September 7, 2018

october 2018 events


Friday, October 19th  – 5 to 7 pm on the Square

We are so excited to bring back KIDTOBERFEST! Join us on Decatur Square for an evening of games, stories, food, and ROOT BEER! This event is a ton of fun for the whole family, and all proceeds benefit On the Same Page as well as the Decatur High School German Exchange Program. Individual tickets are $10, family tickets (admission for four people) are $30. Children under 3 are FREE! Root beer, games, and story time are included in your ticket purchase, additional food will be available on site for purchase. Come be a part of the fun and do some good for some amazing local programs!

As part of you ticket, you’ll be able to sample some 15 different root beers, birch beers, sarsaparillas, and some other interesting and unusual sodas. You’ll also receive a free commemorative Kidtoberfest cup!

Click here for ticket information.

Tickets will also be available on site!

Thanks to our sponsors Rocket Fizz, Steel City Pops, Bernhard’s German Bakery and Deli, and Goethe Zentrum Atlanta!

Decatur Craft Beer Festival!

Saturday, October 20th  – 12 to 5

This isn’t our event (surprise!) but it’s still pretty great.

This year they’re adding a Friday Pre-Festival Mystery Brew Ride.

Here’s the link!


Decatur Day of Reading!

Wednesday, October 24th

 Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett has issued a proclamation and declared today the 2018 Decatur Day of Reading in honor of On The Same Page! To celebrate, we challenge everyone to spend 30 minutes reading Kenny & the Dragon or any other book!

Bethan Woollvin Author and Illustrator Event!

Wednesday, October 24th – 5 pm

We are thrilled to welcome author and illustrator Bethan Woollvin all the way from England to celebrate the release of her newest picture book, Hansel & Gretel! Learn more about this adaptation below. We will have a story time and signing, and you’ll be sure to love this and ALL of Bethan’s fairy tales! This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to purchase a copy of Hansel and Gretel from us in order to earn a place in the signing line!

More about Hansel & Gretel:

In Hansel & Gretel, good witch Willow never used to worry about messy breadcrumb trails. Or entire portions of her gingerbread house being devoured. Or anyone fiddling with her spells and magic books and causing a ruckus. But Hansel and Gretel are two very naughty and very rude children, and their actions are trying Willow’s patience. A dark, humorous, and tasty twist ensues.

Bethan Woollvin plays her signature three-color palette and wry, irreverent sense of humor to perfect pitch in this fractured version of the classic tale. Woollvin is sure to have readers chatting about what it means to be a heroine or a villain, considering their sense of good and evil … and possibly rethinking that next bite of gingerbread.

Author / Awesomator Karma Wilson is Coming to Circle Time!

Thursday, October 25th – 11 am

Get ready for a VERY SPECIAL Circle Time! We are so excited that Karma Wilson, author of the adorable Bear picture book series, will be our special guest at Circle Time. Circle Time is our weekly story time geared towards our youngest readers, so we’ll sing songs, blow bubbles, and read books with Karma! Karma came to the Decatur Book Festival six years ago and we’ve been madly, secretly in love with her ever since.

As always, Circle Time is free and open to all. If you’d like for Karma to sign a book for you and your family, be sure to purchase her newest book, Bear Can’t Sleep from us, and she will host a signing after Circle Time! Learn more about her latest book below. We hope that you can join us!

More on Bear Can’t Sleep:

Bear’s many animal friends try to help him get to sleep in time for winter hibernation in this companion story to Bear Snores On.

It’s winter, and deep in the forest, Bear should be fast asleep. But when his friends come by to check on him, they realize that Bear is still awake! They brew him hot tea and sing him lullabies, but nothing seems to work. Can Bear get to bed? Or will he be up all winter?

Haints and Saints Halloween Parade!

Saturday, October 27th – 5 pm

Maybe its the best parade ever.

It’s got costumes!

It’s got music!

It’s got fun!

The parade rolls down Ponce from the post office, makes its way down Church Street to Trinity, and winds up on the Square for even more music!

Chelsea Clinton Author Signing!

Monday, October 29th – starting at 6 pm

Little Shop is thrilled to welcome Chelsea Clinton back to Decatur for her newest book, Start Now! You Can Make a Difference. Aimed at readers ages 7-10, Start Now features facts, stories and tips on how to change the world. With information on problems both large and small, Chelsea Clinton breaks down the concepts of health, hunger, climate change, endangered species and bullying, so that readers can understand the world around them, and how they can make a difference in their own lives, as well as in their communities and the world at large. With comic drawings to illustrate Clinton’s words, photographs of real live kids who are making a difference today, and lists of ways to get involved, this book is the perfect introduction to young activists who want to make the world a better place.

Ticket purchase includes one copy of Start Now! and admittance for up to 4 people, including children. Chelsea will sign additional books purchased at Little Shop of Stories. Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, September 15 at 8:00am.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Signing will begin promptly at 6pm with first come, first signed.

We are thrilled to add that Chelsea Clinton will be presenting to the 4th and 5th graders at Fifth Avenue that same day!

Things That Happened Earlier This Month!

Fierce Reads Tour Come to Little Shop!

Monday, October 1st – 7 pm at the Decatur Library

featuring Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone), Alex London (Black Wings Beating), April Genevieve Tucholke (Boneless Mercies), and Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please)! T

Megan Shepherd with Beth Revis Author Author Event!

Wednesday, October 3rd  – 6:30 pm

Lisa McMann Author Event!

Thursday, October 4th – 6 pm

The Reluctant Dragon Movie Screening!

Saturday, October 6th – 6 pm

Ransom Riggs Author Event!

Sunday, October 7th  – 4 pm at the Decatur Library

Daniel Salmieri Author & Illustrator Event!

Monday, October 8th  – 5:30 pm

Nic Stone Author Event and Book Launch!

Tuesday, October 9th – 7 pm at the Auburn Avenue Research Library

Ibtihaj Muhammad Author Event!

Sunday, October 14th  – 4 pm

Jordan Matter Author Event!

Tuesday, October 16th  – 7 pm at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center