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October 2014 Events

It's October and we have lots of fun author events for you! There are a ton of great things coming to the SoCal area this month, so please take a look at the calendar and come out to support your favorite authors. Happy reading!

Thurs. Oct. 2nd at 7 pm
Caldecott Honor Artist MOLLY IDLE
Flora and the Penguin

Once Upon A Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave
Montrose Shopping Park
Montrose, CA 91020
phone: 818-248-9668
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Once Upon a Time is thrilled to host the imaginative and oh-so-talented artist MOLLY IDLE, whose FLORA AND THE FLAMINGO won hearts and a Caldecott Honor last year.  FLORA is back and still dancing, this time with an irresistible penguin friend.  Molly's wordless picture book, FLORA AND THE PENGUIN,  will delight you with its charm & whimsy, and will surely make you want to dance along with Flora and her friend.  In fact -- YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR DANCE ATTIRE -- TUTUS, LEOTARDS, ETC.  Molly Idle began her career as an artist working for DreamWorks Animation, and from there she leapt into the world of children’s books. She lives in Tempe, Arizona. Please come meet Molly, as she will give a short drawing demonstration, Q&A and sign books.

Friday October 3, 2014 7pm
Lauren Oliver

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA
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Friday October 3, 2014 11am
Molly Idle
Flora and the Penguin

Vroman's Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA
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Wednesday October 8, 2014 7pm
Becca Fitzpatrick & Christina Lauren
Black Ice, Sublime

Barnes & Noble Huntington
Huntington Beach
Bella Terra, 7881 Edinger Ave. #110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Thursday October 9, 2014 7pm 
Tamara Ireland Stone
Time Between Us, Time After Time

Burbank Library - Buena Vista Branch
300 N. Buena Vista St.
BurbankCA 91505
There will be a writing workshop with Stone during the day and a reading/signing later that night at Buena Vista Library. Please email to sign up for the workshop.

Sunday October 12, 2014 1pm
B.J. Novak signs his new children's book, The Book with No Pictures
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Sunday October 12, 2014 5pm
Elissa Sussman

Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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October 12- 17, 2014
LAPL Teen Author Reading Series Multi Branch Extravaganza!

Please come celebrate YALSA Teen Read Week with your favorite LA authors at the LAPL.

Participating Branches

Oct 12 Central Library 
Oct 14 Silver Lake Library
Oct 15 Exposition Park Library
Oct 15 Pio Pico-Koreatown 
Oct 16 Sunland-Tujunga 
Oct 16 Vermont Square
Oct 17 Memorial Library

Visit the Facebook page for more info

Wednesday October 15, 2014 730pm
Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
In Real Life

Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Skylight Books is thrilled to welcome acclaimed writer and activist Cory Doctorow and illustrator Jen Wang to present their new graphic novel, In Real Life.

NOTE: This reading is free and open to the public (first come, first served). But, because we're expecting a large crowd at this event, we'll be giving out numbered tickets to the signing line to keep things organized.  To get a ticket, you must purchase a copy of In Real Life here at Skylight Books.  The tickets will be available starting Tuesday, October 14, when the book goes on sale.  They will be available in-store, or you can order on our website and leave a note in the "Order Comments" field.  We will also hold a ticket for you if you order and pay for a book over the phone. 

Saturday October 18, 2014 7pm - 10pm
Hip Check! Fantasy Roller Derby by Vera Brosgol and Helen Chen
Gallery Nucleus
210 E Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

Thursday October 23, 2014 530PM-8PM
Max Brooks
World War Z

Woodbury University
7500 N. Glenoaks Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91504-7846
In Partnership with the Burbank Public Library and Open to the Public, Free Oct. 23 Event Features Q&A, Discussion Groups With Best-Selling Author Max Brooks.

For more info please visit the Woodbury University event page.

Thursday October 23, 2014 7pm
Cary Elwes in conversation with Jon Lovitz
As You Wish

Barnes & Noble The Grove
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles CA 90036
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Special Instructions
This is a wristbanded signing. Please check back soon for complete event guidelines.

Thursday October 23, 2014 8PM-9:30PM
Book'd in Burbank
Book’d in Burbank literary event concludes its second season as “The Ultimate Bibliophiles’ Night Out” on Thursday, October 23, 2014,

8:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. at Theatre Banshee in the Magnolia Park section of Burbank. Presented by Liz D Publicity & Promotions, Book’d in Burbank is a bookish social gathering that treats book lovers to an evening of mystery, romance and YA (young adult) author readings, “bookworm” giveaways, a mingling reception, and the stand-up comedy of writer/comedian Jordan Likover, a former contributor to Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco.

Tuesday October 28, 2014 7pm
Lauren Kate

Barnes and Noble
3rd Street Promenade
1201 3rd Street, Santa Monica
CA 90401
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Earlier Event: September 30
Kami Garcia at BN The Grove
Later Event: October 2
Molly Idle at Once Upon a Time