Dean appeared at a B. Dalton opening in 1988
January 4, 2021
According to Kerry Cisneroz:
“Newsboy Books was opened in the 1970s, and was originally called Chino Newsstand. In 1988 B. Dalton Bookseller, Chino’s first major chain bookstore, opened in the idle of the newly built Chino Town Square on Philadelphia Street and had huge selections of over 5,000 books and magazines. They had special guests at their grand opening, including author Dean Koontz. Free balloons and pencils were given away….life was still simple then, and people were excited about free balloons and pencils.”
I’ve reached out to Kerry to see if they have any additional information and will report back if I hear anything.