LOS ANGELES — Halloween was a bit more exciting this year for some lucky Justin Bieber fans in Los Angeles. Aside from the traditional trick-or-treating, haunted houses and costume parties, Beliebers were able to celebrate on Sunday by personally meeting the Canadian chart topper.
Following the October 15 release of his autobiography, "Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever," the pop sensation paid a visit to the Grove mall Barnes & Noble bookstore to thank his fans for purchasing his first literary release. Over a thousand fans received a limited number of wristbands on Friday, allowing them access to meet the singer, take a picture with him and pick up a signed copy of the book.
As Bieber tunes played over the speakers in a sectioned-off area on the third floor, security took their place and fans of all ages began lining up shortly after 2 p.m. In the spirit of Halloween, some fans arrived in costume, while others just brought screams of excitement and tears in their eyes, as they tried to contain themselves upon meeting the teen star.
The autobiography features over 200 pages of exclusive pictures and personal stories, giving fans an insight into Bieber's world. The book documents the singer's rise from Canadian obscurity to taking over the pop world while sharing stories about his family, his first dating disaster, his love for Xbox and his everyday life.
"I was inspired [to write] this book because there are so many fake books out there about my life, and there are so many other people who are writing about my life, and a lot of it is not true," Bieber explained to MTV News at the event. "So, I wanted to, you know, give them my perspective of my life and, you know, basically how I got here and basically just stuff about what I'm going through."
The book is yet another addition to the ever-growing Bieber franchise. The Biebs will also be taking over retail stores this holiday season with an upcoming line of dolls, an exclusive line of One Less Lonely Girl nail polish, a My World unisex fragrance and an acoustic album. His highly anticipated 3-D flick, "Never Say Never," is due out on Valentine's Day weekend.