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Upcoming Events

Garth Nix

09/28/2020 - 6:00PM

What: We're hosting a virtual event with Garth Nix for his new book The Left-Handed Booksellers of London. This ticketed event will take place on Zoom. Attendees will receive a signed bookplate, a limited edition pin, a copy of the book and a chance to ask Garth questions about his book. When: Monday, September 28, 2020, 6:00pm This is a ticketed virtual event and seats are limited. In order to attend, please purchase a copy of The Left-Handed Booksellers of London from Blue Willow...

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney in conversation with Brandy Colbert

09/29/2020 - 5:00PM

What: Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney will appear in conversation with Brandy Colbert to discuss their new book Loretta Little Looks Back. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream. When: Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 5:00pm CDT We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending...

Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Gulf Coast Reads

10/01/2020 - 6:30PM

What: Silvia Moreno Garcia, author of the Gulf Coast Reads selection Gods of Jade and Shadow, will appear in conversation with author David Bowles. We are delighted to partner with the Harris County Public Library (HCPL), for their HCPL Gulf Coast Reads. This event will take place on HCPL's Facebook Live stream. When: Thursday, October 1, 2020, 6:30pm CDT We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But...

Virtual Storytime!

10/01/2020 - 10:00AM

Join Valerie and Leona, our storytime librarian from the Houston Public Library, every Thursday at 10:00 am! They share stories and songs on Blue Willow's Facebook Live Stream.

Gena Showalter

10/01/2020 - 7:00PM

What: Gena Showalter will appear in conversation with Jill Monroe to discuss her book The Glass Queen. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream. When: Thursday, October 1, 2020, 7:00pm We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a...

Virtual Meet and Greet with Marie Lu

10/02/2020 - 7:00PM

What: We're hosting a virtual meet and greet with store favorite Marie Lu for her new book Skyhunter. This ticketed event will take place on Zoom. Attendees will receive a signed bookplate, a copy of Skyhunter and a chance to meet Marie briefly in a virtual signing line. When: Friday, October 2, 2020, 7:00pm This is a ticketed virtual event and seats are limited. In order to attend, please purchase a copy of Skyhunter from Blue Willow Bookshop. We will send you an email Wednesday,...

Chris Colfer - A Tale of Witchcraft

10/03/2020 - 3:00PM

What: Blue Willow Bookshop will host a virtual town hall with Chris Colfer to celebrate A TALE OF WITCHCRAFT…! The event will feature surprise guests, audience Q&A, games of Trivia and “Stump the Author,” and the chance for a virtual meet-and-greet with Chris!  When: Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 3:00 PM Central time Where: This event will be held on Zoom and each ticket will have its own secure link to the event for a single device only. IMPORTANT: You will receive the...

SCBWI Virtual Conference

10/03/2020 to 10/04/2020

Here is a booklist of the books available in conjunction with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrations Virtual Houston Conference taking place October 3rd and 4th, 2020. We should have all these books on hand but due to the unique circumstances affecting 2020 we may have to order them in and will call you when they arrive. If you are interested in the SCBWI Indie Author Showcase, that booklist can be found here. Please put SCBWI in your additional comments when...

S.C. Gwynne in conversation with Judge Ken Wise

10/06/2020 - 7:00PM

What: S.C. Gwynne will appear in conversation with Justice Ken Wise to discuss his new book Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream. When: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 7:00pm CDT We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re...

Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

10/06/2020 - 5:00PM

What: We are thrilled to launch Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler's newest book Lights, Camera, Danger! the newest book in their Alien Superstar series. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream. When: Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 5:00pm Central time We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this...

Saadia Faruqi and Jasmine Warga

10/07/2020 - 7:00PM

What: Saadia Faruqi and Jasmine Warga will appear in conversation to discuss their new books A Thousand Questions and Other Words for Home. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream. When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 7:00pm CDT We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this...

John Rocco

10/07/2020 - 5:00PM

What: We are thrilled to launch John Rocco's newest book How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity's Greatest Adventure. John will be in conversation with Apollo engineers Steve Coester and J. Harvey LeBlanc. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream. When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 5:00pm Central time We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is...

