The Lovely Reckless Tour: Event & Signing with Anna Todd
Oct
5
6:30 pm18:30

The Lovely Reckless Tour: Event & Signing with Anna Todd

  • Santa Monica Public Library

Moderated by Ursula Uriarte

Santa Monica Public Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA
(310) 458-8600

More Info: http://smpl.org/garciatodd/

Books and VIP Tickets are available for pre-order now HERE.

Event Info:

– Anyone can attend the speaking portion of the event.
– Tickets are required for the signing line. Tickets are available with the purchase either The Lovely Reckless or Nothing More from Children’s Book World online, in store, or at the event.
– General ticket holders may bring up to 2 additional books from home.
– Only 100 General Tickets are available.
– Books are now available for pre-order at:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2593402

VIP Tickets & the Pre-Event Author Reception:

Purchase a VIP ticket and attend the Pre-event Author Reception and hang out with Kami and Anna + get priority placement in the signing line!

– A VIP ticket provides the holder admission to a VIP pre-event reception from 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm with Kami and Anna & priority placement in the author signing line.

– VIP Tickets are available with the pre-order purchase of one book from each author (The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia and Nothing More by Anna Todd) from Children’s Book World either in store or online.

– VIP ticket holders may bring up to 5 additional books from home per author to be signed.

– Only 200 VIP tickets are available.

Leigh Bardugo's Troublemakers Tour with Michael DiMartino
Oct
4
7:00 pm19:00

Leigh Bardugo's Troublemakers Tour with Michael DiMartino

  • Glendale Adult Recreation Center

"Local book launch offsite located steps from Americana at Brand!

Meet both NY Times Bestselling author Leigh Bardugo and the co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra - Michael Dante DiMartino as he introduces his prose debut: REBEL GENIUS.

Event is free - Your purchase from Once Upon a Time of either Leigh Bardugo's CROOKED KINGDOM and/or Michael DiMartino's REBEL GENIUS will give you PRIORITY SEATING AND SIGNING LINE TICKET ENTRANCE.   The sooner you prepurchase, the better your signing/seating line will be!!!  We can take phone orders (818-248-9668), instore and website orders.

VERY IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFO:  When paying online, you must enter ALL credit card information, and choose PICK UP AT STORE - DO NOT choose "pay at store".  The PICK UP AT STORE option will let you get your book and priority ticket at the Will Call table after 6pmthe night of the event.   No priority tickets will be issued if you choose PAY AT STORE via this website and your book will not be paid or reserved.  Email Maureen@onceupona.com for any questions.

Event is also Glendale's ONE CITY/ONE BOOK - Teen event.  This year's pick is Bardugo's first book in the series, SIX OF CROWS." 

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Visitors to the Central Library & Adult Recreation Center receive 3 hours FREE parking in the MarketPlace parking structure on Harvard Street with validation at the Central Library or Adult Recreation Center. 

David Arnold signs Kids of Appetite, with John Corey Whaley
Sep
29
6:30 pm18:30

David Arnold signs Kids of Appetite, with John Corey Whaley

  • Vroman's Bookstore

"David Arnold, in conversation with John Corey Whaley, discusses and signs Kids of Appetite.

The bestselling author of Mosquitoland brings us another batch of unforgettable characters in this tragicomedy about first love and devastating loss. Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell.

It begins with the death of Vic’s father. It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle. The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it. But in order to tell their story, Vic and Mad must focus on all the chapters in between. (Viking Books for Young Readers)

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line."

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Melissa de la Cruz Signs Something in Between
Sep
27
7:00 pm19:00

Melissa de la Cruz Signs Something in Between

  • Vroman's Bookstore

"Jasmine de los Santos has always done what's expected of her. Pretty and popular, she's studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship.  And then everything shatters. A national scholar award invitation compels her parents to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation.   For the first time, Jasmine rebels, trying all those teen things she never had time for in the past. Even as she's trying to make sense of her new world, it's turned upside down by Royce Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. Jasmine no longer has any idea where or if she fits into the American Dream. All she knows is that she's not giving up. Because when the rules you lived by no longer apply, the only thing to do is make up your own. (Harlequin Teen)"

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

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Jessica Cluess Signs A Shadow Bright and Burning
Sep
25
2:00 pm14:00

Jessica Cluess Signs A Shadow Bright and Burning

  • Barnes & Noble, The Grove

Sixteen-year-old Henrietta Howel has the power to burst into flames. She believes that she will be executed when she comes forward to defend a friend; instead she is invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers, among whom Henrietta is the only female. Visit Barnes & Noble today when we celebrate the launch of Jessica Cluess's A Shadow Bright and Burning. 

Special Instructions
This is a wristbanded event. Please visit the Barnes & Noble Facebook page for event specifics. 

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Cornelia Funke Signs Reckless: The Golden Yarn
Sep
24
4:00 pm16:00

Cornelia Funke Signs Reckless: The Golden Yarn

  • Vroman's Bookstore

"Jacob Reckless continues to travel the portal in his father's abandoned study. His name has continued to be famous on the other side of the mirror, as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. His family and friends, from his brother Will to the shape-shifting vixen Fox, are on a collision course as the two worlds become connected. Who is driving these two worlds together and why is he always a step ahead? This new force isn't limiting its influence to just Jacob's efforts--it has broadened the horizon within MirrorWorld. Jacob, Will, and Fox travel east and into the Russian folklore, to the land of the Baba Yaga, pursued by a new type of being that knows our world all too well. (Breathing Books)

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line."

