August 19, 2020

september 2020 events

Lisa Papp Bring Your Pet to Story Time Virtual Event!

Wednesday, September 9th at 7 p.m. EDST on Facebook Live

 WHAT A TREAT! We love the Madeline Finn books, and author/illustrator Lisa Papp is BACK with a new installment, Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog! You can learn more about this amazing title below. Mark your calendars for September 9th at 7pm/ET for an evening of reading, drawing, and precious fun. We hope that you’ll bring YOUR special pets to the story time with you and share a photo in the live chat!

BIG BONUS: Copies of Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog ordered from us at the link below will come with a swag pack that includes a signed bookplate, button, and poster! So grab a furry friend and meet us ONLINE on 9/9!

LINK TO PURCHASE (publishing on 9/1):

More about Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog:
Madeline Finn and Star are back–and now Star is old enough to become a therapy dog. Will our beloved team be able to pass the test?

Madeline Finn and Star are off to Walker Oaks, a retirement community where Star will take his tests to become a therapy dog. Accompanied by Mom, Mrs. Dimple, and Bonnie, she and Star make their way through a variety of challenges and meet several new friends. But Madeline Finn can’t stop thinking about an elderly man in a wheelchair who never smiles. Is there something she and Star can do to help?

A companion to the Lisa Papp’s best-selling books Madeline Finn and the Library Dog and Madeline Finn and the Therapy Dog, this heartwarming story explores the therapy dog training process and provides a realistic and appealing example of a young person making a difference in her community.

Julian Winters Virtual Event with Adib Khorram!

Thursday, September 10th at 6 p.m. EDST


Julian Winters is our SUN and our MOON and our STARS. This incredible YA author (based in Atlanta, just like us) is a powerhouse, writing book after book after book to help teens feel seen in ways they never have before. The Summer of Everything is no exception, and we can’t wait for our community to fall in love with these characters (WHO WORK AT A FICTIONAL BOOKSTORE) just like we have! Learn more about the new book below and sign up now for our exclusive Zoom Webinar with Julian and Adib Khorram, author of DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY and DARIUS THE GREAT DESERVES BETTER.

EXCITING NEWS: Julian will be signing AND personalizing books purchased before the event date (9/10). Order at this link and put your personalization details in the order comments:

MORE EXCITING NEWS: Adib Khorram is providing bookplates for us for folks who order DARIUS THE GREAT books! Links below.



We can’t wait for this wonderful conversation and to share this amazing book with you! Sign up now and grab your copy TODAY!

More about The Summer of Everything:

Adulting is hard. Just ask Wes Hudson. An avid comic book geek, Wes excels at two things: slacking off and pining after his best friend, Nico. Advice from his friends, ‘90s alt-rock songs, and online dating articles aren’t helping much with his secret crush. And his dream job at Once Upon a Page, the local indie bookstore, is threatened when a coffee shop franchise wants to buy the property. To top it off, his family won’t stop pestering him about picking a college major. When all three problems converge, Wes must face the one thing he’s been avoiding—adulthood.

Ryan T. Higgins Virtual Story Time!

Monday, September 14th at 5 p.m. EDST on Facebook Live

School is back…and so is PENELOPE! Little Shop of Stories fell head over heels for We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, and we’re so thrilled that author/illustrator Ryan T. Higgins is back with a sequel, We Will Rock Our Classmates! Join us for a virtual story time featuring reading and drawing and SO MUCH FUN on 9/15 at 5pm/ET. Be sure to claim your copy of this hilarious and heartwarming picture book at the following link. You can learn more about We Will Rock Our Classmates below!

More about We Will Rock Our Classmates:
Readers will twist and shout for this headbanging companion to the #1 New York Times best-selling We Don’t Eat Our Classmates.
Penelope is a T. rex, and she’s very good at it. She also likes to rock out on guitar! With the school talent show coming up, Penelope can’t wait to perform for her classmates. But sharing who you are can be show-stoppingly scary, especially when it’s not what people expect. Will Penelope get by with a little help from her friends?

Coyote Peterson Virtual Event!

Tuesday, September 15th at 7 p.m. EDST


Little Shop of Stories is thrilled to host author, YouTube phenomenon, and Animal Planet star Coyote Peterson for an exclusive virtual event to celebrate the release of his latest book, The Beast of Bites! Learn more about this exciting new title below. A ticket is required to register for the Zoom webinar, and we have three ticket types available:

Webinar Only – FREE. Comes with a registration link for the Zoom webinar.

Book Ticket – $21. Comes with a registration link for the Zoom webinar, one copy of BEAST OF BITES, and a SIGNED bookplate!

Book + Shipping Ticket – $26. Comes with a registration link for the Zoom webinar, one copy of The Beast of Bites, a SIGNED bookplate, and shipping anywhere in the US. Please inquire about international shipping.

Mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and prepare to be amazed by the daring adventures of COYOTE PETERSON!

More about The Beast of Bites:

Animal Planet star and Emmy Award-winning host of YouTube’s Brave Wilderness Coyote Peterson is back, and this time he’s being BITTEN by some of Earth’s wildest beasts in this full-color adventure, perfect for fans of The King of Sting and all animal enthusiasts.

In The Beast of Bites, Coyote chronicles his most memorable–and painful–bites from his wildest animal encounters seen on the Brave Wilderness YouTube channel. Coyote faces everything from snapping turtle chomps to the horrific, venomous grasp of a giant desert centipede. Featuring photographic stills from episodes, original full-color illustrations, and packed with facts about nature’s most misunderstood creatures, this is a dream book for any kid that loves animals, the great outdoors, and daringly dangerous adventures!


Emmy Award-winning host of YouTube’s Brave Wilderness and star of the new Animal Planet series Brave the Wild, Coyote Peterson has spent his life getting up close with animals to uncover the true stories behind some of our planet’s most misunderstood creatures. His passion for wildlife is driven by a desire to educate the world about animals and to foster a future that conserves environments and their species. His love for writing always finds him honing the craft of telling another great adventure that he can share with audiences of all ages, especially those that love animals!

Tiffany D. Jackson Virtual Event with Nic Stone and Ashley Woodfolk!

Thursday, September 17th at 7 p.m. EDST via Zoom Webinar


Join us for a virtual event with Tiffany D. Jackson in conversation with Nic Stone and Ashley Woodfolk to celebrate the release of Grown

ALL of the booksellers at Little Shop of Stories are huge fans of Tiffany D. Jackson, and we are honored to host her virtually to celebrate the release of her latest YA page-turner, GROWN! Join us for an incredible virtual conversation with Tiffany and authors Nic Stone and Ashley Woodfolk! This event will be hosted via Zoom webinar. While the webinar itself is free to attend, we are offering copies of GROWN for contact-free pickup and to ship that include a signed bookplate! See the ticket types and learn more about this magnificent book below. We’ll see you on 9/17 at 7pm/ET! 

Webinar Only: FREE. Comes with a registration link for the Zoom webinar on 9/17. 

Book Ticket: $20. Comes with a registration link for the Zoom webinar on 9/17 and one copy of GROWN (with a signed bookplate) to be picked up at Little Shop of Stories 

Book Ticket + Shipping: $25. Comes with a registration link for the Zoom webinar on 9/17, one copy of GROWN (with a signed bookplate), and shipping anywhere in the US. Please inquire about international shipping! 

More about Grown

Award-winning author Tiffany D. Jackson delivers another riveting, ripped-from-the-headlines mystery that exposes horrific secrets hiding behind the limelight and embraces the power of a young woman’s voice. 
When legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots Enchanted Jones at an audition, her dreams of being a famous singer take flight. Until Enchanted wakes up with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night. Who killed Korey Fields? 
Before there was a dead body, Enchanted’s dreams had turned into a nightmare. Because behind Korey’s charm and star power was a controlling dark side. Now he’s dead, the police are at the door, and all signs point to Enchanted.

Roshani Chokshi (with special guest Holly Black) Virtual Event!

Tuesday, September 22nd at 7 p.m. EDST


Roshani Chokshi, beloved Atlanta YA and middle grade author, is BACK with the sequel to The Gilded Wolves, and we could NOT be more excited. Join us for a special virtual launch for The Silvered Serpents with Roshani in conversation with bestelling author HOLLY BLACK! Learn more about The Silvered Serpents below.

The webinar is free to attend, but if you’d like to be a part of an exclusive pre-event virtual meet and greet, be sure to purchase copy of the book using the link below. We are the ONLY store offering signed and PERSONALIZED copies, so be sure to put your personalization details in the order comments! You’ll receive a special link to the meet-and-greet closer to the event date. Purchase your copy of The Silvered Serpents here before the event date (9/22) to ensure that it’s signed and personalized (if requested):

More about The Silvered Serpents:

Returning to the dark and glamorous 19th century world of her New York Times instant bestseller, The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi dazzles us with another riveting tale as full of mystery and danger as ever in The Silvered Serpents.

They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope.

Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost — one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumored to grant its possessor the power of God.

Their hunt lures them far from Paris, and into the icy heart of Russia where crystalline ice animals stalk forgotten mansions, broken goddesses carry deadly secrets, and a string of unsolved murders makes the crew question whether an ancient myth is a myth after all.

As hidden secrets come to the light and the ghosts of the past catch up to them, the crew will discover new dimensions of themselves. But what they find out may lead them down paths they never imagined.

A tale of love and betrayal as the crew risks their lives for one last job.