31 March, 2014

April 2014 Events


Hello! I am not sure how in the world it's April already but it is and this month is just full of awesome YA book events. We literally have a big event for each weekend in April, not to mention some awesome signings in between. I think there's probably an event here for everyone so come out and support your local authors and bookstores if you can. Happy reading!

Tuesday April 1, 2014 7pm
Gabrielle Zevin 
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Vromans Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, California 91101
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Tuesday April 1, 2014 7pm
Ava Dellaria
Love Leters to the Dead
Barnes & Noble The Grove
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270
event page

Saturday April 5, 2014 11am
Salina Yoon 
Penguin in Love
Unwind Yarn
818 North Hollywood Way
Burbank CA 91505
event page

Sunday April 6, 2014 2pm
Jenn Reese
Horizon Book Launch Party
Once Upon A Time Bookstore


2207 Honolulu Ave
Montrose, CA
event page

Monday April 7, 2014 7:30pm
John Corey Whaley
Noggin Book Launch Party
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles 90027
event page

Wednesday April 9, 2014 7pm
John Corey Whaley
Noggin
Buena Vista Library
300 N. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91505
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Friday April 11, 2014 11:30am - 1:30pm
Gabrielle Zevin Lunch 
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach
2810 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
310-542-6000

Please join us on Friday, April 11 for lunch with Gabrielle Zevin. This fabulous author has created a book near and dear to our hearts... about a bookseller who lives on an island off the east coast. We know you will be enchanted. We promise that you will love The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and adore Gabrielle Zevin. 
We invite all genders of book lovers to join us for lunch at Lido di Manhattan in Manhattan Beach to talk books with Gabrielle and meet our new non-profit beneficiary, Literally Healing. 
Registration and informal discussions with our author begins at 11:30am. Lunch and our formal program begins promptly at noon. Reservations are required and limited. 
To make your reservation for this not-for-women-only event, please purchase your ticket from Brown Paper Ticket. Alternatively, you may also purchase your ticket to the event by visiting or calling the Redondo Beach store (310-542-6000).
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Sat/Sun April 12 -13, 2014 all day
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
So. Many. Authors. Amazing line up this year - full schedule
University of Southern California Campus
3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Friday April 11, 2014 7pm
5 Fantastic YA Authors at MG San Diego
J.R. Johnansson (Insomnia), Rachel Hawkins (Rebel Belle), Debra Driza (MILA 2.0), Shannon Messenger (Let the Storm Break), Nancy Holder (Hot Blooded)
Mysterious Galaxy San Diego
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #203
San Diego, CA 92111

Saturday April 12, 2014
Laini Taylor
Dreams of Gods and Monsters
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (Time TK)
University of Southern California Campus
3551 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Sunday, April 13, 2014 2pm
Laini Taylor
Dreams of Gods and Monsters
Barnes & Noble (Huntington Beach)
7881 Edinger Ave. #110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Monday April 14, 2014 7pm
TOMIE DEPAOLA and LIN OLIVER
Little Poems for Tiny Ears
*Ticketed event. Please see event page for details on how to sign up.
Once Upon A Time Bookstore


2207 Honolulu Ave
Montrose, CA
event page

Monday April 14, 2014 7pm
Melissa de la Cruz
The Ring and the Crown 
Vromans Bookstore
Vromans Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, California 91101
event page

Tuesday April 15, 2014 7pm
Melissa de la Cruz
The Ring and the Crown
Mysterious Galaxy San Diego
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #203
San Diego, CA 92111
event page

Thursday, April 17, 2014 4pm
Teen Author Reading Series 

Featuring authors Rachel Searles, Laurisa White Reyes, Sarah Skilton, and Amy Helmes 
Sunland-Tujunga Library
7771 Foothill Boulevard
Tujunga, CA 91042

April 18-20, 2014 all day
WonderCon Anaheim
Anaheim Convention Center
schedule TBD
Saturday, April 19th, 2014 1pm
Sarah Skilton
High & Dry Book Launch Party

Reading, Q&A, Signing, Raffles & Prizes
Barnes & Noble Valencia, CA
Creekside Place, 23630 Valencia Blvd.
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
661-254-6604
event page

Thursday April 24, 2014 7:30 pm
Carrie Arcos
There Will Come a Time Book Launch Party

Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles CA 90027

event page

Saturday April 26, 2014 5pm
Brandy Colbert
Pointe
Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles CA 90027
event page

Saturday April 26, 2014 12 - 4pm
Pasadena Teen Book Festival
Pasadena Public Library
285 East Walnut Street 
Pasadena, CA 91101

Participating Authors
Jesse Andrews – Me, Earl, & The Dying Girl
Carrie Arcos – There Will Come a Time
Katherine Ewell – Dear Killer
Holly Goldberg Sloan – Counting by 7s
Aaron Hartzler – Rapture Practice
Tracy Holczer - The Secret Hum of a Daisy
Kristen Kittscher - The Wig in the Window
Catherine Linka – A Girl Called Fearless
Gretchen McNeil - 3:59
Lissa Price – Enders
Elizabeth Ross – Belle Epoque
Frances Sackett – The Misadventures of the Magician’s Dog
Rachel Searles – The Lost Planet
Sarah Skilton – High & Dry
Andrew Smith – Grasshopper Jungle
Amy Spalding – Ink Is Thicker than Water
Ann Stampler – Afterparty
Margaret Stohl - Icons
Carol Tanzman – Circle of Silence
Amy Tintera - Reboot
Lisa Yee – Warp Speed
Allen Zadoff – Boy Nobody
with Maurene Goo, Laurisa White Reyes, and Scott Bly (signing only)

Ahhhh! So many events this month. We hope you can make it out to some of them and if you see us, please say hi. :)



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