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189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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August 2017

Appearance: SFV Roller Derby Team, “Slam! Vol. 1”

August 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

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. The SFV Roller Derby Team will be joining us for this Event. Genres: Graphic Novels

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Discussion: Terry Jastrow and Anne Archer, “The Trial of Prisoner 043”

August 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Terry Jastrow has asked a thought-provoking question: what would happen if George W. Bush were prosecuted for war crimes? In his novel The Trial of Prisoner 043, Jastrow seeks to answer this big 'what if?' possibility. What if on one day when out playing a round of golf, the former US President was taken into custody as a war criminal? Join Terry and Anne for this interesting discussion. Genres: Speculative Fiction

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Discussion: John Tesar, “Knife”

August 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Bravo's Top Chef contestant Chef John Tesar reveals the secrets to cooking the purest, beefiest, most delicious steak you've ever tasted. No one cooks a steak like legendary chef John Tesar. In his first ever cookbook, Knife reveals Chef Tesar's secrets to cooking the purest, beefiest, most delicious steak you've ever tasted. Join Chef Tesar when he discusses Knife. This is a wristbanded even Genres: Cooking

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Discussion: Leigh Bardugo with Marie Lu, “Wonder Woman: Warbringer”

August 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

The highly anticipated, entirely new coming-of-age story for the world's greatest superhero: 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 ... Bestselling author Marie Lu will be joining Leigh for this special event. Genres: Speculative Fiction, Young Adult

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Discussion: Michelle Tam, “Ready or Not!”

August 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Ready or not, it's a new cookbook from the New York Times bestselling creators of Nom Nom Paleo, the wildly popular blog, app, and bestselling cookbook! Some days, you're fired up and ready to cook; other days, you dread the thought of making dinner. More often than not, you find yourself floating somewhere between inspiration and desperation. Join Michelle Tam and Henry Fong for a discussion and signing. Genres: Cooking

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September 2017

Signing: Chris Jericho, “No is a Four-Letter Word”

September 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Inspirational book by wrestling champion and New York Times bestselling author Chris Jericho. Written in Chris Jericho's trademark style-jam-packed with ridiculous stories and hilarious references, No Is a Four Letter Word is organized around 22 principles on what it takes to make it to the top of your field, featuring stories from legends and influencers along the way. This event is wristbanded. Genres: Healing Self-Help and Motivational

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Discussion: Adam Silvera with Nicola Yoon, “They Both Die at the End”

September 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not and History Is All You Left Me, Adam Silvera reminds us that there's no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. Adam will be in conversation with Nicola Yoon, author of the New York Times bestseller Everything, Everything. Genres: Young Adult

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Activity: Team NS3, “The Not-So Secret Society”

September 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

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 roles that go in to creating a graphic novel as well as finishing a comic of their own. Genres: Graphic Novels

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Discussion: Josh Sabarra, “Enemies Closer”

September 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

The Devil Wears Prada meets Bridget Jones's Diary with a sinister Hollywood twist, Josh Sabarra's Enemies Closer is a hilarious and crazy-making journey inside the entertainment capital, shining a shocking spotlight on entitlement and foul play. Josh Sabarra is a veteran marketing executive and television producer. Join Josh for the launch of Enemies Closer. This is a wristbanded event. Genres: Literary Fiction

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Book Signing: Russell Westbrook, “Russell Westbrook: Style Drivers”

September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

The reigning NBA MVP and style icon Russell Westbrook joins us to celebrate his book Russell Westbrook: Style Drivers. Fashion is not a spectator sport--it pushes boundaries, blurs lines, and drives culture. Westbrook is a creative force known and admired by the fashion industry and his fans for his daring sartorial experimentation and love of all things fashion.This book is a celebration of Russell's style. Genres: Nonfiction

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Book Signing: Maria Sharapova, “Unstoppable: My Life So Far”

September 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

From five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, the candid, captivating story of her rise to tennis stardom. Full of thrilling, insightful episodes from her beginnings in Siberia, from career-defining games, and from her recent fight to get back on the court, Unstoppable is an inspiring tale of persistence, pulsing with fearlessness and candor and is utterly unforgettable. This event is wristbanded. Genres: Memoir

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Discussion: Michael Ausiello with Jim Parsons, “Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies”

September 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

In this evocative and gorgeously wrought memoir reminiscent of Rob Sheffield's Love Is a Mixtape and George Hodgman's Bettyville, 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 14 years together. Michael will be in-conversation with Jim Parsons from The Big Band Theory. Genres: Memoir

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Discussion: Elena Favalli, “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls”

September 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Elena Favalli and Francesca Cavallo join us to celebrate their book Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls which reinvents fairy tales with a collection of 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women, from Elizabeth I to Serena Williams. Illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world, Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls inspires young girls to dream big. Genres: Short Story Collections

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Discussion: Jessica Cluess, “A Poison Dark and Drowning”

September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Join Jessica Cluess when she returns to deliver her signature mix of magic, passion, and teen warriors fighting for survival in this seductive and explosive second book in the Kingdom on Fire series, A Poison Dark and Drowning. The magicians want her to lead. The sorcerers want her to lie. The demons want her blood. Henrietta wants to save the one she loves. But will his dark magic be her undoing? Genres: Speculative Fiction, Young Adult

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Discussion: Erwin Raphael McManus

September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Before You Die, Live the Life You Were Born To Live. When you come to the end of your days, you will not measure your life based on success and failures. All of those will eventually blur together into a single memory called "life." What will give you solace is a life with nothing left undone. The Last Arrow is your roadmap to a life that defies odds and alters destinies. This is a wristbanded event Genres: Healing Self-Help and…

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Book Signing: Tess Holiday, “The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl”

September 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Tess Holliday loves her imperfections--after all, they've formed the woman she is today. In Tess's humorously candid account, the woman at the forefront of the body positive movement explains why we should learn from our mistakes and embrace our imperfections. It's this discovery that has helped her through life--from being abused and bullied, to raising a child alone and fending off social media trolls. Genres: Healing Self-Help and Motivational, Memoir

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Discussion: Paul Dini, “Dark Night: A True Batman Story”

September 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Paul Dini, co-creator of Harley Quinn and best known for Batman:The Animated Series and Tiny Toon Adventures, joins us to discuss and sign Dark Night: A True Batman Story. This is a harrowing, eloquent autobiographical tale of Dini's courageous struggle to overcome a truly desperate situation. It's a Batman story like no other and one that will resonate with fans, with art by the amazing Eduardo Risso. Genres: Memoir

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Discussion: Patrick Ness, “Release”

September 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a raw, darkly funny, and deeply affecting story about the courage it takes to live your truth. Inspired by Judy Blume's Forever and Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, Release is a new classic about teenage relationships, self-acceptance and what happens when the walls we build start coming down. Join Patrick Ness for this special event. Genres: LGBTQ+, Young Adult

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Discussion: Aline McKenna, “Jane”

September 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Join us when we welcome award-winning screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) to discuss and sign her graphic novel debut in this powerful reimagining of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel Jane Eyre, set in present day Manhattan, where luxury masks dark secrets. Jane learns that in the world of New York's elite, secrets are the greatest extravagance. Genres: Graphic Novels

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Discussion: Tionne “t-boz” Watkins

September 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Grammy Award winning supergroup TLC has seen phenomenal fame and success. But backstage, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins has lived a dual life. In addition to the balancing act of juggling an all-consuming music career and her family, Tionne has struggled with sickle-cell disease since she was a young girl, a debilitating and incurable disease that can render her unable to perform, walk, or even breathe. Genres: Memoir

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Discussion: Gabbie Hanna, “Adultolescence”

September 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase required

Meet Gabbie Hanna when she joins fans for a photo-op to celebrate Adultolescence, a modern twist on adulthood in a collection of illustrated poetry. In poems ranging from the singsong rhythms of children's verses to a sophisticated confessional style, Gabbie explores what it means to feel like a kid and an adult all at once, revealing her own longings, obsessions, and insecurities along the way Genres: Poetry

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Discussion: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, “Mycroft Holmes and The Apocalypse Handbook”

September 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

All new adventures starring Mycroft Holmes by author of the bestselling Mycroft series Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 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. Join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for this special discussion and book signing. Genres: Graphic Novels

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October 2017

Discussion: Paula Deen, “At the Southern Table with Paula Deen”

October 1, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Meet Paula Deen when she joins us to discuss and sign her latest cookbook At the Southern Table with Paula Deen. At Paula's house, a meal is a feast filled with the tastes, aromas, and spirited conversation reminiscent of a holiday family gathering. Now, in this collection spanning 10 years, celebrity chef Paula Deen shares her secrets for transforming ordinary meals into memorable occasions. Genres: Cooking

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Discussion: DeVon Franklin, “The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success”

October 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase required

Meet New York Times bestselling author of The Wait and prominent Hollywood producer Devon Franklin, when he reveals that secular and spiritual success are not opposites. To have one, you need the other. Too often we believe that success in secular environments contradicts the core principles of faith, but the opposite is true: Your faith was designed to thrive in the secular world and to transform it. Genres: Healing Self-Help and Motivational

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Discussion: Laura Izumikawa, “Naptime with Joey”

October 8, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

From viral Instagram sensation, lifestyle photographer, and mommy blogger Laura Izumikawa (@LauraIz) comes Naptime With Joey, a ridiculously delightful photo book of her now internet-famous daughter dressed up in various pop culture costumes--a perfect gift for new parents everywhere. Lights, Camera...Nap! Join Laura Izumikawa for this special discussion and signing Genres: Nonfiction

