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303 North Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
TotalitarianMedia (0.7 miles)
508 Hollowell Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
4805 Emerald St., Torrance, CA 90503
2000 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
2123 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
21400 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503
Mysterious Galaxy (2.4 miles)
2810 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
126 Vista Del Parque, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
21712 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503
3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503
904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
3604 Artesia Blvd., Torrance, CA 90504
2400 Via Campesina, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
2828 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505-2803
1800 Rosecrans Avenue Building B, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
3815 W. 242nd St., Torrance, CA 90505
14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260
16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, Ca 90506
5335 W. 135th St., Hawthorne, CA 90250
Stuart Ng Books (4.5 miles)
20655 S Western Ave, Ste. 104, Torrance, CA 90501
23115 S. Arlington Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
24200 Narbonne Ave., Lomita, CA 90717
14433 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena, CA 90249

Local events

Dec
30
New Books on Sale Tuesday December 30th
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, December 30 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday December 30th.

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, Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Dec
31
New Year's Eve
Mysterious Galaxy, Wednesday, December 31 at 4pm
We will be closing at 4PM on New Year's Eve to ring in the New Year

... and prepare for our annual New Year's Day Sale!

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Suite #100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jan
1
New Year's Day Sale in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 10am
Our New Year’s Day Sale takes place on Thursday, January 1, from 10 AM to 2 PM. To participate, customers must make an in-store purchase during the month of December. When they do, they will receive a special coupon entitling them to some great discounts and bargains!

Then, on New Year’s Day, start things off right by joining us at MGSD for our store-wide sale! Coupons are required to participate and are honored for in-store sales only. (Offer excludes reserved books, gift certificates, and Kobo ebooks and e-readers.)

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
5
Jamie Metzl Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:30pm
Publishers Weekly’s review of Genesis Code by Jamie Metzel notes: “Metzl, a former member of the U.S. National Security Council, offers up a tense vision of the near future with this science fiction thriller…Metzl enhances it with a philosophical protagonist, scientific plausibility, and a keen sense of mood.” This futuristic thriller offers a frightening look at a new kind of superpower race—of humans. As women unknowingly impregnated with genetically enhanced embryos are murdered, Rich Azadian, a historically-burdened Armenian-American reporter for the Kansas City Star, begins the fight of his life, under growing danger, to try to figure out who is killing these women and why, and whether any others like them may still be alive.

Location: Street: 5643 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
6
New Books on Sale Tuesday January 6th
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday January 6th.

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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Jan
6
Annie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner Sign in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 5pm
Annie Kaufman Meagan Spooner

Longtime friends and co-authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner return to their Starbound universe science fiction romance trilogy with This shattered world. Corporate captain Jubilee “Lee” Chase has a personal as well as professional dedication to crushing the rebellious colonists of planet Avon before outright war breaks out again after a decade. Rebel Flynn Cormac, driven by the loss of his sister to the corporation’s tactics, takes “Lee” prisoner, seeking vital information about a secret facility. When they question the war as a whole, they place themselves in conflict with former allies on both sides. With its fully developed worlds and complex characters, Amie and Meagan’s series will appeal to young adult and adult SF readers.

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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Jan
6
Amber Benson Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:30pm
Amber Benson launches her new contemporary fantasy tales of the bonds among women and a complex network of witches with The Witches of Echo Park. Elyse MacAllister inherits her great-aunt’s Los Angeles estate, and her place in the local coven, part of an international community of magic-wielders whose efforts keep all of the world’s inhabitants from harm. But powerful adversaries are on the attack, and if the witches lose their battle, the balance of the whole world may be the price.

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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Jan
7
San Diego Book Discussion Group - Babayaga
Mysterious Galaxy, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7pm
The first discussion of 2015 focuses on Toby Barlow's Babayaga.

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: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Suite #100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
7
Larkspur- The Larkspur Book Club Pioneers discuss "Arctic Summer"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Larkspur is pleased to welcome the new book group, The Larkspur Book Club Pioneers, to the store to discuss Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut on Wednesday, January 7th at 7pm.

This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!

This fictionalized biography of English author E.M. Forster focuses on Forster's many years in India and the process of writing his masterpiece, A Passage to India. This compact, finely wrought novel also addresses Forster's unforgiving childhood in England and the homosexuality he feared and repressed throughout his life. Psychologically acute without being sentimental, Forster's relationships are described with compassion and great care. Galgut is a master at constructing strange, compelling landscapes, and Arctic Summer shifts seamlessly between staid, restricting England and Cairo and vibrant, pleasantly absurd India. Moments of gentle humor shine through the sparse prose, lending Forster a humanity that makes his story all the more heartbreaking.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur Additional: Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larskspur Landing Circle City: Larkspur, Province: California Postal Code: 94939 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
8
Brentwood- Jeff Swimmer discusses and signs "Documentary Case Studies"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 6:30pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes professor and author Jeff Swimmer to the store to discuss and sign his new book, Documentary Case Studies: Behind the Scenes of the Greatest (True) Stories Ever Told, on Thursday, January 8th at 6:30pm.

