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Mysterious Galaxy

5943 Balboa Ave. #100
San Diego, CA 92111

United States

858.268.4747; mgbooksmystgalaxy.com

Type: Bookstore — Not set

Web site: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

Events: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event

Twitter account: @MystGalaxyBooks

Description: Mysterious Galaxy is an independent bookstore specializing in science fiction, mysteries, and fantasy, but they can special order anything. Many signed first editions are in stock daily, and they have several active community programs, including one to bring kids' authors to local schools and libraries.

Added by: chanale.  Contacted: Yes.  Venue ID: 3556

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Yes, Mysterious Galaxy San Diego relocated to Balboa Ave December 2014. Apologies for the delay in updating the address on LT.
Yesterday 8:15pm by mgbooks
They have definitely moved.
March 21 by erikrebooted
Relocated?
\"5943 Balboa Ave #100, San Diego, CA 92111\"?
Please edit to be new address
March 15 by 6dts
Beware! Technical difficulties mean that some events may show on our page that are actually for other IndieBound bookstores -- look carefully!
August 2008 by mgbooks

Upcoming events

Apr
24
Vincent Aiello signs in San Diego (Friday, April 24 at 7:30pm)
Vince Aiello, a Southern California attorney and novelist, reinvigorates the legal thriller genre, with his stories about lawyers, mostly set in America’s Finest City, San Diego. Legion’s Lawyers, released in winter 2014, places the head of a prestigious San Diego law firm in the middle of a turf war between a Mexican drug cartel and a local gangster. Faith Full sets two Carlsbad men on a collision course where faith will be challenged, faith will be doubted, and faith will be tested.

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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Apr
25
Laura Levine signs in Granada Hills (Saturday, April 25 at 11am)
Come join us at the Granada Hills Woman’s Club for a fun-filled afternoon with cozy mystery author, Laura Levine, of the popular Jaine Austen mystery series. In her latest title, Killing Cupid, the freelance writer lands a job writing copy for the Dates of Joy match-making service. When the ruthless conniving matchmaker winds up dead, Jaine realizes the killer could be any number of vengeful employees or disgruntled clients. In order to clear her own name, Jaine must navigate her way through various lovesick Lotharios to find the real killer. Once again, Laura entertains us with the adventures of the unlucky-in-love Jaine, and fans of this charming series won’t be disappointed. This event requires registration by April 15. Please contact Yolanda Petroski at 818.363.9844 with questions, or to register.

Location: Street: Grenada Hills Women's Club Additional: 10666 White Oak Avenue City: Granada Hills, Province: California Postal Code: 91344 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
28
New Books on Sale Tuesday April 28th (Tuesday, April 28 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday April 28th.

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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May
1
Ladies Lunch and Literacy with Gwendolyn Womack (Friday, May 1 at 11am)
On May 1, Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy will introduce you to Gwen Womack and her debut, The Memory Painter. The details are below:

Lunch with Gwendolyn Womack at Petros Manhattan Beach 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach Friday, May 1, 2015 Please come at 11:30 to meet and chat with debut author Gwendolyn Womack. We will have lunch at noon and our program will begin at 12:30. The cost for this event is $60. You will receive a signed first edition of The Memory Painter, have a delicious lunch, and learn about our new non-profit literacy partner for 2015.

Please make your reservation today by calling Emilio at the Redondo Beach store (310-542-6000). If you would prefer to make your reservation on-line, you may do so at Brown Paper Ticket. If you would like begin reading The Memory Painter before the May 1 lunch, you can pick up your copy at the Redondo Beach location when it goes on sale on April 28. Make arrangements with Emilio via email or phone (310-542-6000) between 9am and 5pm during the week.

Location: Street: Petros Manhattan Beach Additional: 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd City: Manhattan Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90266 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
1
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in San Pedro (Friday, May 1 at 4pm)
Mysterious Galaxy will be at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in San Pedro.

Deatils to come.

Visit the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival official Website.

Location: Street: Warner Grand Theatre Additional: 478 W 6th St City: San Pedro, Province: California Postal Code: 90731 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
2
California Bookstore Day in San Diego! (Saturday, May 2 at 10am)
What is Bookstore Day?

California Bookstore Day, on Saturday May 2, 2015, is a project of the Northern and Southern California Independent Booksellers Associations, representing hundreds of bookstores across California and the nation. This is an in-store celebration -- join us in either location to take part!

We believe indie bookstores are an essential part of lively communities, the free-flow of ideas, and the thrill of discovery.

CBD will harness the creative power of authors and publishers in a giant celebration of the written word that will drive readers to brick-and-mortar bookstores. For one day, and one day only, a number of very limited-edition, unique, word-based items and books will be available in more than 100 independent stores across the state. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill signed first editions—these are literature-based art projects, unique books, and collector’s items created for this event only.

To learn more about other celebrations, visit California Bookstore Day's web page.

