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Location: Houston, TX

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There are 13 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

500 McKinney, Houston, TX 77002
550 McKinney, Houston, TX 77002
Brown Book Shop (0.6 miles)
1517 San Jacinto St, Houston, TX 77002
1500 McKinney, R2, Houston, TX 77010
1300 Victor Street, Houston, Texas 77019
5600 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas 77265-6826
2001 Montrose Blvd, Houston, Texas 77006-1299
3610 Fannin St, Houston, TX
2424 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
1050 Quitman, Houston, TX 77009
1011 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77006
Libreria Espanola (1.8 miles)
620 W Alabama St, Houston, TX
Kaboom Books - (1.8 miles)
3116 Houston Ave. Houston Tx. 77009, Houston, TX 77009
1100 W. Main, Houston, TX 77006
4100 Montrose, Houston, TX 77006
110 North Milby, Houston, TX 77003
1520 Sul Ross St., Houston, TX 77006-4730
1515 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006
Greg Newton Books (2.4 miles)
20 Pinedale St, Houston, TX 77006
2030 West Gray Street, Houston, Texas 77019
3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004
3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, TX 77004
4014 Market, Houston, TX 77020
5600 Fannin at Ewing, Houston, TX 77265-6826

Local events

Jul
24
Story Time
Blue Willow Bookshop, Thursday, July 24 at 10am
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.

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
24
Gamemeisters
Blue Willow Bookshop, Thursday, July 24 at 4pm
Come play our games with us! Learn some new ones or challenge a friend to one of your favorites. This is recommended for ages 5-10 and parents are welcome to stay.

As an added bonus, all games are 15% off during Gamemeisters.

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Jul
24
Lauren Willig, Beatriz Williams, and Susan Elia MacNeal
Murder By The Book, Thursday, July 24 at 6:30pm
Lauren Willig (left) will sign and discuss her new stand-alone novel, That Summer (St. Martin's Press; $25.99).

Lauren Willig is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven works of historical fiction. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages, awarded the RITA, Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards, and chosen for the American Library Association's annual list of the best genre fiction. After graduating from Yale University, she embarked on a PhD in English History at Harvard before leaving academia to acquire a JD at Harvard Law while authoring her "Pink Carnation" series of Napoleonic-set novels. She lives in New York City, where she now writes full time.

Beatriz Williams (center) with sign and discuss her new stand-alone novel, The Secret Life of Violet Grant (Putnam; $26.95).

A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a corporate and communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons.

She now lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore, where she divides her time between writing and laundry.

Susan Elia MacNeal (right) will sign and discuss The Prime Minister's secret agent (Bantam $15), the latest in her Edgar Nominated Maggie Hope series.

Susan Elia MacNeal is the Barry Award–winning and Edgar, Dilys, and Macavity Award–nominated author of the Maggie Hope mysteries, including Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, Princess Elizabeth’s Spy, and His Majesty’s Hope. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with her husband and child.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
24
Lacy Johnson - THE OTHER SIDE
Brazos Bookstore, Thursday, July 24 at 7pm
Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
26
Story Time
Brazos Bookstore, Saturday, July 26 at 10:30am
Kids Specialist Mary-Catherine reads picture books, followed by a fun craft activity. Aimed at kids, ages 3 to 7, story time is free and no reservations are required.

Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
26
Middle Grade Reading Group
Brazos Bookstore, Saturday, July 26 at 1pm
We invite readers ages 7-10 to join us for book discussion groups every Saturday at 1pm. Each week, we’ll discuss a different book and give new and growing readers a chance to bolster their reading comprehension and confidence. Kids are invited to attend one, several, or all of our group meetings. Parents can take a break and browse our store for the 30-45 minute duration of the meeting.

