Friday, December 10, 2010

Little Shop has its own soap!

Looking for an awesome stocking stuffer for the Little Shop fan in your life? We now carry our very own signature soap! It's all-natural and handmade, and smells amazing- the fragrance is a yummy blend of lemon, orange, vanilla and almond cookie. And the color is unmistakably Little Shop of Stories: swirled blue and yellow. Come in and get yours today before we run out!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December Events

Here is what is happening at Little Shop this month.

Twelve Days of Christmas Storytime
Thursday, December 9 | 7 pmJoin us for our Twelve Days of Christmas in Georgia Storytime!  Susan Rosson Spain and Elizabeth Dulemba, author and illustrator of this new book, will be our incredibly special guests.  They're great! We'll sing and read and have cookies!

Mary Mac's Cookbook Event
Friday, December 10th | 7 pmThe perfect gift for the foodie on your holiday list!  Mary Mac's Tea Room is an Atlanta landmark.  Join us this evening as we welcome John Ferrell, owner of Mary Mac's, and the author of Mary Mac's Tea Room: 65 Years of Recipes from Atlanta's Favorite Dining Room.  John will talk food and history as well as sign a limited number of cookbooks so please call early to reserve your copy.
Gingerbread Party (Please note that this event is full.)
Saturday, December 11 | 3 pmRun, run, as fast as you can and come to our annual Gingerbread Party, where we read our favorite gingerbread stories and then decorate our own gingerbread men and women! You must RSVP (starting on December 1st) for this event so we'll know how much gingerbread to bake!
Tina Cocolina Cupcake Decorating Extravaganza Storytime (Please note that this event is full.)
Sunday, December 12 | 3 pmMartin Howard, one of the top ten patissiers in the country and co-author of the recently published and very cute Tina Cocolina: Queen of the Cupcakes, will be here for a very special storytime and cupcake decorating experience extraordinaire! You must RSVP (starting on December 1st) for this event.
Richelle Mead author visit 
Monday, December 13 | 6 pm at the Decatur LibraryLittle Shop of Stories, along with the Georgia Center for the Book, will be hosting Richelle Mead at the Decatur Library. Richelle's newest book, Last Sacrifice, is the sixth book in the Vampire Academy series and will be available for sale at our store starting on December 7th. We will also be selling books at the event. The first 100 people who pre-order Last Sacrifice from Little Shop will get one special bracelet that gets you a spot near the front of the signing line. "If you don't pre-order, no worries--you'll still get your books signed. It's totally cool."
Closing Early for our Little Shop Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 14 | Closing at 5 pm
Opening at the Usual Time the Morning After our Little Shop Holiday Party
Wednesday, December 15 | Opening at 10 am
Please be kind.
Special Storytime with Local Author Melissa Walker
Thursday, December 16 | 7 pm
Imagine this:  you are asked to care for a young endangered polar bear cub.  Would you do it?   In A Place for Delta, a young boy does just that, and his commitment leads him on an environmental journey that takes him as close as the North Georgia Mountains and as far as the Artic.  Author Melissa Walker joins us tonight to share her story with us!
Polar Express Party (Please note that this event is full.)
Saturday, December 18 | 2 pmJoin us for our annual Polar Express Party with Santa. We read the classic and beloved Polar Express, drink hot chocolate, and then meet Santa! You must RSVP (starting on December 1st) for this event so we'll be sure that everyone has enough time to visit Santa! And yes, here at Little Shop, we can still hear the bells ring!
Winter Storytime
Sunday, December 19 | 3 pmBaby it's cold outside! It is almost the Winter Solstice and time to read books about Jack Frost and snowy days, and warm fires, and sleigh rides and quilts, and ice skating! Brrr!
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas Storytime
Thursday, December 23 | 7 pmWe will have a special storyteller read The Night Before Christmas! (Hint: he wears a lot of red and white.) Adults like this one as much as the kids do.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Photos!

Dennis over at NextStopDecatur sent over a couple of great shots from last Thursdays Christmas Tree Lighting event, including an excellent one of Santa doing the countdown.

Thanks, Dennis!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

2nd Annual Decatur Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony!!!

We're cold.  We're tired.  We're excited.
The tree is on the roof!
(From the Decatur Metro blog as sent in by Heather)

Come join the entire Decatur community for the
Second Annual Decatur
Christmas Tree Lighting Extravaganza
East Court Square
(in front of Little Shop)
Thursday, November 2nd
7 p.m.

There will be hot chocolate
and other goodies.
The Glennwood Chorus will sing.
(The Big Man will even be there! Shhhhhhhh!)

We would really like to thank the following for their contributions toward making this wonderful and new Decatur tradition possible: Café Alsace, Cakes and Ale, Cookie Studio, Cooks Warehouse and Sherlocks Wine Merchant, Decatur Downtown Development Authority, Greene's Fine Foods, Homegrown Decatur, King Tree Experts, Mingei, Squash Blossom, Starbucks, Veritas Planning Group, and Zucca.

A very special thanks to the folks at
King Tree Experts 
who donated their services during today's installation.
Professional.  Patient.  Superb.