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
3
The Writers Coffeehouse With Jonathan Maberry (Sunday, May 3 at 12pm)
The Writers Coffeehouse is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing … with coffee. No agenda … just chat about the latest trends in the industry, about the craft of writing, about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. No previous publishing experience necessary … the Writers Coffeehouse attracts everyone from absolute beginner to award-winners and bestsellers. We're all writers. The Coffeehouse will be a regular event that meets on the first Sunday of every month from noon to 3:00 PM. And join the free Message Board online: groups.yahoo.com/group/WritersCoffeehouseOnline/

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
4
Star Wars Day at MGSD (Monday, May 4 at 10am)
Celebrate Star Wars Day at MGSD! Prepare for The Force Awakens with a celebration of Star Wars books -- classic expanded universe and new canon!

A limited quantity of Epic Yarns posters are available for little padawans while supplies last. Many thanks to the wonderful Star Wars fans who visited us at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! May the 4th kicks off a season of celebration, particularly since the month of May has always been important to Star Wars ans. The six live-action movies of the Star Wars saga debuted in May (starting with the original Star Wars on May 25, 1977). The month of May includes George Lucas’ birthday (May 14, 1944), and has been the traditional start date of the popular Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World Resort. With the exciting launch of a new trilogy of movies beginning with Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming in the near future, this day to celebrate the saga and its amazing fans is certain to become even bigger each year.

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
5
New Books on Sale Tuesday May 5th (Tuesday, May 5 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday May 5th.

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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May
6
Mary Robinette Kowal and Marie Brennan sign in San Diego (Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30pm)
Mary Robinette Kowal Marie Brennan

Mary Robinette Kowal signs Of Noble Family and Marie Brennan signs Voyage of the Basilisk.

Details to Come.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
9
Barrie Summy (Saturday, May 9 at 11am)
Barrie Summy (added from Random House)
May
9
Mysterious Galaxy 22nd Birthday Bash Celebration in San Diego (Saturday, May 9 at 1pm)
On Saturday, May 8, 1993, a new store opened in Clairemont Square, dedicated to the staff’s passion for books of “Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem.” Today, more than twenty years later, that passion continues. We invite you to join us on Saturday, May 9, for our annual all-day celebration, featuring some fantastic spotlight authors, a celebration of our still new to us location, and, of course, cake!

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Ave. Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111-1040 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
11
Pre-airing Viewing Party for FOX's Wayward Pines with Blake Crouch (Monday, May 11 at 7pm)
Read the books, meet the creator, and see the pilot before the show airs on May 14!

The viewing is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. The signing requires purchase of one of Blake's Wayward Pines thrillers from Mysterious Galaxy.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
12
New Books on Sale Tuesday May 12 (Tuesday, May 12 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday May 12th.

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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May
13
San Diego Book Discussion Group Horrorstor (Wednesday, May 13 at 7pm)
The May 13 discussion focuses on Grady Hendrix's Horrorstor.

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: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
16
Debra Driza will be promoting MILA 2.0: Renegade (Saturday, May 16 at 10am)
Debra Driza will be promoting MILA 2.0: Renegade (added from HarperCollins)
May
17
Books are Better Shared in Mission Viejo (Sunday, May 17 at 09:30am)
Spend the day with book lovers, book club leaders and authors who will help you explore exciting new ways to share books and give you the tools necessary to pick the perfect books for you and your book group. You will also have the opportunity to meet with and learn from publisher representatives who will share books they think will generate a great book group discussion. Whether you are currently a book club leader or interested in forming a new book club, you will walk away with insightful tips about how to identify new authors and books that will enhance your book sharing experience. And if that wasn’t enough … take home a book bag filled with goodies, enjoy lunch, and discover new books and ways to share them! For tickets and information please visit the official Books are Better Shared website.

Location: Street: Norman Murray Community Center Additional: 24932 Veterans Way City: Mission Viejo, Province: California Postal Code: 92692 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
19
New Books on Sale Tuesday May 19th (Tuesday, May 19 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday May 19th.

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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May
20
Lyndsay Faye signs in San Diego (Wednesday, May 20 at 7:30pm)
Lyndsay Faye signs The Fatal Flame.

Details to Come.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
25
Kiera Cass will be promoting The One (Monday, May 25 at 7pm)
Kiera Cass will be promoting The One (added from HarperCollins)
May
26
New Books on Sale Tuesday May 26th (Tuesday, May 26 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday May 26th.

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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May
27
Elizabeth George Signs in San Diego (Wednesday, May 27 at 6pm)
Mysterious Galaxy San Diego will host Elizabeth George, signing and discussing The Edge of Shadows, on Wednesday, May 27, at 6:00 PM.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
27
Rachel Howzell Hall signs in San Diego (Wednesday, May 27 at 7:30pm)
Rachel Howzell hall signs Skies of Ash.

Details to come.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
28
Phoneix Comic Con (Thursday, May 28 at 4pm)
Mysterious Galaxy will be at Phoenix Comic Con

Details to come.

Visit the official Phoenix Comicon website.

Location: Street: Phoenix Convention Center Additional: 100 N 3rd St City: Phoenix, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 85004 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
29
Steve Martini signs in San Diego (Friday, May 29 at 7:30pm)
Steve Martini signs The Enemy Inside.

Details to come. 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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