THE NEW SITE IS ALIVE

My new website is ALIVE! You may ALREADY BE ON IT because this post will appear in both places! If you are on my Tumblr, you can go to www.maureenjohnsonbooks.com. BUT IF YOU ARE HERE ALREADY, please have a LOOK AROUND. What's great about this site is that I can add ANYTHING I WANT, so it will be updated frequently! Some things you can look at now:

This page has three guides for teachers: a reading guide to The Name of the Star, a reading guide to 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and a classroom guide to Coverflip. It also has a FREE, PRE-WRITTEN BOOK REPORT about me you can USE.

All book info is updated. And there is a new FAQ packed with INFO. And there's a media page where you can read/listen/watch things about me IF THAT IS THE KIND OF THING YOU LIKE TO DO.

Here's a whole page about pre-ordering The Shadow Cabinet.

The updated contact page has a link to my NEW AND BETTER NEWSLETTER which is powered by MAIL CHIMP. (Mail....Kimp?)

And now that everything WORKS, I'll be able to start my new blog series ASK AUNTIE MJ. Send questions via Tumblr or the contact page. Questions can be about anything.

The only thing the site is currently missing are all my old blog posts. We are working on this problem. The posts are currently trapped in Wordpress and Wordpress will not pick up the phone. Wordpress might not own a phone. We might have to break into Wordpress HQ to get the posts out. But we are on it.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK. Anything I need to add? Fix? Have ideas? TALK TO ME.

 

The JV Club #138: Maureen Johnson

I got to do the JV Club podcast with Janet Varney, which is VERY EXCITING for me because it is one of my FAVORITES and I am a PODCAST FANATIC. If you have ever wanted to hear me talk non-stop for an hour and  half about being sick and Catholic school, well … guess what. YOU ARE IN LUCK.

Convalescence and YOU (or me)

If you follow me on Twitter (YOU DO, RIGHT?), you may have notice that I have been jawboning on for about a month now about doctors and hospitals and that kind of junk. I haven’t posted an explanation because I didn’t think that would be of interest to anyone, but as this has gone on, it might be helpful. AND I HAVE HAD SOME THOUGHTS.

This post is about that. If those things don’t interest you, definitely do not read this because it will be SUPER BORING. This is just an explanation of what the hell I have been talking about.

The basic thing that happened was this: I had an operation on November 18th, which went just fine. I got a fever a few days later, but I had no other symptoms, so no one was worried. A few weirder things happened over the course of a week. At the end of the week, I felt pretty bad and fainted. I went to the ER and they couldn’t really figure out what the problem was, so I went home. I kept having these funny little spells, then I had a spell that wasn’t really ha-ha funny and was more like my heart going really fast. I went to a walk-in clinic, except I had trouble walking in, and my heart rate was so high when I got there that they called an ambulance. This is how I ended up in the hospital for a few days. They found I had an infection, but they weren’t sure where. So they played Spot The Infection for a while and gave me IV antibiotics. Then they tagged the little critter and it turns out I needed DIFFERENT antibiotics, which they gave me and sent me home. Where I got sicker and ended up back in the ER, where they determined those antibiotics were’t strong enough. They gave me stronger ones. I was sent to a SPECIALIST in infectious diseases, who gave me EVEN STRONGER ONES.

Somewhere in there, the infection died. But all the strong antibiotics and the whole experience had knocked me flat—the medicines also had some side effects that basically meant my body and brain were like a CRAZY RADIO that kept changing station all the time. Also, at points, I generally feel like I have been hit by a bus. A small bus, granted. A small bus that gives you anxiety attacks and doesn’t let you sleep. It’s a weird bus.

Now I am in the phase of recovering from all of that, and there is some testing to make sure my body didn’t completely freak out from all of that and reactivate the mono I had in college, or that the antibiotics didn’t do anything too weird to me.

THAT IS MY STORY.

Basically, I lost a month. I haven’t really been out. I haven’t been able to work much. Just…bloop! The time was gone. Some of that time I felt pretty dreadful. Some of that time I thought, “I feel pretty normal!” Some of that time I spent pulling myself around the apartment and trying to be in some way useful. Most of the time I have spent asking, “When does this end…exactly?”

Here’s the thing—I’m going to be fine. I’ve been ill and my body is confused, but I’m going to be fine. I got sick, but this is nothing compared to what so many people go through. This is a pain in the ass, and kind of confusing, but that’s about it. How long that is going to take isn’t clear. But what is clear is that I need to CONVALESCE, which isn’t something I necessarily accepted as a concept for a while. I thought, “Oh. I had something done—I’ll be up in a day or two. Oh, I got sick? I’ll take the pill and be up in a day or two. Oh, I took the pill and WHY ARE THE WALLS LOOKING AT ME????”

The walls are no longer looking at me—they merely give me side-eye. I can eat more and walk around without my heart racing all the time, just not very far or very long. I go to bed really early and have generally been told and now accept (because today I was feeling pretty raw) that I have to GET IN BED and KIND OF STAY THERE FOR A WHILE and let things happen gradually. I have to go full Jane Austen and really TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SITUATION. I mean, I’m a writer. I’m not a SEA CAPTAIN or a SPY* or a SURGEON. I can work from bed. I need to get some kind of desk thing and a BED JACKET and TAKE THIS THING AND RIDE IT LIKE A PONY. But in a restful way. 

So I am definitely taking suggestions on how I can pimp out the bed-office (thought some would say that attempting to build a bed-office is exactly the problem but they are wrong). I would also like to hear your stories of Things You Did When You Were Sick and Had to Spend A Bunch Of Time Waiting For Your Body To Get Its **** Together. But maybe things that aren’t TV because I have done that one.

Oh, and yeah, I did have this operation two years ago and a bunch of weird crap happened then too but that was different largely because it involved being hit by a hurricane and having to live at Libba Bray’s house while the city was shut downed being given vicodin for a bad tooth which it turns out I can’t have. I think the only thing we can take from this is that I should definitely stop having this operation done and maybe never take any medication because I swear I was fine before.

Anyway, let’s do this. And if you want to come over and hang out that’s cool. Writing party in my bed office. Pajamas mandatory.

Imma eat some sherbet now.

* or am I?

DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST BOOK TOUR

hollyblack:

So before it’s all holiday all the time, I wanted to post the final piece of the how-to-get-a-copy-of-Darkest-Part-of-the-Forest puzzle: my Book Tour dates. This time it’s mostly going to be East Coast (and Seattle!) and I will be in New Jersey where I haven’t been in a while.

If you’re…

NOW IS THE TIME TO PRE-ORDER THE SHADOW CABINET

My friends, the time is here. I have signed the books, and they now sit in boxes, waiting for YOU. And I CREATED some items as well that you get as GIFTS for pre-ordering. I can now SHARE with you some images of the things you will GET when you pre-order. 

Ready?

When you pre-order from the stores listed below, you will get:

- a signed copy of the book

- three stickers, which look like THIS:

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I thought these sentiments might resonate with you. In this photo, these stickers look HUGE. The real things are 2.5 inches in diameter and can be placed on a phone or your face or anywhere you want to EXPRESS YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT WHAT YOU READ.

- You will also get this COMPUTER DECAL (12 inches by 2 inches) that TELLS THE WORLD ABOUT OUR FRIENDSHIP. 

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- And also THIS BRACELET which CONFIRMS this information:

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OH AND IT GLOWS IN THE DARK IS ALL.

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But say you want to order this as a GIFT for someone for the HOLIDAYS? But you are worried that since all these things won’t come until February 10th you can’t?

WORRY NO MORE. WE MADE YOU A CARD. Here’s the image. You can download it here. Just print it out and BOOM. Gift accomplished.

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You get ALL OF THAT just for pre-ordering from the independent booksellers listed below.

WORRIED THAT THESE STORES AREN’T NEAR YOU? Get off the worry train. That is NO PROBLEM. These stores will DELIVER. Order from ANYWHERE YOU LIKE. They will HOOK YOU UP. IT COULD NOT BE EASIER IF I BROUGHT THE BOOK TO YOUR HOUSE AND READ IT TO YOU.

(Just one note: not all stores take on-line preorders, please visit the stores site or give them a call to double check with the stores themselves to make sure this option is available and that you will receive your prize packs! Still very easy. Just double check to make sure.)

CANADA

Mable’s Fables
662 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto ON M4S 2N3
416.322.0438

CALIFORNIA
Books Inc. in Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.776.1111

Books Inc. in Burlingame 
1375 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
650.685.4911

Books Inc. in the Marina
2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123
415.931.3633 

Books Inc. in Palo Alto
855 El Camino Real #74
Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650.321.0600 

Books Inc. in Mountain View
301 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
650.428.1234 

Books Inc. in Alameda
1344 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501
510.522.2226

Books Inc. in Laurel Village
3515 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118
415.221.3666

Books Inc. in Berkeley
1760 4th Street
Berkeley, CA  94710
510.525.7777 

Books Inc
1501 Vermont St
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-920-9385 

Copperfield’s Books – San Rafael
850 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-524-2800

Copperfield’s Books – Napa
3740 Bel Aire Plaza
Napa, CA 94558
707-252-8002

Copperfield’s Books – Healdsburg
104 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
707-433-9270

Copperfield’s Books – Calistoga
1330 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
707-942-1616

Copperfield’s Books – Petaluma
140 Kentucky Street
Petaluma CA 94952
707-762-0563

Copperfield’s Books – Sebastopol
138 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
707-823-2618

Copperfield’s Books – Santa Rosa
775 Village Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
707-578-8938

Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego CA 92111
858-268-4747

Once Upon a Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave
Montrose CA 91020
818-248-9668

Pages
904 Manhattan Ave. 
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310-318-0900

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-449-5320

Vroman’s Hasting Ranch
3729 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107
626-351-0828

COLORADO

Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303-447-2074

CONNECTICUT

RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Rd. 
Madison, CT 06443
203-245-3959

GEORGIA

Little Shop of Stories
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
404-373-6300

ILLINOIS

Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W. Jefferson. 
Naperville, IL 60540
630-355-2665

Anderson’s Bookshop Downer’s Grove
5112 Main Street. 
Downvers Grove, IL 60515
630-963-2665

The Book Stall
811 Elm St
Winnetka, IL 60093
847-446-8880

The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL 60625
773-293-2665

KENTUCKY

Joseph Beth Booksellers – Lexington
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503
859-273-2911

Joseph Beth Booksellers – Crestview Hills
2785 Dixie Highway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
859-912-7860

MASSACHUSETTS

Andover Books
89R Main Street
Andover, MA01810
978-475-0143

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02138
617-661-1515

Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Wellesley MA 02482
781-431-1160

MICHIGAN

Schuler Books – Grand Rapids
2660 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids MI 49512
616-942-2561

Schuler Books – Meridian Mall
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos MI 48864
517-349-8088

Schuler Books – Eastwood Towne Center
2820 Towne Center Blvd
Lansing MI 48912
517-316-7495

Schuler Books – Ann Arbor
2513 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor MI 48103

MINNESOTA

Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave. 
St. Paul, MN 55105
651-224-8320

NEW YORK

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St.
New York, NY 10011
800-207-6968

Oblong Books - Millerton
26 Main Street
Millerton, NY 12546
518-789-3797

Oblong Books – Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery St
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
845-876-0500

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Water Street Bookstore, Inc
125 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833
603-778-9731

NORTH CAROLINA

Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-942-7373

Malaprops
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
800-441-9829

Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh NC 27607
919-828-1588

OHIO

Joseph Beth Booksellers – Cincinnati
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513-396-8960

PENNSYLVANIA

Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-230-7610

Towne Book Center & Café
220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3
Collegeville, PA 19426
610-454-0640

TEXAS

Book People Bookstore
603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703
512-472-5050

Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
281.497.8675

Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
713-524-8597
 

UTAH

The King’s English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
801-484-9100

