"Speaking to the Unseen" Signing Event with Marcia Preston

Join Best of Books at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 for a signing of Oklahoma Mystery author Marcia Preston's third novel in The Chantalene Mystery series, "Speaking to the Unseen".

This event is free to attend and open to all. To meet the author and join the signing line please purchase your copy of "Speaking to the Unseen" at the event.

"Speaking to the Unseen" is the third book in the Chantalene mystery series and can be read together or as a standalone.

Blind Date with a Book Night at Social Capital

Best of Books has teamed up with Social Capital OKC and Lively Beerworks to host a night of bookish brews and blind date book shopping!

Event Tickets are $30 and include 1 Blind Date Book + 1 Drink voucher from Social Capital.

“How does a Blind Date with a Book work?” BoB will be selecting popular titles and books you may have missed to surprise guests with a book based on their interests! Each book will be wrapped up and include notes on the genre, tropes, and other hints to help guests find a match they’ll love.

Social Capital in OKC across from Scissortail Park features 110 mostly-local, all-craft draft beers and delicious food with a rooftop bar for summer nights. Lively Beerworks will be taking over a few taps for the occasion!

Oklahoma authors Jeff Provine and Dennis Spielman will be at the event with the newest edition of "100 Things to Do in Oklahoma City Before You Die". Meet the authors and pick up a signed copy.

Mingle with book lovers and shop the pop up area with new arrivals, trending titles, stickers, and more!

Help us decide how many of each genre to bring! When selecting your ticket, tell us your favorite genre between Romance, Fantasy, and Mystery. Once you arrive we will have a section for each genre for you to select a blind date book from!

“Swift and Saddled” Signing Event with Lyla Sage

Join Best of Books at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, for a signing event with USA Today bestselling romance author Lyla Sage for Bookstore Romance Day! 

To join the signing event please purchase “Swift and Saddled” below as your ticket and select “IN STORE PICK UP” to indicate you will be at the event. We will get to hear from Lyla about the Rebel Blue Ranch series, romance writing and more before we begin the signing line! 

UPDATE 7/9: We love how excited everyone is for this event! Due to demand and space restrictions we are reminding everyone that EACH PERSON in attendance does require a ticket to enter the event. This means your bestie, your partner, your tagalong dragged along friends won't be able to join you without also having a ticket- even if they are not having a book signed. In the past we've been able to allow these "plus ones" but we simply won't have the space this time. Thank you for your understanding!

Done and Dusted: A Rebel Blue Ranch Novel By Lyla Sage Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593732427
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - October 24th, 2023

Swift and Saddled: A Rebel Blue Ranch Novel By Lyla Sage Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593732434
Availability: Backordered
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - March 5th, 2024

“The Grandest Game” Late Night Launch Event with Jennifer Lynn Barnes

New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer Lynn Barnes returns to Best of Books for a late night launch the night before the release date of “The Grandest Game” at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 29. Barnes will be joined in conversation with Rachel Vincent to discuss this new addition to the world of “The Inheritance Games” following “The Brothers Hawthorne”. 

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The Grandest Game By Jennifer Lynn Barnes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316481014
Availability: Coming SOON! Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 30th, 2024

The Brothers Hawthorne (The Inheritance Games #4) By Jennifer Lynn Barnes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316480772
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2023

The Inheritance Games By Jennifer Lynn Barnes Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781368052405
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

The Inheritance Games By Jennifer Lynn Barnes Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780759555402
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 27th, 2021

The Hawthorne Legacy (The Inheritance Games #2) By Jennifer Lynn Barnes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780759557635
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

The Hawthorne Legacy (The Inheritance Games #2) By Jennifer Lynn Barnes Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316105187
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2022

The Final Gambit (The Inheritance Games #3) By Jennifer Lynn Barnes Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316370950
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2022

The Final Gambit (The Inheritance Games #3) By Jennifer Lynn Barnes Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780316371025
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 25th, 2023

Strange New World By Rachel Vincent Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399552496
Availability: Special Order-Please Call For Availability
Published: Delacorte Press - May 8th, 2018

Every Single Lie By Rachel Vincent Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781547608638
Availability: Special Order-Please Call For Availability
Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 12th, 2022

No One Is Alone By Rachel Vincent Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547609192
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 12th, 2022

Back to School Book Bash at BoB

Join Best of Books on Saturday, August 10 as we prepare to go Back to School with a Book Bash!

