Events Calendar

  • Friday, December 9 at 6pm: Boozy Book Fair: Holiday Edition at State Street Market
  • Saturday, December 10 at 11am: Book launch with Nicole Chen
  • Sunday, January 22 at 4pm: Middle Grade Book Club: The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities
  • Every Sunday at 10:30am: Outdoor Storytime with Mary Sheila


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Boozy Book Fair: Holiday Edition
Friday, December 9 at 6pm at STATE STREET MARKET


Gorgeous gift books, stocking stuffers, happy hour drinks… that’s right, it’s time for another book fair for grown-ups!


Join us as we set up shop next to the bar at State Street Market for another Boozy Book Fair, this time with a holiday twist! Our booksellers will be slinging gift recommendations for everyone on your list while the bartenders mix drinks. So come grab a drink, check out some amazing books, and, oh yeah, leave the kids at home.




Book Launch: Nicole Chen
Saturday, December 10 at 11am IN-STORE


Join us for the launch of local author Nicole Chen's picture book debut, How We Say I Love You. This event will be held outdoors, in front of the store.


How do you tell your family that you love them? For Hana, love is all around her: Mom stirs love into a steaming pot of xifan. Dad cheers with love at her soccer game. Hana says good night with love by rubbing her grandma's feet and pouring her grandpa his sleepy tea. And as the light fades, Hana's parents tuck her into bed and give her a good night kiss. 


So many families express their love in all they do for one another, every day. How We Say I Love You is a book that wraps you in a hug and invites your family to share their own special ways of showing love.



Middle Grade Book Club: The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities
Sunday, January 22 at 4pm IN-STORE


It’s the next meeting of our middle grade book club for ages 9+! Led by bookseller extraordinaire Lorilee, we hope to introduce interested readers to amazing new books and the opportunity to talk about them in a fun, relaxed group setting. Our meeting will be held outdoors, in front of the store.


This month’s book is The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities, a collection of stories about mythic heroes from Rick Riordan, Kwame Mbalia, Roshani Chokshi, J.C. Cervantes, and more. Get 10% off the book in-store or online now through January 22. Please email [email protected]com to RSVP.

A cave monster . . . an abandoned demon . . . a ghost who wants to erase history . . . a killer commandant . . . These are just some of the challenges confronting the young heroes in this highly entertaining anthology. All but one of the heroes previously starred in a popular book from Rick Riordan Presents. You'll be reunited with Aru Shah, Zane Obispo, Min the fox spirit, Sal and Gabi, Gum Baby, Nizhoni Begay, Paola Santiago, Sikander Aziz, and Riley Oh. Who is the new hero? Read Rick Riordan's short story to find out!



Outdoor Storytimes: Sundays at 10:30am


In-person storytime is back! Join us every Sunday morning at 10:30am in front of the store as Mary Sheila shares some of our favorite read-alouds. (Grab a tasty pastry from our neighbors at Manresa while your kids enjoy the stories!) All storytimes feature picture books and are appropriate for all ages.



Past Author Visits


We have been fortunate to host many amazing authors and illustrators–in-store, off-site, online, and at local schools–over our forty years in business. Here are a few that have visited recently: 


  • Aaron Blabey
  • Aaron Reynolds
  • Adam Gidwitz
  • Ally Condie
  • Arree Chung
  • Brandon Mull
  • Dana Simpson
  • David Yoon
  • Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Faith Erin Hicks
  • Greg Pizzoli
  • Jake Burt
  • Jan Brett
  • Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • Jennifer Nielsen
  • Jessica Hische
  • Jessica Townsend
  • Judd Winick
  • Katherine Applegate
  • Kelly Yang
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Liz Kessler
  • Loren Long
  • Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • Mac Barnett
  • Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Patricia Polacco
  • Peter Reynolds
  • Rosemary Wells
  • Ruta Sepetys
  • Samira Ahmed
  • Sara Pennypacker
  • Scott Campbell
  • William Joyce
  • ... and many more!


We're looking forward to hosting more of your favorite authors and illustrators in the future!


Jan Brett signing books  Jessica Hische speaking to students  Mac Barnett meeting a student

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