chance to gather, network, and enjoy readings from local and visiting authors. Each event features three authors who read from their latest work, followed by a question and answer session and a signing.

Stephen Blackmoore is the author of City of the Lost, Dead Things, and Broken Souls. He is also the author of the true-life crime blog L.A. NOIR, chronicling some of the darker aspects of Los Angeles. Stephen will also appear at MGSD on August 15.

Sofia Samatar is the author of A stranger in Olondria, a fantasy novel exploring themes of travel, exile, and the conflict between oral and written ways of knowing. It won the 2014 Crawford Award and is a finalist for the 2014 Nebula. She is nonfiction and poetry editor for the online journal Interfictions.

Sherwood Smith is the author of dozens of fantasy and science fiction books, including the Wren and Sartorias-deles series. She has also collaborated with Dave Trowbridge and Andre Norton. Wren’s War was an Anne Spencer Lindbergh Honor book and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award finalist.

Location: Street: 2000 Artesia Blvd City: Redondo Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90278 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
31
Stacie Turk reads from and signs Macaroni and Cheese, Vol. 1
Vroman's Bookstore, Sunday, August 31 at 12pm
Created for children ages 4-9 yrs old, MACARONI AND CHEESE is a powerful tool for parents and teachers. Not just a comfort food anymore... MACARONI AND CHEESE, Volume 1, is the first in the anthology of uplifting and inspirational stories and songs for kids and their parents designed to champion a child and cultivate his/her unique view of the world.

After storytime, your child can craft his/her own gratitude journal, meet the author and have his/her book personally signed, too!

Winner Of: Mom's Choice Award and Book of the Year (Creative Child Mag: Self-Esteem) Parental Praise for Macaroni And Cheese, Vol. 1:

“Dazzling graphics...”

“... Conversation with my children that I have never experienced with any other children's book.”

"The kids were jumping on the bed to the music before school."

"This is a must have book for all parents and teachers alike. This book is so deep, yet easy to read and understand. It will build your child’s character and boost self-esteem."

"...Two songs that will get you and your kids up and on the dance floor together, laughing and dancing…I know we did :-"

For more information: www.macaroniandcheeseanthology.com RSVPs are appreciated if you are joining us for this craft. Please call 626-449-5320 to RSVP.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
31
Brentwood - Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores and Hayden Slater discuss and sign "Juice"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Sunday, August 31 at 3pm
**UPDATE** This event has been cancelled. Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes authors Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores, and Hayden Slater to the store to discuss and sign their new book, Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing, and Living Well, on Sunday, August 31st at 3pm.

Juicing was once considered a fringe practice of raw-food zealots, but now it has become a widely accepted source of vital nutrients and an integral part of a fit and healthy lifestyle. In this full-color health guide and cookbook (which really only requires a blender to use) the founders of Los Angeles-based Pressed Juicery demonstrate seventy-five of their most popular juices, including signature beverages like Chocolate Almond and Coconut Mint Chip. Also included are detailed instructions on how to do a juice cleanse safely, the benefits of juicing, and testimonials from those who have experienced personal health transformations.

Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores, and Hayden Slater are the founders of Pressed Juicery, a Los Angeles-based chain of juice shops with more than twenty locations in Northern and Southern California. Pressed Juicery has been featured in numerous magazines, TV and radio programs, and websites.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood Additional: Brentwood Country Mart - 225 26th Street at San Vicente City: Santa Monica, Province: California Postal Code: 90402 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
31
Local Author Day: Vroman's introduces Jules Czudar, Dr. Hyder Zahed, & Misti B.
Vroman's Bookstore, Sunday, August 31 at 4pm
Jules Czudar discusses & signs We Have Your Daughter Where Is My Daughter? Mental illness affects one in four people. It can be destructive to everyone around him or her, but the truly hidden victim is the affected person himself or herself. What if, due to the illness, your wife kidnapped your child, and there was no one to assist you in finding them? What if others knew where they were, but would not help you? What if you had legal rights to see your child, but those rights were ignored? What if your faith in God was severely tested? What if all of these happened at the same time? In an eight-year battle, the author continually sought to find his daughter. He was falsely accused, put in jail and prosecuted. But he would not give up and finally prevailed! Would he be another victim of social injustice and legal labyrinths, with no end in sight? Could his family name be restored? Would it be enough to gain legal status or slide back into the obscurity of the illness? This story weaves through the mental illness, the struggle between right and wrong, good and evil, light and darkness, fantasy and reality. Can God lead the lost and compel the seeker onward or will life's trials continually ensnare the innocent into obscurity and loneliness? Peer into this life's enigma and rejoice in the resulting answer to prayer.

Dr. Hyder Zahed discusses and signs Create Your Legacy: Four Portals to Living a Life of Love & Caring Hyder Zahed, PhD, had a good life until it was turned upside down. Following a divorce, a job loss, and a heart attack, he was determined to redesign his life by creating an ongoing legacy. Create Your Legacy offers a simple formula - LGGC (pronounced Legacy, a formula for creating and leaving a lasting legacy). Topics include shifting life, accepting oneself and others, having unconditional love, being honest, balancing work and relationships, being truly present, being generous, and cultivating gratitude. Create Your Legacy seeks to help the reader visualize and make conscious life decisions. It allows you to apply a very simple formula in order to improve your life and leave behind an enduring legacy. This is within everyone's reach, and living the legacy costs nothing. Without a doubt, the rewards from living a good life and creating a legacy are immeasurable.