Vampirita and the Angry Mob (Vampirita 1) By Mariana Llanos, Laura Brenlla (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariana Llanos, Laura Brenlla (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781478880578
Availability: Backordered
Published: Reycraft Books - July 19th, 2024

Vampirita Y La Turba Enfurecida By Mariana Llanos, Laura Brenlla (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariana Llanos, Laura Brenlla (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781478890485
Availability: Backordered
Published: Reycraft Books - July 19th, 2024

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Benita and the Night Creatures By Mariana Llanos, Cocoretto (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariana Llanos, Cocoretto (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9798888590034
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Barefoot Books - September 5th, 2023

Winner of the 2024 Oklahoma Book Award for Children's Book


Benita and the Night Creatures By Mariana Llanos, Cocoretto (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariana Llanos, Cocoretto (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9798888590027
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Barefoot Books - September 5th, 2023

Winner of the 2024 Oklahoma Book Award for Children's Book


Benita Y Las Criaturas Nocturnas By Mariana Llanos, Cocoretto (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariana Llanos, Cocoretto (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9798888590416
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Barefoot Books - September 5th, 2023

I Am Osage: How Clarence Tinker Became the First Native American Major General By Kim Rogers, Bobby Von Martin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kim Rogers, Bobby Von Martin (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063081161
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Heartdrum - February 6th, 2024

Just Like Grandma By Kim Rogers, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kim Rogers, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063049246
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Heartdrum - January 24th, 2023

Charlie The Enviro Dog: Something Stinks By Christina Leigh Monroe, Ronnie Carl Jackson, Lena Tusevljakovic Orlovic (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9798986675671
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ronnie Carl Jackson and Christina Leigh Monro - March 4th, 2024

Charlie The Enviro Dog By Christina Leigh Monroe, Ronnie Carl Jackson, Lena Tusevljakovic Orlovic (Illustrator) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9798986675619
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ronnie Carl Jackson and Christina Leigh Monro - August 15th, 2022

Charlie The Enviro Dog: Ocean Trouble: Ocean Trouble By Christina Leigh Monroe, Ronnie Carl Jackson, Lena Tusevljakovic Orlovic (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9798986675640
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ronnie Carl Jackson and Christina Leigh Monro - April 15th, 2023

"Shadows of Perl" Signing Event with J. Elle in conversation with Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Best of Books invites you to join us at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 6 as we welcome New York Times Bestselling Author, J. Elle for a signing event for “Shadows of Perl”, the exciting follow up to the instant New York Times Bestselling romantic fantasy, “House of Marionne”.  J. Elle will be joined in conversation by Oklahoma’s own #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of “The Inheritance Games” series, Jennifer Lynn Barnes. 

This event is free to attend. To enter the signing line and meet the authors please view your ticket options below: 

  • Perl Book Bundle: 1 purchase of "Shadows of Perl" = 1 admission to the event + exclusive vinyl decal with purchase

  • Marionne Book Bundle: 1 purchase of "House of Marionne" = 1 admission to the event + exclusive vinyl decal with purchase

  • Purchase one book, or both! Either way you get to join the event, meet the authors, and get a free vinyl decal exclusive to event attendees! 

Be sure to select "In Store Pick-Up" to indicate you are coming to the event! Not local? Add shipping to your order and we will get it signed at the event to ship after.

Jennifer’s books from “The Inheritance Games” series, including “The Grandest Game” will also be available below to get signed at the event, or find more here.

