CA – Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook Signing

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

Meet one of the 50 Greatest players in NBA history and Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar when he joins us to celebrate the launch of his all new graphic novel adventure series featuring Mycroft Holmes.

Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook sees the diffident, brilliant Mycroft pulled into a globe-spanning adventure at the behest of Queen Victoria and a secret organization at the heart of the British government. A madman is on the loose with civilization-destroying weapons, each two hundred years in advance of the status quo. Can the smartest man in England set aside his idle, womanizing ways for long enough to track down the foe that may be his match?

This all-new graphic novel collection presents brand new comic adventures set in the world created by the author of the best-selling Mycroft novel series, and is perfect for fans of Mycroft Holmes and Sherlock Holmes.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning September 28th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Kareem will only be signing Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook
• No memorabilia please
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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

CA – Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Game Signing

Game designer Keith Baker appears to demonstrate how to play the game and Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley will be here to sign copies of the game at this exclusive event for Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 PM.

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game is a deck-building game that challenges you to grow up and prepare for your finest hour. Players assume the roles of their favorite characters in the Scott Pilgrim universe, each of whom comes with a unique starting deck. Innovative double-sided cards let you decide whether to solve your problems with hard work and empathy, or whether to embrace the unpredictable world of gratuitous video game violence. Defeating the Evil Ex and collecting Power-Ups will help players inch their way towards victory.

This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning September 26th at 9am

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

CA – Jane Signing

Aline Brosh McKenna appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Sunday, September 24th at 5:00 PM.

Aline Brosh McKenna is an Award-winning screenwriter for The Devil Wears Prada and co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, now makes her graphic novel debut with Jane. Jane is a powerful reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyre set in present day Manhattan, where luxury masks dark secrets.

Growing up in a broken home in a small fishing town, Jane dreamed of escaping to art school and following the allure of New York City. When that dream becomes a reality however, it’s not long before she feels out of place by the size of the city and the talent of her peers. She soon discovers her place as she begins to nanny a young girl named Adele, but that is upended when she falls for the girl’s father, Rochester, a sardonic man of power, wealth, and unexpected charm. Jane learns that in the world of New York’s elite, secrets are the greatest extravagance and she’ll have to decide if she should trust the man she loves or do whatever it takes to protect Adele from the consequences of his deception.

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

CA – The Not-So Secret Society Signing

Arlene Daley, Matt Daley, Trevor Crafts, and Ellen Crafts, the creators behind the BOOM! Studios all-ages original graphic novel The Not-So Secret Society, appear at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Saturday, September 9th at 1:00 PM.

Madison, Ava, Emma, Aidan, and Dylan had pretty normal lives until they joined NS3 … Now it’s awesome! Join the NS3 Team for a special presentation on how to make a graphic novel. In addition to completing a mission with Team NS3, the Team will assist all recruits in learning all the different rolls that go in to creating a graphic novel as well as finishing a comic of their own.

A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase The Not-So Secret Society Tale of the Gummy from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning September 9th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Wristbanded guests will have priority access to the event

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

CA – Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies Signing

Michael Ausiello appears in-conversation with The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons at Barnes & Noble on Saturday, September 16th at 2:00 PM.

Michael Ausiello—a respected TV columnist and founder and editor-in-chief of TVLine.com—remembers his late husband, and the lessons, love, and laughter that they shared throughout their fourteen years together. For the past decade, TV fans of all stripes have counted upon Michael Ausiello’s insider knowledge to get the scoop on their favorite shows and stars. From his time at Soaps in Depth to his influential stints at TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly to his current role as founder and editor-in-chief of the wildly popular website TVLine.com, Michael has established himself as the go-to expert when it comes to our most popular form of entertainment.

What many of his fans don’t know, however, is that while his professional life was in full swing, Michael had to endure the greatest of personal tragedies: his husband, Kit Cowan, was diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive form of neuroendocrine cancer.

In this heartbreaking and darkly hilarious memoir, Michael tells the story of his harrowing and challenging last year with Kit while revisiting the thirteen years that preceded it, and how the undeniably powerful bond between him and Kit carried them through all manner of difficulty—always with laughter front and center in their relationship. Instead of a tale of sadness and loss, Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies is an unforgettable, inspiring, and beautiful testament to the resilience and strength of true love.

Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies needs to be purchased from Barnes & Noble at The Grove to receive a wristband.

A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning September 16th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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

CA – Open House Signing

Corbin Bernsen, best known for his roles in Psych, LA Law, and the Major League film franchise, and his wife Amanda Pays appear at Barnes & Noble on Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 PM for an exclusive event.

Author Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen share ideas for remodeling older homes to create modern, open floor plans while sharing lessons learned along the way. Topics include tricks of seeing through cluttered, dark rooms to imagine an open floor plan and space filled with light; how to manage a renovation budget (ideas on where to shop, items to splurge on, where to save); and designing homes for simple family living.

Fans of HGTV and DIY Network home renovation shows will love this sweeping behind-the-scenes perspective on home transformations, written in a personal, intimate style, with humor and honesty.

Open House needs to be purchased from Barnes & Noble at The Grove to receive a wristband.

A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Open House from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning August 31st at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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

CA – Slam! Vol. 1 Launch Party

Join BOOM! Studios for this unique meet & greet event with the SFV Roller Derby team to celebrate Slam! Vol. 1 on Sunday, August 20th at 4:00 PM.

From the first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, Jennifer and Maisie knew they’d be fast friends. But when they’re drafted by different teams, the pull of competition – and their increasingly messy personal lives – threaten to drive them apart. In roller derby you take your hits, get back up and learn how to be a better jammer, a better blocker, a better love, and better friend. Derby can heal your heart… but it might break a bone or two in the process.

In the fast-paced, hard-hitting, super cheeky, all-female world of banked track roller derby, two young women will have to decide if their budding friendship is stronger than the pull of a team when a win is on the line. When life starts coming at you like a freight train, you have two options: run away screaming or lean into the hit. 

Wristbands will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Slam! Vol 1 from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning August 20th at 9am. Wristbanded guest will have priority access for this event
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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

CA – Wonder Woman: Warbringer Signing

Author Leigh Bardugo (Grisha Trilogy, Six of Crows) appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, August 29th at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign Wonder Woman: Warbringer!

The highly anticipated, entirely new coming-of-age story for the world’s greatest super hero: Wonder Woman by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.

She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning…

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war. A wristband is required to attend this event.

A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Wonder Woman: Warbringer from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning August 29th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book

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

CA – Minecraft: The Island Signing

Author Max Brooks (World War Z, The Harlem Hellfighters) appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Saturday, July 29th at 1:00 PM to discuss and sign Minecraft: The Island.

The first official Minecraft novel! In the tradition of iconic adventures like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z tells the story of a hero—stranded in the world of Minecraft—who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive. Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks? But there isn’t much time to soak up the sun. It’s getting dark, and there’s a strange new world to explore!

The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island . . . like the horde of zombies that appear after night falls. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. This is a wristbanded event

Minecraft: The Island needs to be purchased from Barnes & Noble at The Grove to receive a wristband

A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Minecraft: The Island from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning July 29th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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

CA – Food Wars Signing

Yuto Tsukuda signs at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble on Monday, July 3rd at 5:30 PM!

FOOD WARS! has captivated manga fans with a tasty mix of comedy and over-the-top culinary battles. Yuto Tsukuda is the co-creator of the bestselling Weekly Shonen Jump Manga series FOOD WARS!: SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA. This action-packed, saucy food comedy is Tsukuda Sensei’s first work to be released in English and is published digitally and in print by VIZ Media. Writer Yuto Tsukuda won the 34th Jump Juniketsu Newcomers’ Manga Award for his one-shot story Kiba ni Naru. He made his Weekly Shonen Jump debut in 2010 with the series, Shonen Shikku. His follow-up series, FOOD WARS!: SHOKUGEKI NO SOMA, is his first title with an English-language release.

Any volume of FOOD WARS! needs to be purchased from Barnes & Noble at The Grove to receive a wristband.

A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase Food Wars from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning July 3rd at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• NO PHOTOGRAPHY OF ANY KIND
• No memorabilia please
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available

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

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