'Ready Player One' author Ernie Cline is back with a new book, 'Armada', which looks to be another hit! High schooler and gamer Zack's world is rocked when the aliens from his favorite video game actually invade Earth. Wondering at the eerie similarity of this attack to the books and movies he loved as a kid, Zack, along with other game aficionados, gears up to defend the planet.
Gives Back Members receive first-come, first-served access for a limited number of front of line VIP line tickets! (archaism)… (more)
Inkwood's Official Book Club! Come gallivant with book lovers. THURSDAY, JANUARY 15 7 PM This month we'll be discussing one of Amanda's favorite books: Ready player oneBy Ernest Cline About the club: Our book club is open to all book lovers. We read across genres - fiction and non, sci-fi, literary fiction, mystery thrillers, etc. Our goal is to bring readers together, and to encourage people to step out of their regular reading comfort zones. We only ask that you purchase your copy of the book from us in order to participate in the discussion. Light refreshments provided. About the Book: In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
Location: Street: 216 S Armenia Ave City: Tampa, Province: Florida Postal Code: 33609-3310 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
We have huge news: Ernest "Ernie" Cline will be at Avid Bookshop THIS Saturday, 8/16, around noon for a casual meet & greet. He may even do a Q&A if enough people turn up. Bring your the copies of Ready player one you got here at Avid and Mr. Cline will sign them for you; you can also pick up more copies of the book when you're here (we have a limited number arriving on Friday).
Due to the last-minute nature of this surprise visit, this event will be informal, and we could use your help spreading the word. It will be a lot of fun, I'm sure. Please drop by around noon on Saturday and hang out with one of Avid's top bestselling authors of all time. Woot!
Huge thanks to Ernie, who graciously and quickly answered the fangirl message I emailed to him the moment I realized he would be within driving distance of Athens.
Because this is just a drop-by, there will likely be no formal programming. Ernie plans to drop in around noon and stay for a couple of hours or more--let's show him a fun time, eh?
Location: Street: 493 Prince Ave Additional: City: Athens, Province: Georgia Postal Code: 30601 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
All Star Write Bloody/BookPeople Showcase/Party/Poetry EXTRAVAGANZA!! What happens when you combine the country's most kick-ass independent publishing house, Write Bloody Publishing with Austin TX's biggest and most bad ass indie bookstore, BookPeople?
You get the ALL-STAR WRITE BLOODY / BOOKPEOPLE SHOWCASE / PARTY / POETRY EXTRAVAGANZA!!
For the bargain price of FREE, people, you will get to see electric performances Write Bloody authors such as:
Plus surprises! Plus refreshments! Plus Q & A! Plus signing! Plus schmoozing! Plus dance party (as permitted!)
It's gonna be a gosh-dang memory maker of a party, people!
FREE!!! This event is free and open to the public. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.
Thank you for supporting these awesome authors, Write Bloody Publishing, and your local independent bookstore!
Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Age of the geek, baby! The Park Road Books Geek Book Club will be reading Ready player oneBy Ernest Cline for their July meeting. At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut that is part quest, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots and flying DeLoreans. Book club participants will receive 20% off the $14.00 price.
Location: Street: 4139 Park Road Additional: Park Road Shopping Center City: Charlotte, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28209-2229 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Moderated by longtime bookseller Michelle and events gal Suzanne, our book club is multi-generational, friendly, casually well read, and one of the best groups to talk about a book with we've ever met!
There's no need to register or RSVP. Just show up and join the lively discussion. As always, our club books will be discounted 10% every month. Additionally, if your book club buys 3 or more copies of one title, we’ll happily discount any and all other book club’s titles too!
Location: Street: Secret Garden Additional: 2214 NW Market St City: Seattle, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98107-4024 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
November Paperback Fiction Book Club: READY PLAYER ONE
It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.
Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.
Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)