General Event Information
In 2023, we do both virtual and in-person events!
Details for select virtual events:
We run our virtual events on our Facebook page. You do not need to have a Facebook account in order to view them. Head to our page at the appointed time! The video will begin automatically. We do sometimes have tech issues so we recommend you stick around for at least ten minutes after the start time.
You can always ask questions in the comments and our moderator will make sure the authors see them.
If we have signed books or signed bookplates available, we will make that information available on the event page and during the event.
In-person event info
Accessibility Info - Los Angeles
Accessibility Info - Brooklyn
Do I need a ticket?
Sometimes. We make it very, very clear when you need a ticket. Otherwise, the event are free and first-come, first-serve unless explicitly stated. We do appreciate when you RSVP for free events.
What's the deal with RSVPing?
We appreciate it when customers RSVP for an event because it helps us ensure we have enough books and chairs. IT IS NOT REQUIRED BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. You can always show up to a free event without RSVPing. If you RSVP'd and it turns out you can't make the event, there is no need to let us know.
Can I buy the book in advance?
Yes! In fact, we strongly recommend it. Despite our best efforts, there is always a chance we will run out of books. If you want to guarantee yourself a copy, you can preorder the book for pickup at the event. Preorders for events are always under our signed books page and usually go up about 1.5 months before the event. Make sure you select "pickup in store" when you check out and you can tell us in the comments that you will be picking up at the event. Preorders always close at least 24 hours before the event.
Can I bring books I already own for authors to sign?
Yes. However, we have a limit of 2 outside books per author. We appreciate customers understanding and respecting this limit.
Will an author sign my tshirt/totebag/kindle?
What an author will or will not sign is always left to the individual authors discrection. If an author lets us know in advance their policies, we will list them on the individual event page.
Do you serve food or drinks?
We always serve wine at book signings (unless it's reeeeeally early in the morning, then we have mimosas!) Occasionally we will have little nibbles but we generally state on our advertising if there will be food at the event. Please do not bring food to share to our events. We appreciate the thought but it presents a liability issue for us.
What if I bought a ticket for an event and can't come?
REFUND POLICY: Paid tickets are fully refundable until 7 days before the event. 50% refund will be offered until 48 hours before the event. 48 hours before the event, tickets can no longer be refunded.
If your ticket includes a book and do not end up attending the event in person, it is your responsibility to contact the store within 48 hours of the event ending to make arrangements to pick up your included book/s. If you do not do so, you forfeit your ticket price. We do not offer book exchanges.
STORE CREDIT: If the event ticket comes with a store credit voucher, we will honor these 7 days after the event.
I can't make the event but I really want a signed copy of *X Author's* book!
We almost always offer personalized signed copies to be shipped following the event. Check out our signed books pages here --> http://www.therippedbodicela.com/available-authors
Preorders usually open about 1.5 months before the event. If you don't see the book you want you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where should I park?
There is ample parking around the store.
Option 1: Public Parking Garages on Cardiff and Culver Blvd
FREE for one hour, $1 per half hour after 1st hour
Option 2: Metered Parking on Main St.
What if I want to have an event at your store?
Please email our events manager Teresa at email@example.com
I have more questions!
Give us a call at (424) 603-4776 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org