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Bookstore opened in 1991

Specializing in Author Events

located in 
Huntington Beach, CA 
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Saturday, July 20th, 1:00 p.m., Sheila Lowe – MAXIMUM PRESSURE
​Handwriting expert Claudia Rose had no intention of revisiting her past when she accepted an invitation to her 25-year high school reunion. But when she stumbles upon the lifeless body of someone she knew, the event takes a chilling turn.  With the help of her homicide detective husband, Claudia delves into the investigation and finds herself drawn into a web of secrets and lies that have been buried for decades.

Sunday, August 4th – 1:00 p.m., Ellen Byron & Rachel Howzell Hall
Ellen Byron's new debut series novel, A VERY WOODSY MURDER
Rachel Howzell Hall - WHAT FIRE BRINGS



​Sing Her Down by Ivy Pochoda​
Successful TV Writing by Bill Rabkin
Writing the Pilot 2 by Bill Rabkin

Sanctuary by Emily Rapp Black (NEW)
Liar by Rob Roberge

Rude Talk in Athens by Mark Haskell Smith

Blown by Mark Haskell Smith

Sidewalking by David Ulin
The Lost Art of Reading by David Ulin
Writing L.A.  by David Ulin



BOOKENDS!  Numerous Styles

Saturday, June 29th – 1:00 p.m. -Adam Sikes – THE UNDERHANDED

“The latest by Adam Sikes, The Underhanded, is a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller that left me awed and at the edge of my seat. It’s a suspenseful mix of historical intrigue and present-day repercussions...."
James Rollins, N.Y. Times Bestselling Author

After serving in the Marines for ten years, Adam Sikes was recruited by the CIA to be a paramilitary operations officer. He received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Georgetown University and now lives on the West Coast. 

Location: Fernhill Clubhouse, 5472 Diamond, Huntington Beach

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Saturday, July 13th, 1:00 p.m., David Putnam - Talk & Signing


​In 1973, Imogene Taylor is seventy-five years old, on parole for murder. Twelve years earlier, she went to prison for killing her love-of-her-life-husband. She called it an accident. The judge and jury called it murder. Now on parole, Imogene helps her neighbor’s daughter clear out a pyramid of boxes filled with junk in the garage and finds a dead woman who has been hidden for many years. Due to being on parole for murder, she is afraid to report the death and now has to deal with it.

During his law enforcement career, “Deputy Dave” worked primarily in California on teams for Patrol, Investigations, SWAT, Narcotics, Violent Crimes, Criminal Intelligence, Internal Affairs and the Detective Bureau. He currently spends his time growing organic avocados and writing with his wife Mary and taking care of their three dogs.  


​​The Lost Desert​ by Tod Goldbert (NEW)

Gangster Nation by Tod Goldberg

Gangsterland by Tod Goldberg

Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Clift by Sarah Borjas When the Messenger is Hot by Elizabeth Crane
Turf by Elizabeth Crane
The History of Great Things by Elizabeth Crane
We Only Know So Much by Elizabeth Crane

Cruising by Alex Espinoza

Still Water Saints by Alex Espinoza

Would-Land by Jill Alexander Essbaum

The Good Grief Journal by Jill Alexander Essbaum Devastation by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum