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Upcoming Events

Another Shade of Blue Book Club

08/19/2017 - 1:00PM

Another Shade of Blue is a monthly book club for middle school girls. This month, we'll discuss NIGHTBIRD byAlice Hoffman.

Little Golden Bus Tour

08/19/2017 - 1:00PM

Random House Children’s Books takes Little Golden Books on the road with its pop-up bookstore on wheels! Wrapped in the signature artwork and beloved characters from classic Little Golden Books, this interactive experience includes a walk-through exhibit of the history of the brand and kid-friendly activities including storytimes, a “Create Your Own Little Golden Book” activity, a visit and photo opt with the Poky Little Puppy, and more! Join us for a very fun afternoon.

Tough Broads Out at Night Book Club

08/22/2017 - 7:00PM

Tough Broads Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. This month's book will be Reliance, Illinois by Mary Vollmer

Tough Broads Out at Night

08/22/2017 - 7:00PM

Tough Broads Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. This month's book will be Reliance, Illinois by Mary Vollmer.

Storytime

08/24/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Michelle Tam

08/26/2017 - 1:00PM

What:  Michelle Tam will sign her new cookbook, READY OR NOT!, the newest in her NOM NOM PALEO series. When:  Saturday, August 26, 1:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Michelle Tam for book personalization, please purchase READY OR NOT! from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line....

Texas Poetry Calendar

08/26/2017 - 4:00PM

This is our signature poetry event of the year. We have hosted the wonderful poets of Texas for over a decade. Plan to come enjoy new poetry with the spirit of Texas. The calendar makes a wonderful gift for a friend or to keep yourself for your desk.  The following poets are scheduled to read: Jane Chance Stan Crawford Kelly Ann Ellis Priscilla Frake Jerry Hamby Katie Hoerth Cindy Huyser G. Mark Jodon Jean Donaldson Mahavier Wade Martin Dodie Messer Meeks David Meischen John...

Cassie Beasley

08/29/2017 - 5:00PM

What:  Cassie Beasley will sign her new book, TUMBLE AND BLUE. When:  Tuesday, August 29, 5:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Cassie Beasley for book personalization, please purchase TUMBLE AND BLUE from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be...

Storytime

08/31/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Storytime

09/07/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Katharine McGee

09/07/2017 - 7:00PM

What:  Katharine McGee will discuss and sign her new novel for teens, THE DAZZLING HEIGHTS. When:  Thursday, September 7, 7:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Katharine McGee for book personalization, please purchase THE DAZZLING HEIGHTS from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line....

Gabrielle Zevin

09/09/2017 - 2:00PM

What:  Gabrielle Zevin will sign her new novel YOUNG JANE YOUNG. When:  Saturday, September 9, 2:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Gabrielle Zevin for book personalization, please purchase YOUNG JANE YOUNG from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket...

Another Shade of Blue Book Club

09/09/2017 - 1:00PM

Another Shade of Blue is a monthly book club for middle school girls. This month, we'll discuss UGLY by Robert Hoge.

Storytime with Aaron Reynolds

09/09/2017 - 11:00AM

What:  Aaron Reynolds will lead a very special storytime featuring his newest picture book NERDY BIRDY TWEETS. When:  Saturday, September 9, 11:00 am Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Aaron Reynolds for book personalization, please purchase NERDY BIRDY TWEETS from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your...

Storytime with Aaron Reynolds and Matt Davies

09/09/2017 - 11:00AM

What:  Aaron Reynolds and Matt Davies will lead a very special storytime featuring their newest picture book NERDY BIRDY TWEETS. When:  Saturday, September 9, 11:00 am Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Aaron Reynolds and Matt Davies for book personalization, please purchase NERDY BIRDY TWEETS from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a...

Storytime

09/14/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Jodi Meadows and Erin Summerill

09/14/2017 - 7:00PM

What:  Jodi Meadows and Erin Summerill will discuss and sign their novels for young adults. When:  Thursday, September 14, 7:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Jodi Meadows and Erin Summerill, please purchase one of their books from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and...

