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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

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
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
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
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
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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Sep
7
Hayden Slater, Hedi Gores, Carly de Castro
Book Soup, Sunday, September 7 at 4pm
Hayden Slater (Juice)
Hedi Gores (Juice)
Carly de Castro (Juice) (added from Random House)
Sep
8
Senior Scam Stopper
Crowell Public Library, Monday, September 8 at 10am
Seniors are a vulnerable audience, often preyed upon by unlicensed or unscrupulous contractors. Learn about the types of scams that are targeting seniors and how to avoid falling prey to them. This free seminar will be the first in a series held at Crowell Public Library’s Barth Community Room, and will feature experts from government agencies on topics such as home improvement projects, identity theft, auto repair, healthcare fraud and investments. Senior Scam Stopper seminars have been offered by the California State Contractors License Board throughout the state since 1999 in cooperation with legislators, state and local agencies, law enforcement, district attorneys, and community-based organizations.

According to the National Council on Aging,* financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” They often go unreported or can be difficult to prosecute, so they’re considered a “low-risk” crime. However, they're devastating to many older adults and can leave them in a very vulnerable position with little time to recoup their losses. In addition, the Council tells us over 90% of all reported elder abuse is committed by an older person’s own family members, most often their adult children, followed by grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Other types of scams targeting seniors include counterfeit prescription drugs, funeral and cemetery scams, telemarketing, internet fraud, homeowners/reverse mortgage scams and fraudulent sweepstakes or lotteries.
In addition to providing information about construction-related scams and how seniors can protect themselves when hiring a contractor, this seminar will feature expert speakers from local, state and federal agencies, who present broader topics, including identity theft, auto repair, and investments.
Don’t miss this important seminar on Monday September 8th at 10:00 a.m. at Crowell Library. (notparoo)
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Sep
8
John Scalzi Signs in San Diego
Mysterious Galaxy, Monday, September 8 at 7pm
Award-winning writer and bestselling author John Scalzi is also an active and passionate voice in the fan community, mostly through his long-running blog titled “Whatever.” With the Hugo, the Locus, the Seiun and Kurd Lasswitz awards under his belt, and with books available in 20 languages, Scalzi has become one of the most recognized voices in speculative fiction. Lock In, his newest novel set fifteen years in the future, finds the population split by a nasty virus, with one percent being “locked in”: fully aware yet unable to move or speak. When new technology allows for those locked in to communicate with others, and at times control others, things get complicated . . . especially when murder is involved.

Lock In is our September Fantastic First Pick for Speculative Fiction.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Lock In 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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Sep
9
New Books on Sale Tuesday September 9th
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, September 9 at 10am
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday September 9th.

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
9
Launch Party for David Bajo in San Diego!
Mysterious Galaxy, Tuesday, September 9 at 7pm
Throughout his adult life, David Bajo has been a journalist, translator, and professor, working at such universities as Boise State and UC-Irvine (where he received his MFA). Currently, he teaches creative writing at The University of South Carolina, where he also directs the MFA program. Mercy 6, his third novel, begins when four people at a newly renovated Los Angeles hospital simultaneously collapse in the same instant. While Dr. Mendenhall tries to discover the cause of death, she finds herself in a locked-down hospital that is both hastily monitored by hospital administrators and surrounded by guards. With limited resources, Mendenhall must act fast to find the truth behind these deaths and discover what this will mean for the rest of the world.

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
9
James Ellroy
James Ellroy (added from Random House)
Sep
9
GARY YOUNGE BOOKSIGNING (THE SPEECH:The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream )
Eso Won Books, Tuesday, September 9 at 7pm
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DELIVERED his powerful “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963. Fifty years later, The Speech endures as a defining moment in the civil rights movement. It continues to be heralded as a beacon in the ongoing struggle for racial equality.

This gripping book is rooted in new and important interviews with Clarence Jones, a close friend of and draft speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr., and Joan Baez, a singer at the march, as well as Angela Davis and other leading civil rights leaders. It brings to life the fascinating chronicle behind “The Speech” and other events surrounding the March on Washington. Younge skillfully captures the spirit of that historic day in Washington and offers a new generation of readers a critical modern analysis of why “I Have a Dream” remains America’s favorite speech. _________

"It was over eighty degrees when Martin Luther King Jr. took the stage at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. King was the last speaker. By the time he reached the podium, many in the crowd had started to leave. Not all those who remained could hear him properly, but those who could stood rapt. 'Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed,' said King as though he were wrapping up. 'Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.' Then he set his prepared text aside. Clarence Jones saw his stance turn from lecturer to preacher. He turned to the person next to him: 'Those people don’t know it but they’re about to go to church.' A smattering of applause filled a pause more pregnant than most. 'So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.'” —from the introduction

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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Sep
10
Kenneth Turan At the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
Mysterious Galaxy, Wednesday, September 10 at 10am
Kenneth Turan is the film critic for The Los Angeles Times and NPR’s “Morning Edition,” and a brave one at that. Never afraid of the unpopular opinion, Turan took a stand against global phenomenon “Titanic,” and wrote a review so icy that director James Cameron challenged him publicly, asking “forget about Clinton — how do we impeach Kenneth Turan?” Such ire did not deter Kenneth’s writing, and he has forged on with both reviews and books, the latest of which is Not to be Missed: Fifty-four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film. From “All About Eve” to “Seven Samurai,” Kenneth offers insight to each movie’s historical and cultural significance.

Registration is required and breakfast is included. Please call the RB store for more information.

Location: Street: 11461 Sunset Blvd City: Los Angeles, Province: California Postal Code: 90049 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
10
Jeffery L. CondonJeff Condon - Talk/Q&A/Signing - Beyond the Grave Revised Edition: The Right Way and the Wrong Way of Leaving Money to Your Children (and Others)
Beyond the Grave, Revised and Updated Edition by Jeffery L. Condon

Author Event Join us in welcoming local author Jeffrey Condon as he releases his revised edition of his book, Beyond the Grave. This is sure to be a can't miss event, join us for some insights and for a signed copy! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Sep
10
Laila Lalami
Skylight Books, Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30pm
Laila Lalami (The Moor's Account)

Laila Lalami was born and raised in Morocco. She is the author of the short story collection Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and the novel Secret Son, which was on the Orange Prize long list. Her essays and opinion pieces have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian, and The New York Times, and in many anthologies. She is the recipient of a British Council Fellowship and is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. She lives in Los Angeles. (added from Random House)… (more)
Sep
11
Brentwood - Gerard Sarnat discusses and signs "17s"
Diesel, a bookstore - Brentwood, Thursday, September 11 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes Gerard Sarnat to the store to discuss and sign his new book of poetry, 17s, on Thursday, September 11th at 7pm.

Of Sarnat’s new book, Laurence Vittes, contributor to Huffington Post Arts, says, “… 17s consists entirely of poems, stanzas or lines of exactly 17 syllables. Though these novel uniquely American haiku are cleanly cauterized with a physician's unblinking eye and unflinching hand, each piece is dangerously out of control. It is a brave poet who oscillates between emotional tensions forged as a 17 year-old and what’s envisioned … when his flesh turns a mirror image 71. He wields a terrible swift scalpel twisted between our ribs to touch our hearts about the plight of the neglected.”

Copies of Gerard's book will be available for sale at the event.

Gerard Sarnat is the author of three critically acclaimed poetry collections, including 2010’s HOMELESS CHRONICLES from Abraham to Burning Man and 2012’s Disputes. Pieces from 17s have appeared or are forthcoming in ninety or so journals and anthologies. Harvard and Stanford educated, Gerry’s been a physician who has set up and staffed clinics for the disenfranchised, a CEO of health care organizations, and a Stanford professor. For 2012's Huffington Post review of his first two collections, visit GerardSarnat.com.

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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Sep
12
Kirsten Gillibrand
Skirball Cultural Center, Friday, September 12 at 7:30pm
Kirsten Gillibrand (Off the Sidelines) (added from Random House)
Sep
13
Jason Boog
Santa Monica Public Library - Main Library, Saturday, September 13 at 10:30am
Jason Boog was a publishing editor at Mediabistro and lead editor of their popular blog on all things publishing, GalleyCat, for five years. His writing has been featured on NPR and in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, and Salon. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Boog lives in California with his wife and daughter. Visit him at JasonBoog.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Sep
13
Literature Book Group
Santa Monica Public Library - Fairview Branch, Saturday, September 13 at 11am
SEPT 13: THE OX-BOW INCIDENT by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

In this classic examination of the dangers of mob rule, two decent men are drawn into a lynch mob to find and hang three men presumed to be killers.

We meet each month to discuss a literary classic. Call 310.458.8681 for details.

Categories: Book Discussions, Adults (added from RSS Feed)
Sep
13
Tod GoldbergGangsterland
Gangsterland by Tod Goldberg

Author Event Gangsterland is Tod Goldberg's wickedly dark and entertaining new novel -- a morality tale set in a desert landscape as ruthless and barren as those who inhabit it. We are honored to present Tod Goldberg in conversation with David Ulin. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Sep
14
John Wood: Life in the Peace Corps
Crowell Public Library, Sunday, September 14 at 2pm
Learn about the adventures experienced by author JOHN WOOD, from the two years he spent teaching high school English in the Philippines when the Friends of Crowell Public Library begin their 2014 Meet the Authors series, Sunday, September 14. A former senior editor at AARP Magazine, John Wood will show slides and relay some amazing tales of his two years in the village of Sibulan working at, "the toughest job you'll ever love."* John grew up in Pasadena, has a degree in journalism from UCLA and has published a plethora of articles for the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and Miami Herald. Among his book publications, How to Write Attention-Grabbing Query and Cover Letters and a soon-to-be-published title on his experiences during the Vietnam War where he earned a bronze star.
Although times have changed since the Peace Corps' founding in 1961, the agency's mission—to promote world peace and friendship—has not. Today, the Peace Corps is more vital than ever, working in collaboration with partner organizations and using cutting-edge technologies and well-tested best practices to enhance impact. Over 215,000 current and returned volunteers know that the Peace Corps changes lives—both their own and the lives of people in communities around the world. When they return home, like John Wood, they share their stories and experiences and give back to their own communities, helping to strengthen international ties and increase our global competitiveness.
Experience firsthand insight into this special service at 2:00 p.m. in the Barth Community Room, Sunday, September 14th at Crowell Public Library. Other local authors in the Meet the Authors series will include Lynn Snowden and Kyle Sydney Powell (Maezie’s Pumpkin Patch) in October and Susan Rosvall (Silence is Broken) in November. With Friends like these, the authors keep coming at Crowell Public Library.
* http://www.peacecorps.gov/media/forpress/news/194/
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1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, CA 91108-2595 ● Phone: (626) 300-0777 ● Fax: (626) 300-0121
www.CrowellPublicLibrary.org (notparoo)
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