Mysterious Galaxy is an independent genre bookstore that is passionate about creating and maintaining a community of readers, authors, and booksellers.


Welcome to Mysterious Galaxy -- books of Martians, Murder, Magic and Mayhem (with occasional Masks, Matchmaking, and Munchkins). We are physically a specialty genre store in Southern California with a focus on SF, Fantasy, Mystery, Suspense, and Horror. Here on the web we offer a whole world of book choices, some physically on our shelves, some immediately available for your ebook reader, and many more available for special order!

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Being a part of your literary community means offering more than just great books. Mysterious Galaxy is committed to regular in-store events with authors, book discussion groups, and other special events and celebrations.

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 9:30am

         Gabrielle Zevin Nicole Mones Cynthia Bond  Rachel Howzell Hall  Kathy Eldon Women & Words was established in 2003 by a group of women who love to read and whose mission is to honor women’s words and achievements. They created a literary event that promotes women authors and inspires others by donating the proceeds to a diverse group of charitable organizations. Since 2004, Women & Words has raised almost $25,000 for charities such as Children’s Law Center, Penny Lane, Women’s Care Cottage, Westside Children’s Center, Children’s Institute Inc., Children’s...

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:00am

    Mysterious Galaxy is proud to promote the rights of writers to express themselves freely and of readers to read what they choose. Please show your support for freedom of expression by buying and reading a banned book from your local independent bookstore!      

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 2:00pm

       Gretchen McNeil      Anna Carey Two prominent names in Southern CA young adult fiction come to visit us with their newest releases! Anna Carey, author of the renowned Eve Trilogy, studied creative writing at NYU before getting her MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College. Blackbird’s a protagonist has no memory of herself, but a curious tattoo on her wrist bears the likeness of the titular bird and the code: FNV02198. While this is mystery enough, the bigger question she faces is why everyone seems to want her dead. Before she was delivering splashes of YA horror, Gretchen...

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 2:32pm

September 22nd is Hobbit Day! Celebrate Bilbo’s birthday and your love of The Hobbit with us. Ask any staff member for a trivia question, and be rewarded for your correct answer!            

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 7:00pm

James Ellroy is no stranger to humanity’s dark side since his exposure to the tragedy of homicide in his early years. James has brought his knowledge of mystery and love for fiction to his literary Los Angeles, writing noteworthy novels such as The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential. Perfidia, his newest, begins at the brink of World War II with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and the subsequent stateside panic. As Japanese internment begins, the hellish murder of a Japanese family brings four people together: a captain on the police force, a brilliant Japanese-American forensic chemist,...

Our publishers are kind enough to send us Signed First Editions for non-touring authors' works. To see a complete list of Signed First editions, check the menu for signed first editions by genre.

ISBN-13: 9780545522250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Scholastic Press, 9/2014
Signed by both authors.

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ISBN-13: 9780062290366
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Harper, 7/2014

Speculative Fiction

The world of Tearling and its many engaging characters is a compulsive read from newcomer Johansen. Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn was smuggled out of the Royal Keep in Tearling as an infant, hidden, and raised and educated by foster parents. Despite her rigorous education, Kelsea has no idea what her life holds for her until she is picked up by the Royal Guard on her 19th birthday in order to claim the throne and be crowned Queen. Her journey to the throne is thrilling, dangerous, and enlightening, and Kelsea is tested at every turn. Her kingdom is in peril, her enemies are many, and it is a treacherous path to save her people, many of whom have no reason to believe that she can do so. Warner Bros. has the rights to the movie … but for me, I can hardly wait for book two. Highly recommended.

– Terry

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