OSC BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS
Do you want a book by Orson Scott Card signed to a particular person as a Christmas gift? OSC will stop in every Monday before Christmas to sign books that are pre-purchased from the Barnes & Noble in Friendly Center here in Greensboro.
Please note that this is not Barnes & Noble online — it’s this particular store in Card’s hometown. And he will only sign books from the following list of (mostly) hardcovers that B&N was able to get in stock: From the Ender series: Ender’s Game, A War of Gifts*, Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, Shadows in Flight*.
Also, Gate Thief (Mithermages series), Ruins (Pathfinder series) and Zanna’s Gift* — a Christmas story which is the only paperback in the list. (*Less expensive than full-length hardcovers.)
You can either come into the store and make your purchase, or phone the store at 336-854-4200 and place a credit card order. If you order by phone, make sure you spell out the name(s) of the people you want each book signed for. Names can easily be misheard and misspelled.
And if you buy a book in the store, print the name carefully. Your “e” might look to Card like “o” or “a” or “i” if you write it quickly or in cursive. Nobody wants to receive a book with their own name misspelled!
Card will stop by the store sometime during the day each Monday, and the books will be available for pickup (or will be mailed out) first thing Tuesday.