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  • TX – Intergalactic Nemesis Signing

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    Jason Neulander, creator of Intergalactic Nemesis, appears at BookPeople on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM for an incredible live-action graphic novel performance that has been blowing minds from coast to coast. He’ll be here with the much-anticipated final installment in the series, Twin Infinity. The year is 1942. Are you ready for the adventure? We are! Don’t miss it!

    ABOUT JASON NEULANDER

    Jason Neulander is an internationally-acclaimed writer, director, and producer whose work fuses multiple artistic disciplines with technology to create unique and original theatrical and literary experiences. In the 90s, Neulander founded the avant-garde company Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, Texas, and during his fifteen-year run as Artistic Director developed and directed more than 50 original experimental plays and music-theater productions. During his tenure he was named “Best Theatre Director” three times by the readers of The Austin Chronicle and won numerous awards for his work.

    BookPeople
    603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
    (512) 472-5050

    TX – Gumption Signing

    gumptionNick Offerman signs his new book at BookPeople on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM!

    Press Release:

    Actor, Writer, Humorist, & Carpenter NICK OFFERMAN speaking & signing Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers here at BookPeople!

    Tickets for the signing are now available!

    Tonight we are thrilled to welcome Nick Offerman, bestselling author, comedian, and critically acclaimed actor on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, to BookPeople with his book about the lives of those who have inspired him. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available from BookPeople. Please see below for ticket details.
    EVENT & TICKET GUIDELINES:

    The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.
    Tickets are required for the signing.
    Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of Gumption, plus tax.
    Each ticket grants access to the signing line for ONE person.
    Each ticket will be exchanged for ONE copy of Gumption at the signing table the day of the event.
    Tickets are lettered. After Offerman speaks, we will call people up to have their books signed according to the letter on their tickets.
    Additional guidelines to come!
    If you can’t make the event, please give us a call on Thursday 6/04/15 to inquire about the availability of signed copies: 512-472-5050.

    ABOUT NICK OFFERMAN

    Nick Offerman is People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive 2012: Moustache Edition, currently stars in the NBC series Parks and Recreation. His numerous television and movie appearances include roles in Childrens Hospital, 21 Jump Street, and The Men Who Stare at Goats. Offerman lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Megan Mullally, where he spends his time off-set running the Offerman Woodshop, where he builds canoes, dining room tables, and mustache combs.

    ABOUT GUMPTION

    After the great success of his autobiography, Paddle Your Own Canoe, Offerman now focuses on the lives of those who inspired him. From George Washington to Willie Nelson, he describes twenty-one heroic figures and why they inspire in him such great meaning. He’ll combine both serious history with light-hearted humor—comparing, say, George Washington’s wooden teeth to his own experience as a woodworker. The subject matter will also allow Offerman to expound upon his favorite topics, which readers love to hear—areas such as religion, politics, woodworking and handcrafting, agriculture, creativity, philosophy, fashion, and, of course, meat.

    BookPeople
    603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
    (512) 472-5050

    TX – Veronica Mars Signing

    vmarsROB THOMAS, creator of the television series Veronica Mars, appears at BookPeople on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM to speak and sign Mr. Kiss and Tell: Veronica Mars 2.

    In the second book in the New York Times bestselling mystery series, Veronica Mars is back with a case that will expose the hidden workings of one of Neptune’s most murderous locations. We’re lucky to call Rob Thomas, the creator of the television series Veronica Mars and the co-creator of the television series Party Down, an Austinite. Join us tonight as we give him a good ol’ hometown welcome!

    PLEASE READ:
    The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.
    Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event.
    Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of Mr. Kiss and Tell from BookPeople.
    Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart. Books & tickets are now available to pre-order.
    If you cannot make it to the event, you can order a signed copy. Add the book to your cart and write “SIGNED COPY” in the comments field during checkout. We ship all over the world!

    BookPeople
    603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
    (512) 472-5050

    TX – The Whispering Swarm Signing

    mmwsAuthor Michael Moorcock signs at BookPeople on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

    Press Release:

    Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and Michael Chabon all cite Michael Moorcock as a major influence. His literary flair and grand sense of adventure have been evident since his controversial first novel Behold the Man. Tonight, Moorcock presents his first independent novel in nine years, the first in a fantastical and autobiographical trilogy that will follow a young man named Michael as he simultaneously discovers himself and a secret realm hidden deep in the heart of London.

    Michael Moorcock widely acknowledged as one of the premiere masters of SF and fantasy and selected by The Times of London as one of the fifty greatest British writers since 1945, is the author of dozens of works of SF, fantasy, and mainstream fiction, such as the Elric sequence (starting with The Stealer of Souls), the Corum Series (starting with Knight of Swords), the Hawkmoon series (starting with Jewel in the Skull). He has received the World Fantasy Award for life achievement and was named an SFWA Grand Master in 2008. He lives in Texas.

    Book People
    603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
    (512) 472-5050

    TX – Neil Patrick Harris Signs

    nphNeil Patrick Harris appears at BookPeople on Tuesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM to sign Choose Your Own Autobiography!