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Discussion: CB Lee, “Not Your Villain”

October 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

CB Lee joins us fro the release of Not Your Villain, the 2nd in her Sidekick Squad series, a sci-fi adventure with queer teenage protagonists as they navigate superpowers, a corrupt government agency & rogue robots. Joining her for a discussion & Q&A session are Maureren Goo, author of I Believe In A Thing Called Love & Since You Asked... and Sarah Kuhn, author of Heroine Complex & Heroine Worship Genres: LGBTQ+, Young Adult, Speculative Fiction

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Discussion: Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott, “It Takes Two: Our Story”

October 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase required

Meet Jonathan and Drew Scott when they join us to celebrate their highly anticipated memoir It Takes Two: Our Story. In this book they share never-before-revealed tales of the brothers' childhood & rise to fame---from starting their first business at 7 years old, their years modeling and acting, to their first house purchase at the impressive young age of 18. Complete with behind-the-scenes stories. Genres: Memoir

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Discussion: JoJo Siwa, “JoJo’s Guide to the Sweet Life: #PeaceOutHaterz”

October 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase required

You might recognize firecracker JoJo Siwa from Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, or maybe you fell in love with her on Dance Moms. JoJo's debut is the next generation's version of a real life Cinderella story: Nebraska girl becomes Hollywood's belle of the ball, thanks to her spunky attitude and creative drive. Take a photo with Jojo when you purchase a copy of Jojo's Guide from this location. Genres: Memoir

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Activity: Sunny Keller, “Life Hacks for Kids”

October 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Life Hacks for Kids, a top-rated YouTube show starring Sunny Keller, comes alive in the pages of this completely original, unique book. Packed with 35 popular "hacks" from the show, plenty of original photographs, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the creation of the show, this book is sure to be a hit with fans. Join Sunny Keller for a photo op with purchase of a presigned book Life Hacks for Kids Genres: Healing Self-Help and Motivational

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Discussion: K. M. Walton, “Behind the Song”

October 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

A soaring melody, a pulse-pounding beat, a touching lyric: Music takes a moment and makes it a memory. It's a universal language that can capture love, heartbreak, loss, soul searching, and wing spreading-all in the span of a few notes. In Behind the Song, 14 acclaimed young adult authors and musicians share short stories and personal essays inspired by the songs, the albums, the musicians who move them. Genres: Music

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Discussion: Kerry Diamond, “Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook”

October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase required

Recipes & stories from 100 of the most creative and inspiring women in food today. It's the first-ever cookbook from the team behind Cherry Bombe, the hit indie magazine about women and food, and the Radio Cherry Bombe podcast. Inside are 100 plus recipes from some of the most interesting chefs, bakers, food stylists, pastry chefs, and creatives on the food scene today. Genres: Cooking

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Book Signing: Brian Wilson, “I Am Brian Wilson”

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

They say there are no second acts in American lives and third acts are almost unheard of. That's part of what makes Brian Wilson's story so astonishing. As a co-founding member of the Beach Boys in the 1960s, Brian created some of the most groundbreaking and timeless music ever recorded like In My Room, God Only Knows, and Good Vibrations. Brian Wilson joins us for the paperback release of I Am Brian Wilson Genres: Music

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Discussion: Gabrielle Union, “We’re Going to Need More Wine”

October 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Gabrielle Union joins us to discuss her moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood.This is a wristbanded event. Genres: Nonfiction

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Discussion: Teresa Giudice, “Standing Strong”

October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase required

Meet The Real Housewives of New Jersey star and New York Times bestselling author Teresa Giudice when she joins us to open up about her tumultuous past year in her new memoir Standing Strong. With unparalleled honesty and courage, Teresa opens up about her tumultuous past year and chronicles her life since her release from prison and what it's been like to weather difficult times as a single mother. Genres: Memoir

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Discussion: Joel Osteen, “Blessed in the Darkness”

October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

New York Times bestselling author Joel Osteen shares how God uses the darkness in life for good. All of us will go through dark times that we don't understand: a difficulty with a friend, an unfair situation at work, a financial setback, an unexpected illness, a divorce, or the loss of a loved one. Those types of experiences are part of the human journey. Join Joel Olsteen for this special event. Genres: Healing Self-Help and Motivational

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Discussion: Nikki Sixx, “The Heroin Diaries”

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase required

Join Nikki Sixx to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Heroin Diaries. Nikki's definitive and bestselling memoir on drug addiction is reissued with exclusive new content. Brutally honest, utterly riveting, and surprisingly moving, The Heroin Diaries follows Nikki during the year he plunged to rock bottom--and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again. Genres: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Steven Jay Rubin, “The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia”

October 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Since its debut, The Twilight Zone has been an indelible part of the American culture & remains one of TV's most influential series. This fact-filled book includes biographies of every principal actor in the series and detailed descriptions of the characters they played. This 2 in 1 collectible includes an episode-by-episode guide and a compendium of credits, plot synopses, anecdotes and photos. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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November 2017

