In an industry overflowing with great talents, there are still a few names that standout and command great respect and appreciation. Certainly, in the world of teen books, there is no one that description fits better than S.E. HINTON. Her now-classic The Outsiders was one of the books that created the genre of modern teen fiction (aka “YA”). Books of Wonder is thrilled that S.E. HINTON has graciously agreed to squeeze time on her hectic one-day trip to NYC next week to sign books for her fans and loyal Books of Wonder customers. It has been over a decade since we last had S.E. HINTON at our store, and as she rarely does book signings, this is a rare opportunity to get a signed copy of two of her most beloved works. So don’t miss this wonderful chance to order your signed copies of her great novels. Ms. Hinton’s time is very limited, so our supply of signed copies will be as well. Don’t miss this chance to guarantee your signed copy today by calling us at 212-989-3475 or simply ordering online.
In 1967 an 18 year old University of Tulsa freshman S.E. HINTON published her first novel with Viking Press, The Outsiders. Now 45 years later, with over 14 million copies in print, The Outsiders is widely accepted to be the first book to be published with a solely teenage target audience. It is the coming of age story of Ponyboy, a member of the greasers who can count only on his friends when it comes to mixing it up with the Socs, a gang of rich kids who like nothing better than beating up on greasers like himself. This landmark piece of teen fiction has been acclaimed and banned, taught in classrooms and pulled from library shelves. A film adaptation of The Outsiders produced in 1983 and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, truly cemented S.E. HINTON’S story in American lore.
We are thrilled to be offering signed copies of the The Outsiders 40th Anniversary edition signed by S.E. HINTON to all our loyal customers pre-order now while supplies last.
Only 4 short years later S.E. HINTON published a companion to The Outsiders, her second novel, That Was Then, This Is Now. The story of Mark and Bryon, Oklahoma teens who have been inseparable since childhood. Their relationship is put to a severe test by the death of a friend and the discovery by Bryon of Mark’s terrible secret. That Was Then, This Is Now was adapted to film in 1985. You can now pre-order your signed copy of That Was Then, This Is Now by calling Books of Wonder or simply placing your order online.
On Tuesday, May 1st, Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome debut author ZORAIDA CORDOVA as we invite fans of teen fiction to a launch party for a thrilling new book The Vicious Deep. Set on Coney Island we meet Tristan a 16 year old lifeguard whose life get completely turned up side down as he is swept out to sea for 3 days by a sudden storm, and is spit back on shore with no memory of what has happened. Now Tristan dreams of mermaids and an entire world beneath the sea he could never have imagined event existed, and is also shocked to learn his connection to this enchanted and wild world. Beginning at 6pm ZORAIDA CORDOVA will present her new book, answer questions from fans, and sign copies of her debut teen thriller. Ages 12 and
On Sunday, April15th Books of Wonder is thrilled to welcome 4 authors
of thrilling dystopian science fiction for teens from across the country. Joining us from NYC will be New York Times best-selling author LAUREN OLIVER, who will introduce the sequel to her New York Times bestseller Delirium, Pandemonium, an exciting tale of political rebellion and forbidden romance in which teenager Lena must summon defiance and courage to fight to stop love from being considered a dangerous disease. ANNA CAREY will share Eve, the first book in her new trilogy. Sixteen years after a virus has killed almost everyone on earth, eighteen-year-old Eve escapes from the school where she is being kept like a prisoner, and must learn to navigate the frightening world beyond. TAHEREH MAFI will present her debut novel Shatter Me, about a young girl named Juliette imprisoned for murder because of her mysteriously toxic touch - everyone she makes contact with immediately dies. VERONICA ROSSI will share her debut novel Under the Never Sky, in which Aria, exiled from her home, struggles to survive alone among cannibals and violent storms until she meets Perry, a wild savage who is Aria’s opposite in every way, but might also be her only hope of staying alive. Join us to share in these four thrilling novels set in bleak dystopic futures. Beginning at 1pm the authors will share their books, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of their novels. As a special treat, this panel will be moderated by Sabrina Rojas Weiss, Senior Editor of VH1’s TheFabLife.com. Age 14 and up. 1-3pm.
On Sunday Morning April 15th, Books of Wonder is delighted to host a special Isadora Duncan Dancing Storytime. Beginning at 11am, we will be joined be some professional dancers for a great story and lots of fun. Storytime will feature Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biographyby SABRINA JONES read by Morgana Rose Mellet and Emily D’Angelo, professional dancers from Lori Belilove’s Isadora Duncan Dance Company. Also joning us will be two members of Ms. Belilove’s junior company, the Belilovables. After the reading, the dancers will demonstrate and take the children through some basic Duncan dance movements. This special storytime will encourage imagination and movement from your children as well as share the life of American dance icon, Isadora Duncan. Ages 3 and up. Sunday, April 15th, 11am-Noon.
Exclusively at @BooksofWonder, you can order signed copies of City of Lost Souls, the penultimate adventure of Shadowhunter-in-training Clary Fray and fellow Nephilim Jace, Isabelle and Alec Lightwood, boy-next-door-turned-vampire Simon, and fan favorite warlock Magnus Bane, plus way more characters we’ve come to love in the previous four novels in The Mortal Instruments series. A brief, spoiler-free synopsis about Book 5 is listed below:
The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon. Can the lost be reclaimed? What price is too high to pay for love? Who can be trusted when sin and salvation collide? Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
Excited for all the love, blood, betrayal, and revenge like we are here at the store? Pre-order your signed edition of The City of Lost Souls at Books of Wonder and it will be shipped to you on its publication date May 8th, 2012! Pre-order now!
Heei! Are the books on “Books of Wonder” some you have signed yourself? :) I was just curious, because I want to order one them! You’re my favorite actor(!!) And since the website’s outside Europe I will probably have to pay customs/duty-thingie which is quite costly.. But I really want a book signed by you, hehe! Hope you’ll answer ;) Have a nice day :)
Yes, all the books from Books of Wonder are signed by me. I’ve had a relationship with Books of Wonder and the guy who owns it, Peter, for ages (not counting when I was in college and I used to go there and cry because I couldn’t afford any of the books) and since I am not doing a signing tour this year, and the only other way to get a signed City of Lost Souls is come to Chicago (or of course, wait till I do a signing tour next year and port it along!) he will be taking orders for signed books. I’ll go to New York for the Children’s Choice Book Awards (don’t forget to vote for Clockwork Prince! *big eyes* You can vote here) on May 7 and sign all the orders, and he’ll mail them out.
A lot of people have written to ask if BoW ships overseas (it does) or how many books they can order, or if they can be personalized (they can) — but all these questions are much better directed at the bookstore than me. You can contact them here and they’ll tell you whatever you need to know: