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YALLFest 2014

Who’s coming: 60 of the country’s top YA authors, including 25 New York Times bestsellers.

What: Panels, presentations and signings on three stages on Upper King Street, as well as the infamous YA Smackdown!

When: Fri., Nov. 7 and Sat., Nov. 8, 2014

Where: Blue Bicycle Books, the American Theatre, Charleston Music Hall, Upper King Street, Charleston, SC

Cost: FREE!

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Kiera Cass at Blue Bicycle Books Tues., June 10

Want something to hold you over until YALLFest? Kiera Cass will be here today at Blue Bicycle Books! 

Come meet best-selling young adult author and YALLFest favorite Kiera Cass, Tues., June 10, 5 pm, as she signs the newest book in her The Selection series, The OneBlue Bicycle Books, 420 King St., downtown Charleston. Call 843-722-2666 for more information.

About the book: America Singer’s life has changed drastically over The Selection series. Having entered into the competition to become the next princess she must make a choice between a past lover and the soon-to-be king. Who will become the one?

About the author: Kiera Cass was born in South Carolina and attended Radford University in Virginia. She currently lives in Christiansburg, Va., with her family. When she’s not writing she likes to play on social media and has an undying love of cake.

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Dangerous Creatures — Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl in Charleston, Thurs., May 29, 5 - 7 pm

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In a pre-YALLFest event, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl return to Blue Bicycle Books Thurs., May 29, 5 – 7 pm, to sign Dangerous Creatures, a gripping story of love and magic from the world of Beautiful Creatures. 

Featuring a live band, cupcakes, and moderated by author and fellow YALLFester Brendan Reichs (Virals), Margie and Kami return to the Blue Bike (as featured in Beautiful Chaos, p. 56!) for this spin-off series that takes Link and Ridley from small town South Carolina to New York City. Can’t make it? Order a signed copy here. For more information call 843-722-2666.

TODAY at Blue Bicycle Books!

Can’t wait until YALLFest? Us either. So in the meantime, we are very excited to be the last stop on March’s Story Crush Tour, on Wed., March 5, 5 pm. The Story Crush Tour is bringing five YA authors to Charleston: Lauren Oliver (Panic), Courtney Stevens (Faking Normal), Katie Cougno (How to Love), Robyn Schneider (The Beginning of Everything), and Melissa Kantor (Maybe One Day), and we’ll have them all in the store.

Each writer’s most recent work has debuted within the last couple of months, and Lauren Oliver’s novel Panic (HarperCollins, hb., 416 pp, $17.99), debuts the day before the event. In Panic, we meet Heather and Dodge, the dead-end town of Carp, a mess of secrets, and a high-stakes, dangerous game called Panic. The novel debuts the day before the event, so this will be one of the first opportunities to have it signed!

Gayle Forman signing away at YALLFest 2013!

YALLFest 2014: Nov. 7 - 8

YALLFest will return for its fourth year on Fri. Nov. 7 and Sat. Nov. 8 on lovely and lively Upper King Street, Charleston, S.C. More information to follow on our exciting roster of writers and dynamite keynote speakers.

The clones of David Levithan made an appearance during the Tigerbeat concert at YALLFest!

Watch the performance here!

YALLFest Author Funny Faces:

Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston- a YA power couple!

Can’t have a concert without throwing around a giant beach ball, right?
via the Tigerbeat concert at YALLFest

Can’t have a concert without throwing around a giant beach ball, right?

via the Tigerbeat concert at YALLFest

Even when the lines get long, our readers stay in the YALLFest-spirit! We love you guys!

YALLFest Author Funny Faces:

Alexandra Bracken showing Sean Williams some girl power