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TWILIGHT COUNTDOWN: Looking for a Book Party?

By Jackie Burrell
Friday, August 1st, 2008 at 8:05 pm in Books, Twilight Saga.

Less than four hours to go, and those wild and crazy Twilighters, Chris and Geo, are still going strong at the Fremont Hub Borders, where thousands of people have joined them, virtually… and Chris has collected a few marriage proposals. We’ve enjoyed checking in on them throughout the day. Our fave comment was from the fan who somehow got a copy of the book this morning and said, “I have it in my hands right now! But I promised all my sisters — 3 of them — and my daughter (yes, I am a Twilight mom, age 36) that I will not start to read it until they get their copies tonight and the Release Party we are going to! So I am going to keep watching your podcast to stay occupied so I don’t crack open the book.” Now that’s self-control.

We’ll be heading out soon for a little vampire action. We’ve got a photographer checking out the vampire prom at Danville’s Rakestraw Books, and we’ll be popping into a couple of other East Bay bookstores and reporting back on the action right here later tonight. Join us! Or, check out a book party on your own — here are some Bay Area possibilities:

A Great Good Place for Books: Vampire Prom with trivia contests, prizes and refreshments, 10:30 p.m. to midnight, 6120 LaSalle Ave., Oakland, 510-339-8210.

Barnes & Noble: Book release parties in various locations, including Antioch, Dublin, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fairfield, Fremont, Oakland, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, Tracy and Walnut Creek.

Borders: Supernatural Soirees and book release parties from 9:30 p.m. till midnight at various locations, including Emeryville, Fremont, Pleasant HIll, Pleasanton and San Ramon.

Clayton Books: Midnight Book Party with trivia contest and T-shirt prizes, 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., 5433 D Clayton Rd., Clayton, 925-673-3325.

Rakestraw Books: Vampire Prom, 10 p.m. to midnight, 409 Railroad Ave., Danville, 925-837-7337.

Storyteller: Book release party, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., 30 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, 925-284-3480.

Towne Center Books: Book release party, 11 p.m. to midnight, 555 Main St., Pleasanton, 925-846-8826.

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