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Books Inc., the West’s oldest independent bookstore, started Not Your Mother’s Book Club with one big idea: to bring the best writers in the world to the best readers in the world. And we're not REALLY a club. That's just our name, and really, what's in a name? We're actually just an inclusive bunch of PASSIONATE readers who get to hang out with the coolest authors on the scene!
We throw parties, eat snacks and read, read, read, read, read...
 We also have a lot of fun ... and we invite you to join us.  
Yay books!

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Brrrrrrrrraaaaaaaainssss... an SDCC inspired post

 

 

There are two ways to react to this picture:

 Scream: AHHHH! ZOMBIE!!! RUN FOR YOU LIFE!

OR

Read up on them for your own survival needs. Because when the zombie apocalypse comes, you want to be ready, right? Below are the books we recommend for your zombie edification.

WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks (ages 14+) (and it's companion, The Zombie Survival Guide)

The Walking Dead Graphic Novel Series (ages 15+) by Robert Kirkman

ASHES by Isle Blick (ages 14+)

 THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH (ages 14+) by Carrie Ryan

ZOMBIES VS UNICORNS (ages 13+) Ed by Holly Black and Justine Larbestelier 

ZOMBIEKINS (ages 10+) by Kevin Bolger

 ZOMBIE IN LOVE (ages 4+) by Kelly DiPucchio

NYMBC goes to San Diego Comic Con!

 

 

It's true. Because you're not a real nerd until you've gone to the Nerd Headquarters, i.e. San Diego Comic Con. So Not Your Mother's Book Club braved the crowds of over 100,000 people (only 99,000 of which had camped out for the Twilight panel) and even though your faithful NYMBC representative never got dressed up as a minotaur or a storm trooper, it's safe to say nerddom was fully embraced. Check out all our pics here

Libba Bray at This is Teen LIVE

 
Libba gave the Beauty Queens book jacket a serious makeover at our This is Teen LIVE event last night! Don't worry, we've got a gazillion videos and pics, so if you missed last night, you can still bask in the awesomeness online. 

Happy Book Birthday to BLOOD RED ROAD

Cage fighting. Romance. A stunning, post-apocalyptic landscape. Revolution. What more could you ask for? Blood Red Road, the debut dystopian novel from Moira Young is something like a Hunger Games, True Grit mash-up featuring one of the butt-kickingest females around. Which moves Not Your Mother's Book Club to wonder, if put in a cage fight, who would win: Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen (who may struggle since her best asset is a bow and arrow, not great for cage fights), Trice from Divergent (we all know she can throw a good punch), or the new dystopian combat queen, Saba from Blood Red Road. Though Blood Red Road may be to dark for some people's taste, Not Your Mother's Book Club is thrilled to recommend it to all our friends. Though it may take some readers a chapter or so to habituate to the dialect, it's well worth the push.What follows is one of the most kinetic, exciting and memorable debuts of the year, great for the older teens who love some action with their summer reading.

This is Teen: RULES

Libba, Meg and Maggie will be signing as many SCHOLASTIC
PUBLISHED books PURCHASED AT BOOKS INC. as you
like. However, outside of that, they will only sign 2
non-Scholastic books per customer. Books must be purchased at
a Books Inc. location. The ladies will only be signing books, so
NO memorabilia and this includes but is not limited to: teeshirts,
scraps of paper, coffee mugs, your cousin’s favorite bra,
Kindles, Nooks, posters, buttons, promotional items or your hairless
cat. Your place in the signing line is determined by the
signing group designated on your ticket (just like Southwest Airlines)
so if you are in group A, you will be in the first group,
Group B, you will be in the second group, and so on.
 
Tickets can only be purchased through our Opera Plaza location (they're hosting the event) so call 415.776.1111 to reserve your spot NOW!
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