VIRGINIA

Hooray for Books
1555 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-4092

WASHINGTON

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-634-3400

It’s your move now.

penguinteen: The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson is available for pre-order! Pre-order the book from the select retailers below and you’ll receive a SIGNED copy of The Shadow Cabinet, a computer decal, a set of removable sticker, a wristband and a notecard (for those giving the book as a gift)! Below is a list of participating stores. NOTE: Not all stores take on-line preorders, please visit the stores site or give them a call to double check with the stores themselves to make sure this option is available and that you will receive your prize packs!   CANADA Mable’s Fables 662 Mount Pleasant Road Toronto ON M4S 2N3 416.322.0438 CALIFORNIA Books Inc. in Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102 415.776.1111 Books Inc. in Burlingame  1375 Burlingame Ave Burlingame, CA 94010 650.685.4911 Books Inc. in the Marina 2251 Chestnut St San Francisco, CA 94123 415.931.3633  Books Inc. in Palo Alto 855 El Camino Real #74 Town & Country Village Palo Alto, CA 94301 650.321.0600  Books Inc. in Mountain View 301 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041 650.428.1234  Books Inc. in Alameda 1344 Park St Alameda, CA 94501 510.522.2226 Books Inc. in Laurel Village 3515 California St San Francisco, CA 94118 415.221.3666 Books Inc. in Berkeley 1760 4th Street Berkeley, CA  94710 510.525.7777  Books Inc 1501 Vermont St San Francisco, CA 94107 415-920-9385  Copperfield’s Books – San Rafael 850 4th Street San Rafael, CA 94901 415-524-2800 Copperfield’s Books – Napa 3740 Bel Aire Plaza Napa, CA 94558 707-252-8002 Copperfield’s Books – Healdsburg 104 Matheson Street Healdsburg, CA 95448 707-433-9270 Copperfield’s Books – Calistoga 1330 Lincoln Ave Calistoga, CA 94515 707-942-1616 Copperfield’s Books – Petaluma 140 Kentucky Street Petaluma CA 94952 707-762-0563 Copperfield’s Books – Sebastopol 138 North Main Street Sebastopol, CA 95472 707-823-2618 Copperfield’s Books – Santa Rosa 775 Village Court Santa Rosa, CA 95405 707-578-8938 Mysterious Galaxy 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego CA 92111 858-268-4747 Once Upon a Time Bookstore 2207 Honolulu Ave Montrose CA 91020 818-248-9668 Pages 904 Manhattan Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310-318-0900 Vroman’s Bookstore 695 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101 626-449-5320 Vroman’s Hasting Ranch 3729 E Foothill Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107 626-351-0828 COLORADO Boulder Book Store 1107 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302 303-447-2074 CONNECTICUT RJ Julia Booksellers 768 Boston Post Rd. Madison, CT 06443 203-245-3959 GEORGIA Little Shop of Stories 133A East Court Square Decatur, GA 30030 404-373-6300 ILLINOIS Anderson’s Bookshop 123 W. Jefferson. Naperville, IL 60540 630-355-2665 Anderson’s Bookshop Downer’s Grove 5112 Main Street. Downvers Grove, IL 60515 630-963-2665 The Book Stall 811 Elm St Winnetka, IL 60093 847-446-8880 The Book Cellar 4736-38 N Lincoln Ave Chicago IL 60625 773-293-2665   KENTUCKY Joseph Beth Booksellers – Lexington 161 Lexington Green Circle Lexington, KY 40503 859-273-2911 Joseph Beth Booksellers – Crestview Hills 2785 Dixie Highway Crestview Hills, KY 41017 859-912-7860   MASSACHUSETTS Andover Books 89R Main Street Andover, MA01810 978-475-0143 Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02138 617-661-1515 Wellesley Books 82 Central Street Wellesley MA 02482 781-431-1160 MICHIGAN Schuler Books – Grand Rapids 2660 28th Street SE Grand Rapids MI 49512 616-942-2561 Schuler Books – Meridian Mall 1982 Grand River Ave Okemos MI 48864 517-349-8088 Schuler Books – Eastwood Towne Center 2820 Towne Center Blvd Lansing MI 48912 517-316-7495 Schuler Books – Ann Arbor 2513 Jackson Ave Ann Arbor MI 48103 MINNESOTA Red Balloon Bookshop 891 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105 651-224-8320 NEW YORK Books of Wonder 18 West 18th St. New York, NY 10011 800-207-6968 Oblong Books - Millerton 26 Main Street Millerton, NY 12546 518-789-3797 Oblong Books – Rhinebeck 6422 Montgomery St Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-876-0500   NEW HAMPSHIRE Water Street Bookstore, Inc 125 Water Street Exeter, NH 03833 603-778-9731   NORTH CAROLINA Flyleaf Books 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 919-942-7373 Malaprops 55 Haywood Street Asheville, NC 28801 800-441-9829 Quail Ridge Books 3522 Wade Avenue Raleigh NC 27607 919-828-1588 OHIO Joseph Beth Booksellers – Cincinnati 2692 Madison Road Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-396-8960 PENNSYLVANIA Doylestown Bookshop 16 S Main Street Doylestown, PA 18901 215-230-7610 Towne Book Center & Café 220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3 Collegeville, PA 19426 610-454-0640   TEXAS Book People Bookstore 603 N. Lamar Austin, TX 78703 512-472-5050 Blue Willow Bookshop 14532 Memorial Drive Houston, TX 77079 281.497.8675 Murder by the Book 2342 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005 713-524-8597   UTAH The King’s English Bookshop 1511 South 1500 East Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801-484-9100 VIRGINIA Hooray for Books 1555 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314 703-548-4092 WASHINGTON University Book Store 4326 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-634-3400 THE TIME HAS COME MY FRIENDS. The Shadow Cabinet is out on February 10, and you can pre-order and get: - A SIGNED BOOK - SPECIAL STICKERS THAT I HAVE DESIGNED FOR YOU - A SPECIAL COMPUTER DECAL I HAVE DESIGNED FOR YOU - A WRISTBAND THAT GLOWS - A NOTE WRITTEN BY ME YOU CAN PUT IN A HOLIDAY STOCKING TO TELL PEOPLE YOU GOT THEM THE BOOK AND IT WILL COME TO THEM IN FEBRUARY You get these special things by ordering from the stores above! This is all US and Canada-based, but anyone can order. There will be signed books in the UK—more info on that soon. Also, I’m about to launch my NEW WEBSITE which will contain EVEN MORE INFORMATION about this pre-order and the book itself!

