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  • FL – Boys of Steel Signing

    January 21, 2012 by  
    Filed under Comic Books, Florida, Other, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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    Marc Tyler Nobleman signs at Books & Books on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm.

    Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, two misfit teens in Depression-era Cleveland, were more like Clark Kent—meek, mild, and myopic—than his secret identity, Superman. Both boys escaped into the worlds of science fiction and pulp magazine adventure tales. Jerry wrote stories, and Joe illustrated them. In 1934, they created a superhero who was everything they were not. It was four more years before they convinced a publisher to take a chance on their Man of Steel in a new format—the comic book. The author includes a provocative afterword about Jerry and Joe’s long struggle with DC Comics when they realized they had made a mistake in selling all rights to Superman for a mere $130.

    Marc Tyler Nobleman’s Boys of Steel captures the excitement of Jerry and Joe’s triumph, and the energetic illustrations by Ross MacDonald, the author-artist of Another Perfect Day, are a perfect complement to the time, the place, and the two young visionaries.

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

    FL – Shaq Signs

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    NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal signs at Books & Books on Monday, December 5, 2011 at 7:00 pm!

    BOOK PURCHASE REQUIRED for this event. Purchase a copy of Shaq Uncut at Books & Books and you will receive one (1) voucher for entry to the autographing line. Shaq will sign up to 5 copies per person. Limit 5 vouchers per person. He will not be able to personalize. Photos may be taken from the line, but not posed.

    Diesel. The Big Aristotle and Hobo Master. Superman. Shaq Fu. The Big Daddy. The Big Cactus. The Big Shaqtus. The Big Galactus. Wilt Chamberneezy. The Real Deal. The Big Shamrock. Shaq.

    You know him by any number of names, and chances are you know all about his legendary basketball career: Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal is a four time NBA champion and a three time NBA Finals MVP. After being an All-American at Lousiana State University, he was the number one draft pick by the NBA in 1992. 28,596 career points, 13,099 rebounds, 3,026 assists, 2,732 blocks, 4,146 fouls and 15 All-Star appearances. Six teams and four championships. These are statistics that are almost as massive as the man himself. His presence – both physically and psychologically – has made him a ruling force in the game for years.

    But there is a lot more to Shaquille O’Neal than basketball.

    Shaq is famous for his playful, sometimes provocative personality. He is outsize in both scale and persona. Whether acting in films like Kazaam, rapping on any of his five albums, challenging celebrities on his hit show “Shaq Vs.,” studying for his PhD. or acting as a reserve police officer, Shaq has led a fascinating and rollicking life. In this candid new autobiography he discusses his colorful career, NBA victories, and his thoughts on major NBA names like Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, and Pat Riley. From growing up in difficult circumstances and getting cut from his high school basketball team to his four NBA championships and recent retirement, Shaq discusses it all in Shaq Uncut: The Autobiography.

    Books & Books
    265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL


    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.

    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

    FL – Is It Just Me? Signing

    EGOT Winner Whoopi Goldberg signs on January 15, 2011 at 4:30pm.

    AUTOGRAPHING: Is it just us – or can you just not wait to meet Whoopi? Whoopi Goldberg, the Academy Award winning actress, comedian, and host of TV’s The View signs copies of her books, Is It Just Me? and the latest book in her children’s series, Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Terrible Terrel (Disney, $4.99). In Is It Just Me?: Or Is It Nuts Out There?, she unleashes her trademark irreverence and humor in this look at how a loss of civility is messing with the quality of life for everyone.

    In Terrible Terrel, Terrel is always in charge, but things get  weird when her dad surprises Terrel with his new girlfriend during a night out at the ballet – a night that was supposed to be father-daughter time. Now, with some help from her Sugar Plum ballet friends, Terrel takes charge of breaking up her father’s new relationship.

    Book purchase required. You must buy Whoopi’s books from Books & Books to enter the signing line. Hold on to your receipt, please! You’ll be asked to show the receipt to enter the line. No memorabilia. To accommodate as many people as possible in the signing line please arrive early. Line opens at 3pm. 4:30-5:30pm

    Books & Books
    265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

    FL – Two Cents Plain Signing

    Martin Lemelman signs on December 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm.

    Martin Lemelman’s elegiac and bittersweet graphic memoir Two Cents Plain collects the memories and artifacts of the author’s childhood in Brooklyn. The son of Holocaust survivors, Lemelman grew up in the back of his family’s candy store in Brownsville during the 1950s and ’60s, as the neighborhood, and much of the city, moved into a period of deep decline. In Two Cents Plain, Lemelman pieces together the fragments of his past in an effort to come toterms with a childhood that was marked by struggle both in and outside of the home. But his was not a childhood wholly without its pleasures. Lemelman’s Brooklyn is also the nostalgic place of egg creams and comic books, malteds and novelty toys, where the voices of Brownsville’s denizens—the deli man, the fish man, and the fruit man—all come to vivid life. Two Cents Plain is a wholly unique memoir and a reading experience not soon forgotten.

    Books & Books
    9700 Collins Ave, Bal Harbour, FL 33154

    The Inner Circle Signing Tour

    Best-selling author Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis) goes on tour to promote his latest novel, The Inner Circle.


