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MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION is owned and operated by Malcolm and Christine Bell, who have been Los Angeles-area purveyors of Mystery, Detective, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror fiction since 1975. In recent years, under the name BOOKFELLOWS, the couple has expanded their stock to include all kinds of Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children's Lit, Performing Arts, Western Americana, and fine books in many non-fiction areas.

 
Malcolm and Christine are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of American and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers; they serve on the board of Firsts Magazine, and regularly offer articles and advice to the readers of that book collecting journal.


Our open shop, BOOKFELLOWS/MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION, is located in the Los Angeles area, at 238 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale, California 91203, and houses over 4,000 square feet of books, ranging from scarce first editions to paperbacks.

Store Hours

Tues-Sat 10-6
Sun -12:00-5
Closed Mondays

 

 

 

  

 
 


 

 
 
FOR OUR NEWEST ARRIVALS


  
New arrivals will be added to our shelves daily!
 
  • We are: OPEN Sundays!!!
  • 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.
  • New arrivals daily!
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    Thank you for your support!

     
    Christine and Malcolm Bell
    christinebell@mindspring.com
    Mystery and Imagination & Bookfellows Bookstore
    818-545-0206
    238 N. Brand Blvd.
    Glendale, CA 91203

    Glen Hirshberg
    Sunday June 22 from 1 p.m.
    The Multi-award winning horror author with an exquisitely talented pen, will be reading/ signing and talking horror.  He professionally teaches the writing arts and has a lot to say about the genre. THE MOTHERLESS CHILD is set in Southern honky tonks, is poignant, exceedingly suspenseful, and "scarey as hell". Mail orders are being taken for the hardcover to be signed. $24.99 + shipping. Just phone, email, or join us!
     
    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 christinebell@mindspring.com  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 p.m.:

    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. Johnston.
    Please join us for a lively LA mystery event! OR-order a multiple-signed copy!
      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 EndingE.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 edition.
    Thank you for your support,
    Christine
     


     
     


     
     
     
    Saturday June 8 from 2 pm:
      
    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.

     



     
     

     




     
                   

      

     

     
     
    Featured Items
    MURDER AT THE SCHOOL MUSICAL, Kimmel, Bruce
    MURDER AT THE SCHOOL MUSICAL
    Kimmel, Bruce
    27.99 USD

    THE D.A. BREAKS AN EGG, Gardner, Erle Stanley
    THE D.A. BREAKS AN EGG
    Gardner, Erle Stanley
    75.00 USD

    ONCE UPON A HALLOWEEN, Laymon, Richard
    ONCE UPON A HALLOWEEN
    Laymon, Richard
    100.00 USD

    THE BEASTS OF TARZAN, Burroughs, Edgar Rice
    THE BEASTS OF TARZAN
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice
    45.00 USD

    LIFE LINE, Heinlein, Robert A.
    LIFE LINE
    Heinlein, Robert A.
    200.00 USD

    DEATH ON THE GRASS, O'Donnell, Lillian
    DEATH ON THE GRASS
    O'Donnell, Lillian
    150.00 USD

    ORPHANS OF THE SKY, Heinlein, Robert A.
    ORPHANS OF THE SKY
    Heinlein, Robert A.
    25.00 USD

    THE OX-BOW INCIDENT, Clark, Walter Van Tilburg
    THE OX-BOW INCIDENT
    Clark, Walter Van Tilburg
    250.00 USD

     
     


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