Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd
The highlight of our year! For pretty much everything, here’s the official website where you can find a lot more detailed information about each of the authors and books.
Sarah J. Maas Author Event!
Wednesday, September 6th – 6:30 p.m. (doors will open at 5:30 p.m.) – at the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center (310 N. McDonough St., Decatur, Georgia 30030)
Little Shop will be hosting her at the Decatur High School Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30. Sarah will speak for approximately one hour.
Tickets for this event are $25 and will entitle the ticket holder to one pre-signed copy of Tower of Dawn, one seat at the venue, an exclusive piece of tour swag, and one raffle ticket for a chance to get your copy of Tower of Dawn personalized and have a photo taken with Sarah. (There will be 50 winners.)
Ticket purchasers will have the opportunity to purchase a companion ticket for $5. The holder of a companion ticket is entitled to a seat at the venue.
Everyone will have an opportunity to experience a special photo booth, play games, enter swag raffles, and leave video or written messages for Sarah! Tickets for this event are advance-only, none will be sold at the door, so come by or give us a call (404-373-6300) to reserve your place!
This event will be first-come, first-seated.
Catherynne M. Valente Author Event!
Monday, September 11th – 7 p.m.
Little Shop is delighted to host the award-winning author of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making as she promotes her new middle grade fantasy novel, The Glass Town Game! Catherynne M. Valente’s newest book centers around the real-life Brontë family. Sisters Charlotte and Emily must enter a fantasy world that they invented in order to rescue their siblings in this adventurous and fiercely intelligent novel. This event is free and open to the public! Attendees must purchase a book from us in order to enter the signing line.
Epic Reads YA Author Meet-Up
Tuesday, September 19th – 7 p.m.
So many YA books…so little time. Little Shop of Stories and Epic Reads invite YA readers of all ages to join a round-table where you’ll get to strike up conversation with authors Kendare Blake (One Dark Throne), Jessie Ann Foley (Neighborhood Girls), and Katharine McGee (The Dazzling Heights) who will gab about their books and other fan favorites. Attendees will be seated in small groups and the authors will come around one at a time to chat, speed-dating style! A purchase of any of the authors’ new books is required to participate (and you can bring books from home!). Small author dish sesh + killer YA books = a booklover’s dream, courtesy of Epic Reads.
Tillie Walden Author Event!
Friday, September 22nd – 7 p.m.
Cartoonist and graphic novelist Tillie Walden has written a YA graphic memoir, and we can’t wait for her to visit the shop and tell us all about it! Walden spent her childhood in the world of competitive figure skating and her memoir Spinning captures what it’s like to come of age, come out, and come to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know. This event is free and open to the public! Attendees must purchase a copy of the book from us to earn a place in the signing line.
Stephanie Perkins Author Event!
Tuesday, September 26th – 7 p.m. at the Toco Hills Library
Next page›Stephanie Perkins, author of YA favorite Anna and the French Kiss and a whole slew of other great books, is back with a new teen slasher book, and we could not be more excited to have her in the shop! There’s Someone Inside Your House is fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down. (You can read more about Stephanie here!) Stephanie will be interviewed by Little Shop’s own Terra Elan McVoy. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees must purchase a copy of the new book from us in order to enter the signing line. Thanks to Georgia Center for the Book for co-hosting this event!
Dekalb County Library, Toco Hills Branch
1282 McConnell Dr
Ryan Graudin in conversation with Roshani Chokshi Author Event!
Wednesday, September 27th – 7 p.m.
We’re thrilled to have Ryan Gruadin at Little Shop for the first time. Her new book is Invictus, which she describes as “Doctor Who meets Guardians of the Galaxy in this thrilling sci-fi novel with a historical twist.” Ryan will be appearing in conversation with Roshani Chokshi, who recently presented at the AJC Decatur Book Festival for her newest book, A Crown of Wishes. You can read more about Ryan here (and about Roshani here).
YA Book Swap Party!
Friday, September 29th – 4:30 p.m.
Attention teen book lovers! Join us for an after school party featuring some light SNACKS (yesss) and, of course, BOOKS! We will have a book swap portion, so please bring a book that you’ve read and loved to share with someone new. We will also have some galleys up for grabs and opportunity to learn about new YA titles. Stick around afterward for our event with YA authors Kerri Maniscalco (Hunting Prince Dracula) and Nicole Castroman (Blacksouls) at 7pm!
Kerri Maniscalco and Nicole Castroman Author Event!
Friday, September 29th – 7 p.m.
TWO YA authors, TWO books that are the second in their respective series, and the root of the word “second” is somehow TWO. English is weird. But this event is double the trouble and double the fun with Kerri Maniscalco and Atlanta-local Nicole Castroman! Maniscalco’s girl-powered, gritty, and creepy detective series continues with Hunting Prince Dracula and Castroman continues her bold and captivating retelling of the pirate Blackbeard’s backstory in Blacksouls. This event is free and open to the public! Attendees must purchase a copy of either book from us in order to earn a place in the signing line.
*PRO-TIP: Come to the shop at 4:30 for our YA Book Swap Party and then stick around for this author event!*
On The Same Page Writing Workshop
Saturday, September 30th – 2-4 p.m. — Decatur Coworks, 708 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
Did you know that one of the characters in Bud, Not Buddy, is based on Christopher Paul Curtis’ jazz-musician grandfather? We’ll use inspiration from our own families in this interactive writing workshop for kids ages 8-11. Space is limited, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Katherine Applegate Author Event!
Saturday, September 30th – 6 p.m. — Decatur Library
Katherine Applegate, the award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, Home of the Brave, and Crenshaw, returns to Decatur to promote her newest middle grade novel, Wishtree! The Decatur Library will host the presentation and signing. Wishtree tells the story of the oak tree Red and her motley band of animals. When an ugly message is scrawled into her bark, Red decides to break her own rules, speak to humans, and do her best to bring people together (and survive herself). In her usual style, Applegate’s newest work is simple and digestible for kids but steeped in an important message. Along with Georgia Center for the Book, we are thrilled to help her share this timely and necessary book!