CA – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Signing

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Join bestselling author Jeff Kinney for a special event celebrating the release of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #11: DOUBLE DOWN! Tickets Are Available Now! Presented by Books Inc.

All seating is general admission. There is only one ticket option:
– TWO PERSON TICKET. This ticket admits TWO people (such as a child with their adult guardian), and includes ONE copy of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID #11.

Additional copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.

All attendees, including parents accompanying their child to the event, must show their ticket at the door before entering the theater.

Doors open at 5:30pm, event starts at 6:30pm
Plenty of public parking is available and free of charge at Burlingame High School and the surrounding area.

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Burlingame High School
1 Mangini Way, Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 558-2899

CA – Tetris: The Games People Play Signing

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Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist Box Brown discusses Tetris: The Games People Play with Travis Nichols, author and illustrator of Fowl Play, at Books Inc. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

It is, perhaps, the perfect video game. Simple yet addictive, Tetris delivers an irresistible, unending puzzle that has players hooked. New York Times bestselling author Box Brown untangles this complex history and delves deep into the role games play in art, culture, and commerce. For the first time and in unparalleled detail, Tetris: The Games People Play tells the true story of the world’s most popular video game.

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Books Inc.
301 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 428-1234

SF – Sam Maggs & Bonnie Burton Signing

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Join Books Inc. Opera Plaza on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM for a celebration of girl power and strong women with journalist, comedian, actress and show host Bonnie Burton shares her awesome new book, Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy. Joining Bonnie is bestselling author Sam Maggs reading from Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History.

Books Inc.
601 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-776-1111

CA – Little Bot & Sparrow Signing

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Books Inc. in Mountain View proudly presents author and illustrator Jake Parker on September 28, 2016 at 10:00am for a Wednesday Storytime reading of his critically-acclaimed picture book, Little Bot and Sparrow. When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he finds himself in a strange new world. Fortunately, Sparrow is there to take him under her wing. Together, they explore the forest, share adventures, and learn what it means to be forever friends. This sweet and lasting tale by Jake Parker beautifully captures the happiness and love that can come from making your first true friend and the courage it takes when it’s time to say goodbye. (Ages 3+) RSVP on Facebook!

Books Inc.
301 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 428-1234

CA – Monstress Signing

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Writer MARJORIE LIU (Han Solo, Astonishing X-Men) and artist SANA TAKEDA (Ms. Marvel, X-23) appear at Books Inc. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00pm!

Press Release:

New York Times-bestselling author Marjorie Liu shares the first installment in her new gripping graphic novel series, Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening. Described as “a delight” by Neil Gaiman, Marjorie and illustrator Sana Takeda have created a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk that will have readers highly anticipating the next book in the series. Monstress tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers. Illustrator Sana Takeda will be joining Marjorie for this very special evening.

Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
510.525.7777

CA – Geek Night

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Join Books Inc. in Berkeley for Geek Night on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM with lifelong gamer and gaming enthusiast Michael Witwer discussing his comprehensive biography, Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons. Joining in on the fandom is Chris Taylor, deputy editor of Mashable and author of the eye-opening look at all things Star Wars, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise.

Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
510.525.7777

CA – Orphan X Signing

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Writer Gregg Hurwitz appears at Books Inc. on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Gregg Hurwitz is the author of a number of critically acclaimed thrillers, including They’re Watching, Trust No One, The Crime Writer and Troubleshooting. International bestsellers, his novels have been finalists for several awards, including the Crime Writers of America Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and the ITW Best Novel of the Year awards. In addition to his novels, he has also written comic books and screenplays, developed television series for Warner Brothers and Lakeshore, published scholarly articles on Shakespeare, and was a consulting producer on ABC’s “V.” He has taught fiction at the University of Southern California and guest lectured for UCLA and Harvard. Hurwitz grew up in the Bay Area and earned his B.A. from Harvard and a master’s from Trinity College at Oxford. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Books Inc.
855 El Camino Real, Ste 74, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 321-0600

CA – The Bassoon King Signing

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Rainn Wilson, star of The Office, appears at The Grand Lake Theater on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new book! Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

Emmy-nominee, Twitter icon, and founder of the philosophy website SoulPancake, Rainn Wilson discusses his memoir about growing up geeky and finally finding his place in comedy, faith, and life, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy.

This will be Rainn Wilson’s only Northern California event!

About The Bassoon King: For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone’s favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of “The Office” fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a bestselling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample tweet: I’m not on Facebook is the new I don’t even own a TV) that now has more than four million followers.

Now, he’s ready to tell his own story and explain how he came up with his incredibly unique sense of humor and perspective on life. He explains how he grew up bone-numbingly nerdy before there was even a modicum of cool attached to the word. The Bassoon King chronicles his journey from nerd to drama geek (the highest rung on the vast, pimply ladder of high school losers), his years of mild debauchery and struggles as a young actor in New York, his many adventures and insights about “The Office,” and finally, Wilson’s achievement of success and satisfaction, both in his career and spiritually, reconnecting with the artistic and creative values of the Baha’i faith he grew up in.

Books available courtesy of Books Inc.

The Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 452-3556

SF – Drew Barrymore Signing

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Drew Barrymore appears at the Castro Theatre on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:00pm.

Press Release:

Award-winning actress, model, producer, director, fashion & beauty icon, and humanitarian, Drew Barrymore discusses Wildflower at a very special event at The Castro Theatre.

Wildflower is a portrait of Drew’s life in stories as she looks back on the adventures, challenges, and incredible experiences of her earlier years. It includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross country road trip, saying goodbye to her father in a way only he could have understood, and many more adventures and lessons that have led her to the successful, happy, and healthy place she is today. It is the first book Drew has written about her life since the age of 14.

Signing Guidelines:

  • Drew Barrymore will only sign copies of Wildflower. No memorabilia or photographs will be signed.
  • Drew will not be personalizing.
  • No posed photos will be permitted, including selfies.
  • Candid photos from the signing line will be allowed.

BUY TICKETS ($38, includes book)

Presented by Books Inc.

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

SF – Six of Crows Signing

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Author Leigh Bardugo appears at Books Inc. on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM in celebration of her much-buzzed new book, Six of Crows.

Books Inc.
601 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-776-1111

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