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Laura Stampler Signs Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies
Sep
23
7:00 pm19:00

Laura Stampler Signs Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies

  • Barnes & Noble, The Grove

"Laura Stampler discusses and signs Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies, a wickedly funny debut novel about a girl who lands a dream internship at a magazine in New York City. If only she hadn't lied about being a dating expert on her resume. Join us for an entertaining time with Laura when she chats about her novel described as The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City."

Special Instructions
This is a wristbanded event. 

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Pasadena Loves YA
Sep
17
12:00 pm12:00

Pasadena Loves YA

  • Pasadena Public Library

What: Meet some of the hottest young adult authors in Southern California: panels, signings, giveaways and more!

Featured authors:
Aija Mayrock The Survival Guide to Bullying
Cecil Castellucci Stone in the Sky (Tin Star #2)
Charlotte Huang Going Geek
Dana Elmendorf South of Sunshine
Elizabeth Briggs Future Shock
Eric Laster Static
Evelyn Skye The Crown’s Game
Frank Beddor Hatter Madigan and Looking Glass Wars
Ingrid Sundberg All We Left Behind
Josephine Angelini Firewalker (Worldwalker #2)
Julie Buxbaum Tell Me Three Things
Kerry Kletter The First Time She Drowned
Marisa Reichardt Underwater
Nicola Yoon Everything Everything
Robin Reul My Kind of Crazy
Robyn Schneider Extraordinary Means
Shannon Messenger Let the Wind Rise (Sky Fall #3)
Tobie Easton Emerge
Thomas Voorhies (Lex Thomas) The Giant (Quarantine #4)

When: Sat, Sept 17, 2016 from 12-4 pm

Where: Pasadena Public Library, 285 East Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91101

Cost: Free! No tickets are necessary.

Contact: Jane Gov at (626) 744-4242, jgov@cityofpasadena.net for questions not answered on this page. To be considered for next year's festival, please review the Author Guidelines.

You can also message us on Facebook // Twitter // Instagram.  Please use hashtag #plya16 when posting about the festival!

Jennifer Gray Olson & Rodolfo Montalvo sign Ninja Bunny: Sister vs. Brother and Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale
Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Jennifer Gray Olson & Rodolfo Montalvo sign Ninja Bunny: Sister vs. Brother and Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale

  • Vroman's Bookstore

"A hilarious new Ninja Bunny adventure featuring a humongous carrot, sibling rivalry, and a pair of ninjas who make a super awesome team. Ninja Bunny has faced incredible danger! He has demonstrated all the skills of a super awesome ninja: impressive strength, amazing bravery, extreme sneakiness!

But when he embarks on a new mission to find the Golden Carrot of Awesomeness, he meets his biggest challenge yet his annoying little sister! She insists on tagging along, and she insists that "she" is a ninja bunny, too. "Not possible." Will she ruin Ninja Bunny’s chance at finding the world s largest carrot? Or might she actually possess a few ninja skills of her own? (Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Dear Dragon is a sweet and clever friendship story in rhyme, about looking past physical differences to appreciate the person (or dragon) underneath.  George and Blaise are pen pals, and they write letters to each other about everything: their pets, birthdays, favorite sports, and science fair projects. There s just one thing that the two friends don t know: George is a human, while Blaise is a dragon! What will happen when these pen pals finally meet face-to-face? (Viking Books for Young Readers)

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author's most recent title from Vroman's. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman's Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman's receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line."

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BN The Grove Summer Reading Closing Ceremony Triathlon with Kristen Kittscher
Aug
27
11:00 am11:00

BN The Grove Summer Reading Closing Ceremony Triathlon with Kristen Kittscher

  • Barnes & Noble, The Grove

"Join Barnes & Noble Events, The Grove for the Closing Ceremony of our Summer Reading Triathlon on Saturday, August 27 at 11am, featuring guest author, Kristen Kittscher. Kristen will be discussing‪#‎TheTiaraontheTerrace‬ , teaching guests how to crack codes and sign both her books. Kids have been voting for their Favorite Hero and Place in books all summer. Voting closes on 8/21, and we will announce the local and national Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners at this event, where kids will enjoy activities.For event particulars, please contact our store at 323.525.0270."

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Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Midnight Release Party corrected time
Jul
30
Jul 31

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Midnight Release Party corrected time

  • Once Upon A Time Bookstore

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II (Special Rehersal Edition)

Party from 10:30 pm on Sat, July 30 to midnight on Sun, July 31

Paid preorder entitles you and 1 guest to the party at Once Upon a Time in Montrose (phone and in-store orders only). Please call 818 248 9668 or visit 2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose CA 91020 during business hours (Sun-Mon 10 am-5 pm, Tue-Sat 10am-8 pm).

Book'd
Jul
21
8:00 pm20:00

Book'd

  • The Group Rep/Lonny Chapman Theatre

Book'd is "The Ultimate Bibliophiles' Night Out"! Visit The Group Rep/Lonny Chapman Theatre on Thursday, July 21st at 8:00 pm; $10 tickets on Eventbrite or cash only at the door. For more info and to purchase tickets, go to bookdevent.com.

LA Times Festival of Books
Apr
9
Apr 10

LA Times Festival of Books

  • USC

Head over to the event site for more info. Thuy usually does a post breaking down all of the YA highlights of the big event in 1 handy guide, so make sure you subscribe or keep an eye on Twitter for that in a few weeks (whenever they announce it)!