Thien Pham signs at Book Passage on Friday January 25th at 6:00 pm.
Scott is a washed-up football player who never made it, and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams of playing pro football. But things have a way of working out, in this sweet, poetic tale–and a new chapter in Scott’s life begins as the old one ends. Offered a position in a Japanese sumo training “stable,” Scott abandons his old life, his old name, and even his old hair color, and becomes an aspiring sumo wrestler. And in so doing, he begins to find some kind of center in himself…a center that had seemed lost for good.
Thien Pham, the acclaimed illustrator of Gene Luen Yang’s Level Up, returns as the writer and artist of a unique new graphic novel. Highly poetic and structured to echo the slow build and sudden clash of a sumo match, Pham’s Sumo is an unusual and beautiful book. It’s nearly a contradiction in terms: a delicate, deft, tender tale about… sumo wrestling.
Thien Pham is a comic book and visual artist, based in the Bay Area. He is also a high school teacher. Pham illustrated Gene Luen Yang’s Level Up, a YALSA Great Graphic Novel and New York Times Notable Children’s Book. Sumo is his first solo work.
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925
Grant Morrison signs at Book Passage on August 5, 2011 at 7pm!
Grant Morrison talks about Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human. Morrison explains why superheroes matter, why they will always be with us, and what they tell us about who we are. This book is an important guide to understanding the role comics play in our culture
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925
April 5, 2011 by Colin Solan
Filed under California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Movies, New Jersey, New York, Other, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Signing and Appearance Profiles, Television
Maria Menounos, actress and TV host, signs copies of her new book The EveryGirl’s Guide To Life
4/10/11 2:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Mall of America, 60 East Brodway, Bloomington, MN 55425
4/12/11 7:00 PM at Book Revue – 313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743.
4/13/11 7:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Route 3 East. Clifton, NJ.
4/14/11 6:00 PM at BookEnds – Clifton Commons, 395 Route 3, East Clifton, NJ 07014.
4/15/11 at Barnes & Noble at Emerson College, 114 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116.
4/16/11 2:00 PM at Brookline Booksmith – 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA.
4/19/11 6:00 PM at Book Passage – 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111.
4/21/11 8:00 PM at Books & Books – 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5046.
4/22/11 7:00 PM at Book Soup – 8818 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
4/27/11 7:00 PM at Barbara’s Bookshop – 1218 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607.
Writer Gregg Hurwitz heads to Los Angeles, the Bay Area, San Diego, Houston, Chicago, and more kicks off with the launch party July 8th at Diesel Books in Santa Monica.
Diesel Books July 8, 7pm
225 26th Street, Suite 33, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Mysteries to Die For, July 10, 12pm
2940 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
The Mystery Bookstore, July 10, 4pm
1036-C Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Mystery Ink Bookstore, July 11, 10am
7176 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Mysterious Galaxy, July 11, 2pm
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, Suite 302, San Diego, CA 92111
Challengers, July 20, 7pm
1845 N Western Ave 2R, Chicago, IL 60647
Barnes & Noble, July 21, 630pm
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117
M is for Mystery, July 22, 7pm
86 East Third Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
Book Passage, July 23, 6pm
1 Ferry Building, #42, San Francisco, CA 94111
Murder by the Book, Aug 8, 2pm PT
2342 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Joe Hill, co-creator of Locke & Key, goes on tour for his new novel Horns and writes on his blog:
(Photo Credit: Shane Leonard 2009)
HORNS is out in just over a month, which means I’m on tour, which means your chance to see my adorable smiling face (pictured above) is right around the corner. My current tour schedule is below, but keep in mind that it is subject to change, and that dates may be added, removed, or shifted around. You can trust me to update this post as more information comes in. I don’t, for example, have any UK dates, but I know a brief UK tour is under discussion. So stay tuned.
On a related HORNS note, before the week is out, I’m going to put up another post, fielding some of the more common questions I’ve had about the book. If you’ve got a question for me about HORNS, ask it in the comments thread, and maybe I’ll get to it (I’m collecting questions on Twitter as well).
Now I won’t be saying too much about the plot – this will be a spoiler free Q&A – but I’m glad to address stuff about release dates, or how the book got written, or why it took so long, or whatever you might have for me. You can also ask about L&K, H-SB or 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS, as long as you can tie it into HORNS in some way. If you did have a good question, you’d actually be doing me a favor by asking it. I have to do a mini-web-video-thing about the book and I don’t have a lot of practice talking about it yet, and so this will help me get my thoughts in order.
2010 TOUR SCHEDULE:
February 16th (Tues) – PORTSMOUTH, NH â€¢ River Run Books. 7:00 PM.
February 17th (Wed) - MANCHESTER, NH â€¢ Barnes & Noble. 7:00 PM
February 18th (Thurs) – CONCORD, NH â€¢ Gibson’s Bookstore. 7:00 PM.
