Marcia DeSanctis Author Event

10/23/2014 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Marcia DeSanctis

Author of 100 Places In France Every Woman Should Go

Thursday, October 23 at 7pm

Whether she is a die-hard Francophile or simply dreaming of Paris, a woman will discover France, her way, in 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go. With her eye trained towards the feminine, award-winning author Marcia DeSanctis draws on years of traveling and living in France to lead women into the City of Light, along the Cote d’Azur, and through vineyards, cooking classes, lavender fields and architectural treasures. These 100 entries capture art, culture and jaunts along France's many beaches, and include not only most-visited attractions such as the Chateau de Versailles and the Musee d'Orsay, but many places to be discovered. Wander around the Art Nouveau city of Nancy, make a pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer in the Camargue, try thalassotherapy in St. Malo, or discover the Cathar Cathedral of St. Cecile in Albi. From sexy to literary, from spiritual to simply gorgeous, the range of 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go proves that the allure of France for women goes beyond food and fashion.

Ladies, we hope you can join us!

$19.95
ISBN-13: 9781609520823
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Travelers' Tales, 5/2013

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Marie Lu Author Event

10/25/2014 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Marie Lu

Author of The Young Elites and Legend

Saturday, October 25th at 4pm

This is a ticketed event in that you must purchase  The Young Elites book from {pages} to attend.  You can purchase the book online or in the store in advance, just save the receipt, as we will be requiring it to get in.  Call 310-318-0900 or email us at info@pagesabookstore.com.  Or just buy the book online and note that you will be attending the event.

Marie Lu is the talented YA writer who penned the popular Legend Trilogy.  Now, she has created a new series called The Young Elites available Oct 7th, 2014.

Overview of Young Elites:

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.
Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.

About Marie Lu:

Marie Lu is the art director at Online Alchemy, a video game company, and also owns the children’s brand Fuzz Academy. She was first inspired to write Legend while watching Les Miserables one afternoon, and wondered how the relationship between a famous criminal vs. a prodigious detective might translate into a more modern story. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2006 and lives in Los Angeles, California.

Visit Marie at www.marielu.org




 

The Young Elites (Hardcover)

$18.99
ISBN-13: 9780399167836
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Putnam Juvenile, 10/2014

Legend (Paperback)

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780142422076
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Published: Speak, 5/2013

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780142427552
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Published: Speak, 4/2014

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780147512284
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Published: Speak, 9/2014

Legend (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780399256752
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Published: Putnam Juvenile, 11/2011

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9780399256769
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Published: Putnam Juvenile, 1/2013

$18.99
ISBN-13: 9780399256776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Putnam Juvenile, 11/2013

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Lesley Robins Author Event

10/26/2014 3:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Lesley Robins

Author of The Breakup Book:  20 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart

Sunday, October 26th 3pm - 5pm

The Breakup Book: 20 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart features stories from the author's experiences with heartbreak, as well as inspirational advice of what worked and why-and what didn't work-when it came to mending her broken heart. This poignant, relatable manual for women aims to help them get over their breakups with grace, wisdom, and strength.The Breakup Book combines three of the hottest pop-culture commodities: relationships, self-improvement, and celebrity. It is written by a Hollywood writer and host who is eager to write additional books in a continuing series of inspirational and motivational works.

Lesley Robins is a nationally recognized television and Internet journalist. She is a show producer for E! News and an on-air correspondent for younghollywood.com. Lesley holds a master's degree from the University of Santa Monica in spiritual psychology, a professional designation in journalism with specialization in broadcast from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree in English and communication from the University of Delaware. She lives in Hermosa Beach, California.

Please join us for an inspirational afternoon with Lesley.  RSVP's appreciated.  Call 310-318-0900 or email us at info@pagesabookstore.com.

 

$17.95
ISBN-13: 9781630471217
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Morgan James Publishing, 10/2014

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Lee Wilson Author Event

10/30/2014 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Lee Wilson

Author of Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet & Broadway

Thursday, October 30th at 7pm

In this uplifting memoir, Lee Wilson describes how she grand jetéd from the stifling suburbia of the 1950s, a world of rigid gender roles, to the only domain where women and men were equally paid and equally respected, in grand, historic dance theaters and under the bright lights of the Broadway stage.

