LA Sizzles with Maurene Goo, Sherri L. Smith, and Cindy Pon at Once Upon a Time
Jun
11
3:00 pm15:00

LA Sizzles with Maurene Goo, Sherri L. Smith, and Cindy Pon at Once Upon a Time

  • Once Upon a Time Bookstore

From the Once Upon a Time website:

This summer is going to get sizzling with an event featuring Maurene Goo, Sherri L. Smith, and Cindy Pon!

I Believe in a Thing Called Love is a quirky young adult novel about a Korean American girl who uses Korean-Drama techniques to snag the boyfriend of her dreams.

Pasadena - When Jude's best friend is found dead in a California swimming pool, her family calls it an accident, her friends call it suicide, but Jude calls it murder, and the suspects are family and friends.

Want is an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, about a group of teens who risk everything to save their city. 

Maurene Goo signs I Believe In a Thing Called Love at Vroman's
Jun
7
6:30 pm18:30

Maurene Goo signs I Believe In a Thing Called Love at Vroman's

  • Vroman's

Join Maurene Goo at Vroman's as she discusses and signs her newest novel, I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE.

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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Heart & Home Panel at Vroman's with authors Sally Pla, Carter Higgins, and Jennifer Torres
Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Heart & Home Panel at Vroman's with authors Sally Pla, Carter Higgins, and Jennifer Torres

  • Vroman's

"Join moderator Danielle Davis as she leads this panel with fellow authors Sally Pa, Carter Higgins, and Jennifer Torres, whose books are each filled with an inner journey and with main characters who must learn to trust their hearts, despite many challenges - stories that grapple with a sense of home and identity."

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Mayim Bialik at BN The Grove
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

Mayim Bialik at BN The Grove

  • Barnes and Noble The Grove

From the Barnes and Noble website:

Using scientific facts and wisdom gained from the world around us, Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, shares what she has learned from her life and her many years studying neuroscience to tell you how to grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically. Want to be strong? Want to be smart? Want to be spectacular? Start by reading this book! This is a wristbanded event. 

Special Instructions
Wristbands will be distributed beginning at 9am on May 16th with purchase of Girling Up from Barnes & Noble at The Grove. For more information and event guidelines please visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/BNEventsGrove or contact us. 

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Ian Harding Photo Op for Odd Birds at BN The Grove
May
9
7:00 pm19:00

Ian Harding Photo Op for Odd Birds at BN The Grove

  • Barnes & Noble at The Grove

Ian celebrates Odd Birds by joining his fans for a special photo op with purchase of a presigned copy of Odd Birds. This is a wristbanded event. Odd Birds needs to be purchased from Barnes & Noble at The Grove. Special Instructions: Wristbands will be distributed beginning at 9am on May 9th with purchase of Odd Birds. For more information and event guidelines please visit www.facebook.com/BNEventsGrove or contact (323) 525-0270. Taken from bn.com. Please check the original event listing on their website for any updates or changes.

YALLWEST
Apr
29
9:00 pm21:00

YALLWEST

  • Santa Monica High School

YALLWEST is back again for another jam packed weekend with all of your favorite young adult authors. There will be amazing panels, book signings, shopping and more! For the full lineup and more information, please visit the YALLWEST website.

Tricia Levenseller & Sonia Belasco sign at Once Upon a Time in Montrose
Apr
29
7:00 pm19:00

Tricia Levenseller & Sonia Belasco sign at Once Upon a Time in Montrose

  • Once Upon a Time Bookstore

Come meet the lovely Tricia Levenseller, author of The Daughter of the Pirate King and Sonia Belasco, author of Speak of Me as I Am.

Make sure to come in your best pirate costume as there may be treasure for the best dressed. 

Taken from shoponceuponatime.com. For any changes or updates, please check the original event listing on their website.

Hope Larson Signs BATGIRL VOL. 1: BEYOND BURNSIDE at Vroman's
Apr
12
7:00 pm19:00

Hope Larson Signs BATGIRL VOL. 1: BEYOND BURNSIDE at Vroman's

  • Vroman's Bookstore

For more information, please visit the event page.

