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Holiday Party 2018

The staff of Mysterious Galaxy are losing their lease for their Balboa Avenue storefront, and will need to move in 60 days. It is with heavy hearts that we share that unless a new buyer and new location are found immediately, Mysterious Galaxy will be forced to close its doors. Read more...

Holiday Party 2018

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.

More than a dozen authors covering a wide range of genres will be highlighted during the Seasonal Party.

If you’re looking for stories with a diverse cast of characters, Chaya Bhuvaneswar’s short-story collection, White Dancing Elephants, spotlights resolute women of color who face issues like sexual harassment and violence.

Readers of YA fiction can look forward to stories like Livia Blackburne’s historical fantasy, Umbertouched, and Maria Alexander’s second novel in the Bloodline of Yule series, Snowbound.

Everyone needs a little humor in their lives. Richard Lederer’s The Joy of Names explores the history of how many well-known names, surnames, and nicknames came to be, all while having a laugh. Dante Fabiero’s series of comics, Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life, tells the story of an adorable sloth and her all-too-real struggles through everyday life.

For fans of a good mystery, check out Nancy Cole Silverman’s cozy amateur sleuth novel, Reason to Doubt, Sybil Johnson’s Designed for Haunting, or Ellen Byron’s Mardi Gras Murder. If you’re in the mood for some classic crime stories, Leslie Klinger presents five of the best novels for the time period in his anthology, Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s. In the mood for a psychological thriller? Martin Jay Weiss’ The Second Son is filled with plenty of twists and turns wrapped up in a technothriller-bow, while Robert Rotstein offers insights into the nature of jurors and jury trials with We, the Jury

Many speculative fiction titles will also be represented, including Sergey and Marina Dyachenko’s dark fantasy, Vita Nostra; H.R. Conklin’s second book in the Celtic Magic series, The Witch’s Knot; and Marie Andreas’ book three in her space opera Asarlaí Wars series, Defiant Ruin. Just in time for the holidays, Sam Hooker pairs a swear-prone witch and a retired warrior named Santa to defeat libertines in The Winter Riddle.

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.

The Joy of Names Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933338361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marion Street Press, LLC - September 1st, 2018

Slothilda: Living the Sloth Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781510736573
Availability: Backordered
Published: Skyhorse - October 2nd, 2018

White Dancing Elephants Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945814617
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dzanc Books - October 9th, 2018

Umbertouched (A Rosemarked Novel, Book 2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781484788578
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - November 6th, 2018

Snowbound: Book 2 in the Bloodline of Yule Trilogy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732454217
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Maria Alexander - September 8th, 2018

Mardi Gras Murder: A Cajun Country Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683317050
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crooked Lane Books - October 9th, 2018

Reason to Doubt (Carol Childs Mystery #5) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635114225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henery Press - November 6th, 2018

Designed for Haunting (Aurora Anderson Mystery #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635114058
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henery Press - October 9th, 2018

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681778617
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pegasus Books - October 2nd, 2018

The Second Son Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947856158
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book - August 14th, 2018

We, the Jury Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538507728
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blackstone Publishing - October 23rd, 2018

The Winter Riddle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732400702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Black Spot Books - November 1st, 2018

Defiant Ruin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780999081174
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Marie Andreas - October 3rd, 2018

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Vita Nostra: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062694591
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Voyager - November 13th, 2018

The Witch's Knot Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781722648343
Availability: Backordered
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - October 1st, 2018

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