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.

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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

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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

SF – Hilo Launch Party

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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
415-776-1111

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

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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.

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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

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