Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Take Your Child To A Bookstore Day!!

We love kids and we love books! So as you can imagine, we are super excited about this national movement to get parents and children together this Saturday to promote reading and the role bookstores can play in helping children become life long lovers of books and reading.

We are celebrating all day! Grab your favorite kid or two or six and join us! Local author Laurel Snyder will be with us at 11am to celebrate Hanukkah and her new book, Baxter, The Pig Who Wanted to be Kosher. We will have cookies all day too!!

Grab a copy of our new Holiday Gift Guide and stay awhile to talk with us about our favorite books of the year!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Help us light up the Square for Christmas!

Join us on Thursday, December 2, at 7 p.m. for the 2010 Decatur Christmas Tree Lighting. We are partnering with other local businesses to sponsor the city's very own Christmas tree above the shops on East Court Square in downtown Decatur. The tree will be up all holiday season, but be sure not to miss this special tree lighting event. There will be carols, treats and joyous holiday merrymaking.  Special music will be provided by the Glennwood Academy Chorus.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bark If You Love Storytime!!

Does your dog like stories? Or maybe just to chew on a good novel? Join us this Sunday afternoon, Nov. 21 at 3 pm for our canine-themed storytime. Bring your dog if you like, or just come if you love to hear a good dog tale, Treats for our dog attendees will be provided by Taj Ma Hound in Oakhurst.

Trends Continue!!!

Kathy Reich's first YA novel, Virals, has debuted at #6 among chapter books on the New York Times Best Sellers list!  Congratulations to Kathy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Harry Pot(ter) Luck has been Canceled

Please note that the Harry Pot(ter) Luck and a Movie that was scheduled for November 13th has been canceled.  We thought it was a pretty good idea, but there just wasn't enough interest.  Maybe before the 8th and final Harry Potter movie.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kathy Reichs is Coming!

Kathy Reichs is visiting Little Shop of Stories on Saturday, November 6th at 4 p.m. to talk about her new YA novel, Virals.

Ms. Reichs, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Bones novels and producer of the successful Fox TV series of the same name, delivers a thrilling debut series for young adults. VIRALS is a wildly adventurous spin-off that follows the grand-niece of lead character Temperance Brennan and her gang of teenage “sci-philes” as they try to uncover a murder mystery that’s been buried deep for more than forty years.
Fourteen-year-old Tory Brennan and her friends live on the secluded Morris Island near Charleston, South Carolina. Their shared passion for understanding the natural world brings them to a research facility on nearby Loggerhead Island where they find themselves embroiled in a forty-year old murder mystery. While there and in a spontaneous moment of activism—freeing a caged dog for medical testing—the gang is exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus. As they discover their virally-heightened senses and animal quick reflexes, the five friends race to combine their natural scientific curiosity with their new found physical gifts to solve a cold-case murder that has suddenly become very, very hot.