BoB encourages readers to preorder ahead of the event as we prioritize all preorders in the signing line by order date. The earlier you order, the closer you are to the front of the line!

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Shadows of Perl (House of Marionne #2) By J. Elle Cover Image
By J. Elle
$20.99
ISBN: 9780593527733
Availability: Coming SOON! Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Razorbill - September 3rd, 2024

1 purchase of Shadows of Perl = 1 admission to the event + exclusive vinyl decal


House of Marionne By J. Elle Cover Image
By J. Elle
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593527702
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Razorbill - August 29th, 2023

1 purchase of House of Marionne = 1 admission to the event + exclusive vinyl decal


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House of Marionne By J. Elle Cover Image
By J. Elle
$13.99
ISBN: 9780593527726
Availability: Coming SOON! Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2024

1 purchase of House of Marionne = 1 admission to the event + exclusive vinyl decal


Summer at the Bookstore

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Best of Books is back with more summer fun activities for the kids! BoB will be hosting a new activity every Thursday from June 13-July 27. Sign up to create fun projects, explore new books, decorate cookies, meet animals from Pet Supplies Plus, and more!

Registration is required for each activity to reserve your spot and allow us to prep the supplies accordingly. Most activities are free to RSVP with a few extra special activities that have a fee.


Registration for June activities will open on Saturday, June 1. Click the activities below to find out more and register for each activity.


Registration for July activities will open on Thursday, June 20. Click the activities below to find out more and register for each activity. (No activity on the 

BoB Summer Reading Challenge

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This Summer Best of Books will be challenging young readers to explore great books and big adventures by participating in a Summer Reading Challenge inspired by Scholastic! Each week BoB will have a new theme to inspire that week’s reading choices. Read along with us to earn badges and complete the challenge goal. 

How to Participate:

  1. Stop in store to pick up a reading challenge sheet or PRINT your own using this link.
  2. Follow the weekly theme* to select any book in your reading level. This can be a book you already own, one from the library, or pick out something new at BoB! (You do not have to purchase a book to participate, nor does it have to be a Scholastic book)
  3. When you finish the book complete the box for that theme in your reading log on the back of the page.
  4. Color in your badge on the front, you’ve earned it! To make it extra fun, stop by BoB on Saturdays to show your reading log to earn a sticker version of that week’s badge.
  5. Keep earning badges every week to earn BoB Bucks at the end of the Summer Reading Challenge.
  6. Join us on Saturday, August 10 for BoB’s Back to School Bash to show us how many badges you earned and get your $10 BoB Bucks to redeem in store for new books! 

 

*Do we have to read in that order? Weekly themes are there to inspire new reading adventures and shake up kids’ regular reading styles but are not strict on timing. If your child is excited about a book for different theme, they can shuffle the order. We may not have the sticker badge in store if your reading order changes but reading on your own timeline makes the challenge your own!

“What if we joined the Summer Reading Challenge after it began?  Join in anytime and you may choose to earn badges for the remaining weeks only or catch up on previous badges for a full set. The choice is yours, earn one badge or all- reading is all about the adventure! To earn BoB Bucks at the end of the challenge, participants must earn 10 badges by Saturday, August 10.

 

Find Waldo in Edmond this July!

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Best of Books has teamed up with 24 local businesses to host a city-wide search for everyone’s favorite red and white striped hiding champion, Waldo starting July 1-31! Find Waldo Local is a free, family-friendly summer activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses. 

Get in on the search by picking up a “Find Waldo Local in Edmond!” stamp card, which contains the names of all the participating stores. With each Waldo you find around town, you will get your card stamped or signed by the participating shop.

Collect TEN stamps to receive a Waldo Sticker and a $1 OFF coupon for any Waldo book!

Collect TWENTY or more stamps will earn Waldo seekers an entry into a grand-prize drawing for Waldo books and prizes!

Celebrate the search with us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 1. BoB will have raffle prizes for Waldo seekers with twenty or more stamps and one winner will go home with the grand prize!

The full list of participating stores can be found below.