Black Friday Deals! Outlander Blu Ray! Signed books by Diana Gabaldon! SE Hinton! Drew Barrymore!

Black Friday madness is nearly upon us! The massive shopping day (so called Black Friday since it used to be the day stores finally got into the black aka profitable) kick off the start of the holiday shopping season.  If you’re building your attack plan, here are a few specials to keep in mind!

Target has its usually array of doorbuster deals which begin Thursday night until they sell out of stock. If you haven’t bought the first half of Outlander’s first season on blu ray, now is a great time to buy since it’ll be on sale for $10.  Yep. Even Target believes everyone should own a copy.

Outlander poster

If you’re looking for a copy of Outlander (the book) signed by Diana Gabldon, head to your local Barnes and Noble on Friday! For Black Friday, each Barnes and Noble store will have a slew of signed books for sale.  While each author signed around 4500 books for this event, there are so many stores that each will only have a very limited number of each title so get there early if you’re dying for one in particular. You can head to their website for the full list, but here’s a sample of who to look for:

As Seen on TV/In the Movies

  • Terry Brooks, The Elfstones of Shannara
  • Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Gayle Forman, If I Stay
  • Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
  • John Green, Paper Towns
  • S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders
  • Jeff Kinney, Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #10)
  • Veronica Roth, Allegiant (Collector’s Edition)
  • Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  • Andy Weir, The Martian

Big YA Authors

  • Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen
  • Marie Lu, The Rose Society
  • Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses
  • Gregory Maguire, After Alice
  • Marissa Meyer, Winter
  • Rick Riordan, The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Series #1)
  • Rainbow Rowell, Carry On
  • Brandon Sanderson, Steelheart (B&N exclusive edition)

Popular Fiction

  • David Baldacci, The Guilty
  • Lee Child, Make Me (Jack Reacher Series #20)
  • Michael Connelly, The Crossing
  • Patricia Cornwell, Depraved Heart
  • Janet Evanovich, Tricky Twenty-Two
  • Sue Grafton, X
  • Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train

Celebrity authors

  • Drew Barrymore, Wildflower
  • Abigail Breslin, This May Sound Crazy
  • Christie Brinkley, Timeless Beauty: Over 100 Tips, Secrets, and Shortcuts to Looking Great
  • Chris Colfer, The Enchantress Returns, The Wishing Spell, A Grimm Warning, and Beyond the Kingdoms
  • Elvis Costello, Unfaithful Music
  • John Fogerty, Fortunate Son
  • Whoopi Goldberg, If Someone Says “You Complete Me,” RUN!: Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships
  • Sammy Hagar, Are We Having Any Fun Yet?
  • Tim Howard, The Keeper
  • Jewel, Never Broken
  • Mindy Kaling, Why Not Me?
  • Nathan Lane, Devlin Elliot, Naughty Mabel
  • Mary-Louise Parker, Dear Mr. You
  • Mike Lupica, Fast Break
  • Julianne Moore, Freckleface Strawberry
  • B. J. Novak, The Book with No Pictures
  • Jerry Rice, 50 Years, 50 Moments
  • Jalen Rose, Got to Give the People What They Want
  • Patti Smith, M Train
  • David Spade, Almost Interesting
  • Rainn Wilson, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy

Celebrity Chef Cookbooks

  • Giada De Laurentiis, Happy Cooking
  • Paula Deen, Paula Deen Cuts the Fat
  • Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime
  • Bobby Flay, Brunch at Bobby’s
  • Ina Garten, Make It Ahead
  • Nigella Lawson, Simply Nigella

(There’s also a 30% off coupon which is good for one item if you visit the website.)


Don’t forget that its Small business Saturday so visit your local independent bookstore. Many are hosting sales, giveaways and maybe even an author event. Chicago has a couple of great indie stores that do mail order so if you’re still looking for a signed book, you can browse Anderson’s Bookshop (for signed books by Marissa Meyer), The Book Stall (Rainbow Rowell, Sarah Dessen, Sabaa Tahir and even Susan Cooper of The Dark is Rising!) and also The Book Cellar who has signed John Green books (including The Fault in Our Stars). Anderson’s and The Book Stall also have a ton of books signed by Veronica Roth since she’s a local. Call the stores to confirm they have the books in stock since these aren’t always listed.

Stay tuned!

Comment below or email me at
For more adventures, follow me on twitter: @Cambear



Share on Facebook

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: