CA – Blondy Baruti Signing

Blondy Baruti appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 PM to celebrate his memoir THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF BLONDY BARUTI: My Unlikely Journey from the Congo to Hollywood

This memoir is just that—incredible. The name Blondy Baruti might not ring bells now, but you may have seen him on the big screen in Marvel‘s Guardians of the Galaxy 2, as Huhtar. His journey from Congolese refugee to star of a Division 1 college basketball team, to the cast of a blockbuster movie, is nothing short of extraordinary.  The inspirational and true rags-to-riches story of how one young boy made it from the war-torn Congolese jungles to America and onto the silver screen, all the while facing extraordinary trials and twists of fate with an unwavering faith and unflagging spirit.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF BLONDY BARUTI from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning May 1st at 9am
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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – David Duchovny Signing

David Duchovny (X-Files, Aquarius, Californication) appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM to sign his new novel MISS SUBWAYS.

Press Release:

Meet actor, screenwriter, director, singer/songwriter and best selling author David Duchovny on Friday May 4th when he returns to Barnes & Noble in The Grove to celebrate his latest novel Miss Subways. The New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny reimagines the Irish mythological figure of Emer in Miss Subways, a darkly comic fantasy love story set in New York City.

Emer is just a woman living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over the world, David Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Miss Subway from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning May 4th at 9am
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• Candid photo’s from the line. No posed photo’s or selfies
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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – An Evening with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appears on Wednesday, March 21st at 8:00 PM to discuss his book, Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Since retiring, he has been an actor, a basketball coach, and the author of many New York Times best sellers. Abdul-Jabbar is also a columnist for many news outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter writing on a wide range of subjects including race, politics, age, and pop culture. In 2012, he was selected as a U.S. Cultural Ambassador and in 2016 Abdul-Jabbar was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award which recognizes exceptional meritorious service.

At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball, and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

At one time, Lew Alcindor was just another kid from New York City with all the usual problems: He struggled with fitting in, with pleasing a strict father, and with overcoming shyness that made him feel socially awkward. But with a talent for basketball, and an unmatched team of supporters, Lew Alcindor was able to transform and to become Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

From a childhood made difficult by racism and prejudice to a record-smashing career on the basketball court as an adult, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s life was packed with “coaches” who taught him right from wrong and led him on the path to greatness. His parents, coaches Jack Donahue and John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, and many others played important roles in Abdul-Jabbar’s life and sparked him to become an activist for social change and advancement. The inspiration from those around him, and his drive to find his own path in life, are highlighted in this personal and awe-inspiring journey.

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Ann and Jerry Moss Theater
3131 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 828-5582

CA – Rose McGowan Signing

Rose McGowan appears at Barnes & Noble in the Grove on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM to celebrate her memoir Brave – a no-holds-barred, pull-no-punches account of the rise of a millennial icon, fearless activist, and unstoppable force for change who is determined to expose the truth about the entertainment industry, dismantle the concept of fame, shine a light on a multibillion-dollar business built on systemic misogyny, and empower people everywhere to wake up.

Rose McGowan was born in one cult and came of age in another, more visible cult: Hollywood. In a strange world where she was continually on display, stardom soon became a personal nightmare of constant exposure and sexualization. Rose escaped into the world of her mind, something she had done as a child, and into high-profile relationships. Every detail of her personal life became public, and the realities of an inherently sexist industry emerged with every script, role, public appearance, and magazine cover. The Hollywood machine packaged her as a sexualized bombshell, hijacking her image and identity and marketing them for profit.

Hollywood expected Rose to be silent and cooperative and to stay the path. Instead, she rebelled and asserted her true identity and voice. She reemerged unscripted, courageous, victorious, angry, smart, fierce, unapologetic, controversial, and real as f*ck.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase BRAVE from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning February 7th at 9am. Limit 1 wristband per book

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Batman: Nightwalker Launch Signing

Author Marie Lu and a special guest appear at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of the novel BATMAN: Nightwalker!

The new, eagerly anticipated Batman YA novel is an action-packed thrill ride that could only be penned by #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu. Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne, a reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase BATMAN: Nightwalker from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning January 8th at 9am. Limit 1 wristband per book

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – The Wonderful World of Perfecto Signing

Press Release:

Join DJ and author Paul Oakenfold and and artist Ian McGinty at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM for a special signing of Paul’s all new Graphic Novel The Wonderful World of Perfecto: With Paul Oakenfold and Friends.

