Welcome to The Bookies' Latest Update!                      November 2015 Issue 1
The Bookies Newsletter
Small Business Saturday: Local Author Showcase! 
Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham--author and 2016
Indies First spokesperson
After taking a two-day Thanksgiving break on November 24th and 25th, we'll throw open our doors at 10:00 a.m. on Small Business Saturday, November 26th, for our annual Author Showcase! 

Small Business Saturday is also Indies First Day, a day to celebrate independent bookstores across the country. Lena Dunham, producer, director, actress and  bestselling author of  Not That Kind of Girl  is the spokesperson for 2016--read her letter about the importance of independent bookstores in her life. 

Start your holiday shopping with a book, signed by the author. Our usual store discounts apply! All our authors are super friendly, and if you want to start a conversation, why not ask them for book suggestions, or what they are giving their friends and family this holiday season? Or ask one of our ice-breaker questions below!

We love the buzz in the store on Small Business Saturday--it's one of the funnest days of the year. Come and join us! 

Our Schedule of Authors and Books
Click on the author's name to visit their website (where applicable) and on the book's title to find out more about the story! 
All Day 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
A brand-new middle grade fantasy - published October 2016
Ask Todd who helped him come up with some of the ideas for the Wishing World - and what's the silliest thing they came up with? 

A brand new middle grade thriller - published October 2016. Last in the  Crime Travelers trilogy.
Ask Paul why he sets his novels in cities abroad!

Morning 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jeannie Mobley (until 11:30 a.m.)
Searching for Silverheels
Now in paperback - middle grade historical set in a small Rocky Mountain town
Ask Jeannie how the Dowager Empress is doing, or what she was most scared of as a kid! 

A. G. Henley
A. G. Henley
A fantasy trilogy for young adults--and Aimee will also bring her new anthology Tick Tock: Seven Tales of Time!
Ask Aimee about her genetic peculiarity! 

Bo Rush
Bo Rush
Soccer Bugs

Soccer Bugs
The latest in Bo's series of action-packed sports books for elementary kids.
Bo's new book has a very special dedication--to The Bookies! Ask him why he dedicated a book to us!
An adult fantasy about a world where the living are ruled by the dead.
Ask Colin about the best book, movie or band he has discovered recently! 

Lauren Sternberg
Lauren Sternberg
Chester's Vest
A picture book for younger children about beauty, inside and out.
Ask Lauren how long her hair has been gray? (Yes, really!)
The Dinomightysaurs series
An inspiring picture book series for younger children--with a new book due out any minute now! 
Ask Kristen what thought or message she would like put in a fortune cookie!
Afternoon 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
Grant Whitus
Grant Whitus
Bullet Riddled

Bullet Riddled
The story of the first S.W.A.T. officer to enter Columbine--adult non-fiction.
Ask Grant why he decided now was the right time to tell his story.

Leslee Breene
Leslee Breene
Christmas in My Heart

Christmas in My Heart
A brand new collection of romance stories to warm your heart this Christmas.
Ask Leslee where she comes from!  

Illustrator of picture books, including Over on the Farm, by Marianne Collins Berkes, Wild Ones, Observing City Critters by Carol Malnor, Pitter and Patter by Martha Sullivan, If You Love Honey by Martha Sullivan and Daisylocks by Marianne Collins Berkes. 
Ask Cathy what she's illustrating now! 

Krista Hines
Krista Hines
Doodle Away
Doodle Away! 
A fun doodle book - find the hidden illustrations in the images! Then erase and re-use!
Ask Krista about the new nonprofit she is creating!   

Aaron LaPedis
A Boy Named Penguin
A picture book about how Logan, who is on the autism spectrum, uses his alter ego to connect with others!
Aaron is also known as The Garage Sale Millionaire - ask him about his very first garage sale!

Christmas Cards
25% Off--Flash Sale on Holiday Cards!   
Get ahead on the holidays with our Flash Sale on boxed card sets! We're giving you  25% off all our boxed Christmas and Chanukah cards, for this week only! 

Buy your cards now and relax knowing that one of your holiday tasks is done!
This offer is only good for this week, so hurry! 

And look out for our flash sales on other products in the next few weeks!

Trick or Treating With Books
Halloween Glendale
No, don't put us in the trash compactor...! We met up with some sinister characters from Star Wars at the Halloween party at the Glendale Sports Center. Luckily they were friendly! We treated over 300 kids, and their parents, to a new book. See more photos from this great party on our Facebook page

Please note we will be closed on  Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24th and Black Friday, November 25th so we can spend the holiday with our families.

Sue Lubeck