    New York City
    Tuesday, January 11 – 7:00 pm
    Barnes & Noble
    Union Square
    33 East 17th Street, New York, NY

    Fairfax, VA
    Wednesday, January 12 – 7:30 pm
    Bailey’s Crossing
    5871 Crossroads Center Way, Fairfax, VA

    Washington, DC
    Thursday, January 13 – 7:00 pm
    Politics & Prose
    5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

    Boca Raton, FL
    Friday, January 14 – 7:00 pm
    Barnes & Noble
    1400 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL

    Vero Beach, FL
    Saturday, January 15 – 12:00 noon
    Vero Beach Book Center
    2145 Indian River Boulevard, Vero Beach, FL

    Miami, FL
    Saturday, January 15 – 7:30 pm
    Books & Books
    265 Aragon Avenue, Miami, FL

    Houston, TX
    Monday, January 17 – 6:30 pm
    Murder by the Book
    2342 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX

    Dallas, TX
    Tuesday, January 18 – 7:00 pm
    10720 Preston Road, Suite 1018, Dallas, TX

    Atlanta, GA
    Wednesday, January 19 – 6:00 pm
    Margaret Mitchell House
    990 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA

    Birmingham, MI
    Thursday, January 20 – 7:00 pm
    34300 Woodward, Birmingham, MI

    Chicago, IL
    Friday, January 21 – 12:00 noon
    150 North State Street, Chicago, IL

    Brookline, MA
    Monday, January 24 – 7:00 pm
    Brookline Booksmith
    279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

    Philadelphia, PA
    Tuesday, January 25 – 7:30 pm
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

    Los Angeles, CA
    Wednesday, January 26 – 7:00 pm
    Barnes & Noble
    The Grove at Farmers Market
    189 Grove Drive, Suite K-30, Los Angeles, CA

    FL – Love, Lust, and Faking It Signing

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    Jenny McCarthy, TV star and pin-up, signs copies of Love, Lust, and Faking It on  Sept. 14th at 7:30 PM at Books & Books.

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

    FL – Mary Poppins Signs

    May 10, 2010 by  
    Filed under Florida, Movies, Other, Signing and Appearance Profiles

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    Julie Andrews signs at Books & Books on July 11, 2010 at 2:00pm.

    This event is an autographing only. TICKETS are required for this event and are available at all Books & Books locations, while supplies last. Only 200 tickets are available for this event – so don’t delay!

    Your purchase of The Very Fairy Princess ($16.99 + tax) entitles you to receive one (1) ticket for the autographing line. Your book may be redeemed at the event and you must show your ticket and attached receipt in order to enter the signing line. This is an autographing only and only copies of The Very Fairy Princess will be signed. Ms. Andrews will not be able to personalize or sign memorabilia. Photos and video will not be permitted, so please leave your cameras at home. Julie Andrews Edwards is one of the most recognized and beloved figures in the entertainment industry. Her legendary career encompasses the Broadway and London stages, blockbuster Hollywood films, award-winning television shows, multiple album releases and concert tours and the world of children’s publishing.

    Andrews’ dedication to children has been steadfast throughout her career. She began writing books for young readers over thirty-five years ago and her first two novels – Mandy and The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles – remain in print and in high demand. Her other books include the Little Bo series, and an additional 15 picture books, novels and Early Readers co-authored with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, including the best-selling Dumpy the Dump Truck series, Simeon’s Gift, Dragon: Hound of Honor, The Great American Musical and Thanks to You: Wisdom from Mother and Child.Together the best-selling mother-daughter team head-up “The Julie Andrews Collection” publishing program, formerly with HarperCollins Publishers and now with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, dedicated to publishing “quality children’s books which nurture the imagination and cultivate a sense of wonder.”

    The main character in their newest collaboration, The Very Fairy Princess, is Geraldine. While her friends and family may not believe in fairies, Geraldine knows, deep down, that she is a VERY fairy princess. From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in her royal attire, practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn’t all twirls and tiaras – as every fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a perfect day!

    This new picture book features the joyful illustrations of Christine Davenier, and is sure to inspire that sparkly feeling within the hearts of readers young and old.

    Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33154

    Heroes for My Son Book Tour

    Brad Meltzer (Identity Crisis, Justice League of America) embarks on a signing tour for his latest book.

    Heroes for My Son Book Tour
    Monday, May 10 —  6:30 pm                                                                                           
    Chester County Books
    975 Paoli Pike
    West Goshen Center
    West Chester, PA

    New York City

    Tuesday, May 11 — 7:00 pm
    Barnes & Noble (Upper East Side)
    150 East 86th Street
    New York, NY            

    Bethesda, MD
    Wednesday, May 12 — 7:00 pm                                                     
    Barnes & Noble
    4801 Bethesda Avenue            
    Fairfax, VA
    Thursday, May 13 — 7:30 pm                                                     
    Borders – Bailey’s Crossing
    5871 Crossroads Center Way
    Miami, FL
    Friday, May 14 — 8:00 pm
    Books & Books                                                          
    265 Aragon Avenue                                                              

    Boca Raton, FL
    Saturday, May 15 — 2:00 pm    
    Barnes & Noble                                              
    1400 Glades Road
    (note daytime event)
    Monday, May 17 — 7:30 pm
    Atlanta Jewish Community Center   
    Marcus JCC – Zaban Park                                                   
    5342 Tilly Mill Road
    Dunwoody, GA
    (tickets available at the door)

    Dallas, TX
    Tuesday, May 18 — 7:00 pm
    10720 Preston Road
    Denver, CO
    Wednesday, May 19 — 7:00 pm  
    Tattered Cover – Highlands Ranch
    9315 Dorchester Street

    Birmingham, MI
    Thursday, May 20 — 7:00 pm
    34300 Woodward

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