CA – Mystery Writers Signing

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Mystery writers Charlie Huston (Skinner) and Kirk Russell (Redback) come together on Friday July 26th at 7:30pm for an evening of readings and discussion in conjunction with the 2013 Mystery Writers Conference.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

CA – Self-Inflicted Wounds Signing

tylerAishaAisha Tyler signs at Book Passage on Friday July 12th at 7:00 pm.

In Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation, Aisha Tyler, comedian, actress, cohost of CBS’s The Talk, star of Archer, and creator of the top-ranked podcast Girl on Guy, serves up a spectacular collection of her own self-inflicted wounds. From almost setting herself on fire, to vomiting on a boy she liked, to getting drunk and sleeping through the SATs, to going into crushing debt to pay for college and then throwing away her degree to become a comedian, Aisha’s life has been a series of spectacularly epic fails. And she’s got the scars to prove it. Literally.

Through it all, Aisha’s triumphs haven’t come in spite of the failures, but because of them. Because with every failure comes a lesson learned, a strength revealed, a fear overcome, or an adventure braved. Self-Inflicted Wounds isn’t just about surviving failure. It’s about embracing failure–pursuing it, even–on the winding path to success. And after you’ve failed a time or three, hopefully you’ll have learned something. Or at the very least have a really killer story. Because to err is human, but to fail epically is hilarious.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

CA – Sumo Signing

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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.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

CA – Supergods Signing

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

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

EveryGirl’s Guide To Life Signing Tour

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.

They’re Watching Book Tour

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

Horns Tour

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 • River Run Books. 7:00 PM.

February 17th (Wed)  - MANCHESTER, NH • Barnes & Noble. 7:00 PM

February 18th (Thurs) – CONCORD, NH • Gibson’s Bookstore. 7:00 PM.

February 19th (Fri) – MILFORD, NH • Toadstool Bookshop. 6:30 PM.

February 21st (Sun) – SALEM, MA • Cornerstone Books. 3:00 PM.

February 22nd (Mon) – CAMBRIDGE, MA • Porter Square Books. 7:00 PM.

February 23rd (Tues) – SOUTH HADLEY, MA • Odyssey Bookshop. 7:00 PM.

February 24th (Wed) – NEW CANAAN, CT • New Canaan Library. 7:30 PM.

February 25th (Thurs) – NYC, NY • Barnes & Noble (82nd & Broadway). 7:00 PM.

February 26th (Fri) – HUNTINGTON, NY • Book Revue. 7:00 PM.

March 1st (Mon) – PITTSBURGH, PA • 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 • University Bookstore. 7:00 PM.

March 3rd (Wed) – PORTLAND, OR • Powell’s Books. 7:30 PM.

March 4th (Thurs) – SAN FRANCISCO, CA • Booksmith. 7:30 PM.

March 5th (Fri) – CORTE MADERA, CA • Book Passage. 7:00 PM.

March 8 (Mon) – EXETER, NH • Water Street Books. 7:00 PM.

March 9 (Tues) – SOUTH PORTLAND, ME • Borders. 7:00 PM.

March 10 (Wed) – BANGOR, ME • Borders. 6:00 PM.

Manhood for Amateurs Tour

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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

Batgirl Goes on Tour

Alicia Silverstone presents her new book

Alicia Silverstone presents her new book

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.

‘Trust No One’ Book Tour

 

Gregg Hurwitz tours to promote his new novel.

Gregg Hurwitz tours to promote his new novel.

 

Gregg Hurwitz (Punisher, Foolkiller, Wolverine) is on a signing tour to promote his new novel Trust No One

June 24
7pm
SAN DIEGO
Mysterious Galaxy

7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
Suite
302
San Diego, CA  92111
(858) 268-4747
BOOK SIGNING
June 25
7pm
NEW YORK
Barnes & Noble
97 Warren St (at Greenwich)
New York, NY 10007
(212) 587-3185
BOOK SIGNING
June 30
7pm
BOSTON
Borders
511 Boylston Street
Boston
, MA  02116
(617) 557-1444
BOOK SIGNING
July 7
11am
SAN FRANCISCO
SF Mystery Bookstore
4175 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 282-7444
STOCK SIGNING
July 7
630pm
SAN JOSE
Barnes & Noble
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd
San Jose
, CA  95117
(408) 984-3495
BOOK SIGNING
July 8
7pm
SAN MATEO
M is for Mystery
86 East Third Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 401-8077
BOOK SIGNING
July 9
2pm
HALF MOON BAY
Bay Book Company
80 N Cabrillo Highway St F
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-3488
BOOK SIGNING
July 9
7pm
CORTE MADERA
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(415) 927-0960
BOOK SIGNING
July 11
1pm
THOUSAND OAKS
Mysteries to Die For
2940 E Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA  91362-3278
(805) 374-0084
BOOK SIGNING
July 18
12pm
PACIFIC PALISADES
Pali Village Books
1049 Swarthmore Ave
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

(310) 454-4063
BOOK SIGNING
July 18
4pm
LOS ANGELES
Mystery Bookstore
1036-C Broxton Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90024
(310) 209-0415