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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

Sep
17
Coffee Cake Book Club
Blue Willow Bookshop, Wednesday, September 17 at 11am
Coffee Cake Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. If you can't come to one of our meetings, email your comments to Valerie and we'll share them with the group. This month's book will be Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan.

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
17
Just Desserts Mystery Book Club
We will be discussing The Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman.

Bring a favorite dessert to eat while we discuss whether the villains get their "just dessert".

Categories: Book Discussion, Adults, Seniors

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Sep
17
1:30 pm - University Branch Culinary Book Club
Fort Bend County Library - University Branch, Wednesday, September 17 at 1:30pm
Do you love food or have a love of cooking? Whether you’re someone who is just starting out as an at-home cook or someone who would love to share their cooking experience, there is something for everyone. Please join us at the University Branch Library for fun featuring food. This month’s theme is: “Man or Woman Cannot Live by Bread Alone.”

Categories: Book Club

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Sep
17
Spin-a-Yarn Club
Bring along your crochet, knitting or other handiwork project, as we gather to talk about books, crafts, and anything else on our minds! This 'hook and book' club meets Wednesdays at 2 pm and at 6 pm. Come to either or both sessions!

Categories: Craft, Adults (added from RSS Feed)
Sep
17
Kelly Light
Blue Willow Bookshop, Wednesday, September 17 at 5pm
What: Kelly Light will discuss and sign Louise Loves Art, her debut picture book. When: Wednesday, September 17, 5:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX. Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Kelly, please purchase Louise Loves Art 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: Kelly Light lives in New York but grew up on the New Jersey shore, surrounded by giant pink dinosaurs, cotton candy colors, and Skee-Ball sounds. She was schooled on Saturday-morning cartoons and Sunday funny pages. She picked up a pencil, started drawing, and never stopped. Kelly has illustrated ELVIS AND THE UNDERDOGS by Jenny Lee, and the QUIRKS series by Erin Soderberg. This is her first picture book. You can visit her online at www.kellylight.com. Book: For fans of Olivia and Eloise, this stunning debut from Kelly Light is an irresistible story about the importance of creativity in all its forms. Meet Louise. Louise Loves Art more than anything. It's her imagination on the outside. She is determined to create a masterpiece--her piece de resistance! Louise also loves Art, her little brother. This is their story.

Louise Loves Art Book Trailer from Louise Light on Vimeo. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Kelly’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 kellylight_thumb.jpg 19.01 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
17
Peter Lovesey
Murder By The Book, Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30pm
Peter Lovesey will sign and discuss the latest book in his Peter Diamond series, The Stone Wife (Soho; $26.95).

He is the author of the Peter Diamond mysteries, well known for their use of surprise, strong characters and hard-to-crack puzzles. He was awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2000, the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, the Anthony, the Ellery Queen Readers' Award and is Grand Master of the Swedish Academy of Detection. He has been a full-time author since 1975, and was formerly in further education. Earlier series include the Sergeant Cribb mysteries seen on TV and the Bertie, Prince of Wales novels. The Diamond novels, set in Bath, England, where Peter lived for some years, feature a burly, warm-hearted, but no-nonsense police detective whose personal life becomes as engaging to the reader as the intricate mysteries he solves. His team in Bath CID includes the ex-journo Ingeborg Smith, the long-serving Keith Halliwell and the meticulous John Leaman, all involved in what is essentially a fair-play procedural mystery series. Peter and his wife Jax, who co-scripted the TV series, have a son, Phil, also a teacher and mystery writer, and a daughter Kathy, who was a Vice-President of J.P.Morgan-Chase, and now lives with her family in Greenwich, Ct. Peter currently lives in Chichester, England. His website at www.peterlovesey.com gives fuller details of his life and books. "Try him. You'll love him," wrote the doyen of the mystery world, Otto Penzler, in the New York Sun.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
17
Brazos Book Group
Brazos Bookstore, Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm
Click here to visit our main book group page

This month, we're reading:

Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
17
Laura Lane McNeal
Blue Willow Bookshop, Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm
What: Laura Lane McNeal will discuss and sign Dollbaby, her new novel. When: Wednesday, September 17, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Laura Lane McNeal, please purchase Dollbaby 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: Laura Lane McNeal grew up in New Orleans, where she lives today with her husband and two sons. She graduated from Southern Methodist University. She also has an MBA from Tulane and ran her own marketing consulting firm in New Orleans. This is her first novel. Book: A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in Civil Rights-era New Orleans, Dollbaby is a novel of Southern eccentricity, secrets, and laughter. When Ibby Bell's father dies in a tragic accident in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother, Fannie, and throws in her father's urn for good measure. Fannie's Victorian house is like no place Ibby has ever been, and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum every once in a while, is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, her cook, Queenie, who has run Fannie's household ever since it was Fannie's household, and Queenie's feisty daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For Fannie's own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Garden District mansion. It will take Ibby's arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby's hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Laura’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 Laura-Lane-Mcneal-Thumb.jpg 17.07 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
18
Story Time
Blue Willow Bookshop, Thursday, September 18 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)
Sep
18
Mystery Book Club
Bear Creek Library is hosting a mystery book club! All sleuths and amateur Sherlocks heed this call! Come to this lively group and share your passion for mysteries! This month we will be discussing Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Categories: Book Discussion, Adults (added from RSS Feed)
Sep
18
Books Without Borders Book Club
Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid's Memoir That Inspired "Upstairs, Downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" by Margaret Powell Great Britain

- Facilitator: Tracy Williams, Reference Librarian, LSC-CyFair

Categories: Book Discussion, Adults, Seniors

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Sep
18
Michael Fry
Blue Willow Bookshop, Thursday, September 18 at 5pm
What: Michael Fry will discuss and sign KING KARL, his newest novel in the ODD SQUAD series for kids. When: Thursday, September 18, 5:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Michael Fry, please purchase KING KARL 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: Michael Fry is the co-creator and writer of several comic strips, including "Over the Hedge," which is featured in newspapers nationwide and was adapted into the hit animated movie of the same name. In addition to his work as a cartoonist, Michael is the founder of RingTales, a company that animates print comics for all digital media. He is an active blogger, tweeter, and public speaker, as well as the proud father to two adult daughters. Originally from Minneapolis, Michael currently lives with his wife in Austin, Texas. Book: Nick, Molly, and Karl have nowhere to turn but to each other in KING KARL, the latest Odd Squad adventure, and they'll need every ounce of wit, resourcefulness, and help they can get in order to rise above their biggest challenge yet. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Michael’s book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of his 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 MichaelFryThumb.jpg 22.88 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
18
Melissa Marr
Murder By The Book, Thursday, September 18 at 6:30pm
Melissa Marr will sign and discuss Made for You (HarperCollins; $17.99).

Melissa Marr, a former university English teacher, currently resides in Virginia. Her first novel was published in 2007, the New York Times bestseller Wicked Lovely. Along with four more books in that series, which is now completed, she has also written an adult novel, Graveminder. She is also a frequent contributor of short fiction to anthologies and has edited two anthologies with Kelley Armstrong, with whom she also writes the new series The Blackwell Pages, published under the name M.A. Marr.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
18
Mutabilis Press Poetry Reading
Brazos Bookstore, Thursday, September 18 at 7pm
Join us for a reading by two Houston poets published by Mutabilis Press

CORRESPONDENCE A collection of poems by Priscilla Frake, built around an imaginary exchange between C. G. Jung and Lao Tzu. In her foreword, poet Sasha West says, “I challenge any reader not to come out of reading this book a little wiser and a little less sure of knowledge.”

ISTHMUS A collection of new poems by award-winning poet Dan Rifenburgh. In the foreword, Paul Christensen says, “Here is fresh language, and a powerful originality in giving us back experience we had not perceived this way before.”

Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
19
Reza Aslan - ZEALOT [ticketed event]
Brazos Bookstore, Friday, September 19 at 7pm
Brazos Bookstore welcomes Reza Aslan to Houston!

Mr. Aslan will present ZEALOT at Christ Church Cathedral, Episcopal in downtown Houston on Friday, September 19 at 7PM. Doors open at 6PM. Tickets are required to attend the event. Each ticket admits one person. The presentation will last approximately one hour. There will be an opportunity, following the presentation, to have your signed books personalized.

Each ticket will be exchanged at the door for a signed paperback edition of ZEALOT. Books will not be available for pickup in advance of this event.

Location: Christ Church Cathedral, Episcopal Street: 1117 Texas Ave City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77002 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
20
Story Time
Brazos Bookstore, Saturday, September 20 at 10:30am
Come enjoy two storybooks and a delicious snack with Kids Specialist, Mary-Catherine!

Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
20
Mari Mancusi
Blue Willow Bookshop, Saturday, September 20 at 1pm
What: Mari Mancusi will discuss and sign SHATTERED, her newest novel for young adults. When: Saturday, September 20, 1:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Mari Mancusi, please purchase SHATTERED 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: A two-time Emmy Award winning television producer, Mari Mancusi’s other career as a novelist has garnered a slew of awards, among them a Kids Indie Next Pick, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and a YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults, along with a nomination for the National Readers Choice Awards. Book: Trinity, Connor, and Caleb are holed up in an abandoned West Texas farmhouse. Their only problem is Emmy, a baby dragon who is growing like crazy. When Emmy is caught on tape and the video goes viral, they find themselves on the run again. Their only hope comes from an old map leading to a man who has come from the future to help them. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Mari’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 Mancusi_thumb.jpg 31.24 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
20
Texas Poetry Calendar
Blue Willow Bookshop, Saturday, September 20 at 4pm
When: September 20 at 4:00pm About the Event 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. -- Valerie Poets Sandi Stromberg Jerry Hamby Dede Fox Christa Pandey Terry Jude Miller David Hale Priscilla Frake Rebecca Spears Elina Petrova Stephanie Madan Gary Rosin Elena Radulescu Kelly Ellis Attachment Size texas_poetry_small.jpg 23.42 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
21
Chris Guillebeau
Brazos Bookstore, Sunday, September 21 at 00am
Chris Guillebeau (added from Random House)
Sep
21
Susan Wittig Albert
Murder By The Book, Sunday, September 21 at 2pm
Susan Wittig Albert will sign and discuss The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush (Berkley; $25.95).

Susan Wittig Albert grew up on a farm in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley. A former professor of English and a university administrator and vice president, she now lives with her husband, Bill, in the country outside of Austin, Texas. In addition to the China Bayles mysteries, she writes a Victorian mystery series along with her husband under the pseudonym of Robin Paige.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
21
Chris Guillebeau - THE HAPPINESS OF PURSUIT
Brazos Bookstore, Sunday, September 21 at 2pm
Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
21
Inprint | David Mitchell
Brazos Bookstore, Sunday, September 21 at 7:30pm
Book your tickets for David Mitchell on the Inprint website

Reserve your books to pick up at the reading right now! Choose pick up in store as the shipping option to retrieve books at the reading in Wortham Center.

Location: Cullen Theater, Wortham Center Street: 501 Texas Avenue City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77002 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
21
David Mitchell
Cullen Theater - Wortham Theater Center, Sunday, September 21 at 7:30pm
David Mitchell (added from Random House)
Sep
22
MBTB September Book Group
Murder By The Book, Monday, September 22 at 7pm
Murder By The Book has a book discussion group that meets at the store. Meetings are generally on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (the third Monday may be substituted if the Wednesday is not available) The meetings are FREE and open to all. You are welcome to join having read both, only one, or neither of the books. (Selections subject to change.)

September's Theme is American.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Sep
23
Cynthia Kadohata
Blue Willow Bookshop, Tuesday, September 23 at 5pm
What: National Book Award winner Cynthia Kadohata will discuss and sign Half a World Away, her new novel for children. When: Tuesday, September 23, 5:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Cynthia Kadohata, please purchase Half a World Away 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: Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book KIRA-KIRA, the National Book Award winner THE THING ABOUT LUCK, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winner WEEDFLOWER, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including THE FLOATING WORLD. She lives with her son and dog in West Covina, California Book: Eleven-year-old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he's an "epic fail.” He’s sure that's why his family is traveling to Kazakhstan to adopt a new baby--to replace him. And he gets it. He is incapable of stopping his stealing, hoarding, lighting fires, aggressive running, and obsession with electricity. He knows his parents love him, but he feels...nothing. But when they get to Kazakhstan, it turns out the infant they've chosen has already been adopted, and literally, within minutes, they are faced with having to choose from among six other babies. While his parents agonize, Jaden is more interested in the toddlers. One, a little guy named Dimash, spies Jaden and barrels over to him every time he sees him. Jaden finds himself increasingly intrigued by and worried about Dimash. Already three years old and barely able to speak, Dimash will soon age out of the orphanage, and then his life will be as hopeless as Jaden feels now. For the first time in his life, Jaden actually feels something that isn't pure blinding fury, and there's no way to control it, or its power. From camels rooting through garbage like raccoons to eagles being trained like hunting dogs, to streets that are more pothole than pavement, ALF A WORLD AWAY is Cynthia Kadohata's latest spark of a novel. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Cynthia’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.

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