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Today, Dec 1, is our very special event with Anna Dewdney, the beloved author of the LLAMA LLAMA books. Are you going to get your Holiday Drama on in Palo Alto?

 

 

It's turkey day and we are full of thanks for great friends, great food, and GREAT BOOKS! Join us in celebrating the bookish bounty all December long. Stop by any of our stores and let our children's book experts help you choose new books that the whole family will cherish. And keep your eyes on this space for book recommendations to make your holiday season extra-bright. :-) 

We're so excited about our first-ever Book Swap! Here's the deal. You bring a book that you liked, but that you can part with. Everyone else brings a book too... then you get to swap 'em out! Yep, that's right, a practically brand-new book will be all yours. Plus as always we're having loads of giveaways, pizza, and even some very special guest stars... woohoo!

Thursday, November 18, 7pm
Tickets are $5 at the door - a deal for a night of free books, fun and food!

Please RSVP at Books Inc.:
415-776-1111
or by email
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave, SF

Due to astonishing feats of athleticism exhibited by our own dear SF GIANTS (woohoo! go orange!) our upcoming launch party for Lewis Buzbee's HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS has been postponed. We'll all be watching the World Series!

 You can catch Lewis Buzbee twice in the coming weeks:

 MONDAY NOVEMBER 8, 6pm, Books Inc. Palo Alto

The Book Busters Middle Grade Book Club in Palo Alto will be discussing THE HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS, and the author Lewis Buzbee will be on hand to answer questions & sign books.

 SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 7pm, Books Inc. Opera Plaza

OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY for THE HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS, at a new date & time. This is a literary mystery that celebrates the power of books and brings to life one of the world's great authors. 

Thanks to the fans who came out to celebrate Halloween a bit early with our awesome panel of YA authors at the Not Your Mother's Book Club spooktacular bash!

The guests of honor were Stacey Jay, Linda Joy Singleton and Rachel Caine ... thanks for the chills, ladies!

Prepare to be scared, with Rachel Caine (NYT Bestselling Morganville Vampire saga), Stacey Jay (YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME) and Linda Joy Singleton (Seer series, Dead Girl Walking series). Readings, treats, and all kinds of special surprises are in store. Costumes encouraged, but not required!

 Thursday, October 28, 7pm

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Spooktacular Halloween Bash

Books Inc. Palo Alto

 

James Dashner visited the Book Busters book club in Palo Alto to discuss SCORCH TRIALS. He was fabulous! He's a very witty & engaging author who had the group wrapped around his little finger -- and had the remarkable ability of remembering each person’s name who he met. Teach us that trick, please! :-)

 

 

 

Daisy Whitney is not only an awesome local author, and adorable, and talented, she is also a long-time Not Your Mother's Book Club attendee. And we love her lots! Her first book, the brand-new MOCKINGBIRDS, is getting phenomenal reviews, including a coveted STAR in today's Publisher's Weekly. Congrats, Miss Daisy!

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney *STARRED REVIEW*
First-time author Whitney boldly addresses date rape, vigilantism, and academic politics in an intense and timely novel, set at the elite Themis Academy. The facts about what happened to high school junior Alex after a concert are fuzzy at first. She wakes up naked in a fellow student's bedroom with a hangover and no recollection of how she got there. Bit by bit, the horrors of the previous night come back to her, forcing her to conclude she's had nonconsensual sex with someone she barely knew. Avoiding the boy who took advantage of her during her drunken state doesn't ease her anxiety; neither does the prospect of telling authorities what occurred. Instead of going to the police or to school officials, Alex solicits the aid of the Mockingbirds, a clandestine group of students bent on serving justice. Candid first-person narration expresses Alex's doubts and convictions while raising relevant questions regarding her method of righting a wrong. Besides showing skill in executing suspense and drama, Whitney masterfully evokes the complexity of her protagonist's emotions, particularly her intense longing to feel "normal" again. Ages 15–up.
 

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