penguinteen:

The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson is available for pre-order!

Pre-order the book from the select retailers below and you’ll receive a SIGNED copy of The Shadow Cabinet, a computer decal, a set of removable sticker, a wristband and a notecard (for those giving the book as a gift)!

Below is a list of participating stores.

NOTE: Not all stores take on-line preorders, please visit the stores site or give them a call to double check with the stores themselves to make sure this option is available and that you will receive your prize packs!

 

CANADA

Mable’s Fables
662 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto ON M4S 2N3
416.322.0438

CALIFORNIA
Books Inc. in Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.776.1111

Books Inc. in Burlingame 
1375 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
650.685.4911

Books Inc. in the Marina
2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123
415.931.3633 

Books Inc. in Palo Alto
855 El Camino Real #74
Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650.321.0600
 

Books Inc. in Mountain View
301 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
650.428.1234
 

Books Inc. in Alameda
1344 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501

510.522.2226

Books Inc. in Laurel Village
3515 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118
415.221.3666

Books Inc. in Berkeley
1760 4th Street
Berkeley, CA  94710
510.525.7777
 

Books Inc
1501 Vermont St
San Francisco, CA 94107
415-
920-9385 

Copperfield’s Books – San Rafael
850 4th Street
San Rafael, CA
94901
415-524-2800

Copperfield’s Books – Napa
3740 Bel Aire Plaza
Napa, CA 94558
707-252-8002

Copperfield’s Books – Healdsburg
104 Matheson Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
707-433-9270

Copperfield’s Books – Calistoga
1330 Lincoln Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
707-942-1616

