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      October 16, 2017

      Monday   7:00 PM

      8818 Sunset Boulevard
      West Hollywood, California

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      Aaron Mahnke discusses and signs The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures

      A fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, soon to be an online streaming series.

      They live in shadows--deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. They're spoken of in stories and superstitions, relics of an unenlightened age, old wives' tales, passed down through generations. Yet no matter how wary and jaded we have become, as individuals or as a society, a part of us remains vulnerable to them: werewolves and wendigos, poltergeists and vampires, angry elves and vengeful spirits.   In this beautifully illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of these terrifying creatures, exploring not only the legends but what they tell us about ourselves. Aaron Mahnke invites us to the desolate Pine Barrens of New Jersey, where the notorious winged, red-eyed Jersey Devil dwells. He delves into harrowing accounts of cannibalism--some officially documented, others the stuff of speculation . . . perhaps. He visits the dimly lit rooms where seances take place, the European villages where gremlins make mischief, even Key West, Florida, home of a haunted doll named Robert.   In a world of "emotional vampires" and "zombie malls," the monsters of folklore have become both a part of our language and a part of our collective psyche. Whether these beasts and bogeymen are real or just a reflection of our primal fears, we know, on some level, that not every mystery has been explained and that the unknown still holds the power to strike fear deep in our hearts and souls. As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even scarier than the lore. (Del Rey Books)

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      Event Guidelines:

      • A copy of The World of Lore from Book Soup is required to attend this event. Save your receipt as it will be checked in line.
      • We open at 9am. Please do not line up before then. Please be respectful of neighboring businesses. The first 60 people in line (with World of Lore purchased from Book Soup) will be admitted into the store for the talk. An overflow line will be held outside if needed.
      • Personalizations are possible for people who attend the event in person.
      • No Memorabilia.
      • More guidelines to come.

      Categories: Literary & Books

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