note: New book & author additions have just been added to this
Below is a recently updated list of upcoming author book signing events for
both local attendees and for mail order folk. Please feel free to pre-order
If you can tell a friend about us or our events, we appreciate it. We are a
word-of-mouth specialty shop. Facebook and twitter word-of-mouth is also very
Please note our new expanded
open store hours:
Tuesday through Saturday
10:30-6 ; Sunday 12-5
Check out the article on our
bookshop entitled Ray Bradbury’s Favorite Bookshop published in the Huffington
Two multi-signed books by famous authors are offered below. Please
pre-order as soon as possible so we don’t run out.
Marc Zicree, novelist, screenwriter, sf historian, will
be signing his grand new release about Guillermo del Toro’s
magnificent genre treasures. Mr. del Toro has offered Mr. Zicree signed
del Toro bookplates to lay-in each book ordered through us. Marc
Zicree will be signing the book for us, for a double signed book. Zicree's
insightful interview with del Toro is incredibly fascinating and laced
throughout the book. Mail orders welcomed. Quantities limited, so please don’t
delay your order for in-shop pick-up or to be shipped. CABINET OF CURIOSITIES: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions.
Deluxe hardcover first edition with lavish illustrations on almost every page.
Coming up very quickly is an exciting cartoon network event:
Saturday November 23 2-4 p.m.
At least five famous artists, writers, and voice-actors
will be signing, singing, talking, and offering memorabilia for raffles at our
Pre-orders are being taken now for your book signed by at least 5
contributors to Adventure Time. Email me or phone your order ASAP, for a
reserved line ticket for the signing, or for a limited quantity mail order
Martin Olson (voice artist, musician): author of THE ADVENTURE TIME
ENCYCLOPAEDIA, has written in-character as “Hunson Abadeer, The Lord of Evil,”
his ADVENTURE TIME alter ego.
Martin Olson is a comedy writer, TV
producer, stage director and composer. He is
also a playwright and poet known for comedic and
unusual subject matter and an original
member of the legendary "Boston Comedy Scene."
Olson has received four Emmy nominations, two
for television writing and two for song writing. Olson also received an Ace
Award for television writing.
Olivia Olson (voice artist,
musician): Martin Olson’s daughter in real life, also plays his daughter on
ADVENTURE TIME, where she voices “Marceline, the Vampire Queen.” She and Martin
have recently released a CD of their own songs in character as their ADVENTURE
TIME alter egos. They will be providing CDs for sale. Olivia Olson rose to fame
for her role as Joanna Anderson in the
2003 holiday film Love Actually, singing
the song "All I Want
for Christmas is You"
The Olsons will be joined by at least three of
the book’s illustrators: Tony
Millionaire; Celeste Moreno; and Sean
THE ADVENTURE TIME ENCYCLOPAEDIA. Hardcover
first edition. $20.00. $5 shipping.
Explore the magical world of Ooo with Jake
the dog and Finn the human, along with the Ice King, Princess Bubblegum,
Marceline the Vampire Queen, and all your favorite "Adventure Time" characters,
in this first official guide to Cartoon Network's hit animated series.
Written and compiled by the Lord of Evil himself, "The Adventure Time
Encyclopaedia" matches the playful, subversive tone of the series, detailing
everything anyone will ever need to know about the post apocalyptic land of Ooo
and its inhabitants--secret lore and spells, fun places you should visit and
places where you will probably die, whom to marry and whom not to marry, how to
make friends and how to destroy your enemies--plus hand-written marginalia by
Finn, Jake, and Marceline. An indispensable companion to the show, this
side-splittingly funny love letter to "Adventure Time" is sure to appeal to fans
of all ages. Heck yeah!
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Thank you for your support!
Below is a list of upcoming author book signing
events for both local attendees and for mail order folk. Please feel free to
pre-order signed books.
If you can tell a friend about us or our events, we
appreciate it. We are a word-of-mouth specialty shop. Facebook and twitter
word-of-mouth is also very welcomed.
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. $27.99
All our events with Mr. Kimmel have
been so entertaining, Please join us
Bruce Kimmel is the author of four
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.
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We have hosted over 20 events with Ray and have met many wonderful new friends through Ray
Our heart goes out to the family, friends and fans of Ray
A very sad time!
Thank you for your love and support
Christine and Malcolm Bell
Our shelves are bulging with special
Remember--Parking for our bookstore is available at the Orange Street Parking Structure--A Never-Full lot, that has easy access to our store through the center-street crosswalk. Ninety-minutes free parking and inexpensive rates thereafter!
Orange Street runs parallel to Brand on the West side.