Copperfield’s Books – Petaluma
140 Kentucky Street
Petaluma CA 94952
707-762-0563

Copperfield’s Books – Sebastopol
138 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
707-823-2618

Copperfield’s Books – Santa Rosa
775 Village Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
707-578-8938

Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego CA 92111
858-268-4747

Once Upon a Time Bookstore
2207 Honolulu Ave
Montrose CA 91020
818-248-9668

Pages
904 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310-318-0900

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-449-5320

Vroman’s Hasting Ranch
3729 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107
626-351-0828

COLORADO

Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303-447-2074

CONNECTICUT

RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Rd.
Madison, CT 06443
203-245-3959

GEORGIA

Little Shop of Stories
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
404-373-6300

ILLINOIS

Anderson’s Bookshop
123 W. Jefferson.
Naperville, IL 60540
630-355-2665

Anderson’s Bookshop Downer’s Grove
5112 Main Street.
Downvers Grove, IL 60515
630-963-2665

The Book Stall
811 Elm St
Winnetka, IL 60093
847-446-8880

The Book Cellar
4736-38 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago IL 60625
773-293-2665

 

KENTUCKY

Joseph Beth Booksellers – Lexington
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503
859-273-2911

Joseph Beth Booksellers – Crestview Hills
2785 Dixie Highway
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
859-912-7860

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Andover Books
89R Main Street
Andover, MA01810
978-475-0143

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02138
617-661-1515

Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Wellesley MA 02482
781-431-1160

MICHIGAN

Schuler Books – Grand Rapids
2660 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids MI 49512
616-942-2561

Schuler Books – Meridian Mall
1982 Grand River Ave
Okemos MI 48864
517-349-8088

Schuler Books – Eastwood Towne Center
2820 Towne Center Blvd
Lansing MI 48912
517-316-7495

Schuler Books – Ann Arbor
2513 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor MI 48103

MINNESOTA

Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN
55105
651-224-8320

NEW YORK

Books of Wonder
18 West 18th St.
New York, NY 10011

800-207-6968

Oblong Books - Millerton
26 Main Street
Millerton, NY 12546
518-789-3797

Oblong Books – Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery St
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
845-876-0500

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Water Street Bookstore, Inc
125 Water Street
Exeter, NH 03833
603-778-9731

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-942-7373

Malaprops
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
800-441-9829

Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh NC 27607
919-828-1588

OHIO

Joseph Beth Booksellers – Cincinnati
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
513-396-8960

PENNSYLVANIA

Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-230-7610

Towne Book Center & Café
220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3
Collegeville, PA 19426
610-454-0640

 

TEXAS

Book People Bookstore
603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703
512-472-5050

Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
281.497.8675

Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
713-524-8597
 

UTAH

The King’s English Bookshop
1511 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
801-484-9100

VIRGINIA

Hooray for Books
1555 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-4092

WASHINGTON

University Book Store
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-634-3400

THE TIME HAS COME MY FRIENDS.

The Shadow Cabinet is out on February 10, and you can pre-order and get:

- A SIGNED BOOK

- SPECIAL STICKERS THAT I HAVE DESIGNED FOR YOU

- A SPECIAL COMPUTER DECAL I HAVE DESIGNED FOR YOU

- A WRISTBAND THAT GLOWS

- A NOTE WRITTEN BY ME YOU CAN PUT IN A HOLIDAY STOCKING TO TELL PEOPLE YOU GOT THEM THE BOOK AND IT WILL COME TO THEM IN FEBRUARY

You get these special things by ordering from the stores above!

This is all US and Canada-based, but anyone can order. There will be signed books in the UK—more info on that soon.

Also, I’m about to launch my NEW WEBSITE which will contain EVEN MORE INFORMATION about this pre-order and the book itself!

maggie-stiefvater: thesouthernthruway: unexplained-events: unexplained-events: This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo. I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween. If any post on my blog gets really big, I hope it’s this one. this is really fucking sad i think of everything we learn without even noticing I’ve been thinking about the expression on the officer’s face since I saw this photo yesterday.

maggie-stiefvater:

thesouthernthruway:

unexplained-events:

unexplained-events:

This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.

