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Blue Willow Bookshop

Blue Willow Bookshop

14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079

United States

281.497.8675; girlbossbluewillowbookshop.com

Type: Bookstore — new books

Web site: http://www.bluewillowbookshop.com/

Events: http://www.bluewillowbookshop.com/event

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Upcoming events

Mar
28
Nathan Hale Meet and Greet (Saturday, March 28 at 11am)
What: Author and illustrator Nathan Hale will meet and greet customers. His graphic novel ONE DEAD SPY is on the Texas Bluebonnet list this year. When: Saturday, March 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 Nathan Hale, please purchase one of his books from Blue Willow Bookshop. About the Author: Nathan Hale is the illustrator of the graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge, which was an Al Roker Book Club for Kids selection, an ALA Notable Book, and a YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens and earned three starred reviews. He is also the illustrator of several picture books. He lives in Provo, Utah, with his wife and their two children. Book: Nathan Hale has gathered some of the most fascinating true-life tales from history and given them his inimitable Hazardous Tales twist. Easy to understand, funny, informative, and lively, this series is a great way to be introduced to U.S. History. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of these books will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of a 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.

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Mar
28
Another Shade of Blue Book Club (Saturday, March 28 at 2pm)
Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
2
Katherine Center (Thursday, April 2 at 7pm)
What: Katherine Center will discuss and sign her newest novel, Happiness for Beginners. When: Thursday, April 2, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Katherine Center for book personalization, please purchase Happiness for Beginners 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: Katherine Center is the author of four novels about love and family: THE BRIGHT SIDE OF DISASTER, EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL, GET LUCKY, and THE LOST HUSBAND. Her books and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies. Katherine is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. She lives in Houston with her husband and two sweet children. Book: A year after getting divorced, Helen Carpenter, thirty-two, lets her annoying, ten years younger brother talk her into signing up for a wilderness survival course. It's supposed to be a chance for her to pull herself together again, but when she discovers that her brother's even-more-annoying best friend is also coming on the trip, she can't imagine how it will be anything other than a disaster. Thus begins the strangest adventure of Helen's well-behaved life: three weeks in the remotest wilderness of a mountain range in Wyoming where she will survive mosquito infestations, a surprise summer blizzard, and a group of sorority girls. Yet, despite everything, the vast wilderness has a way of making Helen's own little life seem bigger, too. And, somehow the people who annoy her the most start teaching her the very things she needs to learn. Like how to stand up for herself. And how being scared can make you brave. And how sometimes you just have to get really, really lost before you can even have a hope of being found. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of a\ 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.

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Apr
4
Meredith Moore (Saturday, April 4 at 2pm)
What: Meredith Moore will discuss and sign her novel for young adults, I Am Her Revenge. When: Saturday, April 4, 2:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Meredith Moore, please purchase I Am Her Revenge 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: Meredith Moore graduated from Harvard University with a degree in history, focusing on early modern England and France. She lives in Houston, Texas, where she loves pumpkin spice lattes, 19th century British literature, and road trips. I Am Her Revenge is her debut novel. Book: Vivian was raised with one purpose in life: to exact revenge on behalf of her mother. Manipulative and cruel, Mother has deprived Vivian not only of a childhood, but of an original identity. With an endless arsenal of enticing personalities at her disposal, Vivian is a veritable weapon of deception. And she can destroy anyone. When it's time to strike, she enrolls in a boarding school on the English moors, where she will zero in on her target: sweet and innocent Ben, the son of the man who broke Mother's heart twenty years ago. With every secret she uncovers, Vivian comes one step closer to learning who she really is. But the more she learns about herself, the more dangerous this cat and mouse game becomes because Mother will stop at nothing to make sure the truth dies with her. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of this 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.

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Apr
7
Paige McKenzie: The Haunting of Sunshine Girl (Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm)
What: Paige McKenzie will discuss and sign her new novel, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, which is based on her YouTube series of the same name. When: Tuesday, April 7, 7:00 pm Where: The Outreach Center of West Houston, 725 Bateswood, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: This is a ticketed event. In order to attend this event with Paige McKenzie, please purchase The Haunting of Sunshine Girl from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event. About the Author: Paige McKenzie, the irresistible face of The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, began playing Sunshine as a high school junior. Today, the YouTube series boasts a viewership nearing ten million. McKenzie was recently named one of "Seventeen" magazine's "Pretty Amazing" finalists. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Book: Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn't recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just ... creepy. In the days that follow, things only get stranger. Sunshine is followed around the house by an icy breeze, phantom wind slams her bedroom door shut, and eventually, the laughter Sunshine hears on her first night evolves into sobs. She can hardly believe it, but as the spirits haunting her house become more frightening--and it becomes clear that Kat is in danger--Sunshine must accept what she is, pass the test before her, and save her mother from a fate worse than death. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of the 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.

