September 25, 2020

october 2020 events

Virtual Launch with Danny Schnitzlein and Anca Sandu!

Thursday, October 1st at 7 p.m. EDST via Zoom Webinar

Eventbrite Link:

Join us virtually for a fun launch celebration of Gnu and Shrew featuring author Danny Schnitzlein and illustrator Anca Sandu!

AMAZING PICTURE BOOK ALERT! We are thrilled to host the launch of Gnu and Shrew from local author Danny Schnitzlein and illustrator Anca Sandu. We are lucky enough to have BOTH of them on the Zoom webinar, so join us for reading, drawing, and some PRIZE GIVEAWAYS! Also, Danny is going to be PERSONALIZING bookplates signed by him and Anca, so be sure to order the book from us to get this amazing perk! Learn more about ticket options and this fantastic new book below.

Webinar Only – FREE. Comes with a registration link for the Zoom webinar on 10/1 at 7:30pm/ET.
Book Ticket – $19. Comes with a copy of GNU AND SHREW and a signed/personalized bookplate to be picked up at Little Shop of Stories and a registration link for the Zoom webinar on 10/1 at 7:30pm/ET.
Book Ticket + Shipping – $24. Comes with a copy of GNU AND SHREW, a signed/personalized bookplate, shipping anywhere in the US, and a registration link for the Zoom webinar on 10/1 at 7:30pm/ET. Please inquire about international shipping.

Julie C. Dao Virtual Event with Kiersten White Virtual Event!

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

Exciting news for YA fantasy fans! Little Shop of Stories is thrilled to be a part of the virtual tour for Julie C. Dao’s Broken Wish, the first in an innovative four-book fairy-tale series called “The Mirror.” Written by Julie C. Dao, Dhonielle Clayton, Jennifer Cervantes, and L. L. McKinney, this series follows one family (and the curse that plagues it) over several generations. WHAT?! SO COOL! Join us for this virtual celebration featuring Julie in conversation with Kiersten White on Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm/ET! We will be streaming this conversation live on Facebook, so all are welcome. Be sure to preorder your copy of Broken Wish here:

Learn more about this amazing book below and mark your calendars now for this amazing conversation happening on Facebook Live!

More about Broken Wish:
Sixteen-year-old Elva has a secret. She has visions and strange powers that she will do anything to hide. She knows the warnings about what happens to witches in their small village of Hanau. She’s heard the terrible things people say about the Witch of the North Woods, and the malicious hunts that follow.

But when Elva accidentally witnesses a devastating vision of the future, she decides she has to do everything she can to prevent it. Tapping into her powers for the first time, Elva discovers a magical mirror and its owner-none other than the Witch of the North Woods herself. As Elva learns more about her burgeoning magic, and the lines between hero and villain start to blur, she must find a way to right past wrongs before it’s too late.

The Mirror: Broken Wish marks the first book in an innovative four-book fairy-tale series written by Julie C. Dao, Dhonielle Clayton, Jennifer Cervantes, and L. L. McKinney, following one family over several generations, and the curse that plagues it.

Kwame Mbalia Virtual Event Virtual Event!

Friday, October 9th at 5 p.m. EDST on Facebook Live

FOLKLORE AND MYTHOLOGY FANS, REJOICE! We absolutely LOVED Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, and Kwame Mbalia is back with the second book in this Rick Riordan Presents series. Join us to celebrate the launch of Tristan Strong Destroys the World with Kwame Mbalia (and a special guest to be announced) on Friday, October 9 at 5pm/ET right on Facebook Live. The event is free and broadcast for all, but be sure to get a copy of the new book from us in order to receive a SIGNED BOOKPLATE! Learn more about this amazing book below, and order your copy here:

More about Tristan Strong Destroys the World:

Bestselling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in the New York Times best-selling and award-winning Tristan Strong trilogy by Kwame Mbalia.

“Mbalia’s universe continues to excite through sheer conceptual brilliance, nonstop action and adventure, and–let’s be honest–the comical aggression of sidekick god Gum Baby.”–Booklist

Tristan Strong, just back from a victorious but exhausting adventure in Alke, the land of African American folk heroes and African gods, is suffering from PTSD. But there’s no rest for the weary when his grandmother is abducted by a mysterious villain out for revenge.

Tristan must return to Alke–and reunite with his loud-mouthed sidekick, Gum Baby–in order to rescue Nana and stop the culprit from creating further devastation. Anansi, now a “web developer” in Tristan’s phone, is close at hand to offer advice, and several new folk heroes will aid Tristan in his quest, but he will only succeed if he can figure out a way to sew broken souls back together.

*”Well-paced–just like the previous installment–this sequel focuses on themes such as the meaning of diaspora and the effects of trauma, making for a more nuanced and stronger story than the first. Packs a punch.”–Kirkus (starred review)

While perfect for middle schoolers, this book has enough depth to be enjoyed by older readers, too.

It’s Fab Friday in Decatur!

Friday, October 16th from 4 to 9 p.m.

Little Shop will be hosting a pop-up shop right outside our store. There will be lots of other things going on in downtown Decatur. East Court Square will be closed. Restaurants will be setting out tables. There will be other special things, too. Click here for details!