November 2, 2018

february 2019 events

Leigh Bardugo Author Event!

Saturday, February 2nd
Fan Meet-Up at 4:00
Q&A and Signing at 5:00
at Decatur Library!

Leigh Bardugo is hitting the road in support of her next adventure in the Grishaverse, King of Scars, and Little Shop of Stories is lucky enough to be one of the hosts! We are teaming up with our friends at the Georgia Center for the Book to host the event at the Decatur Library.

Exciting news: we’re partnering with Macmillan to host a Grishaverse fan meet-up an hour before Leigh arrives! The fan meet-up will include trivia/games, a themed King of Scars photo backdrop (so come in costume!), exclusive fan-meet-up-only moments, and more!

Once Leigh arrives, she’ll host a 30 minute Q&A followed by a book signing where you’re able to get King of Scars personalized and two additional Leigh Bardugo titles signed. You’ll also be able to grab a quick photo with her, so have your cameras ready to go!

FAN MEET-UP: 4:00 on 2/2 at Decatur Library

Q&A and SIGNING: 5:00 on 2/2 at Decatur Library

TICKETS: A ticket is required in order to enter the signing line for this event. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door if still available. The ticket is the cost of one copy of KING OF SCARS (to be picked up at the event), and it will earn you entrance into the fan meet-up, Q&A, and signing line.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets on Eventbrite are now sold out. If you have a ticket, you are guaranteed a seat.

**ALERT!  The 30 minute Q&A Event Tickets are SOLD OUT, but we are opening a new block of SIGNING LINE ONLY tickets. These tickets will earn you a copy of King of Scars and a place in the signing line. These Signing Line Only tickets will NOT allow holders into the Q&A. Signing Line Only ticket holders are asked to arrive at the venue at 6pm at which point they will join the end of the signing line.**

Tickets can be purchased here.


Face your demons…or feed them.

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

Enter the Grishaverse with this new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.


Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times–bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over two million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, and now, King of Scars—with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Some of the Best from and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and coming later this year, Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

Alexandra Bracken Author Event!

Monday, February 4th  – 5 pm

We are thrilled to welcome back author Alexandra Bracken for The Last Life of Prince Alastor, the second book in her Prosper Redding series! We always love having her visit, as she is such a fun speaker and the Prosper Redding series is so great. Learn more about The Last Life of Prince Alastor below!

This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to purchase a copy of The Last Life of Prince Alastor from us in order to earn a place in the signing line!

More about The Last Life of Prince Alastor:

Forced to agree to eternal servitude in exchange for safe passage through the demon realm, Prosper Redding arrives in Prince Alastor’s home only to find it occupied by malevolent fiends and a mysterious force that would consume the entire realm.

Fancy French Storytime!

Tuesday, February 12th  – 11 am

Bonjour! Little Shop of Stories is tres excited to partner with Alliance Francaise Atlanta to bring Fancy French storytime pour vous, as our weekly Tuesday story time becomes tres magnifique! Alliance Francaise brings fun and fancy elements of French to say and do — expect to learn and laugh at one of our favorite storytimes all year!


Jo Watson Hackl Author Event!

Tuesday, February 12th  – 6:30 pm

Hooray! Debut author Jo Watson Hackl is coming to Little Shop of Stories to discuss her new book, Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe. A book of mystery, adventure, and self discovery, it has all the charm and humor you would expect from one of the south’s great new writers. You can learn more about Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe below.

This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to purchase your copy of Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe from us to get your place in the signing line.

How far would you go to find something that might not even exist?

All her life, Cricket’s mama has told her stories about a secret room painted by a mysterious artist. Now Mama’s run off, and Cricket thinks the room might be the answer to getting her to come back. If it exists. And if she can find it.

Cricket’s only clue is a coin from a grown-over ghost town in the woods. So with her daddy’s old guidebook and a coat full of snacks stolen from the Cash ‘n’ Carry, Cricket runs away to find the room. Surviving in the woods isn’t easy. While Cricket camps out in an old tree house and looks for clues, she meets the last resident of the ghost town, encounters a poetry-loving dog (who just might hold a key to part of the puzzle), and discovers that sometimes you have to get a little lost . . . to really find your way.

Darria Long Gillespie, M.D. Author Event!

Thursday, February 21th  – 7:15 pm at the Decatur Library

Our friends at Georgia Center for the Book are pleased to present Darria Long Gillespie discussing her new book Mom Hacks at the Decatur Library. Doctor Gillespie is a mother of two, and brings her experience and medical knowledge to bear on presenting you with a grab bag of ways to hack your parenting. You can read more about Mom Hacks below, and more about Georgia Center for the Book on their website ( This event is free and open to the public. Little Shop of Stories will have her books on hand for purchase at the event.

About Mom Hacks: 100+ self-care hacks for any mom to eat right, move more, stress less and get a good night’s sleep, by a doctor who is also a mom An Ivy league-trained physician and mom of two, Dr. Darria combed the latest in medicine, psychology, and holistic health for answers when her own health crises struck. She now brings those solutions to moms everywhere. For moms who just DontHaveTheTime (or energy), Mom Hacks gives you the specific smallest changes that yield the biggest impact for you and your child.