THIS WEEK, WE READ:

Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
26
Ace Atkins & C.J. Box
Murder By The Book, Saturday, July 26 at 4:30pm
Ace Atkins will sign and discuss The Forsaken (Putnam; 26.95). Ace Atkins is the author of eleven novels, including The Lost Ones andLullaby, both out from G.P. Putnam’s Sons in May 2012. As a reporter, Ace earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for a feature series based on his investigation into a forgotten murder of the 1950s. The story became the core of his critically acclaimed novel, White Shadow, which earned raves from noted authors and critics. The Lost Ones and The Ranger represent a return to Ace’s first love: hero-driven series fiction. Quinn Colson is a real hero—a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan—who returns home to north Mississippi to fight corruption on his home turf. The stories, contemporary tales with a dash of classic westerns and noir, are currently in development for a major television series. Ace lives on a historic farm outside Oxford, Mississippi with his family. Lately, he’s been spending a lot of time in Boston, much of it at the corner of Berkeley and Boylston.

C.J. Box will sign and discuss the newest book in his Joe Pickett series, Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett (Putnam; $26.95).

C.J. Box is the bestselling author of Three Weeks to Say Goodbye, and thirteen other novels including the award-winning Joe Pickett series. Blue Heaven won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2009, and Box has won the Anthony Award, the Prix Calibre 38 (France), the Macavity Award, the Gumshoe Award, and the Barry Award. His first novel, Open Season, was a New York Times Notable Book and an Edgar Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. Box’s work has been translated into twenty-five languages. He lives in Wyoming. Visit www.cjbox.net.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
27
Sophie Littlefield & Rachael Herron Stock Signing
Murder By The Book, Sunday, July 27 at 00am
Sophie Littlefield and Rachael Herron will drop by MBTB to sign stock of their newest releases. This will not be a public event.

Sophie Littlefield grew up in rural Missouri and attended college in Indiana. She worked in technology before having children, and was lucky enough to stay home with them while they were growing up. She writes novels for kids and adults, and lives in Northern California. Visit her online at www.SophieLittlefield.com.

Rachael Herron received her MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College, and writes the popular website, Yarnagogo.com. Her previous titles include the Cypress Hollow romance novels, Wishes and Stitches, How to Knit a Heart Back Home and How to Knit a Love Song, and the memoir, A Life in Stitches. She is an accomplished knitter, and lives in Oakland with her wife, Lala, and their menagerie of cats and dogs.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
28
Closed for Inventory
Brazos Bookstore, Monday, July 28 at 00am
Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
28
Wendy Corsi Staub
Murder By The Book, Monday, July 28 at 6:30pm
Wendy Corsi Staub will sign and discuss The Perfect Stranger (Harper; $7.99) PBO.

USA Today and New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than seventy novels and has twice been nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband and their two children.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jul
29
Ilona Andrews
Murder By The Book, Tuesday, July 29 at 6:30pm
Ilona Andrews will sign and discuss the newest Kate Daniels novel, Magic Breaks (Ace; $25.95).

Ilona Andrews” is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)

Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Texas with their two children and many dogs and cats.

They have co-authored two NYT and USAT bestselling series, the urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge and working on the next volumes for both.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
30
Camp Blue Willow
Blue Willow Bookshop, Wednesday, July 30 at 4pm
Camp Blue Willow is a drop in camp that is low key and fun. Each week, we’ll read a book or a selection from a novel aloud and will do something fun that ties in with the book’s theme. Come meet some new friends and spend some time at Camp Blue Willow this summer! Each week, the book(s) featured in our program will be offered at 10% off if you want to take the book home with you! This is best suited to rising 1st graders to rising 4th graders. They will be doing some independent crafting and game playing. Attachment Size campbwchalksmall.jpg 26.21 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
30
Chris Tomlinson - TOMLINSON HILL
Brazos Bookstore, Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm
Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
31
Story Time
Blue Willow Bookshop, Thursday, July 31 at 10am
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.

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
31
Find Waldo Local Grand Celebration and Prize Drawing
Brazos Bookstore, Thursday, July 31 at 2pm
Did you Find Waldo in Houston this summer? Bring your Find Waldo Passport to Brazos and win great prizes!