Julie C. Dao

10/08/2020 - 7:00PM

What: Julie C. Dao will be in conversation with Anna-Marie McLemore  to discuss her new book The Mirror: Broken Wish. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream. When: Thursday, October 8, 2020, 7:00pm CDT We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider...

Virtual Storytime!

10/08/2020 - 10:00AM

Join Valerie and Leona, our storytime librarian from the Houston Public Library, every Thursday at 10:00 am! They share stories and songs on Blue Willow's Facebook Live Stream.

SOLD OUT Rick Riordan - The Tower of Nero

10/11/2020 - 3:00PM

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT - THERE WILL NOT BE A WAITING LIST. However, you may still purchase a signed copy of The Tower of Nero by adding it to your cart at the bottom of this page. What: This year, Percy Jackson author Rick Riordan is going on a virtual tour to promote his latest book, THE TOWER OF NERO, the fifth book in the TRIALS OF APOLLO series. He always puts on a very fun show! IMPORTANT: Tickets will go on sale on EventBrite at 10:00 AM CDT on Friday, August 7. When: Sunday,...

V.E. Schwab

10/12/2020 - 6:00PM

What: We are THRILLED to host a virtual event with V.E. Schwab for her new book THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE. She will be in conversation with authors Alice Sola Kim and Marlon James. Tickets will go on sale on EventBrite at 11:00 AM CDT on Thursday, August 13. When: Monday, October 12, 2020, at 6:00 PM CDT Where: This event will be held on Zoom and each ticket will have its own secure link to the event. IMPORTANT: When you purchase your ticket, you must register...

Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris

10/13/2020 - 5:00PM

What: Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris will discuss their new picture book A Polar Bear in the Snow with Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey, creators of The Old Truck. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream. When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 5:00pm We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested...

Christina Lauren and Alisha Rai

10/14/2020 - 7:00PM

What: Christina Lauren will appear in conversation with Alisha Rai, moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Maureen Lee Lenker, to discuss their new books In A Holidaze and Girl Gone Viral. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream. When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 7:00pm Central time We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free...

Virtual Storytime!

10/15/2020 - 10:00AM

Join Valerie and Leona, our storytime librarian from the Houston Public Library, every Thursday at 10:00 am! They share stories and songs on Blue Willow's Facebook Live Stream.

Dylan Powell

10/17/2020 - 1:00PM

What: Dylan Powell will appear to discuss his new book Culture Shock: Houston. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream. When: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 1:00 pm Central time We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of Culture...

Tweens Read - #InRealLife

10/19/2020 - 11:00AM

What: Please join us for the Tweens Read panel #InRealLife - a discussion between Brandy Colbert, Lamar Giles, Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan! When: Monday, October 19, 2020, 11:00am CDT Where: This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register. We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this...

Tweens Read - Myth and Magic

10/19/2020 - 1:00PM

What: Please join us for the Tweens Read panel Myth and Magic - a discussion between Jen Cervantes, Adrianna Cuevas, and Nnedi Okorafor! When: Monday, October 19, 2020, 1:00pm CDT Where: This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register. We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we...

Tweens Read - Friends and Family

10/20/2020 - 10:00AM

What: Please join us for the Tweens Read panel Friends and Family - a discussion between Kereen Getten, Tae Keller, and Gillian McDunn! When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 10:00am CDT Where: This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register. We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we...

Tweens Read - A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words

10/20/2020 - 12:30PM

What: Please join us for the Tweens Read panel A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words - a discussion between Lily LaMotte, Chad Sell, Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright! When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 12:30pm CDT Where: This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register. We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested...

Eoin Colfer

10/20/2020 - 4:00PM

What: We are thrilled to launch Eoin Colfer's new book The Fowl Twins Deny All Charges. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream. When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 4:00pm Central time We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of...

Coffee Cake Book Club

10/21/2020 - 11:00AM

Coffee Cake Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. This month's book will be Gods Of Jade And Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia in conjunction with Gulf Coast Reads Month. *Until further notice, book club meetings will take place via Zoom! Email Valerie at girlboss@bluewillowbookshop.com for an invitation, or if you have questions.

Tweens Read - Keeping It Real

10/21/2020 - 10:00AM

What: Please join us for the Tweens Read panel Keeping It Real - a discussion between Debbi Michiko Florence, Daniel Nayeri, and James Ponti! When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 10:00am CDT Where: This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register. We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this...

