January 15, 2020

Cassandra Clare is Coming on March 11th (with Holly Black)!


Cassandra Clare Author Event!

Wednesday, March 11th  – 7 pm  – at Presser Hall on the campus of Agnes Scott College

All hail Cassandra Clare, a true queen of YA fantasy! We have been swept away by her books again and again for years, and we at Little Shop of Stories are beyond thrilled to host her as she tours for the first book in a brand new series set in the world of Shadowhunters! Learn more about Chain of Gold below. We hope you can join us for this very special event, hosted in conjunction with our friends at Agnes Scott College and moderated by the incredible HOLLY BLACK! Please read on for important details about ticketing and signing guidelines for this event!


A Book Ticket comes with a copy of Chain of Gold, a seat at the event, and a place in the signing line.

A Book + Parent Ticket is for parents accompanying children to the event. It comes with a copy of Chain of Gold, two seats at the event, and a place in the signing line.

Tickets can be purchased here.


Cassandra Clare will sign AND personalize one copy of Chain of Gold per person. She will also sign (not personalize) one additional book. She will not sign any non-book items. Candid photos during the signing are permitted, but there are no posed photos allowed. The signing will come after a moderated conversation with Cassandra and a Q&A with the audience!

Here’s an interview with Cassandra from Publishers Weekly about Chain of Gold.

More about Chain of Gold:

From #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare comes the first novel in a brand-new trilogy where evil hides in plain sight and love cuts deeper than any blade. Chain of Gold is a Shadowhunters novel.

Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else.

But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before—these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia and her friends discover that their own connection to a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers—and forced a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.

The entire first print run in the US and UK will be a special first edition. It will contain a beautiful portrait of the main characters by Cassandra Jean, and will also include the long-awaited short story Fairy Tale of London, about Will and Tessa’s wedding!