Discussion: Shannon Messenger, “Nightfall”

November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Nightfall--an ominous door to an even more ominous place--Sophie and her friends strike a dangerous bargain to get there. But nothing can prepare them for what they discover. The problems they're facing stretch deep into their history. With time running out and mistakes catching up with them, Sophie and her allies must join forces in ways they never have before. Join Shannon Messenger for this event. Genres: Speculative Fiction, Young Adult

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January 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: Marie Lu, “Batman: Nightwalker”

January 8 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

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. Genre: Young Adult

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Discussion and Book Signing: Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, “Zenith”

January 16 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet the #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings when they join us to discuss and sign their first book in The Androma Saga Zenith, full of action, fantastical intrigue, and steamy star-crossed romance. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Samira Ahmed, “Love, Hate and Other Filters”

January 18 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

In this unforgettable debut novel, an Indian-American Muslim teen copes with Islamophobia, cultural divides, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape. Seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There's the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter: attending college close to home. And then there is the world of her dreams: going to film school and living in New York City. Genre: Identity

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Discussion and Book Signing: Anna Todd, “The Spring Girls: A Modern-Day Retelling of Little Women”

January 20 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Join Anna Todd for a story about four sisters desperately seeking the blueprints to life in her novel The Spring Girls: A Modern-day retelling Little Women. The Spring Girls--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy--are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Genre: Young Adult

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Discussion and Book Signing: Melanie Avalon, “What When Wine: Lose Weight and Feel Great…”

January 20 @ 5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

An effortless--really!--approach that turns the body into a fat-burning machine. Is it possible to eat well, drink wine, and still lose weight? In What When Wine, Avalon shares her journey to a healthier lifestyle, with the tips and tricks she learned along the way, as well as a jumpstart plan including 50 delicious Paleo-friendly, gluten-free recipes by chef Ariane Resnick. Genre: Cooking

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Discussion and Book Signing: Chloe Lukasiak, “Chloe’s Guide to Taking on the World”

January 27 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Take a photo with Chloe Lukasiak when she joins us to celebrate her book Girl on Pointe: Chloe's Guide to Taking on the World. Chloe Lukasiak is a big believer that things happen for a reason. She knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying, and medical issues-but sometimes it takes challenges to inspire you to achieve big things. Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Nina Sadowsky, “The Burial Society”

January 30 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Join Nina Sadowsky for the launch of her new novel The Burial Society. A woman running from a dark past stumbles upon a tangled nest of seductions and secrets in this psychological thriller of obsession and betrayal. Catherine, no last name, doesn't bury the dead. She rescues the living--from intolerable, abusive, dangerous lives. Catherine takes care of them and provides new identities. Until... Genre: Mystery Crime Horror and Thriller

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Discussion and Book Signing: Laila Ali, “Food for Life: Delicious & Healthy Comfort Food From My Table to Yours!”

January 31 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet four-time undefeated boxing world champion, cooking personality, and passionate health advocate, Laila Ali when she joins us to celebrate her debut cookbook Food for Life which features over 100 sassy recipes that will help you "swap it out." Laila shows you how to make knockout meals in ways that work with your busy, demanding life, so you can eat healthy, delicious food without feeling hungry. Genre: Cooking

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February 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: James Dashner, “The Death Cure”

February 1 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet James Dashner when he joins us to celebrate book three in the New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, The Death Cure! This special movie tie-in edition features an eight page full-color insert with photos from the film. WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, & now his only friends---the Gladers. But it's finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.... Genre: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction

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CANCELED – Discussion and Book Signing: Rose McGowan, “Brave”

February 7 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

This event has been canceled. Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer, “Layover”

February 10 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet screenwriters Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer when they join us to celebrate their debut novel Layover. Fans of Julie Buxbaum's Tell Me Three Things and Morgan Matson's Since You've Been Gone will get caught up in the drama of this road trip romance that begins with an unplanned flight layover in L.A. and turns into a wild adventure. Genre: Commercial Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Joanna Angel, “Night Shift”

February 13 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet adult film star, director, producer, author, and owner of the Burning Angel empire, Joanna Angel when she joins us to celebrate her book Night Shift. Taryn Joyner never thought much about sex & never in her wildest dreams imagined that she'd wind up working in an 'adult' store for a living. But that's exactly where she is at 25 years old, starting a night job at Dreamz in Tampa Florida. Genre: Commercial Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Meera Lee Patel, “My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown”

February 22 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet the bestselling author Meera Lee Patel when she joins us to celebrate her latest novel My Friend Fear: Finding Magic in the Unknown. A mix of personal reflections, inspirational quotes, questions for reflection, and breathtaking watercolor visuals, My Friend Fear asserts that having big fear is an opportunity to make big changes, to discover the remarkable potential inside ourselves. Genre: Healing Self-Help and Motivational