Tweens Read - Get Serious!

10/21/2020 - 1:30PM

What: Please join us for the Tweens Read panel Get Serious! - a discussion between James Bird, Dusti Bowling, and Alicia Williams! When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 1:30pm CDT Where: This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register. We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope...

Tweens Read - Back in Time

10/22/2020 - 1:00PM

What: Please join us for the Tweens Read panel Back in Time - a discussion between Nathan Hale, Chris Schweizer, Kate Hannigan and Alex Graudins! When: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 1:00pm CDT Where: This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register. We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this...

Tweens Read - Say Something

10/22/2020 - 10:00AM

What: Please join us for the Tweens Read panel Say Something - a discussion between K.A. Holt, Tanya Lloyd Kyi, and Janae Marks! When: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 10:00am CDT Where: This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register. We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you...

Virtual Storytime!

10/22/2020 - 10:00AM

Join Valerie and Leona, our storytime librarian from the Houston Public Library, every Thursday at 10:00 am! They share stories and songs on Blue Willow's Facebook Live Stream.

Tweens Read - Fact and Fiction

10/23/2020 - 1:00PM

What: Please join us for the Tweens Read panel Fact and Fiction - a discussion between Alyssa Hollingsworth, Christina Soontornvat, and Nic Stone! When: Friday, October 23, 2020, 1:00pm CDT Where: This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register. We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this...

Tweens Read - Speak Out

10/23/2020 - 10:00AM

What: Please join us for the Tweens Read panel Speak Out - a discussion between Lisa Moore Ramée, Leila Sales, and Kelly Yang! When: Friday, October 23, 2020, 10:00am CDT Where: This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register. We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll...

Tweens Read - Keynote with Jerry Craft

10/24/2020 - 1:00PM

What: Please join us for the Tweens Read Keynote! Jerry Craft will discuss his new book CLASS ACT with friend and fellow artist Eric Velasquez. When: Saturday, October 24, 2020, 1:00pm CDT Where: This event will be a Zoom webinar, please click here to register. We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this...

Angelique Jamail

10/24/2020 - 4:00PM

What: Angelique Jamail will discuss her new book Homecoming. This event will take place on Blue Willow's Facebook Live stream. When: Saturday, October 24, 2020, 4:00pm Central time We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of Homecoming from our...

Tough Broads Out at Night Book Club

10/27/2020 - 7:00PM

Tough Broads Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. This month's book will be Gods Of Jade And Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia in conjunction with Gulf Coast Reads Month. *Until further notice, book club meetings will take place via Zoom! Email Valerie at girlboss@bluewillowbookshop.com for an invitation, or if you have questions.

Virtual Storytime!

10/29/2020 - 10:00AM

Join Valerie and Leona, our storytime librarian from the Houston Public Library, every Thursday at 10:00 am! They share stories and songs on Blue Willow's Facebook Live Stream.

Virtual Storytime!

11/05/2020 - 10:00AM

Join Valerie and Leona, our storytime librarian from the Houston Public Library, every Thursday at 10:00 am! They share stories and songs on Blue Willow's Facebook Live Stream.

Virtual Storytime!

11/12/2020 - 10:00AM

Join Valerie and Leona, our storytime librarian from the Houston Public Library, every Thursday at 10:00 am! They share stories and songs on Blue Willow's Facebook Live Stream.

Coffee Cake Book Club

11/18/2020 - 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 Friend by Sigrid Nunez. *Until further notice, book club meetings will take place via Zoom! Email Valerie at girlboss@bluewillowbookshop.com for an invitation, or if you have questions.

Virtual Storytime!

11/19/2020 - 10:00AM

Join Valerie and Leona, our storytime librarian from the Houston Public Library, every Thursday at 10:00 am! They share stories and songs on Blue Willow's Facebook Live Stream.

Tough Broads Out at Night Book Club

11/24/2020 - 7:00PM

Tough Broads Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. This month's book will be Women Talking by Miriam Toews. *Until further notice, book club meetings will take place via Zoom! Email Valerie at girlboss@bluewillowbookshop.com for an invitation, or if you have questions.

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