November 9, 2017

january 2018 events

Holly Black Author Event!


Wednesday, January 3rd – 7 pm at the Decatur Library

Join us for our first event of 2018 as we welcome Holly Black to the Georgia Center for the Book at Decatur Library! She’s in town promoting her new series, Cruel Prince (see more below). This event is free and open to the public. You must purchase a copy of The Cruel Prince from us in order to earn a place in the signing line!

More about The Cruel Prince:

By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him—and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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Gina Ciocca and Rachael Allen Author Author Event!


Saturday, January 13th – 6 pm

Join Gina Ciocca, author of Busted, and Rachael Allen, author of A Taxonomy of Love, for a joint event at Little Shop of Stories on January 13! Little Shop’s Not So YA Book Club to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Catching cheaters and liars is a lucrative hobby—until you fall for one of the suspects. Perfect for fans of Veronica Mars, this new novel from the author of Last Year’s Mistake will steal your heart!

Marisa never planned to be a snoop for hire. It wasn’t like she wanted to catch her best friend’s boyfriend making out with another girl. But as her reputation for sniffing out cheaters spreads all over school, Marisa finds herself the reluctant queen of busting two-timing boys.

And her next case? It’s for ex-frenemy Kendall. She’s convinced her boyfriend, TJ, has feelings for someone else and persuades Marisa to start spying on him. But the more Marisa gets to know sincere and artistic TJ, the more she starts to fall for him. Worse yet, the feelings seem to be mutual. Marisa knows she needs to give up her investigation—and the spoken-for guy who may just be the love of her life. Then she uncovers new secrets about Kendall and TJ, secrets that take “cheater” to a whole new level…

The moment Spencer meets Hope the summer before seventh grade, it’s . . . something at first sight. He knows she’s special, possibly even magical. The pair become fast friends, climbing trees and planning world travels. After years of being outshone by his older brother and teased because of his Tourette syndrome, Spencer finally feels like he belongs. But as Hope and Spencer get older and life gets messier, the clear label of “friend” gets messier, too.

Through sibling feuds and family tragedies, new relationships and broken hearts, the two grow together and apart, and Spencer, an aspiring scientist, tries to map it all out using his trusty system of taxonomy. He wants to identify and classify their relationship, but in the end, he finds that life doesn’t always fit into easy-to-manage boxes, and it’s this messy complexity that makes life so rich and beautiful.

Marie Lu Author Event!

Thursday, January 18th – 7 pm

Marie Lu is coming back to Little Shop!

From Marie Lu: “Everyone knows about Bruce as a child and how he lost his parents, but then we jump in the narrative to him as a fully realized adult, navigating an adult world with adult problems as an established billionaire. But Bruce’s teenage life is a black hole. As such a high-profile kid, what was it like for him to lose his parents? To have his trust funds open for the first time? How did he navigate the challenges of adolescence?”

From the publisher: The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city’s elites are being taken out as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and is about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to WayneTech. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. A girl who will speak only to Bruce. Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.

Lyndsay Ely Author Event! (and Book Swap!)

Monday, January 22nd – 7 pm / Book Swap at 5:30!

We are so excited about the debut novel from Lyndsay Ely, Gunslinger Girl! Join us to discuss this action-packed, genre-bending, totally original novel from a woman who is sure to become a powerful voice in YA lit! Learn more about Gunslinger Girl below.

If you can, join us before the event starting at 5:30 for a YA Book Swap! Bring a book you love to share with a new friend and check out some upcoming titles! If you came to the swap before, bring a blurb (or five) for a book that you’ve read since our last swap.

This event is free and open to the public. You must purchase a copy of the book from us in order to earn a place in the signing line.

From the James Patterson website:
James Patterson presents a bold new heroine—a cross between Katniss Everdeen and Annie Oakley: Serendipity Jones, the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow’s West.

Seventeen-year-old Serendipity “Pity” Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She’s been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great….

In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity’s struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.

Click here to order a copy of Gunslinger Girl.

Matt de la Peña and Loren Long Author & Illustrator Event!






Monday, January 29th – 6:30 pm

We could not be more honored that Newbery Medal winner Matt de la Peña (Last Stop on Market Street) and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long (Otis) — a picture book dream team — are stopping at Little Shop of Stories on tour for their new book, Love! Through lyrical text and breathtaking illustrations, Love walks the reader through a lifetime of love in all its forms. We are sure that this will become an instant classic, and we cannot wait to share it with our big and beautiful Little Shop community!

Love debuted at #2 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. We’re doing out best to move it up a notch.

Matt and Loren were featured on NPR’s All Things Considered recently to discuss Love. Here’s the link to NPR’s website where you can listen to their conversation.

This event is free and open to the public. You must purchase a copy of Love from Little Shop of Stories in order receive a ticket for a place in the signing line.

Click here to order a copy of Love.

Sarah Mylnowski Author Event!

Wednesday, January 31st – 4:30 pm

As if it weren’t exciting enough that UPSIDE DOWN MAGIC BOOK 4 was coming out, we are here to announce that author Sarah Mlynowski will be HERE, AT LITTLE SHOP just ONE DAY after the book comes out! This event is free and open to the public. You must purchase a copy of the book from us in order to earn a place in the signing line!More on Upside Down Magic 4: Dragon Overnight:

On this class trip, prepare to meet dragons!

Nory Horace can turn herself into a kitten. But sometimes she adds in a bit of dragon and, well, accidentally turns into a dritten. Oops? Her friend Andres Padillo can fly high…but then he can’t fly back down again.

Nory and Andres are in an Upside-Down Magic class with other kids who have unusual magic. Now they’re off on their first-ever overnight field trip! At Dragon Haven, Nory, Andres, and their UDM classmates get to swim with dragons, fly with dragons, and feed dragons. There’s even a Hatchery, where they might get to see a newborn dragon.

There’s only one downer. The UDM kids aren’t the only ones visiting Dragon Haven. There are other students there, too. Students from another school. Students with “normal” magic. Dragon rescue, bonfires, and pajama breakfasts won’t be nearly as fun with a bunch of snooty strangers.

Unless…maybe everything isn’t as bad as it first seems. Thrown together with kids who are probably enemies, but might be friends, the UDM kids dive into their topsy-turviest adventure yet.

Click here to order a copy of Upside Down Magic: Dragon Overnight.