We'll have cake, games and draw for the great prizes from our Find Waldo Local partners.

Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
31
Gamemeisters
Blue Willow Bookshop, Thursday, July 31 at 4pm
Come play our games with us! Learn some new ones or challenge a friend to one of your favorites. This is recommended for ages 5-10 and parents are welcome to stay.

As an added bonus, all games are 15% off during Gamemeisters.

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Jul
31
Carolyn Dahl & Carolyn Florek - THE PAINTED DOOR OPENED
Brazos Bookstore, Thursday, July 31 at 7pm
Martha Serpas, author of The Dirty Side of the Storm "Dahl and Florek, by way of an impressive breadth of media, frame the almost missed, the revelation nearly obscured by life-dulling expectations. Bound with poetic text, their gallery of paint, photographs, and fabric embodies these dialogs of contrast and connection; and, as if embodying a final paradox, they move into discrete material spaces where their separate voices can be heard. Their striking collaboration reminds me how much we need art to see nature, nature to see art, and both to see ourselves.”

Robin Davidson, author of Luminous Other “Like “coyotes that call us to the tattooed stones,” this collection calls the reader to a landscape of twin visions, informed by the sister arts of poetry and painting. Initially, one might be tempted to see this volume as primarily ekphrastic, but such is not the book’s intent. The Visual Poems, for instance--whether blind drawing or angel--actually reverse the impulse of ekphrasis. They use rich sensory detail not to gaze into a painting but to look fiercely into language and its metaphorical possibilities. Dahl’s and Florek’s is a vocabulary of color, figure, sound through which these poems witness the external world, not through artifice, but by staring directly into it- -whether snow or mud-bottomed stream, duckweed or canyon hummingbird--so that nature and our humanity meet, leave marks “on the chalkboard of a mountain.”

Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
2
Middle Grade Reading Group
Brazos Bookstore, Saturday, August 2 at 1pm
We invite readers ages 7-10 to join us for book discussion groups every Saturday at 1pm. Each week, we’ll discuss a different book and give new and growing readers a chance to bolster their reading comprehension and confidence. Kids are invited to attend one, several, or all of our group meetings. Parents can take a break and browse our store for the 30-45 minute duration of the meeting.

THIS WEEK, WE READ:

Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
2
A.G. Howard
Murder By The Book, Saturday, August 2 at 4:30pm
A.G. Howard will sign and discuss her young adult novel, Unhinged (Amulet; $17.95).

Anita Grace Howard is most at home weaving the melancholy and macabre into settings and scenes, twisting the expected into the unexpected. She’s inspired by all things flawed, utilizing the complex loveliness of human conditions and raw emotions to give her characters life, then turning their world upside down so the reader’s blood will race.

Married and mother of two teens (as well as surrogate mom to two Labrador retrievers), Anita divides her days between spending time with her family and plodding along or plotting on her next book.

When she’s not writing, Anita enjoys rollerblading, dirt-biking, snow skiing, gardening, and family vacations that at any given time might include an impromptu side trip to an 18th century graveyard or a condemned schoolhouse for photo ops.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
4
Jennifer Armentrout
Blue Willow Bookshop, Monday, August 4 at 7pm
What: Jennifer Armentrout will kick off her tour for Opposition, the fifth book in the LUX series. When: Monday, August 4, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Jennifer Armentrout for book personalization, please purchase Opposition 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 the event. About the Author: Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel, and her hyper Jack Russell Loki. Book: Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came. She can't believe Daemon stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred. Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything to ensure the survival of their friends...and mankind. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Jennifer’s book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of her book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675. If you can't attend the event or need a copy shipped to you, you may call the store or add the appropriate book to your cart on our website. Payment type must be "CreditCard." In the order notes, add personalization details. To place an international order, please email orders@bluewillowbookshop.com to obtain shipping details and to have items shipped to you. Staff will respond within 24-48 hours. Attachment Size Armentrout-thumb.jpg 19.61 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
5
Houston History magazine
Brazos Bookstore, Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm
Houston History debuts its summer digital edition, “Southeast Houston: From Pastures to South Park to MLK.” We invite you to hear the authors and editors discuss articles about Houston’s first one-stop shopping venue, Palms Center, and how it has mirrored the changes in the surrounding community; the Kuhlmann family, who settled here in the 1840s and have remained for generations; the Kuhlman Gully, which is being reclaimed by area residents and artist Sam Jones’s innovative work; MacGregor Park and its world-renowned youth tennis program; one of Houston’s first women pastors, Overseer Ruby Braziel, who started a church in Sunnyside with a tent and watermelon stand; and local African American history traced on the panels along METRO’s Southeast Light Rail stops. In addition, the “From the Archives” article looks at Foley’s long history and its place in Houstonians’ collective memory.