    We are positively gleeful to host Neil Patrick Harris, Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer, here at BookPeople to sign his new book, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. Harris is famous for his roles as Barney Stinson in the popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and as the iconic and beloved Doogie Howser, M.D. Most recently, he has wowed Broadway crowds with his stunning performance as Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This is a signing only. Tickets are required and include a copy of his new book.

    BONUS: Hedwig and the Angry Inch tribute band The Sideways Grimace will perform in our parking lot during the signing! Bring your wigs!

    PLEASE READ:

    -This event is a SIGNING only. Tickets are required to join the signing line.
    -Tickets cost as much as the price of one copy of Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography, plus tax.
    -Each ticket grants access to the signing line for one person and will be exchanged for one signed copy of Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own -Autobiography at the signing table the day of the event.
    -The line for the signing will form first come, first served the day of the event.
    -Additional guidelines to come!

    Book People
    603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
    (512) 472-5050

    TX – LeVar Burton Signs

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    Actor, Director & Educator LEVAR BURTON speaks and signs his new children’s book The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm at BookPeople on Friday, October 24th at 6:30 PM!

    Press Release:

    We are thrilled to welcome LeVar Burton, an icon of reading for generations of book lovers, to BookPeople to share his new picture book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. In this poetic book-within-a-book, a happy little rhinoceros is overwhelmed by a storm that sweeps away everything he loves, until he is given a gentle reminder that even though bad things sometimes happen, the world is full of people who care. Burton has earned legions of fans as the host of Reading Rainbow and from his role as Geordi LaForge on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Burton will read the book, take questions and then sign books. Tickets are required for the signing and are only available with the purchase of a copy of The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm from BookPeople.

    PLEASE READ:

    The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.

    Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event.

    Books & tickets are available for pre-order. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart.

    If you cannot make it to the event, you can order a signed copy. Add the book to your cart and write “SIGNED COPY” in the comments field during checkout. We ship all over the world!

    SIGNING GUIDELINES: Only copies of The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm will be signed at this event. No memorabilia. Thank you for your cooperation!

    About The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm:

    When little Mica Mouse is scared by thunder booming outside her cozy home, Papa Mouse reaches for just the right story to comfort her. Hugging her close, he begins to read The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm. In this poetic book-within-a-book, a happy little rhinoceros is overwhelmed by a storm that sweeps away everything he loves. Swallowing the storm just makes him feel worse, so Rhino sets off on a whimsical journey toward healing. Along the way, he meets many friends, including a kind spider, a brave kangaroo, a wise tortoise, and an uplifting whale. With their help, Rhino lets go of the storm inside and learns to see the light in a world turned gray. Mica Mouse is soothed by the story and Papa’s gentle reminder that even though bad things sometimes happen, the world is full of people who care. In his first children’s book, longtime Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton gives us an engaging resource to help children express their feelings and navigate through difficult experiences. The “Take a Deeper Look” page at the end of the book even provides discussion questions to facilitate a healing dialogue.

    About LeVar Burton:

    Actor, director and educator LeVar Burton has been an icon for more than 35 years. 1977’s TV miniseries Roots propelled the 19-year-old Burton onto the world stage with his unforgettable performance as Kunta Kinte. As Star Trek: The Next Generation’s blind chief engineer Geordi LaForge, Burton reminded audiences that it’s not our disabilities but our contribution to society that defines us. In 2012 he formed RRKidz with his business partner Mark Wolfe. They hold the global rights to the Reading Rainbow brand through a partnership with series creator, WNED/Buffalo. For more information, visit www.readingrainbow.com.

    Book People
    603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
    (512) 472-5050

    TX – The Battle for WondLa Signing

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    TONY DITERLIZZI, bestselling author & illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles, speaks and signs at BookPeople on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of The Battle for WondLa: Search for WondLa #3

    Press Release:

    Eva Nine is at her bravest in the final book in the bestselling trilogy from the fantastical mind of Tony DiTerlizzi. All hope for a peaceful coexistence between humankind and aliens seems lost. Eva has gone into hiding for fear of luring the wicked Loroc to her companions. However, news of the city Solas being captured by the human leader, Cadmus Pryde, forces Eva into action once again. With help from an unlikely ally, Eva tries to thwart Loroc’s ultimate plan for both mankind and the alien life on Orbona. Complete with lavish two-color illustrations and spot art throughout, and starring a host of unforgettable characters that reinforce the importance of friendship, The Battle for WondLa has all the hallmarks of a classic book–of the future.

    TONY DITERLIZZI is a bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for more than a decade. From his fanciful picture books like Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, Adventure of Meno (with his wife, Angela), and The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon and The Search for WondLa.” Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in more than thirty countries.

    In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

    Thank you for supporting Tony DiTerlizzi & your local independent bookstore!

    Book People
    603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
    (512) 472-5050

    TX – The Reluctant Assassin Signing

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    Bestselling Author of the Artemis Fowl series EOIN COLFER appears at BookPeople to speak and sign his new novel WARP: The Reluctant Assassin on Friday, April 11 at 6:00 PM!

    Artemis Fowl fans, today is a big day! Eoin Colfer is returning to BookPeople to present the first book in his brand new series, Warp: The Reluctant Assassin. Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who uses his conjuring skills to gain access to victims’ dwellings. When an intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick. He must return to Victorian London to save the world!
    PLEASE READ:

    The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.

    Tickets are only required for the signing portion of the event.

    Books & tickets are now available. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart.

    We are also taking orders for signed copies of Artemis Fowl The Last Guardian for those who cannot make it to the event. We ship all over the world.

    Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims’ dwellings. On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, part of the FBI’s Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (WARP) Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick.

    In modern London, Riley is helped by Chevron Savano, a nineteen-year-old FBI agent sent to London as punishment after a disastrous undercover, anti-terrorist operation in Los Angeles. Together Riley and Chevie must evade Garrick, who has been fundamentally altered by his trip through the wormhole. Garrick is now not only evil, but he also possesses all of the scientist’s knowledge. He is determined to track Riley down and use the timekey in Chevie’s possession to make his way back to Victorian London where he can literally change the world.

    EOIN COLFER is a former elementary school teacher and the author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series. He is also the author of Airman; Half Moon Investigations; The Supernaturalist; Eoin Colfer’s Legend of Spud Murphy and Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth; and The Wish List. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

    In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

    Thank you for supporting Eoin Colfer & your local independent bookstore!

    Book People
    603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
    (512) 472-5050

    TX – The Harlem Hellfighters Signing

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    Bestselling Author MAX BROOKS appears at BookPeople to speak and sign The Harlem Hellfighters on Wednesday, April 9th at 7:00 PM!

    We are beyond excited to welcome Max Brooks, bestselling author of World War Z and Zombie Survival Guide, to the store tonight. The Harlem Hellfighters is a fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment–the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. Featuring artwork from acclaimed illustrator CAANAN WHITE, these pages deliver an action-packed and powerful story of courage, honor, and heart. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing portion of this event and only available with the purchase of a copy of Harlem Hellfighters from BookPeople.
    PLEASE READ:

    The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.

    Tickets are only required for the signing portion of the event.

    Books & tickets are now available. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart.

    We are also taking orders for signed copies of The Harlem Hellfighters for those who cannot make it to the event. We ship all over the world.

    From Bestselling Author Max Brooks, The Harlem Hellfighters is a fictionalized account of the 369th Infantry Regiment–the first African American regiment mustered to fight in World War I. From the enlistment lines in Harlem to the training camp at Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the trenches in France, Brooks tells the thrilling story of the heroic journey that these soldiers undertook for a chance to fight for America. Despite extraordinary struggles and discrimination, the 369th became one of the most successful–and least celebrated–regiments of the war. The Harlem Hellfighters, as their enemies named them, spent longer than any other American unit in combat and displayed extraordinary valor on the battlefield. Based on true events and featuring artwork from acclaimed illustrator CAANAN WHITE, these pages deliver an action-packed and powerful story of courage, honor, and heart.

    MAX BROOKS’ previous book, The Zombie Survival Guide, formed the core of the world’s civilian survival manuals during the Zombie War. Mr. Brooks subsequently spent years traveling to every part of the globe in order to conduct the face-to-face interviews that have been incorporated into this present publication.

    In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

    Thank you for supporting Max Brooks & your local independent bookstore!

    Book People
    603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703
    (512) 472-5050

    TX – Pearls Falls Fast Signing

    pffCartoonist Stephan Pastis appears at BookPeople on Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 PM!

    Press Release:

    BookPeople Presents Bestselling Cartoonist of Pearls Before Swine STEPHAN PASTIS speaking & signing Pearls Falls Fast: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury

    We’re thrilled to welcome back Stephan Pastis, creator and cartoonist of Pearls Before Swine. He’s here tonight with a brand new treasury collection of “Unsportsmanlike Conduct” which features the entire Pearls cast. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Pearls Falls Fast from BookPeople.

    PLEASE READ:

    The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.

    Tickets are only required for the signing portion of the event.

    Books & tickets are now available. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart.

    We are also taking orders for signed copies of Pearls Fall Fast for those who cannot make it to the event. We ship all over the world.

    Enjoy a new treasury of New York Times Bestselling Pearls Before Swine. In this treasury collection of “Unsportsmanlike Conduct,” and “Rat’s Wars,” the eclectic Pearls Before Swine cast play out their their respective roles. Rat is the arrogant know-it-all, taking constant advantage of the naive and simple Pig, with wise and pedantic Goat looking on in detached disapproval. The incredibly inept Crocs still hold hopes of eating their Zeeba neighbors. Throw in cameo appearances by Guard Duck and Snuffles the Cat and you get the full tableau of Pearls comedy. Stephan’s personal annotations lend insight and more humor to this Pearls Before Swine rendtion.

    STEPHAN PASTIS is an attorney turned cartoonist. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and the UCLA School of Law, he worked as a lawyer before trying his hand at cartooning. Pastis lives in the Bay Area, with his wife and two children.

    In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

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    Book People
    603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703

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