Documentary Case Studies walks readers through the fixes and missteps that today's documentary leaders worked through at all stages to create their masterworks, from development, fundraising and pre-production, through production and then to post. There are plenty of "how to" documentary filmmaking books in circulation, but this book instead provides a personal, intimate, and candid approach to unlocking the secrets of the craft and the business by meeting filmmakers who tackle production challenges in the most resourceful and unconventional ways.

Jeff Swimmer is an Associate Professor at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in Southern California, where he teaches Documentary Production and leads numerous international filmmaking programs. He is an award-winning director and producer of documentary films on both sides of the Atlantic. His programs have aired on BBC, PBS, NBC News, A&E, CNN, Discover, The History Channel, ARTE and others. His 2001 film, Northern Ireland: Dying For Peace, won a DuPont Award in Documentary.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood Additional: 225 26th St., Suite #33 City: Santa Monica, Province: California Postal Code: 90402 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
8
ROBERT LEE WATT BOOKSIGNING (The Black Horn: The Story of a Classical French Hornist)
Eso Won Books, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7pm
The Black Horn: The Story of Classical French Hornist Robert Lee Watt tells the story of the first African American French Hornist hired by a major symphony in these United States. Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating—and at times painful—experience.

The Black Horn chronicles the upbringing of a young boy first fascinated by the sound of the French horn. Watt walks readers through the many obstacles presented by the racial climate in the United States both on and off stage in his efforts learn and eventually master an instrument little considered in the African American community, with even the author’s own father, who played trumpet, seeking to dissuade the young classical musician in the making. Opposition from within the community—a “middle instrument suited only for thin-lipped white boys,” Watt’s father once chided—and from without, Watt document his struggles as a student at an all-white major music conservatory as well as his first job in a major symphony orchestra after his conservatory canceled his scholarship.

Watt subsequently chronicles his triumphs and travails as a musician, sometimes alone when confronting the realities of race in America and the world of classical music. This work will surely interest any working classical musician and student, particularly those of color, seeking to grasp firsthand the sometimes troubled history of being the only “black horn.” Come early and enjoy the discussion.

Location: Street: 4327 Degnan Blvd Additional: City: Los Angeles, Province: California Postal Code: 90008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
9
Larkspur - Kids' Pajama Party with Mac Barnett
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Friday, January 9, 2015 at 6pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes Mac Barnett to the store as our guest bedtime book author on Friday, January 9th at 6pm.

Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author Mac Barnett will be here to read you a bedtime story. Get cozy in front of the fireplace, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies, get your books signed, and then head home for bed.

With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor. Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary -- and finding it in a manner you'd never expect.

Mac Barnett is the author of several picture books, including Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, Guess Again!, and Oh No!: Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mysteries. Mac is the founder of the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers, and serves on the board of 826LA, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center.

Our Kids' Pajama Party Series is held on the first Friday of every month - keep up with store events by liking us on Facebook or joining our email list!

Location: Street: Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larskspur Landing Circle City: Larkspur, Province: California Postal Code: 94939 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
9
Thomas and Jo Perry Sign in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Friday, January 9, 2015 at 7:30pm
It’s double the dead bodies as we welcome a crime fiction powerhouse couple! Jo Perry has a PhD in English and taught college literature and writing. She also produced and wrote episodic television for such shows as Simon & Simon, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and 21 Jump Street with her husband and fellow mystery novelist, Thomas Perry. Dead is Better is Jo’s debut mystery novel featuring Charlie Stone, a successful businessman, who discovers there is life after death, even for dogs. When he wakes up on the “other side” with a strange dog by his side and bullets in his chest, he vows to find out who killed him and why. His return to the world of the living is filled with unexpected twists, dark humor, and bittersweet charm.

Thomas Perry continues to be one of the most praised and critically acclaimed thriller writers today. He is the author of 22 novels including the popular Jane Whitefield series. He won the Edgar for The Butcher’s Boy and the Barry for The Informant. Come meet the author whom The Boston Globe called “the best suspense writer in the business” as he discusses A String of Beads, the eighth title in the Jane Whitefield series, which fans have been eagerly anticipating. Jane has settled into a quiet life as a housewife in Amherst, NY until she learns a childhood friend is on the run and wanted for murder. She promises the clan mothers she’ll track her friend down, but the chase intensifies when she learns the police aren’t the only ones on the hunt.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue, Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
10
Tony Johnston
Children's Book World, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 10:30am
Tony Johnstonis the award-winning author of more than 100 beloved children’s books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
10
Alan Russell Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2pm
A former basketball player turned award-winning mystery author, this native Californian has written a wide range of crime fiction from comic capers to suspense. In his tenth novel, Guardians of the Night, we return to the LAPD Special Cases Unit which has Detective Michael Gideon and his K-9 partner Sirius investigating all things strange. However, their latest assignment may be their strangest case yet as a homeless man swears he witnessed the murder of an angel. Gideon and Sirius are already in the midst of trying to determine the identity of a “Reluctant Hero” who magically turned up at a shootout, tackled the shooter, and then disappeared. Things heat up when the homeless man turns up dead, and Gideon and Sirius must once again explore the thin line between the real and surreal.