Paul Oakenfold is the greatest DJ of all time, one of the progenitors of house music, platinum selling artist and composer of numerous soundtracks. Now comes the not quite true story about of his life told in graphic novel form. Starting at the genesis of his career in Ibiza, this book charts the windy road taken to fame, fortune and musical nirvana.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase The Wonderful World of Perfecto from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning December 19th at 9am. Limit 1 wristband per book

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – The Art of Tennessee Loveless

Meet artist, filmmaker, author and 32 year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, David A. Bossert and contemporary pop artist Tennessee Loveless when they joins us to explore the fascinating world of acclaimed artist Tennessee Loveless and his series of Mickey Mouse paintings at this special discussion and signing on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

In the new book The Art of Tennessee Loveless: The Mickey Mouse TEN x TEN x TEN Contemporary Pop Art Series, award-winning Walt Disney Studios creative talent, and acclaimed author, David A. Bossert shows readers just how passionate Loveless is about his work by focusing on the artist’s series of a hundred detailed Mickey Mouse paintings on 10 x 10 canvas. Not only does this deluxe art book showcase the beautiful Mickey Mouse artwork that Loveless has created, and fans clamor for, but offer a never-before-seen glimpse into the the fascinating world of the artist behind it!

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase The Art of Tennessee Loveless from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning December 13th at 9am. Limit 1 wristband per book

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Iliza Shlesinger Signing

Press Release:

Meet breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger when she joins us on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM to celebrate her book Girl Logic. There’s logical. There’s illogical. Then there’s Iliza Shlesinger’s “GIRL LOGIC: The Genius and The Absurdity” a subversively funny collection of observations by the star of three Netflix comedy specials.

“Girl Logic” is Iliza’s term for the way women obsess over details and situations that men don’t necessarily even notice. She describes is as a characteristically female way of thinking that appears to be contradictory and circuitous but is actually a complicated and highly evolved way of looking at the world. When confronted with critical decisions about dating, sex, work, even getting dressed in the morning, Iliza argues that women will by nature consider every repercussion of every option before making a move toward what they really want. And that kind of holistic thinking can actually give women an advantage in what is still a male world.

In Iliza’s own words: “Understanding Girl Logic is a way of embracing both our aspirations and our contradictions. GL is the desire to be strong and vulnerable. It’s wanting to be curvy, but rail thin at the same time. It’s striving to kick ass in a man’s world while still being loved by the women around you.”

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Girl Logic from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning December 7th at 9am. Limit 1 wristband per book.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles Launch Party

Black Eyed Peas and Friends appear at Barnes & Noble in the Grove on Monday, December 11th at 7:00 PM to celebrate their graphic novel from Marvel Comics Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles.

FROM THE MIND OF WILL.I.AM COMES A FUTURISTIC B-BOY ZOMBIE THRILLER, FUSING TOGETHER THE UNLIKELIEST OF GENRES WITH EASE! Masters Of the Sun mixes L.A. Gang culture, B-Boy-ism and Egyptology to tell the heroic tale of a Hip-Hop group from East L.A. who must battle an ancient, alien God sent to earth to continue a Black Curse–which turns drug dealers and gangsters into zombies! With a deep love of the Hip-Hop culture, Zulu-X and his crew go head-to-head with a nefarious ancient order that has infiltrated the inner cities to settle an ancient score. What happens next can only be described as the perfect blend of action, ancient wisdom and street-smarts all rolled into one epic adventure. Boasting one of the most eclectic ensemble cast of characters, Masters of the Sun delivers a powerful social allegory in the form of a new movement…#stayWOKE!!!

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Masters of the Sun from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning December 11th at 9am

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

CA – The Grouchy Historian Signing

Television legend Ed Asner, with writer and producer Ed Weinberger, appear at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM to discuss their new book The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs.

Ed Asner, a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days, figured that if the right-wing wackos are wrong about voter fraud, Obama’s death panels, and climate change, they are probably just as wrong about what the Constitution says. There’s no way that two hundred-plus years later, the right-wing ideologues know how to interpret the Constitution. On their way home from Philadelphia the people who wrote it couldn’t agree on what it meant. What was the president’s job? Who knew? All they knew was that the president was going to be George Washington and as long as he was in charge, that was good enough. When Hamilton wanted to start a national bank, Madison told him that it was unconstitutional. Both men had been in the room when the Constitution was written. And now today there are politicians and judges who claim that they know the original meaning of the Constitution. Are you kidding?

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase The Grouchy Historian from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning December 12th at 9am
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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

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