Book Signing in Los Angeles
Last weekend I went to a book signing in Los Angeles, more precisely to the Authors in the OC book signing in Anaheim. While there I had the best of times and the line-up was INSANE!!!
Although I was lucky enough to score a VIP ticket after they were sold out, I honestly have to say I wouldn’t have been able to see everyone without the extra VIP hour. Spending the additional money was the best decision I could have made. Even though the venue was fantastic, spacious, and the location of the hotel right next to the freeway couldn’t have been more convenient, the lines for the most popular authors took longer than expected. And I was told that there are other author signing events that are even crazier. Nevertheless Authors in the OC was truly one of the best book signings I visited so far.
All things considered I was able to see and talk to all of the authors on my list. Here is the line up – I had 14 authors to meet and chat with:
Cora Carmack, Celia Aaron, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jay Crownover, Amy Daws, Melanie Harlow, Cambria Hebert, R.K. Lilley, Raine Miller, Sara Ney, Kennedy Ryan, Meghan Quinn, Leisa Rayven, Sierra Simone – like I said INSANE!!!! I fangirled so much. ♡♡
The Ripped Bodice
The next day we went to visit the ONLY romance bookstore in the United States.
The Ripped Bodice in Culver City dedicates their entire storefront to romance books of all genres. They had an amazing selection of new releases, indies, as well as used romance books.
Here are a few of my pics to give you an idea of what to expect.
I could have easily spent an entire day browsing their shelfs. Furthermore I would have loved sitting down to read, maybe even to have a sleepover.:D
If you ever are in the area, go and visit. Theses little stores need our support.
Honestly, I think the owners of the store have the BEST job ever!!! What do you think?
What do you think of the storefront?
I love the gold font!!!
And I think the ghosts are adorable!!
The Paranormal section was GORGEOUS!!!!
It was all dark red, and black. The seats/benches were built on top of rows of books.
I felt like being surrounded by books wherever I looked.
I absolutely ADORED this wall!!!
What an amazing idea and stunningly executed. I wish I could have a wall like this in my place.
And OMG don’t get me started on this floating book installation.
It could have easily been in a museum – I was WOWed from the very first moment I laid eyes on it.
Look at these page wrapped shelfs.
WOWZER!!! I loved it!!!
And how about these gorgeous chairs!!!
I would have loved going hunting for some of these furniture pieces.
They were all so cozy and but also so very romantic at the same time.
It added flair to the store, invited to sit and read, but also underlined the genre that this store was selling.
Of course I bought a book. 😀
Not only to support but also because I absolutely ADORED this novel.
It was a 5 star review for me, and I would recommend it to anyone.