Misti B. presents and signs If You Leave Me, Can I Come With You? : 365 Humorous Daily Meditations for Al-Anons & Codependents Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night to rehash a conversation that happened yesterday, or even years ago? Ever stalked someone online, at work or at home, or found yourself holed up in the trunk of a lover's car, just so you could be "close" to them? If you find yourself frazzled, anxiety-ridden and perplexed by people, places or things, this book is for you. These Daily Meditations are for controllers, Al-Anons, co-dependents, or anyone else who really needs to lighten up.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
2
Young Readers League is back! Thank you, James Patterson!
Vroman's Bookstore, Tuesday, September 2 at 00am
Thanks to a generous grant from indie bookstore champion and best-selling author James Patterson, we're happy to announce a new Young Reader's League program and selection!

This exciting program, in the spirit of One City, One Story programs was designed as a school-wide community reading extravaganza. Two years ago our first Young Readers League selection was Vroman's favorite Savvy by Ingrid Law. YRL had 1,000 members joined together to read this amazing book and participate in book clubs, essay contests, special events, turtle meet and greets, school visits by the author, and a Saavy Soiree finale at Vroman's! Students all over Pasadena were reading, and answering the question, “What's your Savvy?”

This year's program promises to be even more exciting as we announce the 2014-2015 Young Readers League pick: El Deafo by Cece Bell

This full color, funny, poignant, charming graphic novel for children, ages 8 to 12 (but really for all ages), introduces readers to El Deafo, our hearing impaired hero! It's about feeling different, fitting in, making friends, and declaring one's place in the world. Everyone here at Vroman's is in love with this book and the kids who helped us select this title could barely contain their excitement for it-- reading it 2 and 3x and declaring, “Read it. It IS Amazing!” Danielle, our Children's Department Manager called it, “Perfect for children who loved Wonder or Smile.” Heather, the creator of YRL, says, “El Deafo is a wonderfully smart and funny look at growing up with hearing loss. While Cece adjusts to wearing her Phonic Ear every day she is also challenged by many things we all face: making friends, first crushes and self acceptance. This is a lovely read that you will want to share with your friends!” This is the kind of book that excites us as booksellers, and that we believe excites children about reading!

PRAISE FOR El Deafo: "A standout autobiography. Someone readers will enjoy getting to know." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Worthy of a superhero." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"This empowering autobiographical story belongs right next to Raina Telgemeier's" Smile "(2011) and Liz Prince's "Tomboy." --Booklist

We call on all the children in the San Gabriel Valley to read this book! The book comes out September 2nd (we are accepting pre-orders now!) So pre-order your copy of the book at Vroman's and start watching for event announcements. YRL will be bringing the author to local schools this fall, and in January, Vroman's will be hosting all kinds of special El Deafo programs, events, including a special visit from Cece Bell, the author herself… in person!! Sign up for our email list or watch our website for upcoming announcements and details!

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
2
New Books on Sale Tuesday September 2nd
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, September 2 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday September 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: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
3
Storytime with Mr. Steve!
Vroman's Bookstore, Wednesday, September 3 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)
Sep
3
NEW TIME! Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch, now at 11:30am every Wednesday & Saturday!
Vroman's Bookstore, Wednesday, September 3 at 11:30am
Story time every Wednesday and Saturday @11:30am at Vroman's Hastings Ranch! Now at a new time!

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd Additional: Vroman's Hastings Ranch City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
3
San Diego Book Discussion Group
Mysterious Galaxy, Wednesday, September 3 at 7pm
The September 3rd discussion focuses on Gail Martin's Deadly Curiosities.

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 for readers to branch out and find new favorites!

Attendees receive 20% off of the current book club selection!

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
4
Jonathan Maberry Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Thursday, September 4 at 7pm
Best-selling and multiple-award winning and extremely busy author and editor and teacher Jonathan Maberry kicks off MG’s September events with his new zombie thriller, Fall of Night. Jonathan originally set his infected serial killer on the loose in Pennsylvania in Dead of Night; now a frantic search is on for the missing scientist who created the Patient Zero, as authorities consider drastic burned earth solutions to the spreading plague. Join Jonathan to discuss hand-to-hand combat, the Rot and Ruin books, his comics work for IDW Publishing, and what the future holds for the acclaimed local horror and thriller author’s works in print and on the screen.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
4
Claire Thomas
Skylight Books, Thursday, September 4 at 7:30pm
Claire Thomas is an unabashed food enthusiast and the host of Food for Thought with Claire Thomas, part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure on ABC. She works as a nationally recognized commercial director, food photographer, and writer, with her blog, The Kitchy Kitchen, as her experiment and much beloved playground. Born and raised in LA, Claire has turned food into an intellectual and grumbling stomach–driven passion. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Sep
5
Teddy Steinkellner discusses and signs Trash Can Nights: The Saga Continues
Vroman's Bookstore, Friday, September 5 at 7pm
Jake Schwartz is back at San Paulo Junior High, completely unprepared for his new celebrity status as the-boy-who-survived-a-gang-brawl. Facing unwanted attention from both foes and fanatics, he and three other diverse students must tread the middle school waters of adversity, romance, insecurity, and popularity. All of this and more is in the remarkable follow-up to the popular Trash Can Days.

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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Sep
5
Margaret Coel Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, September 5 at 7pm
Since 1995, Father John O’Malley and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden, the stars of the Wind River Reservation Mysteries series, have been solving crimes and setting things right. They are back in their eighteenth outing, Margaret Coel’s Night of the White Buffalo. Rancher Dennis Carey is found dead in his truck on the highway. While news of his death is shocking, it’s made all the more intriguing with the revelation that the most sacred of all beasts in Native American folklore, the white buffalo calf, had recently been born on his ranch. A Colorado native, and one who proclaims that mountains, plains, and vast spaces are “in her bones,” Coel is the perfect author for these thrilling novels.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
6
Storytime with Mr. Steve!
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, September 6 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)
Sep
6
NEW TIME! Storytime at Vroman's Hastings Ranch, now at 11:30am every Wednesday & Saturday!
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, September 6 at 11:30am
Story time every Wednesday and Saturday @11:30am at Vroman's Hastings Ranch!

Location: Street: 3729 E Foothill Blvd Additional: Vroman's Hastings Ranch City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91107 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
6
Southern California Pen Collectors Club
Vroman's Bookstore, Saturday, September 6 at 12pm
On Saturday, September 6, 2014, the Southern California Pen Collectors Club (SCPCC) will be coming together for one of their meetings at our store. The SCPCC has been meeting for over 20 years and sharing in the joys of new and vintage writing instruments, especially fountain pens. Join us for a fun pen-filled afternoon with discussions and presentations from experienced pen users and collectors! After the meeting travel to the first floor to our Pen and Stationery department to view our wide selection of pen brands and bottled inks! Meeting will start at 12:00pm in our event space.

Location: Street: 695 E. Colorado Blvd City: Pasadena, Province: California Postal Code: 91101 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
6
LeapFrog LeapBand "Don't Sit Get Fit" Event
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Carson & 605, Saturday, September 6 at 1pm
Special Event, Hands-On Learning Join us on Saturday, September 6 at 1:00 pm for Fit Made Fun Camp's "Don't Sit Get Fit" LeapBand activity featuring LeapFrog. This event, in honor of National Fit Made Fun Day, is to encourage active play and healthy habits. So come in and "get moving." (added from Barnes & Noble)
Sep
6
Steph Cha Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Saturday, September 6 at 2pm
Steph Cha, author of 2013’s Follow Her Home, returns with her second Juniper Song mystery, Beware Beware. A graduate of Stanford University (where she studied English and East Asian studies) and Yale Law School, Cha wrote fiction while studying for the bar. When she’s not working as a temp attorney and author, she can be found freelancing book reviews and contributing food writing for The Los Angeles Times. Juniper Song’s new assignment, to observe a Los Angeles screenwriter at the behest of his New-York-residing girlfriend, seems easy at first, but becomes all the more complicated when he becomes suspect #1 in an aging movie star’s unexpected murder. Steph Cha with Duke

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
6
Isla Morley
Covina Public Library, Saturday, September 6 at 2pm
Isla Morley grew up in South Africa during apartheid, the child of a British father and fourth-generation South African mother. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband (a minister) and daughter and an assortment of animals. Her debut novel, Come Sunday, was awarded the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction in 2009 and was a finalist for the Commonwealth Prize. It has been translated into seven languages. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Sep
6
Virginia Postrel presents The Power of Glamour
Santa Monica Public Library - Main Library, Saturday, September 6 at 3pm
Critically-acclaimed author Virginia Postrel presents her new book, a study on the seductive power of glamour. In provocative detail, she explores what glamour really is, how it feeds our desires and drives many of the decisions we make. A book sale and signing follows.

Categories: Author Talks, Adults, 50+/Seniors, All Ages

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Sep
6
Kathy Aarons Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Saturday, September 6 at 4pm
It’s party time with local debut author Kathy Aarons, celebrating the publication of Death is Like a Box of Chocolates! “Whether it’s to satisfy a craving for chocolate or pick up the hottest new bestseller, the locals in charming West Riverdale, Maryland, are heading to Chocolates and Chapters, where everything sold is to die for…” Um, books and chocolate? The MG Staff is enthused and has selected Death is Like a Box of Chocolates as a Fantastic Firsts pick. Best friends Michelle Serrano and Erica Russell are celebrating their new book-and-chocolates business, prepping a cook-off for the massive Memorial Day Arts Festival crowd. When the portrait photographer of Main Street is found dead in their store, Michelle and her truffles become the focus of the homicide investigation.

Location: Street: 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Additional: Ste 302 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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