Jim Butcher signs in Redondo Beach


Harry Dresden has been through a lot over the course of The Dresden Files, including being dead. In Cold Days, Jim Butcher’s Chicago wizard returns to life as the Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness, with new powers, new problems, and new and old enemies and allies.

This is a numbered event. Numbers are free with the purchase of Cold Days from Mysterious Galaxy, starting on Tuesday, November 27th at 10am. Other restrictions apply. Contact the stores for details.

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please call the store and purchase the book over the phone on or after the on-sale date.


Hey, San Diego Jim Butcher fans!

As many of you know, Jim is visiting the Redondo Beach store on his tour this year, and we anticipate seeing readers from all over Southern CA. We are thrilled to offer a special transportation option, with some treats and benefits for those of you interested in going to the signing at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach -- the Jim Butcher Party Bus.


When you reserve your seat on the Jim Butcher Party Bus, you will spend the full moon evening riding in style in a bus full of fellow fans, hosted by Patrick, with lots of treats in store for you.


Here are the details:


The Royal Lines bus will leave Mysterious Galaxy San Diego promptly at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 28th.


We will return you to the MGSD parking lot around 10:00 PM that same night.


The cost to ride is $70 and includes:

  • A first edition of Cold Days
  • Your choice of Players' sandwich (turkey, ham & cheese, or grilled cheese) served with Player's house-made potato chips, a bottle of water (feel free to bring a non-alcoholic drink of your choice if you so desire), and cookies, from our neighbors at Players Sports Bar   
  • A special goody bag provided by Jim's awesome publisher, Penguin(USA).
  • One of the first 50 numbers in the signing line


Whether you've visited the new store during our first year, or this will be your first trip, we look forward to seeing you. Joining us on the bus is a great opportunity to check out MGRB, enjoy one of Mysterious Galaxy's favorite authors, and spend time in the company of fellow independent bookstore lovers.


Event date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
2810 Artesia Blvd
90278 Redondo Beach
Cold Days: A Novel of the Dresden Files Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451464408
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Roc Hardcover - November 27th, 2012


After being murdered by a mystery assailant, navigating his way through the realm between life and death, and being brought back to the mortal world, Harry realizes that maybe death wasn’t all that bad. Because he is no longer Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard.

He is now Harry Dresden, Winter Knight to Mab, the Queen of Air and Darkness. After Harry had no choice but to swear his fealty, Mab wasn’t about to let something as petty as death steal away the prize she had sought for so long. And now, her word is his command, no matter what she wants him to do, no matter where she wants him to go, and no matter who she wants him to kill.

Guess which Mab wants first?

Of course, it won’t be an ordinary, everyday assassination. Mab wants her newest minion to pull off the impossible: kill an immortal. No problem there, right? And to make matters worse, there exists a growing threat to an unfathomable source of magic that could land Harry in the sort of trouble that will make death look like a holiday.

Beset by enemies new and old, Harry must gather his friends and allies, prevent the annihilation of countless innocents, and find a way out of his eternal subservience before his newfound powers claim the only thing he has left to call his own…His soul.

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