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Bookstore specializes in author signings and first printings

August 31, 2014

Book CarnivalNestled between Fowler’s Gun Room and an antique coin shop on Tustin Street in Orange, first impressions paint Book Carnival as a quaint hole-in-the-wall bookstore.

But for mystery and suspense readers, it is hallowed ground.

In 1992, Michael Connelly held a signing for his first book, “Black Ice,” in the 1,800-square-foot store. He’s returned annually ever since.

Dean Koontz held his first signing at Book Carnival in 2001 and has returned multiple times…

The full article is at The Orange County Register Web site but good luck reading it as it’s behind a paywall.