VISIT OUR EBAY STORE
FOR OUR NEWEST ARRIVALS
New arrivals will be added to our shelves daily!
We are: OPEN
OPEN: Tuesday through Saturday 10-6 ; Sunday 12:00-5
90 Minute free parking in
Orange Street Parking Structure!
Sundays, free parking in
the rear parking lot.
Thank you for your
Christine and Malcolm Bell
Thursday July 25th at 6 pm:
Director, screenwriter, novelist Guillermo del
Toro signing Pacific Rim & The Strain:
Mr. Guillermo has volunteered to sign as a benefit to our bookshop. He
squeezed us in his already jam-packed schedule in order to help us out before he
jets off the next day. What a generous and kind-hearted man. Since the schedule
is tight he will just be signing books and chatting to people as they get their
books signed. We will make a signing-line number when you pay us for your book
purchase. The books are on a first paid first served basis.
The pre-order book for both mail order and for attendees is:
PACIFIC RIM, MAN MACHINE AND MONSTERS. Hardcover in dust jacket. It is a
large, magnificently illustrated book with the foreword by del Toro. $45.00
(Mail orders: plus $6 for shipping media mail). Please phone during our open
bookshop hours Tues-Sat 10:30-6 Sun 12-5 or email your credit card info with
(number, expiry date, cvv, billing address) to me firstname.lastname@example.org
Most folks do it in two emails.
I will then make a signing line number and reserve both your book and your place
in line. Thank you so much for your pre-orders as soon as possible—so that I
can try to have enough books.
Saturday July 27th 1-3
At least 16 Los Angeles mystery authors will be reading from
their original mystery anthology, talking, and signing Last Exit To
Murder. $16.95. Trade paperback original. There will be talks about Los Angeles and it’s marvelous settings for mysteries. Some of
the authors coming are: Avril Adams, Julie Beers, Laura Brennan, Sally Carpenter, Lori Dillman, Beverly Graham, Miriam Johnston, Nena Kelty, Paul D. Marks, Donna Price, Andrew Jetarski (maybe), Lynn Allyson, Laurie Price, Darrell James, Tammy Kaehler & Linda O.
Please join us for a lively LA mystery event! OR-order a
From the Low Riders that nightly cruise
the Sunset Strip, to the infamous Dead Man's Curve immortalized in song,
Southern Californian's fascination with their cars has long been the fodder of
legend and has defined a culture known for its fast-paced and sometimes reckless
lifestyle. Now, sixteen tantalizing stories from L.A. authors takes us on a
Joyride through the darker streets of Los Angeles. At the signpost, just ahead,
your... LAST EXIT TO MURDER. Original stories.
Saturday August 3rd at 2 pm:
George Wier will be giving a talk about Texas
noir and signing his new mystery Long Fall from Heaven. $15.95.
Trade paperback original. Is a killer born or made? The place to find
out--the seedy but exotic heart of Galveston, Texas. Cueball Boland and Micah
Lanscomb—both ex-cops with troubled pasts—stumble into the path of a serial
killer. The murderer leads them into the dark history of Galveston when the city
was Texas’ Sin City. The killer has roots sunk deep into that history, but the
FBI and the old Galveston families don’t want Cueball and Micah to solve the
crimes. Listen closely. There’s an echo of another serial killer who stalked the
city back during World War II.
George Wier was a contributor to
LONE STAR NOIR and has written several other great mysteries. His signed trade
paperback original may be ordered mail order if you can't make the event. We
will be stocking many other of his books if you would like those signed, too.
Thank you George for supporting our bookshop as a long distance visiting
customer for so many years. Mr. Weir is part of the fabric of our bookstore.
Please come and support a fine writer, and a lovely man.
Sunday August 18 2-3 p.m.
Brian Ritt will be reading and giving a talk on crime
fiction and signing Paperback Confidential: Crime Writers of the
Paperback Era. Stark House Press. Trade paperback original. First
edition. $19.95. It will also be his book launch Party. Please join us.
Sunday Oct 20th 3-4 p.m.:
Grand Launch party for Another Happy Ending. E.E. King will be giving a dramatic and humorous reading and
signing her new book. Evie King was one of Ray Bradbury’s dear friends. It was
Ray that brought us together. Ray admired her writing talent and wrote a blurb
for her book as he read it. E.E. King was here for her previous book GUIDE TO
THE AFTERLIFE. That was an incredible fun event. Please join us for this next
launch party --or order a signed mail order book!
Sunday Nov 3rd at 2 pm:
Jeri Westerson, author of the acclaimed
medieval mysteries series will be signing her new book: SHADOW OF THE
ALCHEMIST, giving a talk on Alchemy, old London and displaying medieval
weaponry. Please join us or order a signed book. $25.99 Hardcover first
Thank you for your support,
Saturday June 8 from 2
Bruce Kimmel will be signing and doing
a funny/dramatic reading from his new Hollywood mystery: MURDER AT THE SCHOOL
MUSICAL. Hardcover. First edition, First printing. $26.98.
All our events with Mr. Kimmel have
been so entertaining, Please join us
Bruce Kimmel is the author of three
previous Adriana Hofstetter mysteries (Murder At Hollywood High, Murder At The
Grove, and Murder At The Hollywood Historical Society). He has also written the
acclaimed Benjamin Kritzer trilogy (Benjamin Kritzer, Kritzerland, and Kritzer
Time), the mysteries Writer’s Block and Rewind, and a collection of short
fiction, How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories. Recently he wrote his
first work of non-fiction, a memoir entitled There’s Mel, There’s Woody, and
There’s You: My Life In The Slow Lane. Mr. Kimmel wrote, directed and starred in
the cult movie hit The First Nudie Musical. He also co-created (with David
Wechter) the story for the hit film The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez.
As an actor, Mr. Kimmel guest-starred on most of the long-running television
shows of the 1970s. Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers
of theatre music on CD, having produced over 180 albums. He was nominated for a
Grammy for producing the revival cast album of Hello, Dolly! and his album with
jazz pianist Fred Hersch, I Never Told You, was also Grammy nominated. His
musical The Brain From Planet X (written with David Wechter) is licensed by the
Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization and has been seen in Los Angeles, New York,
the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. His record label, Kritzerland, regularly
reissues classic Broadway and soundtrack recordings (www.kritzerland.com).
Mr. Kimmel lives in Studio City, California.