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March 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: Ava Dellaira, “In Search of Us”

March 2 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Join the New York Times bestselling author of Love Letters to the Dead, Ava Dellaira when she launches her latest novel In Search of Us. This sweeping multi-generational love story introduces readers to mother-and-daughter pair Marilyn and Angie. To 17-year-old Angie, who is mixed-race, Marilyn is her hardworking, devoted, white single mother. But Marilyn was once young, too. Genre: Literary Fiction, Identity

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Discussion and Book Signing: Alexandra Monir, “The Final Six”

March 6 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet author and recording artist Alexandra Monir when she joins us to celebrate her latest novel The Final Six. Set in the near future, this action-packed YA novel--already optioned by Sony Pictures--will take readers out of this world and on a quest to become one of six teens sent on a mission to Jupiter's moon. This is the next must-read for fans of Illuminae and The Martian. Genre: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Sebastian Maniscalco, “Stay Hungry”

March 13 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

This inspiring, honest, uproarious collection of essays traces Sebastian Maniscalco’s career from playing boxing rings and bowling alleys to reaching the pinnacles of comedy success. At twenty-four, Sebastian Maniscalco arrived in LA with a suitcase and saved up minimum wages. He knew no one and nothing about standup comedy, but he was determined to go for it anyway. Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Roma Downey, “Box of Butterflies: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us”

March 19 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet Emmy-nominated actor and producer Roma Downey when she joins us to celebrate her book Box of Butterflies: Discovering the Unexpected Blessings All Around Us. Roma Downey--best known as the beloved angel on the TV show Touched by an Angel--has created a beautiful book filled with encouragement and hope, assuring us of God's comforting presence in our lives. This is a wristbanded event. Genre: Healing Self-Help and Motivational

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Discussion and Book Signing: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, “Obsidio”

March 22 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff when they join us to celebrate the exciting finale in the Illuminae trilogy. Amie and Jay, collectively, are 12.5" tall and live in Melbourne, Australia, with two long-suffering spouses, two rescue dogs, and a plentiful supply of caffeine. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return Kerenza. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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Book Signing: AJ Hartley and Tom Delonge, “Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows”

March 26 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet acclaimed producer and Blink 182 frontman Tom DeLonge and NewYork Times bestselling author AJ Hartley when they join us to celebrate Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows. Blurring the line of science fiction and fact, Sekret Machines is an explosive thriller that will make you question everything you've been told about what's really out there. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Marion Ross, “My Days: Happy and Otherwise”

March 27 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Erika Jayne, “Pretty Mess”

March 29 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet beloved star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne when she joins us to celebrate her memoir Pretty Mess. Erika didn't make it this far by holding back. Without her alter-ego Erika Jayne, Erika Girardi says she'd just be "another rich bitch with a plane"-- so get ready for the dishy, tell-all memoir from show-stopping performer, model and singer. Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Tracey Edmonds and Christine Lusita, “The Right Fit Formula”

March 31 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Celebrity health and fitness expert Christine Lusita and TV personality Tracey Edmonds join us to celebrate The Right Fit Formula. Christine is a nationally certified nutritional counselor and can be seen regularly on The Today Show, Extra, Inside Edition, and ABC News. For decades, people have chosen diets based on what worked for someone else - some celebrity, coworker or friend. Wrong approach! Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational, Cooking

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April 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: Leslie Odom, Jr., “Failing Up”

April 2 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Join us when we welcome Tony and Grammy Award- winning artist Leslie Odom Jr. for an evening of conversation to celebrate the release of his new book Failing Up. Leslie will discuss the personal stories from his life shared in the book that have inspired, motivated, and empowered him over the years with a special guest to be announced. Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Mike Epps, “Unsuccessful Thug: One Comedian’s Journey from Naptown to Tinseltown”

April 3 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet stand-up comedian and actor Mike Epps when he joins us to celebrate his hilarious, no-holds-barred memoir Unsuccessful Thug. Before starring in Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, sold-out comedy shows, and Uncle Buck, there was Indianapolis, and not the good part. Mike Epps is one of America's funniest people but the path to fame was paved with opportunities to mess it up. Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Brandon T. Snider, “MARVEL’s Avengers: Infinity War”

April 4 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet Brandon T. Snider when he joins us to celebrate the launch of his novel MARVEL's Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest Vol. 1. Brandon has authored numerous books featuring pop culture favorites such as the Transformers, Minions, Teen Titans GO!, My Little Pony, and Black Panther: The Battle for Wakanda. This is a wristbanded event. Genre: Graphic Novels

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Discussion and Book Signing: Henry Turner, “Hiding”