I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.

If any post on my blog gets really big, I hope it’s this one.

this is really fucking sad

i think of everything we learn without even noticing

I’ve been thinking about the expression on the officer’s face since I saw this photo yesterday.

THE FIRST REVIEW FOR THE SHADOW CABINET IS IN.

I usually don’t post reviews, but hey. I am excited that the book is ON ITS WAY.

From Kirkus:

THE SHADOW CABINET [STARRED REVIEW] 
Author: Maureen Johnson

Transplanted Southerner Rory must once again save London, but this time her foes aren’t all completely dead.Upon a less-than-graceful exit from Wexford, her posh London boarding school, Rory is now on the run with the Shades, a clandestine band of police who attend to supernatural phenomena. Stephen, a member of the Shades (and her last kiss), hangs in a precarious state between life and death. With her amplified abilities to both see the dead and possess the power of a mystical stone, Rory could help Stephen. Unfortunately, Jane, a crazed occultist and Rory’s ex-therapist, wants to harness Rory’s powers and use them to perform the Rites of Demeter in hopes of defeating death and resurrecting two powerful magicians. Rory’s London is one where death is but tenuously separated from life, and she must use her abilities to save not only her own friends, but now the city at large. This deftly plotted and richly developed third installment skillfully weaves together the plotlines from its predecessors, creating a carefully and engrossingly built world. Moving away from what could have easily been a predictable, cookie-cutter ghost-busting template in every book, the series has gracefully evolved into a heady mix of ghost story, myth, conspiracies and history.Creepy, tense and wonderful: Don’t expect to put this down once it’s begun—but be sure to begin with The Name of the Star (2011). 

Princess Week: Lumpy Space Princess Crispy Treats

treetrunkskitchen:

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This week is dedicated to a few of the awesome and totally edible princesses in the Land of Ooo (and other places). There are a lot of princesses on the show and even more in the comics! My favorite by far is Lumpy Space Princess otherwise known as LSP. She comes from Lumpy Space and like…

oh my glob.

thehpalliance: “Why do you fight this, John?” Benedict Cumberbatch said, ripping off his shirt again. “After all we’ve been through?” “A number of reasons, really,” John Green said. “Being married is one. That you seem to think you’re a fictional character in a fanfic is another.” “What’s a number but a number?” Benedict Cumberbatch said. “Let me show you a number …” “Nope,” John Green said. “Nope. I don’t even know what that means, but nope.” “I’ve dreamed of this moment for so long,” Benedict Cumberbatch said. “Oh, John. With your … hair. And … face. And … oh, John. My one and only John Watson.” The Cumberlips approached John Green’s lips, ready to produce one of the greatest kisses ever kissed at the bottom of the sea … This Saturday is your last chance to secure your copy of Maureen Johnson’s sequel to a Study in Sink, her epic John Green/Benedict Cumberbatch/Doritos fanfiction. Donate now at EqualityFTW.org.  LAST CHANCE TO GET THE SEQUEL. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

thehpalliance:

“Why do you fight this, John?” Benedict Cumberbatch said, ripping off his shirt again. “After all we’ve been through?”

“A number of reasons, really,” John Green said. “Being married is one. That you seem to think you’re a fictional character in a fanfic is another.”

“What’s a number but a number?” Benedict Cumberbatch said. “Let me show you a number …”

“Nope,” John Green said. “Nope. I don’t even know what that means, but nope.”

“I’ve dreamed of this moment for so long,” Benedict Cumberbatch said. “Oh, John. With your … hair. And … face. And … oh, John. My one and only John Watson.”

The Cumberlips approached John Green’s lips, ready to produce one of the greatest kisses ever kissed at the bottom of the sea …

This Saturday is your last chance to secure your copy of Maureen Johnson’s sequel to a Study in Sink, her epic John Green/Benedict Cumberbatch/Doritos fanfiction.

Donate now at EqualityFTW.org

LAST CHANCE TO GET THE SEQUEL. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.