Baring Witness

09/16/2017 - 1:00PM

Local contributors Heather K. Olson Beal, Kira Duerichen Olson and Erin Hill will share their submissions in BARING WITNESS. In this collection, thirty-six Mormon women write about devotion and love and luck, about the wonder of discovery, and about the journeys, both thorny and magical, to humor, grace, and contentment.   

Alexandra Bracken

09/19/2017 - 6:30PM

What:  Alexandra Bracken will discuss and sign her newest book THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING. When:  Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Alexandra Bracken, please purchase THE DREADFUL TALE OF PROSPER REDDING from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your...

Mac Barnett

09/19/2017 - 5:00PM

What:  Mac Barnett will discuss and sign his newest picture book I LOVE YOU LIKE A PIG. When:  Tuesday, September 19, 5:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Mac Barnett, please purchase I LOVE YOU LIKE A PIG from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be...

Coffee Cake Book Club

09/20/2017 - 11:00AM

Coffee Cake Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. This month's book will be The Turn Of The Screw by Henry James.

Mike Lupica

09/20/2017 - 5:00PM

What:  Mike Lupica will discuss and sign LONE STARS, his newest novel for children. When:  Wednesday, September 20, 5:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Mike Lupica, please purchase LONE STARS from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at...

***Cancelled: Mike Lupica

09/20/2017 - 5:00PM

DUE TO TRAVEL CONFLICTS, THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. What:  Mike Lupica will discuss and sign LONE STARS, his newest novel for children. When:  Wednesday, September 20, 5:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Mike Lupica, please purchase LONE STARS from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line....

Kwame Alexander

09/21/2017 - 5:00PM

What:  Kwame Alexander will discuss and sign his books for young people, including SOLO, his newest novel for young adults. When:  Thursday, September 21, 5:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Kwame Alexander, please purchase one of his books from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your...

Storytime

09/21/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Soman Chainani

09/26/2017 - 5:00PM

What:  Soman Chainani will discuss and sign his books for young people, including QUESTS FOR GLORY, the fourth book in his series THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL. When:  Tuesday, September 26, 5:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Soman Chainani, please purchase QUESTS FOR GLORY from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that...

Tough Broads Out at Night

09/26/2017 - 7:00PM

Tough Broads Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. This month's book will be Crossing To Safety by Wallace Stegner.

Katherine Applegate

09/27/2017 - 5:00PM

What:  Katherine Applegate will discuss and sign WISHTREE, her newest novel for children. When:  Wednesday, September 27, 5:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Katherine Applegate, please purchase WISHTREE from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be...

Storytime

09/28/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Jennifer Mathieu MOXIE Launch Party

09/30/2017 - 11:00AM

What:  We're celebrating with Jennifer Mathieu as she launches MOXIE, her new novel for teens. MOXIE has been optioned by Amy Poehler's production company! When:  Saturday, September 30, 11:00 am Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Jennifer Mathieu for book personalization, please purchase MOXIE from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a...

Dan Santat School Visits

10/04/2017 - 12:00PM

Caldecott-winning author and illustrator will be doing school visits in the Houston area on October 5. A limited number of autographed copies of his books will be available for purchase after the event. If you would like to purrchase one of these books, you may call the store or add the appropriate book to your cart on our website. Payment type must be "CreditCard."  To place an international order, please email orders@bluewillowbookshop.com to obtain shipping details and...

Loren Long

10/04/2017 - 5:00PM

What:  Loren Long will discuss and sign GOOD DAY, GOOD NIGHT, his newest picture book. When:  Wednesday, October 4, 5:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Loren Long, please purchase GOOD DAY, GOOD NIGHT from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be...

Storytime

10/05/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Eric Metaxas at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church

10/10/2017 - 7:00PM

What: Author Eric Metaxas will discuss and sign his newest book, MARTIN LUTHER. When: Tuesday, October 10, 7:00 pm Where: Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77024 Admission: TICKETS ARE REQUIRED, but FREE when you register. Click here for more information. Ordering: Books will be available for sale at this event. You may order online in advance and pick up your book at the shop or at the event.  A limited number of autographed copies of this book...

Storytime

10/12/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Another Shade of Blue Book Club

10/14/2017 - 1:00PM

Another Shade of Blue is a monthly book club for middle school girls. This month, we'll discuss LONGBOW GIRL by Linda Davies.

Coffee Cake Book Club

10/18/2017 - 11:00AM

Coffee Cake Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. This month's book will be The News Of The World by Paulette Jiles.

Storytime

10/19/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Tweens Read 2017

10/21/2017 - 9:00AM

Want to meet your favorite author? Want to meet some new authors? Grab your friends and come to the best reading conference in Texas for tweens! But if you can’t make it, and want autographed copies of these books, order below. For details on the event schedule, please visit tweensread.com. Where: South Houston High School, 3820 Shaver Street, South Houston, TX 77587 When: Saturday, October 21, 9:00 – 5:00  

Tough Broads Out at Night

10/24/2017 - 7:00PM

Tough Broads Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. This month's book will be The News of The World by Paulette Jiles.

Wiley Cash

10/25/2017 - 7:00PM

What:  Store favorite Wiley Cash will discuss and sign his new novel, THE LAST BALLAD. When:  Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Wiley Cash, please purchase THE LAST BALLAD from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked...

Storytime

10/26/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Liara Tamani Debut Launch Party!

10/28/2017 - 4:00PM

What:  We're celebrating with Liara Tamani as she launches CALLING MY NAME, her debut novel for teens.  When:  Saturday, October 28, 4:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Liara Tamani for book personalization, please purchase CALLING MY NAME from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in...

Melanie Shankle

10/28/2017 - 11:00AM

What:  Melanie Shankle will discuss and sign her newest book, CHURCH OF THE SMALL THINGS  When: Saturday, October 28, 11:00 am Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Melanie Shankle for book personalization, please purchase CHURCH OF THE SMALL THINGS from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in...

Storytime

11/02/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush

11/06/2017 - 7:00PM

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. THERE WILL NOT BE A WAITING LIST. In order to attend events like this, please make sure you sign up for our newsletter, which announces events as soon as tickets go on sale. What: Sisters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will discuss their new book SISTERS FIRST: STORIES FROM OUR WILD AND WONDERFUL LIFE. Jenna and Barbara will take attendees on a revealing, funny, and thoughtful tour behind the scenes of their lives. They’ll share never-before-told...

Houston Audubon Event with Jennifer Ackerman

11/09/2017 - 12:00PM

Jennifer Ackerman, author of THE GENIUS OF BIRDS, will speak at an event for the Houston Audubon Society. Purchase your book ahead of time to read before Jennifer's presentation or buy one at the event! We will donate a portion of sales proceeds to Houston Audubon. When: Thursday, November 9, 7:00 PM Where: MATCH Houston, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002    

Storytime

11/09/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Mary Lindsey

11/11/2017 - 3:00PM

What:  Mary Lindsey will discuss and sign her new novel, HIDE FROM ME. When:  Saturday, November 11, 3:00 pm Where:  Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX  77079 Admission:  In order to go through the signing line and meet Mary Lindsey for book personalization, please purchase HIDE FROM ME from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket...

Storytime

11/16/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Another Shade of Blue Book Club

11/18/2017 - 1:00PM

Another Shade of Blue is a monthly book club for middle school girls. This month, we'll discuss Ghosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford.

Storytime

11/30/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Vice President Joe Biden American Promise Tour

12/07/2017 - 8:00PM

Vice President Joe Biden will visit Houston during his nationwide American Promise Tour! This hour long, moderated conversation on December 7 at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land will focus on Vice President Biden’s new memoir, PROMISE ME, DAD: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose (on sale November 14th). Every ticket for this evening includes a copy of the book. VIP Packages include a signed book and a meet and greet opportunity with Vice President Biden.   Visit joebidenbook....

Storytime

12/07/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Storytime

12/14/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Storytime

12/21/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Storytime

12/28/2017 - 10:00AM

Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

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