VIRTUAL - Keeper of the Lost Cities Graphic Novel INDIE EXCLUSIVE event with Shannon Messenger

VIRTUAL on 11/15 - Keeper of the Lost Cities Graphic Novel Launch with Shannon Messenger.

Experience the Keeper of the Lost Cities in a graphic novel format!

We regret to inform fans that Shannon Messenger will NOT be hosting any in-person events for her new book due to health concerns. Instead she is offering an INDIE EXCLUSIVE virtual event hosted on Wednesday, November 15th at 4pm PT/7pm ET by East City Bookshop for those who have purchased a KotLC Graphic Novel from us. There are three options for those who have purchased event tickets from us. 

1) Receive signed book(s) + FREE access to virtual event:

  • Those who purchased book tickets will still get book(s) with signed book plate(s). You need to tell us how you want your book(s) either: 
  1. FREE in-store pick up, or
  2. FREE media mail shipping, or
  3. FREE local delivery (Zip codes: 91020, 91011, 91214, 91208)
  • Included in purchase of KotLC Graphic Novel
  1. A book, signed book plate, Keeper sticker, PLUS exclusive art print
  2. Access to the exclusive virtual event
    • You will receive a link via email a couple hours before the start of the event on 11/15.
  3. A refund of ticket fee

2) Donate companion ticket

  • Companion ticket price of $14 can be donated to cover the entire cost of a paperback graphic novel to be distributed to a local Title 1 school
    • Companion tickets will NOT be eligible for a virtual event link

3) Refund

  • A full refund can be requested for any and all components – a book ticket and/or a companion ticket
    • If requesting a book ticket refund, you will NOT be eligible for a virtual event link


  • Q: How should I select my option?
    • A: Please check your email that you used to purchase your ticket and reply to that with your preference or any questions.
  • Q: How long do refunds take?
    • A: Once you receive your refund notification, your credit card company typically takes between 3 to 7 days to process the credit. 

Contact us

  • Anyone with questions about their options should
  1. Respond back directly to your order email (best option).
  2. Email the bookstore at (next best option).
  3. You may also call the store at (818) 248-9668 from Monday - Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm. Due to the high volume of calls, email communication is highly preferred. 

All requests for refunds must be in writing. Absolutely no refunds over the phone or in-person. 

PDF of Shannon Messenger virtual event and refund information (new window).

Order signed books to be picked-up at the bookstore or shipped! Access to the virtual event ONLY comes with purchase of the KotLC Graphic Novel from Once Upon A Time in hardcover OR paperback.

Order Signed Books

We hope you consider donating a signed copy of the featured book for a local Title 1 school.

Donate a signed book

About the Book:

Keeper of the Lost Cities Graphic Novel Part 1 book cover. Two teens standing next to each other with wands raised in their hands against a light yellow, blue, and green mystical background.

The first book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series is being reimagined as a graphic novel with the first half of the epic novel adapted to this new format with beautiful artwork!

Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has never quite fit into her life. She's skipped multiple grades and doesn't really connect with the older kids at school, but she's not comfortable with her family, either. The reason? Sophie's a Telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secret--at least, that's what she thinks... 

But the day Sophie meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy, she learns she's not alone. He's a Telepath too, and it turns out the reason she has never felt at home is that, well...she isn't. Fitz opens Sophie's eyes to a shocking truth, and she is forced to leave behind her family for a new life in a place that is vastly different from what she has ever known. 

This stunning graphic novel retelling of the first half of the thrilling first novel comes to life with all the adventure and epic worldbuilding the Keeper of the Lost Cities series is known for.

About Shannon Messenger:

Shannon Messenger author photo. A white woman with straight blonde hair wearing a pink short sleeve blouse sits against a green nature background.

Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she learned--among other things--that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She's studied art, screenwriting, and film production, but she realized her real passion was writing stories for children. She's the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the award-winning middle grade series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as the Sky Fall series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many different languages. She lives in Southern California with her family--and an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at

 Photo credit: Brian Oldham Photography

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Virtual Event
Registration required

Purchase of the graphic novel comes with FREE access to the INDIE EXCLUSIVE virtual event on Wednesday, November 15th at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET.

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Purchase of the graphic novel comes with FREE access to the INDIE EXCLUSIVE virtual event on Wednesday, November 15th at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET.

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