CA – The Bassoon King Signing


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


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

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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


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

SF – Hilo Launch Party


Cartoonist Judd Winick appears at Books Inc. on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

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Screenwriter, award-winning cartoonist, and scriptwriter for issues of bestselling comic series, including Batman and Green Lantern, Judd Winick celebrates the launch of his funny, action-packed, full-color new middle-grade graphic novel series with HILO Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth. With Starred reviews from School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews, and critical praise from the likes of Jeff Smith and Armistead Maupin, HILO is a hilarious comic book that will keep both kids and adults giggling!

Books Inc.
601 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102

CA – Eric Jerome Dickey Signing


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Books Inc. proudly present New York Times-bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey in celebration of his latest romantic adventure One Night on Thursday, April 23rd from 7:00 – 9:00 pm!

For one night, a couple checks in to an upscale hotel. The pair seem unlikely companions, from opposing strata of society, but their attraction is palpable to all who observe them–or overhear their cries of passion. In the course of twelve hours, con games, erotic interludes, jealousy, violence, and murder swirl around them. Will they part ways in bliss, in sorrow, or in death?

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Books Inc.
1344 Park Street, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-2226

SF – Captain Janeway Signs


Actress Kate Mulgrew appears in conversation with Michelle Richmond on Sunday April 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM! Tickets ($40) are available at the link… Presented by Books Inc.

Press Release:

Spend Sunday Afternoon at The Chapel with Golden Globe and EMMY nominated actress Kate Mulgrew discussing her memoir, Born with Teeth, with Michelle Richmond, New York Times-bestselling author of Golden State.

We know Kate Mulgrew for the strong women she’s played–Captain Janeway on Star Trek; the tough-as-nails “Red” on Orange is the New Black. Now, we meet the most inspiring and memorable character of all: herself. By turns irreverent and soulful, laugh-out-loud funny and heart-piercingly sad, Born with Teeth is the breathtaking memoir of a woman who dares to live life to the fullest, on her own terms.

Golden Globe and EMMY nominee, Kate Mulgrew is an acclaimed fan-favorite actress whose performances span across television, film and stage.

Mulgrew can currently be seen on Netflix’s engrossing hit series, Orange is the New Black. On the comedic drama about a woman imprisoned for transporting drug money Mulgrew stars as “Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov” who runs the prison’s kitchen. The series was renewed for a second season and is based on author Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison about her real life experiences.

Mulgrew is internationally recognized for her famous portrayal of “Captain Janeway,” in which she made Star Trek franchise history as the first female captain in a leading role. She starred on Star Trek: Voyager for seven seasons and earned three Saturn Awards and one Satellite Award for her role. Mulgrew also went on to voice the character of Janeway in the PS2 and PC game Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force and Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force 2.

Mulgrew received a Golden Globe nomination when she starred in Mrs. Columbo, the spin-off of the popular detective series. Previously, she had received recognition for her portrayal of “Mary Ryan” on the ABC soap Ryan’s Hope and on the ABC sitcom Heartbeat, which earned the People’s Choice Award for “Best New Drama.” Other notable television performances include Cheers, Murphy Brown, St. Elsewhere, NTSF: SD: SUV for Adult Swim, The Black Donnellys, Mercy, and Warehouse 13. Her film appearances include Star Trek: Nemesis, Throw Momma from the Train, A Stranger is Watching, and Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.

A classically trained theatre actress, Mulgrew toured throughout the United States as “Katharine Hepburn” in her one-woman stage play, Tea at Five, for which she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Award.

In 2008, Mulgrew was awarded with an Obie for her performance as “Clytemnestra” in Iphigenia 2.0, an exuberant and modern retelling of Iphigenia. Her other theatre credits include Equus, The American Dream, The Sandbox, Our Leading Lady, Black Comedy, Titus Andronicus, The Exonerated, The Royal Family, The Film Society, What the Butler Saw, Hedda Gabler, Measure for Measure, The Real Thing, Another Part of the Forest, Major Barbara, Antony and Cleopatra, and Somewhere Fun.

About Michelle Richmond: Michelle Richmond is the author of Golden State, the New York Times bestseller The Year of Fog, the novels No One You Know and Dream of the Blue Room, the award-winning story collection The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress, and most recently the story collection Hum.

Michelle has received the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize (2012), the Hillsdale Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers (2009), the Associated Writing Programs Award, and the Mississippi Review Fiction Prize.

Event Signing Guidelines:

– Kate Mulgrew will sign copies of her book only no photos or memorabilia.
– Due to time constraints, Kate Mulgrew will not be taking posed photographs. Candid photos from the signing line will be allowed.
– No gifts please.

The Chapel
777 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

SF – The Sculptor Signing


Scott McCloud, Eisner and Harvey-award winner, the author of the essential guide Understanding Comics and the creator of the comic book series Zot!, appears at Books Inc. on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM discusses his latest masterpiece The Sculptor. With a Starred Review from Booklist and rave reviews from the likes of Neil Gaiman, fans won’t be disappointed with this unforgettable new work of stunning fiction.

Scott will be in converstaion with Robin Sloan, bestselling author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

SF – Evangeline Lilly Signs


Evangeline Lilly signs her new children’s book at Books Inc. on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm!

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From the award-winning star of Lost and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Titan Books brings you an enchanting and mischievious debut, The Squickerwonkers by Evangeline Lilly.

Books Inc. in The Marina very excitedly welcomes actress and author Evangeline Lilly in celebration of the first volume of this eccentric and visually stunning cautionary tale, The Squickerwonkers! Meet Selma of the Rin-Run Royals, a clever little girl who is spoiled to the core. One day Selma stumbles upon a band of colorful marionettes, and gets more than she bargained for. The remarkable Squickerwonkers of the fabulous Squickershow are about to teach Selma that she’ll not always get her way.

Please note: This event is free and open to the public. Priority in the signing line will be given to those with a Books Inc. receipt for The Squickerwonkers.

Books Inc.
2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 931-3633

CA – Sisters/Amulet Signing


Kazu Kibuishi and Raina Telgemeier appear at Alameda Free Library to sign their comics on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm! Books available for sale courtesy of Books Inc.

Press Release:

Kazu Kibuishi celebrates the latest in his bestselling Amulet series, Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien–Navin and his classmates journey to Lucien, a city ravaged by war and plagued by mysterious creatures, where they search for a beacon essential to their fight against the Elf King. And Eisner Award-winner Raina Telgemeier celebrates the follow-up to the wildly popular Smile, Sisters–Raina can’t wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realises things won’t be quite what she had expected. Despite Amara’s cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby. Their relationship doesn’t improve much over the years but when their family starts to change, they realise they must figure out how to get along like real sisters.

Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak Street, Alameda CA 94501
(510) 747-7777

SF – Diary of a Wimpy Kid Signing

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jk11513JEFF KINNEY appears at Books Inc. on Friday November 15, 2013!

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Please join us for a celebration of the biggest book of 2013 Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 8, Hard Luck! It releases on November 5, 2013, and we are thrilled to announce that Jeff Kinney will be at Books Inc. Opera Plaza to sign books on November 15th, 2013 at 5pm.

Please join us to meet Jeff and for special Hard luck activities which will start 1 hour before the book signing and run throughout it.

The event will be capped at 1000 people, so please be sure to get your book and tickets early as they will go fast.

Your ticket includes a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 Hard Luck. Get tickets at the link!

Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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