"Spinning out of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH comes the newest adventures of Batgirl in BATGIRL VOL. 1: BEYOND BURNSIDE!  New York Times best-selling creators Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time) takes one of Gotham's greatest heroes on a whirlwind world tour in BATGIRL VOL. 1: BEYOND BURNSIDE. Barbara Gordon's heart belongs to Burnside, the ultra-hip Gotham City neighborhood. But some threats are bigger than Burnside. And when those threats come calling, Batgirl will answer!  When Babs plans a trip to train with the greatest fighters in the Far East, she has no idea her vigilante life will follow her. Lethal warriors are out to take her down, each bearing the mysterious mark of "The Student." And where there are Students, there must also be...a Teacher. As part of the epic Rebirth launch, Batgirl Vol. 1: Beyond Burnside is a perfect jumping-on point to start reading about Batgirl and her action-packed, crime-fighting adventures!  (DC Comics)"

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.

Sarah Michelle Gellar discusses and signs Stirring Up Fun with Food at Vroman's
Apr
10
7:00 pm19:00

Sarah Michelle Gellar discusses and signs Stirring Up Fun with Food at Vroman's

  • Vroman's Bookstore

Join Sarah Michelle Gellar at Vroman's as she discusses and signs her new book, STIRRING UP FUN WITH FOOD: OVER 115 SIMPLE, DELICIOUS WAYS TO BE CREATIVE IN THE KITCHEN.

For more information, please visit the event page.

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.

WonderCon 2017
Mar
31
Apr 2

WonderCon 2017

  • Anaheim Convention Center

WonderCon is back in Anaheim for 2017 with all new panels and programming featuring your favorite comics, TV shows, movies and more! Badges are on sale now and the full programming schedule is coming soon. For more info or to purchase tix, please go to the WonderCon website.

Renee Ahdieh, Victoria Aveyard, Brendan Reichs at BN The Grove
Mar
26
2:00 pm14:00

Renee Ahdieh, Victoria Aveyard, Brendan Reichs at BN The Grove

  • Barnes and Noble The Grove

New York Times bestselling authors Brendan Reichs and Victoria Aveyard discuss their new books Nemesis and King's Cage. Nemesis is Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the 'Virals' series. King's Cage is the thrilling conclusion to the bestselling 'Red Queen' series that fans have been waiting for. The will be joined by Renee Ahdieh.

Special Instructions
For more information and event guidelines please visit the facebook page at www.facebook.com/BNEventsGrove or contact Barnes & Noble at The Grove at (323) 525-0270.

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YA Resists at Skylight Books
Mar
22
7:30 pm19:30

YA Resists at Skylight Books

  • Skylight Books

PEN USA presents YA Resists: Young Adult Authors Read Out 

Join PEN Center USA and Skylight Books as we host 12 young adult authors reading about resistance and hope in troubled times. They will each read from books for young people that highlight, protest, suggest action and resistance.  

Guests will include:
Cecil Castellucci
Cherry Cheva
Brandy Colbert
Cylin Busby
Lilliam Rivera
Maurene Goo
Kristen Kittscher
Lindsey Klingele
Mark London
Gretchen McNeil
Sherri L Smith
Janet Tashijan
Diana Wagman  

For more information, please visit the event page.

Commerce Loves Reading Book Festival
Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Commerce Loves Reading Book Festival

  • City of Commerce Public Library

The City of Commerce Public Library welcomes you to the Second Annual Book Festival! They are honored to be hosting over 15 authors/illustrators of teen and children's literature. You can even bring your own books to be autographed or purchase a copy from the Once Upon a Time Bookstore!

For even more fun, dress as your favorite literary character or author, for our Literary Costume Contest!

There will be a light lunch and raffles.

Participating Authors/Illustrators:
Bethany Barton
Julie Buxbaum
Andrew S. Chilton
Jeff Garvin
Charlotte Huang
Kerry Kletter
E. Katherine Kottaras
Ryan Little
Leslie Margolis
Gretchen McNeil
Marissa Reichardt
Lilliam Rivera
Chris Robertson
Sara Elizabeth Santana
Ann Stampler
Frans Vischer
Kasie West
John 'Corey' Whaley

Commerce Loves Reading and so should you!

For more details, visit: http://www.cityofcommercepubliclibrary.org/library/?q=content%2Fcommerce-loves-reading-book-festival-march-18-2017