Short, plump, pigeon-toed, and never good enough for mom, Lee Wilson dared to dream she could grow up to be a star. In 1962, fresh out of high school and a mere sixteen years old, Wilson left her country and the comforts of home to make the five-day journey across the Atlantic. She saw Europe as an attractive alternative to New York, where great American ballet companies were struggling to survive. That same year, Wilson made her professional debut in Monte Carlo in a command performance for Prince Rainier and Princess Grace. The following summer, as she danced across Europe, she thrilled to the sound of her first bravos and never looked back.

After touring Europe and dancing with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York, Wilson set her sights on Broadway, where she danced in many famous shows including Hello Dolly! She was in the original national company of A Chorus Line and played Patty in the original Broadway production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Rebel on Pointe immerses the reader in a remarkable and visionary world. It lifts the veil of myth surrounding legendary dance icons like George Balanchine, Rosella Hightower, Erik Bruhn, and Rudolf Nureyev to reveal the real men and women who have influenced and embodied the world of dance.

Wilson expertly depicts how her profession--at times considered so rigid and exacting--was a leading force in the liberation of women from the prison of patriarchal post-war society. The hard-won gains and the maddening setbacks of the gender revolution are seen here through the eyes of a young dancer searching for freedom, one "pas" at a time.

Lee Wilson danced for royalty in Europe, gun-toting revolutionaries in Algeria, American aristocrats at the Metropolitan Opera, and a galaxy of stars on Broadway. She is an award-winning writer, producer, and actor living in Los Angeles. Also worthy to note is that she pitched her book at {pages} Pitchapalooza and this is the wonderful result of her endeavor.  We are so excited for Lee.  This is a great book and how about the gorgeous cover???

 

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780813060088
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: University Press of Florida, 9/2014

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YA Book Club for Teens

11/01/2014 4:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

Saturday, November 1st 

4pm

Please join our new Teen Book Club discussion led by Craig Bunn.  Craig joined {pages} about six months ago.  A graduate from USC, he is now a bonafide "writer" (you might see him early at Peet's writing a few lines each day before he goes to work).

The next Teen Book Club book  in November will be The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman and the date for that is Saturday, November 1st at 4pm.  

It takes a graveyard to raise a child.

Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy—an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family.

Please call 310-318-0900 or email us at info@pagesabookstore.com to RSVP.  Everyone is welcome.   

The Graveyard Book (Paperback)

$8.99
ISBN-13: 9780060530945
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins, 10/2010

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Ed Grant Author Event

11/05/2014 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

 

Ed Grant and Debra Bronow

Piers of the California Coast

Wednesday, November 5th at 7pm

Piers of the California Coast is a wonderful collection of photographs and stories about piers along our coast, including the one and only Manhattan Beach Pier.  This treasure of a book would make a fantastic and unique gift.  Please join us for a wine and cheese reception starting at 7pm to celebrate Piers of the California Coast.  There will be a reading and a book signing immediately following.  RSVP's appreciated.  Call 310-318-0900 or email info@pagesabookstore.com.

 

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{pages} Reps Picks Night

11/06/2014 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

   

 

{pages} Annual Rep Picks Night

Thursday, November 6th at 7pm

Please join us for a fun evening with some of our favorite pubishers.  Our friends at Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Random House and Chronicle Books will each discuss some of the hottest books that will make great gifts for the holidays.  Patty Gibson will also talk about her favorites.  There will be refreshments and books raffled off at the end of the session.  

This is one of the most fun events of the year.   RSVP's are recommended.  Call 310-318-0900 or email info@pagesabookstore.com.

 

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904 Manhattan Ave
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Manhattan Beach
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DJ Ass Maggots Author Event

11/09/2014 3:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

DJ Ass Maggots

Author of Poseidon's Tunnel

Sunday, November 9th at 3pm

DJ Ass Maggots, a pseudonym for a physician practicing internal medicine with an emphasis on geriatric care, is the Hermosa Beach author of recently published Poseidon’s Tunnel

 Poseidon’s Tunnel is a grotesque and twisted chronology that reveals much about the perverted world the author lives in.  The book is a frenetic and vivid roman à clef — an inbred, high-minded and unrefined, rough around the edges piece of prose.”  When asked to comment on his writing style, Ass Maggots said, “Those familiar with the first book will recognize the authentic whiff of life between the covers.”

Poseidon’s Tunnel blends a raucous assortment of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll fiction loosely revolving around the annual Burning Man festival. There is also hippie thug posturing, showcased by translations of rap battles into nerdspeak and a mockingly absurdist celebration of Ass Maggots’ lifestyle of decadence.

