January 3, 2021

january 2021 events

Ryan T. Higgins Virtual Story Time!

Tuesday, January 5th at 5 p.m. EDST on Facebook Live


Come read, draw, and LAUGH with us as we welcome Ryan T. Higgins, author/illustrator of the Bruce and Penelope Rex books, BACK for another virtual story time! On Tuesday, January 5 at 5pm/ET we’ll be celebrating the release of Spring Stinks, the latest board book in the Little Bruce series! Learn more about the book below. Be sure to purchase a copy from us and get a SIGNED BOOKPLATE! Link to purchase is here: https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9781368060912

Hooray, Ryan! Hooray, Bruce! Hooray, SPRING! It just can’t come soon enough.

More about Spring Stinks:

Ruth the bunny is excited to share the smells of spring with Bruce, but Bruce thinks spring stinks! Fans of the best-selling Mother Bruce series will cheer for this festive book blooming with visual humor just right for our littlest readers.

Lil Nas X Virtual Q&A!

Friday, January 8th at 7 p.m. EDST on Zoom Webinar (TICKET REQUIRED)

Lil Nas X, the Grammy award winning singer, songwriter, and rapper known for his breakout hit “Old Town Road,” is adding AUTHOR to his long list of accomplishments! Little Shop of Stories is thrilled to celebrate the release of C Is for Country with a virtual Q&A featuring YOUR questions. Simply ask your question when prompted when you check out on Eventbrite, and your question could be asked live on air!

This virtual event is free to attend, but all books purchased from Little Shop of Stories will come with a SIGNED BOOKPLATE! Learn more about the available ticket types and the book, C Is for Country , below:


Webinar Only – FREE. Comes with a link to the virtual event on January 8 at 7pm/ET. The event link will be emailed out after 4pm/ET on Friday, January 8.

Book Ticket – $22. Comes with a copy of C IS FOR COUNTRY, a signed bookplate from Lil Nas X, and a link to the virtual event on January 8 at 7pm/ET. The event link will be emailed out after 4pm/ET on Friday, January 8.

Shipping is available as an ADD-ON. If needed, you can select DOMESTIC SHIPPING ($5) or INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ($25). If you do not purchase shipping, your book and bookplate will be made available for pickup at Little Shop of Stories, located in Decatur, GA.

More about C Is for Country :

Parents who play Grammy winner Lil Nas X’s 12-times platinum single Old Town Road on repeat will want to take their kids and ride on over to this ABC picture book from the music mega-star!

A is for adventure. Every day is a brand-new start!

B is for boots—whether they’re big or small, short or tall.

And C is for country.

Join superstar Lil Nas X—who boasts the longest-running #1 song in history—and Panini the pony on a joyous journey through the alphabet from sunup to sundown. Experience wide-open pastures, farm animals, guitar music, cowboy hats, and all things country in this debut picture book that’s perfect for music lovers learning their ABCs and for anyone who loves Nas’s signature genre-blending style.

Featuring bold, bright art from Theodore Taylor III, with plenty of hidden surprises for Nas’s biggest fans, C Is for Country is a celebration of song and the power inside us all.

Claire Eliza Bartlett in Conversation with Kelly Quindlen!

Saturday, January 30th at 2 p.m. EDST on Facebook Live

Facebook Live Link: www.littleshopofstories.com/LittleShopofStoriesGA

Calling all fans of YA and THRILLERS! We are so excited to host Claire Eliza Bartlett to celebrate the release of her newest book The Good Girls. She’ll be calling in all the way from THE NETHERLANDS to have what’s sure to be a full and fun conversation with Kelly Quindlen, Atlanta author of LATE TO THE PARTY and the upcoming SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY. Mark your calendars for a weekend event on Facebook Live on Saturday, January 30 at 2pm/ET.

Learn more about this twisty and subversive YA thriller below, and purchase your own copy here: https://littleshopofstories.indielite.org/book/9780062943101

More about The Good Girls:

One of Us Is Lying meets Sadie in this twisty, feminist thriller for the Me Too era.

The troublemaker. The overachiever. The cheer captain. The dead girl. Like every high school in America, Jefferson-Lorne High contains all of the above.

After the shocking murder of senior Emma Baines, three of her classmates are at the top of the suspect list: Claude, the notorious partier; Avery, the head cheerleader; and Gwen, the would-be valedictorian.

But appearances are never what they seem. And the truth behind what really happened to Emma may just be lying in plain sight. As long buried secrets come to light, the clock is ticking to find Emma’s killer—before another good girl goes down.

Claire Eliza Bartlett is a writer and tour guide in Copenhagen, Denmark. She was born in the U.S. but left when she was eighteen to travel through Europe, where she found a home with a husband and too few cats. She can be found on social media as @bartlebett, or at authorclaire.com.