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Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Suite #100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
10
Tony Johnston
Children's Book World, Saturday, January 10, 2015 at unknown time
Tony Johnstonis the award-winning author of more than 100 beloved children’s books. She lives with her family in San Marino, California, where she grew up. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
11
Sue Ann Jaffarian Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2pm
The incredibly talented and seemingly tireless Sue Ann Jaffarian will be visiting us to discuss not one, but two new mystery titles. Her fifth book in the Ghost of Granny Apples series, Ghost in the Guacamole, tells the story of two sisters who are feuding over the family business. It’s up to Emma, a medium, and the Ghost of Granny Apples to save the family business as well as stop a killer from coming back for seconds. If the delightful paralegal Odelia Grey is more your style, then grab a copy of the ninth book in the series, Hell on Wheels. When Odelia and her husband, Greg, attend a quadriplegic rugby match, they unwittingly witness a murder on the court. Things get complicated when the prime suspect is a friend of theirs.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue, Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
11
Larkspur- Doctor Who Party
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3pm
Are you missing Doctor Who? You're not alone. Luckily there are LOTS of Doctor Who books to keep us amused and terrified until the next season starts. Join us for an afternoon of Who-vian geekery, a guide to Who books new and old and some free Doctor Who novels. It's kind of like LINDA, but without the Absorbaloff (I hope). For children of all ages.

Come join in on the fun, Sunday, January 11th at 3pm!

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur Additional: Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larskspur Landing Circle City: Larkspur, Province: California Postal Code: 94939 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
11
Pierce Brown Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4pm
The Golds founded the Colors of Society, spreading their color-coded class hierarchy from the moon throughout the Solar System. Pierce Brown introduced readers to his universe with Red Rising, praised extensively by Patrick Heffernan, and deemed a “gripping tale of revenge and class warfare in a dystopian future” by Shelf Awareness. Darrow’s quest to fulfil his deceased wife’s dream of infiltration and dismantling the system continues in Golden Son. (See Patrick’s review here.)

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Golden Son from Mysterious Galaxy, available January 6th, 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.

Details to follow.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue, Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
12
Graeme Simsion
Santa Monica Public Library - Main Library, Monday, January 12, 2015 at unknown time
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
12
Graeme Simsion
Santa Monica Public Library - Main Library, Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7pm
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Jan
13
New Books on Sale Tuesday January 13th
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday January 13th.

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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Jan
18
LA Opera: Ghosts of Versailles
Crowell Public Library, Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2pm
Part of LA Opera’s Figaro Trilogy, this 20th century grand opera buffa, composed by Italian American John Corigliano, premiered in 1991 at the New York Metropolitan Opera. Trapped in the spirit world, the ghost of Marie Antoinette bitterly reflects on her final suffering. Her favorite playwright tries to entertain the melancholy queen with the continuing adventures of his beloved characters from The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro. But sneaky Figaro refuses to play by the script, breaking free from the opera-within-the-opera in a surprise bid for a better life. Extravagantly scaled, gloriously tuneful, supremely touching and yet uproariously entertaining, The Ghosts of Versailles turns history on its head as love attempts to alter the course of destiny. The LA Opera production will be presented in English with projected English captions.

Crowell Library’s favorite LA Opera Community Educator DIANE BELTOYA will present a free audio-visual presentation on this dazzling opera Sunday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library’s Barth Community Room. Light refreshments will be served. Diane is a native of Los Angeles and has studied Classical voice for ten years. She is currently in Pasadena City College's Jazz Vocal program.

Opera is not just magnificent music, dance and theater with astounding sets on a beautiful stage. An opera can sweep you away to foreign lands, take you back in time, dazzle you with pageantry and bring history to life. It is literature, social studies, cultural diversity, multiple languages and most of all, it is exciting! Come explore the world of opera through LA Opera’s education programs. Opera has something for everyone. The program is free and open to all opera aficionados and first timers. (notparoo)
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Jan
20
New Books on Sale Tuesday January 20th
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday January 20th.

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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Jan
20
Brandon Sanderson Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:30pm
Brandon Sanderson signs Firefight in San Diego.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Firefight from Mysterious Galaxy, available January 6th, 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.

Details to follow.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Suite #100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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