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Holiday Party 2019

Come help celebrate a Holiday Tradition with Mysterious Galaxy’s Seasonal Party! Readers and lovers of anything literary can look forward to enjoying refreshments and delicious foods while mingling with authors whose works run the diverse gamut of genre (and gift giving opportunity) needs. Staff will be readily available to make recommendations from our plethora of both books and creative gift items. We even have an in-store Staff Picks section, as well as many other books that have been read and reviewed by Mysterious Galaxy’s own.

Participants at present include:

  • Julie Berry, author of LONG AGO, ON A SILENT NIGHT
  • Sebastian Shepherd, author of THE RUINS OF OUR PAST
  • Matt Harry & Juliane Crump, authors of CRYPTOZOOLOGY FOR BEGINNERS
  • Tim Maleeny, author of BOXING THE OCTOPUS
  • Kathleen Long Bostrom, author of THE WORST CHRISTMAS EVER
  • Keli Colombini, author of NORRIS THE NOSTRILEER
  • Marcia Berneger, author of A DREIDEL IN TIME

Middle grade readers can look forward to Matt Harry's Cryptozoology for Beginners, illustrated by Juliane Crump. In this book II of the Codex Arcanum series, teenage sorcerers Trish, Owen, and Perry are called back into action to discover why the world's magical creatures are disappearing.

Graphic novel fans will enjoy Dan Goldman's Chasing Echoes, a heartfelt tale about dysfunctional family dynamics, the ghosts of war, and what brings us back together.

In the mood for a good picture book? Julie Berry's Long Ago, on a Silent Night is a luminous celebration of unconditional love and joy, as well as the promise in every child. Get whisked away in Marcia Berneger's A Dreidel in Time as Devorah and Benjamin are mysteriously sent away to join the ancient Maccabees in battle. Kathleen Long Bostrom's The Worst Christmas Ever is perfect for anyone struggling with a long-distance move. Tickle your funny-bone with Keli Colombini's Norris the Nostrileer, a girl with wild pink hair and fabulous toes, but not quite fond of her nose.

Those craving something fantastical and festive will want Sebastian Shepherd's The Ruins of Our Past, an imaginative hunt through one man's past to change one single moment in his life.

If Mystery is what your craving, Tim Maleeny's fourth installment in the Cape Weathers Mystery series, Boxing the Octopus, promises some sinking-suspicions and offers a runaway tour of San Francisco's underworld.

This event is free. 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.

Long Ago, On a Silent Night Cover Image
By Julie Berry, Annie Won (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338277722
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - September 3rd, 2019

The Ruins of Our Past Cover Image
ISBN: 9781090890740
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Independently Published - August 14th, 2019

Cryptozoology for Beginners Cover Image
By Matt Harry, Juliane Crump (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781947848825
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Inkshares - November 5th, 2019

Boxing the Octopus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781464211416
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - October 22nd, 2019

The Worst Christmas Ever Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947888098
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flyaway Books - September 17th, 2019

Norris the Nostrileer Cover Image
By Keli Colombini, Keli Colombini (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781645163473
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gerald & Marc Hoberman Collection - September 23rd, 2019

A Dreidel in Time Cover Image
By Marcia Berneger, Beatriz Castro (Illustrator)
Unavailable to Order
ISBN: 9781541546721
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Kar-Ben Publishing (R) - September 1st, 2019

Event address: 
5943 Balboa Ave
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92111