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Mysterious Galaxy

7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. #302
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

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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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

Mar
31
New Books on Sale Tuesday March 31st (Tuesday, March 31 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday March 31st.

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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Apr
1
Brandon Mull Signs in San Diego (Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm)
Join us in welcoming Brandon Mull, author of the bestselling Beyonders, Fablehaven, and Five Kingdom series, to Mysterious Galaxy for the release of his latest novel, Crystal Keepers. In Mull’s latest action-packed series Cole Randolph navigates a world where magic and dreams are real. He never meant to come to The Outskirts, a place that lies between wakefulness and dreaming, but when his friends were kidnapped on Halloween he had to try and save them. As he continues to search for his friends in Crystal Keepers, he must make sure that he too doesn’t get trapped there. Reality and imagination collide in this engaging and adventurous middle-grade read.

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
2
Dan Simmons signs in San Deigo (Thursday, April 2 at 7:30pm)
Dan Simmons signs The Fifth Heart.

Details to follow. This is a numbered event. Numbers for the signing line are available with purchase of The Fifth Heart from Mysterious Galaxy, on sale beginning March 24th, 2015 If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are handled after the event. Instead, Please call the store and purchase the book over the phone 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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Apr
3
WonderCon Anaheim (Friday, April 3 at 12pm)
Mysterious Galaxy will be at Wondercon Anahim 2015! Booth #908 Mysterious Galaxy will be the center of the bookselling galaxy in Booth #908 at Wondercon Anahim 2015! Booth signings as of publication date include: Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Lisa Morton, SG Browne, Cecil Castellucci, Tom King, Greg Weisman, Naomi Novik, Todd McCaffrey, Greg van Eekhout, Arwen Elys Dayton, James Morris, href="/author/weismangreg">Greg Weisman, Joe Cepeda, Jenni Holm, Molly Idle, Brian Won, Salina Yoon, Henry Herz, Nick Hurwitch and Phil Hornshaw. WonderCon is the sister show to Comic-Con International, embracing all the main aspects of that show, including comics, movies, TV, animation, the Masquerade, and more. The event has grown in all aspects over the years: more attendees, more exhibitors, more programming, and more fun. In its current Anaheim-based incarnation, WonderCon continues to be a must-attend event for fans of popular culture, including speculative fiction. For tickets and additional information for the convention please visit The Official Wondercon Website.

Location: Street: Anaheim Convention Center Additional: 800 W. Katella City: Anaheim, Province: California Postal Code: 92802 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
3
S.G. Browne signs in San Diego (Friday, April 3 at 6pm)
S.G. Browne, hailed by Jonathan Maberry as “One of today’s very best writers,” turns his satirical and darkly comedic senses to better living through drugs in Less Than Hero. Publishers Weekly noted: “While Browne’s novel has the trappings of a superhero story (including a shout-out to cult film Mystery Men), it works equally as a critique of a broken and corrupt pharmaceutical industry, one in which medicines often exacerbate the problems they’re designed to cure while introducing new ones.” (Please note the 6:00 start time in observance of Passover.) Scott will also appear at WonderCon in Anaheim.

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
5
Closed for Easter! (Sunday, April 5 at 10am)
In celebration of Easter, Mysterious Galaxy San Diego will be closed on Sunday 05 April 2015. Happy Easter egg hunting! We will be back at 10:00 a.m. on Monday 06 April 2015.

Really miss us? Come see us at WonderCon!

