October Young Adult Author Events in Southern California

One thing that I used to do a lot when I first started this blog was post a list of all the events that were happening in Southern California so that people could be aware when their favorite author was coming near. I used to go to SO many events and people were always asking me, how do you know about all of these! Honestly, its a mixture of bookstore newsletters, following authors on social media and so on.

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So here’s my monthly post of YA events happening in the month of October:

Various Events

October 6th – Orange County Children’s Book Festival – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

There really is something for children of all ages to experience at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival.  We know you’ll find our numerous book and educational vendors offering the latest in services and new ideas.  You will be able to buy books too!  Newest selections and personally autographed books make great holiday gifts. And with more than 3,000 titles available, this makes the Festival one of the world’s largest bookstores

October 10th – YA Book Club – Your Local Barnes and Noble

The YA Book Club continues on the second Thursday of every month. Join us to discuss Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin, a story about witchcraft and the perils of forbidden love. Plus, get a coupon for $2 Teavana teas (Café stores only). Contact your local store or visit bn.com/yabookclub for details.

Barnes and Noble at Americana – Glendale

October 8th at 7:30 pm – Leigh Bardugo for Ninth House

**Please note that Ninth House is NOT a YA novel!**

Leigh will personalize the featured title and one other item or additional copy of Ninth House, for a total of two signed and persaonlized items per customer. Posed photos are not permitted. 1 ticket = 1 book. You must have a ticket to attend the event. If you’d like to purchase an additional copy of Ninth House to have signed, please do so on site the day of the event. One ticket per customer per transaction. Any additional tickets found to be associated with the same individual will be refunded.

Barnes and Noble at Bella Terra – Huntington Beach

October 8th at 7 pm – Charlotte Nicole Davis for The Good Luck Girls

Please call this store to find out more details about the specifics of this event.

Barnes and Noble The Grove – Los Angeles

October 9th at 7 pm – Marie Lu for Rebel

Marie will discuss and sign the last book in the Legend series, Rebel, as well as answer fan questions! Marie will be in conversation with a special guest, to be announced soon!

There is one type of ticket for this event. Ticket limit is set at four tickets per transaction. If you are purchasing more than one ticket for a relative or friend, every customer must have their own ticket when they enter the event space and signing line. Purchase of the General Admission ticket provides the ticketholder entry into the event and signing line, as well as one copy of Rebel. Seating will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

October 12th at 2 pm – Stephen Chbosky for Imaginary Friend

**Please note that Imaginary Friend is NOT a YA novel**

This is a wristbanded event. For more information and event guidelines please visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/BNEventsGrove or contact Barnes & Noble at The Grove at (323)-525-0270.

October 12th at 5 pm – Jason Reynolds

This is a wristbanded event. For more information and event guidelines please visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/BNEventsGrove or contact Barnes & Noble at The Grove at (323)-525-0270.

October 23rd at 7 pm – Ruta Sepetys

Please contact the Barnes and Noble at the number above for more information about this event.

Barnes and Noble Mira Mesa – San Diego

October 24th at 7 pm – Laura Taylor Namey and Alex Villasante

Please call this store to find out more details about the specifics of this event.

Cellar Door Bookstore – Riverside

October 3rd at 6 pm – Isabel Quintero

Join us in celebrating the 5 year anniversary of local author Isabel Quintero’s first novel, Gabi, A Girl in Pieces! We will be having a party with her and some friends, including Lilliam Rivera. Join us for snacks, discussion, and celebration! Books are available for purchase in store and online. Only books purchased from Cellar Door Books will be granted access to the signing line.

Mysterious Galaxy – San Diego

October 9th at 7 pm – Charlotte Nicole Davis & Susan Dennard

This is a ticketed event. Priority tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis.  You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to receive a ticket.

October 10th at 7 pm – Renee Ahdieh & Sabaa Tahir

This is a ticketed event. Priority tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of THE BEAUTIFUL from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis.  You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to receive a ticket.

October 11th at 7 pm – Jennifer L Armentrout

This is a ticketed event. Priority tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of THE BURNING SHADOW from Mysterious Galaxy. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis.  You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone, but all books must be paid in full in order to receive a ticket.

October 12th at 1 pm – Laura Taylor Namey & Autumn Krause

This event is free and seating is first come, first serve. To get a book signed during one of our events, a copy of the event book must be purchased through Mysterious Galaxy. Event purchases through Mysterious Galaxy not only keeps our bookstore doors open, but also makes author signings possible.

October 18th – YA Book Club – Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins

This club meets once a month on the the 4th Friday of each month at 7:00pm. Please bear in mind that with all the author events Mysterious Galaxy hosts we’ll need to be a little flexible with this date. See below for meeting times and book selections.  Readers get a 20% discount on each month’s book! 

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