April 5 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet award-winning independent filmmaker and journalist Henry Turner when he joins us to celebrate his book Hiding. When a teen boy who excels at being unseen finds himself hiding in his ex-girlfriend's house, he uncovers carefully concealed truths--about her, her family, and himself--in a twisty mystery with a shocking surprise. Genre: Mystery | Crime | Horror | Thriller

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Discussion and Book Signing: Matt Boren, “Folded Notes from High School”

April 7 @ 1:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Matt Boren has written episodes for Melissa & Joey, See Dad Run, and Sofia the First, and has acted in many projects including nine seasons as Stuart on How I Met Your Mother. Join Matt Boren and his special guest from The Talk and Rosanne, Sara Gilbert, to discuss Matt's novel about a status-obsessed senior who unexpectedly falls for a freshman in Folded Notes from High School. Genre: Young Adult

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Discussion and Book Signing: Grace Wethor, “You’re So Lucky”

April 7 @ 4:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Sixteen-year-old Grace Wethor brings levity and a fresh young eye to the twists and turns of modern cancer survival through poems, art, excerpts, and chapter takeovers from other survivors. "A lot of people tell me "you're so lucky" after they hear my story. Well okay, first they say "OMG, I'm so sorry". Would you have told me I was lucky three years ago when I was literally given a death sentence?" Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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Discussion and Book Signing: Chrissy Metz, “This is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today”

April 8 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet Chrissy Metz when she joins us to celebrate her book This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today. An inspirational book about life and its lessons from the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated star of NBC's This Is Us. This is Me shares her story with a raw honesty that will leave readers both surprised and inspired. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational, Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Nina and Randa Nelson, “The Clear Skin Diet”

April 10 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Meet Los Angeles natives and life-long vegans, Nina and Randa Nelson when they join us to celebrate the launch of their book The Clear Skin Diet: The Six-Week Program for Beautiful Skin. Over $3 billion dollars is spent treating acne every year. But YouTube celebrities Nina and Randa Nelson have found a solution that is easy, affordable, and as close as your local grocery store. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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Discussion and Book Signing: Elgin Baylor, “Hang Time: My Life in Basketball”

April 12 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet Laker legend and NBA All-Star Elgin Baylor when he joins us to celebrate Hang Time: My Life in Basketball. Elgin Baylor is thought to be one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game--and one of the NBA's first black superstars--but the full extent of his legacy stretches beyond his spectacular, game-changing shots and dunks. Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Jake Shears, “Boys Keep Swinging: A Memoir”

April 14 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Lead singer of the multiplatinum-selling glam rock band Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears joins us to discuss and sign his memoir Boys Keep Swinging. Long before hitting the stage as the lead singer of Scissor Sisters, Jake Shears was Jason Sellards, a teenage boy living a fraught life, resulting in a confusing and confining time in high school as his classmates bullied him and few teachers showed sympathy Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Amanda Lovelace, “The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One”

April 14 @ 5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Meet 2016 Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet Amanda Lovelace when she joins us to celebrate the second book in her women are some kind of magic series, the witch doesn't burn in this one. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn't burn in this one. Genre: Poetry

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Discussion and Book Signing: Nigella Lawson, “At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking”

April 19 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet international, bestselling author Nigella Lawson when she joins us to celebrate the home cook in all of us in her latest book At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking. Engaging with fans like never before, she invites you into her home kitchen and steps into yours as well. Genre: Cooking

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Discussion: Giada De Laurentiis, “Giada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita”

April 24 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet the Emmy-winning star of Food Network's Everyday Italian and Giada at Home and the author of seven New York Times bestselling books Giada De Laurentiis. Giada joins us to celebrate her latest book Giada's Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita. Filled with gorgeous photography of Italy, peppered with family stories, Giada's Italy is a stunning celebration of Italy's flavors Genre: Cooking

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Discussion and Book Signing: Lisa See, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane”

April 26 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet New York Times Bestselling author Lisa See when she joins us to celebrate The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, a moving novel about tradition, tea farming, and the bonds between mothers and daughters. A powerful story about circumstances, culture, and distance, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people, and celebrates the bond of family. Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: Blondy Baruti, “The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti”

May 1 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Blondy Baruti joins us to celebrate his memoir The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti. 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 Galaxy2 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. Genre: Memoir

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Book Club: Barnes & Noble Book Club Featuring The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

May 2 @ 6:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Join us for our inaugural book club night, featuring The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer. Attendees will receive an exclusive bookmark, and one signed copy of this book will be given away per store. Genre: Essays

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Discussion and Book Signing: Lucy Cooke, “The Truth About Animals, Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife”

May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Meet award winning filmmaker and author Lucy Cooke when she joins us to celebrate The Truth About Animals. Humans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we've still got a long way to go. Whether we're seeing a viral video of romping baby pandas or a picture of penguins "holding hands," it's hard for us not to project our own values. Genre: Nonfiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: David Duchovny, “Miss Subways”

May 4 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Join us when we welcome screenwriter, director, actor and New York Times bestselling author David Duchovny as he returns to celebrate his latest novel Miss Subways. Miss Subways re-imagines the Irish mythological figure of Emer in a darkly comic fantasy love story set in New York City. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Keegan Allen, “Hollywood: Photos and Stories from Foreverland”

May 5 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet actor, photographer, and bestselling author Keegan Allen when he joins us to celebrate Hollywood: Photos and Stories from Foreverland. Being a native, Keegan reveals the Hollywood we see and the one we don't, with a photography narrative featuring more than 250 emotionally charged color and black and white photos. This book will engage and surprise Keegan's legions of fans. Genre: Art, History, Film

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Discussion and Book Signing: Jonathan Cain, “Don’t Stop Believin’: The Story of Jonathan Cain, Songwriter and Keyboardist for the Band Journey”

May 7 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet Jonathan Cain, keyboardist and lyricist for the legendary band Journey, when he joins us to celebrate his memoir Don't Stop Believin': The Story of Jonathan Cain, Songwriter and Keyboardist for the Band Journey. Jonathan Cain and the band Journey were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, but Cain's journey to fame wasn't always easy. This is a wristbanded event. Genre: Music, Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Marcia Gay Harden, “The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers”

May 8 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet Marcia Gay Harden when she joins us to celebrate her poetic, inspiring memoir The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers. One of America's most revered actresses uses the imagery of flowers and the art of Ikebana to depict the unique creative bond that she has had with her mother throughout the years--and how, together, they are facing her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational, Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Nikki Sharp, “Meal Prep Your Way to Weight Loss”

May 9 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet former model, Instagram star, and author of The 5-Day Real Food Detox Nikki Sharp when she joins us to celebrate Meal Prep Your Way to Weight Loss. Any successful goal starts with a plan. And diet and fitness guru Nikki Sharp knows all about planning. A 28-day program for eating clean, featuring more than 100 healthy recipes with time-saving advance-prep methods. This is a wristbanded event. Genre: Cooking

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Discussion and Book Signing: Deborah Harkness, “The World of All Souls”

May 10 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet bestselling author Deborah Harkness when she joins us to celebrate The World of All Souls: The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life. The World of All Souls is a fully illustrated guide to Deborah's #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Mackenzie Ziegler, “Kenzie’s Rules for Life”

May 14 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet professional dancer, singer/songwriter, actress and one of the stars on Lifetime's hit reality TV series Dance Moms Mackenzie Ziegler when she joins us to celebrate Kenzie's Rules for Life. Join us for this special fan event! Fans who purchase a pre-signed copy of Kenzie's Rules for Life from this location will receive a wristband to have their picture taken with Mackenzie. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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Discussion and Book Signing: Rashad Jennings, “The IF in Life”

May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Meet former NFL running back and Dancing with the Stars champion Rashad Jennings when he joins us to celebrate The IF in Life: How to Get Off Life's Sidelines and Become Your Best Self which shares his inspiring story and experiences that will encourage readers to follow their dreams. Rashad's transparency about his journey will encourage readers to hold on to faith in the midst of uncertainty. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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Discussion and Book Signing: Gary Krist, “The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Immigration, and the Invention of Los Angeles”

May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Meet bestselling author of Empire of Sin and City of Scoundrels, Gary Krist when he joins us to celebrate his latest book The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Immigration, and the Invention of Los Angeles. Little more than a century ago, the southern coast of California was sleepy semi-desert farmland. Then, as if overnight, one of the world's largest and most iconic cities emerged ... Los Angeles. Genre: Nonfiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Alexa Donne, “Burning Brightly” and Adrienne Young, “Sky in the Deep”

May 27 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Alexa Donne and Adrienne Young join us to celebrate their novels Brightly Burning and Sky in the Deep. Brightly Burning delivers a brooding gothic mystery and a swoony romance with hints of Jane Eyre all set in space. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young is one of 2018's Most Anticipated YA books that is part Wonder Woman, part Vikings--and all heart. Genre: Speculative Fiction, Young Adult

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Discussion and Book Signing: Mark Oshiro, “Anger is a Gift”

May 29 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Meet the Hugo-nominated writer of the online Mark Does Stuff universe (Mark Reads and Mark Watches), Mark Oshiro. Anger is a Gift is his debut YA novel. Moss Jeffries is many things--considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd. Sometimes Moss wishes he could be someone who hadn't become a rallying point for a community because of one horrible night. Genre: Young Adult

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June 2018

Discussion and Book Signing: Don Diamont, “My Seven Sons and How We Raised Each Other”

June 4 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet The Bold and the Beautiful star Don Diamont when he joins us to celebrate his family memoir My Seven Sons and How We Raised Each Other. Don writes with openness and courage about the ways his family came together: by marriage, divorce, the death of his sister, and marriage again. Today's blended families might look different from those of even a few decades ago, but many things are the same. Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Retta, “So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know”

June 5 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet Parks & Recreation star Retta when she joins us to celebrate her hilarious book of essays So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know. Whether reminiscing about her days as a contract chemist at GlaxoSmithKline, feeling like the odd man out on Parks or expertly stalking the cast of Hamilton, Retta's unique voice and refreshing honesty will make you laugh, cry, and laugh so hard you'll cry. Genre: Memoir

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Discussion and Book Signing: Matt and Phil Letten, “Vodka is Vegan”

June 7 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Meet the bros who are making vegan sexy (and making eating animals weird). Matt Letten and Phil Letten join us to celebrate Vodka Is Vegan: A Vegan Bros Manifesto for Better Living and Not Being an A**hole. Think you could never go vegan? Think again. As this smart, funny, persuasive manifesto makes clear, you're already 90% vegan anyway. That's right--you already love animals and eating less meat. Genre: Healing | Self-Help | Motivational

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Discussion and Book Signing: Claire Legrand, “Furyborn”

June 9 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Bestselling author Claire Legrand joins us to celebrate her latest YA novel Furyborn. This stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018 follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world ... or doom it. When assassins ambush her best friend, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing herself as one of a pair of prophesied queens. Genre: Speculative Fiction, Young Adult

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Discussion and Book Signing: Dr. Tommy John, “Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance”

June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Dr. Tommy John joins us to celebrate his book Minimize Injury, Maximize Performance: A Sports Parent's Survival Guide. Dr. Tommy John, son of MLB pitcher Tommy John and also a sports performance and healing specialist, offers an invaluable diet, lifestyle, and movement plan (Rethink. Rebuild. Replenish. Recover) for injury- and performance-proofing young athletes in every sport. Genre: Nonfiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: YA Panel featuring Tamara Ireland Stone, Robin Benway, Robyn Schneider, and Gretchen McNeil

June 11 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Kick off summer with this fantastic YA event featuring Tamara Ireland Stone, Robin Benway, Robyn Schneider, and Gretchen McNeil as they discuss their latest novels, writing, creating, and everything in between. Genre: Young Adult

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Discussion and Book Signing: Kevin Dickson and Jack Ketsoyan, “Guilty Pleasure”

June 12 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet Hollywood insiders Kevin Dickson and Jack Ketsoyan when they join us to celebrate what Erika Jayne describes as "The must-read book of the summer" Guilty Pleasure. In this jaw-dropping sequel to Blind Item, three young Hollywood professionals strive to keep the industry's most salacious scandals under wraps during awards season. Genre: Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Sabaa Tahir, “A Reaper at the Gates” and Renee Ahdieh, “Smoke in the Sun”

June 14 @ 6:30 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Sabaa Tahir joins us to celebrate the highly anticipated third book in her #1 New York Times bestselling series A Reaper at the Gates (Ember in the Ashes Series #3). Sabaa will be in conversation with fellow #1 New York Times bestselling author and BFF Renee Ahdieh who will be celebrating her book Smoke in the Sun. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Kat Shepherd, “Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand”

June 16 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Kat Shepherd is thrilled that her fast-paced story is likely to engage reluctant readers, because as an educator, she believes that reading should be a joyful experience. Babysitting can be a real nightmare. For Rebecca Chin babysitting has always been fun. But one night, a thunderstorm knocks the power out while she's watching baby Kyle and creepy things begin to happen in the house. Genre: Speculative Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: David Fantle, “Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends”

June 20 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Free

Meet David Fantle and Tom Johnson when they join us to celebrate Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends. In 1978, David Fantle and Tom Johnson, teenagers fresh out of high school, boarded a plane to meet with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. They had written the two stars requesting interviews--to their amazement, both agreed. Over the years, more than 250 other stars also agreed. Genre: Nonfiction, Film

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Discussion and Book Signing: Jessica Knoll, “Luckiest Girl Alive” and Caroline Kepnes, “You and Hidden Bodies”

June 21 @ 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet bestselling authors Jessica Knoll and Caroline Kepnes when they join us to kick off Entertainment Weekly's Hot Summer Reads. Jessica Knoll, author of Luckiest Girl Alive, joins us to celebrate her latest novel The Favorite Sister and Caroline Kepnes, the author of You and Hidden Bodies, joins us to celebrate her latest novel Providence. Genre: Fiction

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Discussion and Book Signing: Omar Epps, “Fatherless to Fatherhood”

June 23 @ 4:00 pm
Barnes & Noble – The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Purchase Required

Meet author and world renowned actor Omar Epps when he joins us to sign his book From Fatherless to Fatherhood. Omar chronicles his journey from humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, to the bright lights of Hollywood. Having grown up without his biological father, then becoming a father himself, Epps shares his story of pain and triumph in a uniquely visceral way. Genre: Memoir

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