Sept. 3: Very Peculiar in Corte Madera & Petaluma

If you haven’t heard of the book ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,’ you will soon. Tim Burton is adapting the young adult story of an orphanage where children possess superpowers and fight off bizarre monsters as a film set for release at the end of September. This weekend, Ransom Riggs, author of ‘Miss Peregrine,’ reads from his latest illustrated collection of stories, appropriately titled ‘Tales of the Peculiar.’ Compelling characters and rich plots abound when Riggs signs copies of the book, on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 4:30pm at Book Passage (51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera; $27; 415.927.0960) and at 7pm at Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma (140 Kentucky St.; $27; 707.782.0228).

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