FL – Timmy Failure Signing

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Cartoonist Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine) appears at Books & Books on Sunday March 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm to sign Timmy Failure #2: Now Look What You’ve Done.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

FL – The Office Star Signs

B.J. Novak (The Office) signs at Books & Books in Coral Gables, FL on Saturday February 22nd at 7:30 pm!bjn

Press Release:

B.J. Novak’s One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction.

A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes—only to discover how claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins—turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We also meet Sophia, the first artificially intelligent being capable of love, who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook. Along the way, we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, how February got its name, and why the stock market is sometimes just . . . down.

Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that might just make a person complete. Across a dazzling range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, the many pieces in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humor, deep heart, sharp eye, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader.

About the Author

B.J. Novak is a writer and actor best known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy series The Office as an actor, writer, director, and executive producer. He is also known for his stand up comedy performances and his roles in motion pictures such as Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks. He is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

FL – I Am Amelia Earhart Signing

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Author Brad Meltzer signs at Books & Books on Saturday, January 18th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer.

“Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography – for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Abraham Lincoln always spoke up about fairness, and thus he led the country to abolish slavery. This book follows him from childhood to the presidency, including the Civil War and his legendary Gettysburg Address.

Amelia Earhart refused to accept no for an answer; she dared to do what no one had ever done before, and became the first woman to fly a plane all the way across the Atlantic Ocean. This book follows her from childhood to her first flying lessons and onward to her multi-record-breaking career as a pilot.

This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, and to inspire them to strive and dream.

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of adult thrillers (including The Inner Circle and its recent sequel, The Fifth Assassin). His two nonfiction gift books, Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter were New York Times Bestsellers as well, and he has won the prestigious Eisner Award for his comic book work, Justice League of America. Brad is also the host of the History Channel TV show Brad Meltzer’s Decoded.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

FL – Decoded Signing

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Author Brad Meltzer signs at Books & Books on Saturday, October 26th at 7:00 pm!

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

FL – Decoded Host Signing

Brad Meltzer signs on Saturday, January 15th at 7:30 pm.

No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with The Inner Circle (Grand Central Publishing, $26.99) a pulse-pounding new novel of lies and deception at the highest levels of government. Beecher White, a young archivist, spends his days working with the most important documents of the U.S. government:  There are stories no one knows. Hidden stories. I love those stories. And since I work in the National Archives, I find those stories for a living. When Clementine Kaye, his first childhood crush, shows up at the Archives asking for his help tracking down her long-lost father, Beecher tries to impress her by showing her the secret vault where the President of the United States privately reviews classified documents. It is also where Beecher and Clementine accidentally happen upon a priceless artifact — a 200-year-old dictionary that once belonged to George Washington – hidden inside a desk chair. Eager to discover why the President is hiding this important national treasure, the two soon find themselves entangled in a web of deception, conspiracy, and murder that will reveal the most well kept secret of the U.S. Presidency.

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue, Miami, FL

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