November 2, 2018

february 2019 events

Alexandra Bracken Author Event!

Monday, February 4th  – 5 pm

We are thrilled to welcome back author Alexandra Bracken for The Last Life of Prince Alastor, the second book in her Prosper Redding series! We always love having her visit, as she is such a fun speaker and the Prosper Redding series is so great. Learn more about The Last Life of Prince Alastor below!

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

More about The Last Life of Prince Alastor:

Forced to agree to eternal servitude in exchange for safe passage through the demon realm, Prosper Redding arrives in Prince Alastor’s home only to find it occupied by malevolent fiends and a mysterious force that would consume the entire realm.

Harry at the Brick and Little Shop Event!

Thursday, February 7th  – 6 to 8 pm

“We are thrilled to partner with our neighbor The Brick Store in celebrating the 5th annual Harry Potter Book Night! The Brick Store will be going full-on Hogwarts all evening with their decorations and costumes, as well as having special Harry Potter themed drinks. Make sure to stop by here as well, because from 6 to 8pm we will have a special Harry Potter craft and photobooth.

Wingardium Leviosa!

Fancy French Storytime!

Tuesday, February 12th  – 11 am

Bonjour! Little Shop of Stories is tres excited to partner with Alliance Francaise Atlanta to bring Fancy French storytime pour vous, as our weekly Tuesday story time becomes tres magnifique! Alliance Francaise brings fun and fancy elements of French to say and do — expect to learn and laugh at one of our favorite storytimes all year!


Jo Watson Hackl Author Event!

Tuesday, February 12th  – 6:30 pm

Hooray! Debut author Jo Watson Hackl is coming to Little Shop of Stories to discuss her new book, Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe. A book of mystery, adventure, and self discovery, it has all the charm and humor you would expect from one of the south’s great new writers. You can learn more about Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe below.

This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to purchase your copy of Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe from us to get your place in the signing line.

How far would you go to find something that might not even exist?

All her life, Cricket’s mama has told her stories about a secret room painted by a mysterious artist. Now Mama’s run off, and Cricket thinks the room might be the answer to getting her to come back. If it exists. And if she can find it.

Cricket’s only clue is a coin from a grown-over ghost town in the woods. So with her daddy’s old guidebook and a coat full of snacks stolen from the Cash ‘n’ Carry, Cricket runs away to find the room. Surviving in the woods isn’t easy. While Cricket camps out in an old tree house and looks for clues, she meets the last resident of the ghost town, encounters a poetry-loving dog (who just might hold a key to part of the puzzle), and discovers that sometimes you have to get a little lost . . . to really find your way.

Inside the the Book YA Panel!

Saturday, February 16th  – 2 to 3 pm at the Decatur Library

We are thrilled to partner with the libraries of DeKalb County as the bookseller for their Inside the the Book YA panel. This year’s authors, Terra Elan McVoy, Nic Stone, and Julian Winters, in conversation with members of the library’s Teen Advisory Board, will share their thoughts on books, writing, and much more. Adult readers of YA are welcome!

Darria Long Gillespie, M.D. Author Event!

Thursday, February 21th  – 7:15 pm at the Decatur Library

Our friends at Georgia Center for the Book are pleased to present Darria Long Gillespie discussing her new book Mom Hacks at the Decatur Library. Doctor Gillespie is a mother of two, and brings her experience and medical knowledge to bear on presenting you with a grab bag of ways to hack your parenting. You can read more about Mom Hacks below, and more about Georgia Center for the Book on their website ( This event is free and open to the public. Little Shop of Stories will have her books on hand for purchase at the event.

About Mom Hacks: 100+ self-care hacks for any mom to eat right, move more, stress less and get a good night’s sleep, by a doctor who is also a mom An Ivy league-trained physician and mom of two, Dr. Darria combed the latest in medicine, psychology, and holistic health for answers when her own health crises struck. She now brings those solutions to moms everywhere. For moms who just DontHaveTheTime (or energy), Mom Hacks gives you the specific smallest changes that yield the biggest impact for you and your child.

Events from Earlier in February

Leigh Bardugo Author Event!

Saturday, February 2nd
Fan Meet-Up at 4:00
Q&A and Signing at 5:00
at Decatur Library!