February 19th (Fri) – MILFORD, NH â€¢ Toadstool Bookshop. 6:30 PM.
February 21st (Sun) – SALEM, MA â€¢ Cornerstone Books. 3:00 PM.
February 22nd (Mon) – CAMBRIDGE, MA â€¢ Porter Square Books. 7:00 PM.
February 23rd (Tues) – SOUTH HADLEY, MA â€¢ Odyssey Bookshop. 7:00 PM.
February 24th (Wed) – NEW CANAAN, CT â€¢ New Canaan Library. 7:30 PM.
February 25th (Thurs) – NYC, NY â€¢ Barnes & Noble (82nd & Broadway). 7:00 PM.
February 26th (Fri) – HUNTINGTON, NY â€¢ Book Revue. 7:00 PM.
March 1st (Mon) – PITTSBURGH, PA â€¢ Joseph-Beth Booksellers. 7:00 PM. (with an inevitable unscheduled side trip to my personal mecca, the Monroeville Mall, where I’ll probably just wander around, you know, like all the other zombies)
March 2nd (Tues) – SEATTLE, WA â€¢ University Bookstore. 7:00 PM.
March 3rd (Wed) – PORTLAND, OR â€¢ Powell’s Books. 7:30 PM.
March 4th (Thurs) – SAN FRANCISCO, CA â€¢ Booksmith. 7:30 PM.
March 5th (Fri) – CORTE MADERA, CA â€¢ Book Passage. 7:00 PM.
March 8 (Mon) – EXETER, NH â€¢ Water Street Books. 7:00 PM.
March 9 (Tues) – SOUTH PORTLAND, ME â€¢ Borders. 7:00 PM.
March 10 (Wed) – BANGOR, ME â€¢ Borders. 6:00 PM.
October 1, 2009 by Colin Solan
Filed under California, Colorado, Comic Books, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Other, Pennsylvania, Signing and Appearance Profiles
Michael Chabon (The Escapist, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay) goes on a book tour for his latest novel.
Tuesday, October 6
7:00pm Pittsburgh, PA
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2705 E Carson St Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Wednesday, October 7
7:00pm New York, NY
Barnes & Noble, Union Square, New York, NY 10003
Thursday, October 8
7:00pm Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11238
Friday, October 9
7:00pm Washington, DC
Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008
Monday, October 12
7:00pm Los Angeles, CA
Borders, Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tuesday, October 13
7:00pm Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Public Library
Wednesday, October 14
7:00pm Portland, OR
Powell’s Bookstore, 1005 W Burnside Portland, OR 97209
Friday, October 16
7:30pm Seattle, WA
Seattle Public Central Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA
Monday, October 19
7:30pm Denver, CO
Tattered Cover Books, 1628 16th Street, Denver, CO
Tuesday, October 20
7:00pm Kansas City, MO
Rainy Day Books/Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Wednesday, October 21
7:00pm Chicago, IL
Chicago Public Library, 400 S State ST Chicago, IL 60605
Thursday, October 22
7:00pm Durham, NC
Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth ST Durham, NC 27705
Friday, October 23
7:00pm Miami, FL
Books and Books, 265 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FL
Tuesday, October 27
7:00pm Oakland, CA
Diesel Books, 5433 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618
Wednesday, October 28
7:00pm Corte Madera, CA
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd Corte Madera, CA 94925
Thursday, October 29
7:00pm Menlo Park, CA
Kepler’s Books, Ste 200 1010 El Camino Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tuesday, November 3
7:30pm Sonoma, CA
Readers Book 130 E Napa St, Sonoma, CA
Wednesday, November 4
7:00pm San Mateo, CA
M Is For Mystery, 86 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA
Monday, November 9
8:00pm San Francisco, CA
Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, November 10
7:00pm Stanford, CA
Stanford University – Taube Center for Jewish Studies
Thursday, November 12
7:00pm Oakland, CA
A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 Lasalle Ave, Oakland, CA
Alicia Silverstone, star of Clueless and Batman & Robin, signing copies of The Kind Diet
10/12/09 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – Warren Street. New York, NY.
10/15/09 7:00 PM at Book Soup – Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA.
10/17/09 1:00 PM at Barnes & Noble – 3rd Street Promenade. Santa Monica, CA.
10/20/09 6:00 PM at Book Passage – Ferry Building. San Francisco, CA.
Gregg Hurwitz (Punisher, Foolkiller, Wolverine) is on a signing tour to promote his new novel Trust No One.
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
Barnes & Noble
97 Warren St (at Greenwich)
New York, NY 10007
511 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
SF Mystery Bookstore
4175 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Barnes & Noble
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd
San Jose, CA 95117
M is for Mystery
86 East Third Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Bay Book Company
80 N Cabrillo Highway St F
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Mysteries to Die For
2940 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-3278
Pali Village Books
1049 Swarthmore Ave
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
1036-C Broxton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024