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, 04/25/2015 - 8:00am

Come join us at the Granada Hills Woman’s Club for a fun-filled afternoon with cozy mystery author, Laura Levine, of the popular Jaine Austen mystery series. In her latest title, Killing Cupid, the freelance writer lands a job writing copy for the Dates of Joy match-making service. When the ruthless conniving matchmaker winds up dead, Jaine realizes the killer could be any number of vengeful employees or disgruntled clients. In order to clear her own name, Jaine must navigate her way through various lovesick Lotharios to find the real killer. Once again, Laura entertains us with the adventures of...

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 7:00am

A selection of books that go on sale this week, most on Tuesday April 28th.              Check with staff if you have questions.  You can also purchase many of the below in eBook format. Just click the title to see if an eBook is available for that title. (Thanks to Kobo, most ebooks are now available for pre-sale.)               Happy Reading!               Signed titles may arrive later in the month. Contact the staff to reserve a copy. 

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:00am

On May 1, Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy will introduce you to Gwen Womack and her debut, The Memory Painter. The details are below:   Lunch with Gwendolyn Womack at Petros Manhattan Beach   451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach Friday, May 1, 2015    Please come at 11:30 to meet and chat with debut author Gwendolyn Womack. We will have lunch at noon and our program will begin at 12:30.  The cost for this event is $60. You will receive a signed first edition of The Memory Painter, have a delicious...

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:00pm

Mysterious Galaxy will be at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in San Pedro. Deatils to come. Visit the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival official Website. 

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 10:00am

                                  What is Bookstore Day?   California Bookstore Day, on Saturday May 2, 2015, is a project of the Northern and Southern California Independent Booksellers Associations, representing hundreds of bookstores across California and the nation. This is an in-store celebration -- join us in either location to take part!     We believe indie bookstores are an essential part...

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.

The Bone Tree (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780062311115
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: William Morrow & Company, 4/2015

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Karen Memory (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780765375247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now!
Published: Tor Books, 2/2015

Speculative Fiction

Karen Memery (like memory, but not spelt the same) ain’t your average seamstress. Oh, she sews, sure, (and oh what a sewing machine it is!) but most of her nightly work involves men and is more horizontal-like. When her normal life gets set all asunder by nefarious happenstance, she bucks tradition and takes life by the reins … and no bastard and his mind control machine, nor no murdering psychopath is gonna stop her from protecting hers. Life in Rapid City ain’t easy for a woman, especially one friends with a pants-wearing female liberator, a black marshal and his Indian (Comanche) posse man, and an Indian (from India) girlfriend.


Karen Memory (the novel) is quite a fun ride. A sort of Deadwood meets Jack the Ripper in a steam-powered gold rush old west era version of the Parasol Protectorate. And Karen Memery herself is a little piece of colorful awesomeness. – Patrick  

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