Ass Maggots’ college classmate and now attorney, Eli Kitt, describes the books as "a tour de force, incorporating drug-fueled escapades told through a pseudo-fictional background beat, coursing through the veins of this inspirational figure living the anti-American dream. He is a doctor who took too much acid, managed to keep his money, somehow avoided rehab, and was bored enough to write a book."

 “This suspenseful second book is going to produce a zombie army of sleep-deprived readers,” said one of the author’s medical colleagues. “Ass Maggots’ astonishing talent and popularity are bar none. We’ve long wished we could clone him!”

Poseidon’s Tunnel is Ass Maggots’ first book to offer Quick Response Code (QR Code), a matrix barcode that expands the reading experience by sending readers directly to music clips that Ass Maggots curated. The QR codes keep the book up-to-the-minute and offer an interactive element to the viewing experience. The book includes more than 16 secret messages.


About DJ Ass Maggots

DJ Ass Maggots is the pen name of an Iranian-American practicing physician who spends his hours outside the infirmary writing satirical, absurdist social-commentaries mingled into semi-autobiographical tales of debauchery. Ass Maggots is perhaps best known for his award-winning fictional book of short stories, poems, fiction fragments and assorted doggerel, Quickies!, which bridged a metafictional, literary representation of ultra-violence with the puerile, gimmicky realm of psycho aesthetics. His writing intellectualizes the inanity of pop culture in order to satirize western society and illustrate the degree to which reality has evolved into a filmic nightmare.  

Ass Maggots received his M.D. in 1998 and his Internal Medicine Board Certification in 2001. He now practices hospital medicine and is the medical director of several medical facilities. But don't hold that against him. For more information, visit DJ Ass Maggots’ website at www.djassmaggots.com.

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Evening Book Club Discussion

11/10/2014 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Evening Book Club Discussion 

Fives and Twenty-Fives, by Michael Pitre

Monday, November 10th

7pm - 8:30pm

 

It’s the rule—always watch your fives and twenty-fives. When a convoy halts to investigate a possible roadside bomb, stay in the vehicle and scan five meters in every direction. A bomb inside five meters cuts through the armor, killing everyone in the truck. Once clear, get out and sweep twenty-five meters. A bomb inside twenty-five meters kills the dismounted scouts investigating the road ahead.

Fives and twenty-fives mark the measure of a marine’s life in the road repair platoon. Dispatched to fill potholes on the highways of Iraq, the platoon works to assure safe passage for citizens and military personnel. Their mission lacks the glory of the infantry, but in a war where every pothole contains a hidden bomb, road repair brings its own danger.

Lieutenant Donavan leads the platoon, painfully aware of his shortcomings and isolated by his rank. Doc Pleasant, the medic, joined for opportunity, but finds his pride undone as he watches friends die. And there’s Kateb, known to the Americans as Dodge, an Iraqi interpreter whose love of American culture—from hip-hop to the dog-eared copy of Huck Finn he carries—is matched only by his disdain for what Americans are doing to his country.

Returning home, they exchange one set of decisions and repercussions for another, struggling to find a place in a world that no longer knows them. A debut both transcendent and rooted in the flesh, Fives and Twenty-Fives is a deeply necessary novel.

 

Everyone is welcome to join the discussion.  RSVP's preferred but not necessary.

$27.00
ISBN-13: 9781620407547
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury USA, 8/2014

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Munir Moon Event

11/13/2014 7:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Munir Moon

Author of The Beltway Beast: A Challenge to Our Democracy

Thursday, November 13 at 7pm

This book is about the two tribes of Washington, D.C.: Democrats and Republicans, whose members include lobbyists, Wall Street, and the military-industrial complex, among others. The tribal leaders are rich old men, and one byproduct of that culture is a system in which the NFL is allowed to operate as a nonprofit organization -- despite revenue of $184 million and $1 billion in assets -- while paying $11.4 million in compensation to its commissioner. We have a tax system where workers' income is taxed at a higher rate than the nonworking income. Moreover, Congressman Peter Stark, 80, who is worth $27 million and earns $174,000 a year in addition to his Social Security benefits, gets additional checks from the Social Security Administration to care for each of his three children until their 18th birthday. If you think there is something un-American about this picture, then this book is for you.
"The Beltway Beast" documents our current reality and calls for real competition in electing our leaders and transforming our political, healthcare, and tax systems. In every crisis there is opportunity, and this book is intended to mobilize main street America to take back the country. Prosperity will come back once America gets detoxed from the addiction of stealing from its children and living beyond its means.


 

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781940207483
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Rare Bird Books, 10/2014

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