June 6, 2019

july 2019 events

Matt Laney Book Launch!

Tuesday, July 2nd  – 6:30 pm

HOORAY! Pride Wars is BACK, and we’re thrilled that local author Matt Laney is hosting the launch of The Four Guardians with us on Tuesday, July 2 (the book’s actual birthday)! Come by and celebrate this amazing second installment of a one-of-a-kind middle grade fantasy series. Learn more about the new book below!

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

More about The Four Guardians:
When Prince Leo’s conniving cousin seizes control of Singara, Leo flees his home, his life, and his throne, hoping to find his long-lost mother. Trapped among the enemy Leo discovers they know a lot more about him than he knows about himself, including a destiny far greater—and far more dangerous—than he ever imagined.

Can Leo harness his power, stop a war, and prevent a monstrous demon from destroying the world? In this thrilling second book in the Pride Wars series, Leo’s identity as a Spinner, once thought to be his greatest curse, might become his greatest weapon.

Mystery, magic, and action-packed adventure meet in this high-stakes sequel to The Spinner Prince.

Scholastic Summer Read-A-Pallooza with Little Shop of Stories!

Thursday, July 4th  – 2 to 4 pm

Scholastic is launching a nation-wide movement to keep every child reading this summer, and Little Shop is excited to join the cause! Coming out for the July 4th fireworks on the Square? Come early to meet Dog Man and Clifford the Big Red Dog, engage in fun book-themed activities, and participate in a book drive for local kids!

We’re closing early!

Thursday, July 4th  – closing at 5 pm

Bookstores Against Borders Fundraiser!

Friday, July 5th through Sunday, July 7th

Little Shop of Stories is joining other independent bookstores around the country by donating 10% of our store’s sales during the July 5-7th weekend to RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services). RAICES is considered to be one of the most effective organizations giving legal aid to immigrants detained at the U.S. border. They are working to advocate for and represent immigrants and refugees through the American legal system, and have a program to specifically provide representation to unaccompanied children coming over the border.

You may also donate directly here!


Myths, Magic, and Mayhem: A #DemigodGoals Event!

Saturday, July 20th  – 3-5 pm

Thank the gods and goddesses for Percy Jackson!  Whether you are a fan of mythology or not, you won’t want to miss this afternoon filled with All Things Greek, including a scavenger hunt, creating your own Riptidesword, and a chance to win prizes by spinning the Wheel of Destiny!


Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration with Kristy Dempsey and the Atlanta Science Festival!

Sunday, July 21st  – 2 pm

You’d have to be living under a (moon) rock to have missed the news that this July marks FIFTY YEARS since the moon landing! We are celebrating on Sunday, July 21 with Kristy Dempsey, the author of Papa Put a Man on the Moon, and our friends at the Atlanta Science Festival. There will be a book presentation and signing along with some moon-themed refreshments. Atlanta Science Festival will also be selling SOLAR SYSTEM BRACELET kits for $5, so you can make a super cool science craft, too! Learn more about Kristy Dempsey’s newest book below and mark your calendars to celebrate with us!

This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to purchase a copy of Papa Put a Man on the Moon,  from us to earn a place in the signing line! And the solar system bracelet kits are available from the Atlanta Science Festival folks for $5, cash or card (while supplies last).

More about Papa Put a Man on the Moon,:
In time for the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing, this father-daughter story celebrates a small community’s big contribution to one of America’s greatest accomplishments.

Marthanne and her father sit side by side, looking out over their mill village as the moon glows in the sky. Marthanne hopes that one day, man will walk on the moon, and she knows her father is helping America accomplish this mission: The fabric he weaves forms one layer in the astronauts’ spacesuits. Papa insists he’s only making a living, but Marthanne knows his work is part of history, and she’s proud. She tries to be patient, but she can’t stop imagining the moon mission: the astronauts tumbling through space, the fabric her papa made traveling all the way up into the sky. When the astronauts blast off and Neil Armstrong finally takes his first steps on the moon, Marthanne watches in wonder. She knows her papa put a man on the moon.

It’s Storefront Saturday!

Saturday, July 27th

Mark your calendar for Decatur’s first Storefront Saturday shopping event. Decatur retailers will offer prizes, pop-ups, snacks, and specials throughout the day and the Decatur Arts alliance will provide Sidewalk Saturday performers all around.

Little Shop will be setting out galleys and gently used books for the taking during the day. (One per person, please!)

Keep it Indie-catur!

Treat yourself at one or more of our 15 participating stores:

  • Boutique Karma
  • Coastal Green
  • The Great Frame Up
  • Lenox Cupcake
  • Homegrown
  • Little Shop of Stories
  • Olive Branch Wellness Boutique
  • Trinity Mercantile & Design
  • Splash of Olive
  • Sq/Ft
  • Squash Blossom
  • Tres Jolie
  • Vivid Boutique
  • Wild Oats & Bill Goats
  • Worthmore Jewelers