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Suite #100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
5
Isla Morley (Sunday, April 5 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)
Apr
6
I HATE MYSELFIE Tour Stop (Monday, April 6 at 6pm)
Photo credit: Heather Landis. Please read the detailed and specific information below! We want all fans to have the best possible experience on the I Hate Myselfie tour. In the interest of time and to maximize the number of fans that Shane can visit with, the following rules will be in effect for all I Hate Myselfie signings. We are putting these rules in place for the safety and enjoyment of everyone involved. Please respect each other and Shane. We look forward to seeing you on tour! -Every fan must purchase a book at Mysterious Galaxy to attend the April 6 event. You will receive a ticket upon purchase. Purchases must be made in person or via telephone. Ticket distribution will begin on Monday, March 30, at 10:00 AM. -All books will be pre-signed by Shane. No additional personalization is possible. -Every fan will have a professional photograph taken that is retrievable atwww.ihatemyselfiephoto.com. No personal photographs with cell phones or digital cameras are allowed. -Please see below for additional Q&A. "Can I have merchandise signed?" Unfortunately due to time limitations, no additional merchandise can be signed. "Can I bring my friends?" No, all those queuing MUST have a ticket. To avoid disappointment, we must stress that there will be no opportunity to meet Shane for non-ticket holders. "What if I want or already have an additional copy of the book?" Unfortunately, everyone must buy their copy of I Hate Myselfie at the store on the day of the event to be allowed into the line. Purchases from other retailers will not be allowed in store. "Can I have my picture taken with Shane?" At the event, a professional photographer will take your picture with Shane. This photo will be available after the event at www.ihatemyselfiephoto.com.No cell phone photos or personal photos outside of the professional photographer will be allowed in the interest of time. Furthermore, all attendees who come as a group will be allowed one photo per group. "If I cannot make the event on the day, can I have a book reserved and signed?" Unfortunately due to the unique nature of this event, we cannot reserve or have copies signed for those unable to attend on the day. *Customers Under the age of 14* Please note that any customers under the age of 14 years old attending the signing MUST be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult will not need a ticket/ wristband and are not able to purchase additional copies of the book. Due to time and space restrictions, accompanying adults may not be able to access the signing area.

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
7
New Books on Sale Tuesday April 7th (Tuesday, April 7 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday April 7th.

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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Apr
7
Jonathan Maberry signs in San Diego (Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30pm)
Join our launch party for local bestselling and award-winning prose and comics author, and teacher and leader of our Writers’ Coffeehouse workshops, Jonathan Maberry. In the latest in the Joe Ledger series, Joe and his team begin a desperate search for the secret to terrifying supernatural new drones technology and the madmen behind it. But before they can close in, the enemy virus infects Air Force One. The president is trapped aboard as the jet heads toward the heart of New York City. It has becomePredator One. Jonathan will also share a preview of May’s new middle grade series, Nightsiders: The Orphan Army, and how it fits into his universe. In The Orphan Army, Milo's Louisiana bayou is overrun with alien bug invaders and magical creatures.

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
11
Leigh Ann Henion (Saturday, April 11 at 00am)
Leigh Ann Henion

LEIGH ANN HENION has contributed to The Washington Post Magazine, Smithsonian, Orion, and Oxford American, among other publications. She is the winner of a Lowell Thomas Award, and her work has been cited in three editions of The Best American Travel Writing. Henion lives in the mountains of North Carolina.LeighAnnHenion.com (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
11
Literary Orange in Irvine (Saturday, April 11 at 08am)
Since 2007 Orange County Public Libraries has hosted Literary Orange, the OC’s premier literary event aimed at uniting authors, readers, and libraries in a celebration of literature. On Saturday morning, April 11, readers from all over Southern California make their way to the Irvine Marriott to spend the day with their favorite authors and books. 2015’s Keynote Speakers are Anne Perry and Emily St. John Mandel; panel topics range from non-fiction titles on cooking, memoirs, and Hollywood through fiction spanning the range from young adult drama to romance to mystery and suspense.

For information, tickets and a the full lineup of authors please visit the Literary Orange Official Website. Please note registration is required, and closes on Friday, April 6.

Location: Street: Irvine Marriott Hotel Additional: 18000 Von Karman Avenue City: Irvine, Province: California Postal Code: 92612 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
12
The Writers Coffehouse with Jonathan Maberry (Sunday, April 12 at 12pm)
A Free writing Class led by Jonathan Maberry

Keuric coffee access.

Deatils to come.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
14
New Books on Sale Tuesday April 14th (Tuesday, April 14 at 10am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday April 14th.

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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Apr
14
Cozy Mystery Event in Redondo Beach (Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30pm)
Avery Aames

Jenn McKinley Kate Carlisle

Diane Vallere If cozying up with four cozy and charming mystery authors sounds like your cup of tea then come join us at the Redondo Beach Main Library for a night of lively discussion—and yes, there will be tea (and cookies!). Award-winning author Avery Aames will talk about the latest in her Cheese Shop Mystery series, As Gouda as Dead, featuring cheese shop owner Charlotte Bessette. Kate Carlisle will discuss the second in her Fixer-Upper Mystery series, This Old Homicide, about contractor and part-time sleuth Shannon Hammer. Jenn McKinlay will be happy to talk about the seventh in her Cupcake Bakery Mystery series, Dark Chocolate Demise. And Diane Vallere will add a touch of the mysterious and mod with the latest in her series featuring a mid-century modern interior decorator who has modeled her life after Doris Day, With Vics You Get Egg Roll. The event is free and open to the public so come early for a good seat!

Location: Street: Redondo Beach Library Main Branch Additional: 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway City: Redodno Beach, Province: California Postal Code: 90277 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
15
Terry Shames (Wednesday, April 15 at 00am)
Terry Shames (A Killing at Cotton Hill, The Last Death of Jack Harbin, Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek, A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge)

Terry Shames is the author of the Samuel Craddock mysteries A Killing at Cotton Hill, The Last Death of Jack Harbin, Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek, and A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge. She is the coeditor of Fire in the Hills, a book of stories, poems, and photographs about the 1991 Oakland Hills Fire. She grew up in Texas and continues to be fascinated by the convoluted loyalties and betrayals of the small town where her grandfather was the mayor. Terry is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
15
Terry Shames signs in San Diego (Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30pm)
Terry’s debut mystery novel, A Killing in Cotton Hill, won a Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel in 2014 and was also named one of the top five debut mystery novels by MysteryPeople. She hasn’t stopped since then, proceeding to write three more novels featuring likeable retired police chief, Samuel Craddock. Now in the fourth book of this Texan small-town mystery series, A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge, Craddock promises a dying woman to keep watch over her daughter, Jenny, who she believes is in danger. Craddock soon realizes that Jenny’s mother was right, and it’s up to him to uncover the truth from Jenny’s secretive past to find out who would be after her and why.

Location: Street: 5943 Balboa Avenue Additional: Ste 100 City: San Diego, Province: California Postal Code: 92111 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
16
Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim (Thursday, April 16 at 10am)
Mysterious Galaxy will be at Star Wars Celebration!

Star Wars Celebration bills itself as “the ultimate fan experience focused on a galaxy far, far away...” This is an exciting time to be a Star Wars fan, and Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA will bring fans of all ages together, from all around the world, to celebrate the pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars - all on the cusp of new Star Wars movies and television shows! Celebration - Lucasfilm’s love letter to fans - offers four fun-filled days all in the setting of the ever-evolving Star Wars universe. Look for Mysterious Galaxy in the Exhibit Hall in Booth #960.

Visit the offical Star Wars Celebration Website.

Location: Street: Anaheim Convention Center Additional: 800 W. Katella City: Anaheim, Province: California Postal Code: 92802 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
18
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2015 (Saturday, April 18 at 10am)
On Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, Mysterious Galaxy will be hosting dozens of authors in our booth on the grounds of USC University Park Campus as part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Mysterious Galaxy’s booth location is Booth #368.

Signing schedule to come.

For additional information please visit The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Official Website.

Location: Street: University of Southern California Additional: University Park Campus City: Los Angeles, Province: California Postal Code: 90080 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
18
Diane Ackerman Signs in Carlsbad (Saturday, April 18 at 3pm)
Adventures by the Book is pleased to announce that renowned author Diane Ackerman has been selected as the 2015 Carlsbad Reads author, and you are invited to the launch event. Join Diane as she discusses and signs her newest book, The human age: The World Shaped by Us. In this landmark book, Ackerman confronts the fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the planet. It takes the reader on an exciting journey to understand this bewildering new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating, perhaps saving, our future. Carlsbad Reads Together brings community members together and engages them in discussion about the same book at the same time.

Location: Street: Carlsbad City Library Additional: 1775 Dove Lane City: Carlsbad, Province: California Postal Code: 92011 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
19
Joshua Davis signs at La Habra Library (Sunday, April 19 at 2:30pm)
Joshua Davis signs Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream at the La Habra Library. Spare Parts, recently released as a motion picture, is the story of four undocumented Mexican- American teens from West Phoenix who, ten years ago, represented their underfunded high school in a national NASA sponsored robotics competition in California. These four teens risked the threat of deportation and other obstacles; follow them as they battle for the American dream.

Location: Street: La Habra Library Additional: 221 East La Habra Boulevard City: La Habra, Province: California Postal Code: 90631 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
21
New Books on Sale Tuesday April 21st (Tuesday, April 21 at 10:12am)
A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday April 21st.

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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Apr
22
San Diego Book Discussion Group The Martian (Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm)
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 to branch out and find new favorites! Attendees receive 20% off of the current book club selection, The Martian by Andy Weir. Patrick’s review notes, “the whole novel reads like a heartwarming/stopping action movie ... and I loved every page-turning, non-cynical, hero-filled word of it.”

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
23
Laura Levine signs in Granada Hills (Thursday, April 23 at 11am)
Laura Levine Signs Killing Cupid at Grenada Hills Women's Club.

Details to come

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)
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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