December 7, 2018

january 2019 events

Roshani Chokshi Author Event!

Tuesday, January 22nd  – 6:30 pm

ALERT ALERT ALERT: Atlanta’s own Roshani Chokshi is BACK with a new YA novel, and we could not be more pumped. The Gilded Wolves is lush and dangerous and oh so propulsive, and we can’t wait to share it with you! Join us for an exciting evening to learn more about the book (details below), and be sure to preorder the book from us to enter the meet and greet contest! Five lucky fans and their plus-ones will get to meet Roshani before the event and have their books signed early. Don’t miss out on your chance to win! Call us at 404-373-6300 to preorder your copy of The Gilded Wolves today!

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

Publishers Weekly has a very nice Q&A with here.

MORE ON The Gilded Wolves

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts:

An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much. Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.

Lincoln Peirce Author/Illustrator Event!

Wednesday, January 23rd  – 6 pm

STOP THE PRESSES! Lincoln Peirce, creator of the beloved Big Nate series, is coming to Little Shop! Peirce is back with a new illustrated novel, Max and the Midknights, and we are honored to be a stop on his tour. Join us for an evening of drawing and reading and FUN. Learn more about the new book below, and mark your calendars for January 23!

This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to purchase a copy of Max and the Midknights from us to earn a place in the signing line! Lincoln Peirce will also sign ONE additional book that you bring from home, should you so choose!

Here’s an recent Publishers Weekly Q&A with Lincoln!

MORE ON Max and the Midknights:

Join Max’s quest to become a knight in this laugh-filled adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Nate series!

“Max is epic fun!” –JEFF KINNEY, New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series

Max wants to be a knight! Too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max’s uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act…and fast! Joined by a band of brave adventurers–the Midknights–Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save Uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits!

Magic and (mis)adventures abound in this hilarious illustrated novel from the New York Times bestselling creator of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce.

“Fantastic! I loved it!” –DAV PILKEY, New York Times bestselling author of the Dog Man series

Christopher Paolini Author Event!

Saturday, January 26th  – 7 pm

at the Decatur Library

MAJOR PUBLISHING EVENT ALERT! Christopher Paolini will be coming to Decatur on his tour! The author of the Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) is releasing a new collection of stories from Alagaësia, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm. Join us, along with Georgia Center for the Book, at the Decatur Library, for a presentation and signing with this beloved creator.

GUIDELINES: This event is free and open to the public. To earn a place in the signing line, be sure to purchase a copy ofThe Fork, the Witch, and the Worm from us. Copies will be sold at the event. You may purchase a copy from the shop early and bring the receipt to the event with you to get your signing line ticket. Christopher Paolini will sign AND personalize your copy of The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, and he will sign other titles you bring to the event. If you have any questions, shoot us a message on Facebook or give us a call at 404-373-6300!

MORE ABOUT The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm:

A wanderer and a cursed child. Spells and magic. And dragons, of course. Welcome back to the world of Alagaësia.

It’s been a year since Eragon departed Alagaësia in search of the perfect home to train a new generation of Dragon Riders. Now he is struggling with an endless sea of tasks: constructing a vast dragonhold, wrangling with suppliers, guarding dragon eggs, and dealing with belligerent Urgals and haughty elves. Then a vision from the Eldunarí, unexpected visitors, and an exciting Urgal legend offer a much-needed distraction and a new perspective.

This volume features three original stories set in Alagaësia, interspersed with scenes from Eragon’s own unfolding adventure. Included is an excerpt from the memoir of the unforgettable witch and fortune-teller Angela the herbalist . . . penned by Angela Paolini, the inspiration for the character, herself!

Relish the incomparable imagination of Christopher Paolini in this thrilling new collection of stories based in the world of the Inheritance Cycle. Includes four new pieces of original art by the author.

Leslie C. Youngblood Author Event!

Thursday, January 31st  – 6 pm

Little Shop of Stories is excited to welcome author Leslie C. Youngblood to Decatur. Her debut novel, Love Like Sky, is set in Georgia, so you will feel right at home as you read this great book about the love that keeps a family together through tough times. You can read more about Love Like Sky below. Meanwhile, make sure you’re here on the 31st to hear Leslie speak talk– she’s fun and charming, and we can’t wait for her visit! This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to purchase a copy of Love Like Sky to secure your place in the signing line.

More on Love Like Sky:
G-baby and her younger sister, Peaches, are still getting used to their “blended-up” family. They live with Mama and Frank out in the suburbs, and they haven’t seen their real daddy much since he married Millicent. G-baby misses her best friend back in Atlanta, and is crushed that her glamorous new stepsister, Tangie, wants nothing to do with her.
G-baby is so preoccupied with earning Tangie’s approval that she isn’t there for her own little sister when she needs her most. Peaches gets sick-reallysick. Suddenly, Mama and Daddy are arguing like they did before the divorce, and even the doctors at the hospital don’t know how to help Peaches get better.

It’s up to G-baby to put things right. She knows Peaches can be strong again if she can only see that their family’s love for her really is like sky.

Previous January Events

Little Shop Players Auditions!

Friday, January 11th  – 4:30 to 6 pm

Performances: March 9th and 10th

Breanna Lathrop and Veronica Squires Book Release Event!

Friday, January 11th  – 7 pm

Lisa Lowe Stauffer Author Event!

Sunday, January 13th  – 2 pm




Annette Bay Pimentel Author Event and Fundraising Night for Girls on the Run!

Monday, January 14th  – 6 pm

Greg Howard Author Event!

Wednesday, January 16th  – 7 pm

Lizzie Lange Author Event!

Friday, January 18th  – 7 pm