This digital edition of Houston History features expanded content on the magazine’s website, such as videos, audio clips from interviews, and photographs, in addition to a .pdf of each article. The print version of the magazine comes out every fall and spring and is available at Brazos Bookstore.

Houston History is published by the Welcome Wilson Houston History Collaborative in the Center for Public History at the University of Houston. For more information visit www.houstonhistorymagazine.org or email HoustonHistory@uh.edu.

Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
7
Elizabeth Crook - MONDAY, MONDAY
Brazos Bookstore, Thursday, August 7 at 7pm
Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
8
Deborah Harkness
Murder By The Book, Friday, August 8 at 6:30pm
Deborah Harkness will sign and discuss The Book of Life (Viking; $28.95).

Deborah Harkness is a scholar and writer specializing in the history of science and medicine. She has received numerous awards, including Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships. Currently a professor of history at the University of Southern California, her most recent academic publication is The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. A Discover of Witches was her first novel.

The Book of Life goes on sale July 15th. Line Numbers for the event will be available starting that day.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
8
Deborah Harkness
Murder By The Book, Friday, August 8 at 6:30pm
Aug
9
Natalia Sylvester
Blue Willow Bookshop, Saturday, August 9 at 4pm
What: Natalia Sylvester will discuss and sign Chasing the Sun, her debut novel. When: Saturday, August 9, 4:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Natalia Sylvester for book personalization, please purchase Chasing the Sun 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 the event. About the Author: Born in Lima, Peru, Natalia Sylvester came to the U.S. at age four and grew up in South Florida, where she received a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Miami. A former magazine editor, she now works as a freelance writer in Austin, Texas. Her articles have appeared in Latina magazine, Writer's Digest, The Writer, and NBCLatino.com. Chasing the Sun, partially inspired by family events, is her first novel. Book: Andres suspects his wife has left him--again. Then he learns that the unthinkable has happened: she's been kidnapped. Too much time and too many secrets have come between Andres and Marabela, but now that she's gone, he'll do anything to get her back. Or will he? As Marabela slips farther away, Andres must decide whether they still have something worth fighting for, and exactly what he'll give up to bring her home. And unfortunately, the decision isn't entirely up to him, or up to the private mediator who moves into the family home to negotiate with the terrorists holding Marabela. Andres struggles to maintain the illusion of control while simultaneously scrambling to collect his wife's ransom, tending to the needs of his two young children, and reconnecting with an old friend who may hold the key to his past and his wife's future. Set in Lima, Peru, in a time of civil and political unrest, this evocative page-turner is a perfect marriage of domestic drama and suspense. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Natalia’s book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of her book, please call us before the event at (281) 497-8675. If you can't attend the event or need a copy shipped to you, you may call the store or add the appropriate book to your cart on our website. Payment type must be "CreditCard." In the order notes, add personalization details. To place an international order, please email orders@bluewillowbookshop.com to obtain shipping details and to have items shipped to you. Staff will respond within 24-48 hours. Attachment Size nataliesylvesterthumb.png 41.45 KB nataliasylvester.png 188.52 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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