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Apr
9
Brandon Mull (Thursday, April 9 at 5pm)
Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandon’s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Apr
9
Brandon Mull (Thursday, April 9 at unknown time)
Brandon Mull is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling Beyonders and Fablehaven series. He resides in Utah, in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and four children. Brandon’s greatest regret is that he has but one life to give for Gondor. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Apr
11
TeenBookCon 2015 (Saturday, April 11 at 09:30am)
Once again, we are thrilled to work with the librarians of greater Houston to host the sixth annual TeenBookCon. This event is a great opportunity for teens and other fans of YA literature to interact with a variety of authors and graphic novelists! This event will be held at Alief Taylor High School; address information is listed below. For details on the event schedule, please visit www.teenbookcon.org. We will have 28 authors and graphic novelists on hand this year: Opening Speaker: Gayle Forman Closing Speakers: Ally Carter and David Levithan Josephine Angelini Alexis Bass Susane Colasanti Sarah Cross Lindsay Cummings Kevin Emerson Rachel Hartman Maureen Johnson Lydia Kang Justine Larbalastier Guadalupe Garcia McCall Jennifer Mathieu Megan Miranda George O'Connor Joy Preble Jason Reynolds Aisha Saeed Joe Shine Kristen Simmons Henry Turner Tommy Wallach Leslye J. Walton Scott Westerfeld Jen Wang Elizabeth Wein Where: Alief Taylor High School, 7555 Howell Sugar Land Road, Houston, TX 77083 When: Saturday, April 11, 9:30 – 5:00 Ordering: 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.

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Apr
13
Chris Cander (Monday, April 13 at 7pm)
What: Chris Cander will discuss and sign her newest novel, Whisper Hollow. When: Monday, April 13, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Chris Cander for book personalization, please purchase Whisper Hollow 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: Chris Cander is a novelist, children’s book author, freelance writer, and teacher for Houston-based Writers in the Schools. Her novel 11 STORIES, published by a small press in Houston, was included in Kirkus’s best indie general fiction of 2013. Book: In 1916 in Verra, an immigrant, industrial community tucked away in a West Virginia hollow, the young Myrthen Bergmann is playing tug-of-war with her twin when tragedy strikes. Wracked with guilt, Myrthen commences a twisted, haunted life dedicated to the Catholic Church and God. Meanwhile, her neighbor Alta Krol longs to be an artist, even as her days are taken up caring for her widowed father and siblings. Everything changes when Myrthen marries John, the man Alta loves. As thirty-four years go by, Myrthen is unable to cope with her conflicting roles of wife and pious believer; and Alta is unable to tear herself away from a passionate love affair with John. Desperate for a divorce that the church refuses to grant, Myrthen decides to take drastic action. The result is an unthinkable disaster that tears at the fabric of the town and marks both Myrthen and Alta forever. Fourteen years later in 1964, we meet Lidia, a teenage girl who carries a shameful secret, and her precocious son Gabriel. When Gabriel starts telling eerily prescient stories that hint at Verra’s long-buried past, the townspeople begin to suspect that the boy harbors evil spirits—an irresistible circumstance for Myrthen and her obsession with salvation. Alta, who has become an entrusted friend to Lidia, once again finds her life entangled with Myrthen’s. As the three women’s stories intertwine, each is forced to make decisions that challenge their moral convictions and ultimately alter the course of their lives. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of a\ 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.

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Apr
14
Kimberly Willis Holt (Tuesday, April 14 at 5pm)
What: Kimberly Willis Holt will discuss and sign her newest novel for kids, Dear Hank Williams. When: Tuesday, April 14, 5:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Kimberly Willis Holt for book personalization, please purchase Dear Hank Williams 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: Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of the many award-winning novels for young adults and children, including THE WATER SEEKER, MY LOUISIANA SKY, and WHEN ZACHARY BEAVER CAME TO TOWN, winner of a National Book Award for Young People's Literature. She is also the author of the bestselling PIPER REED series of chapter books and several picture books. Holt was born in Pensacola, Florida, and has lived all over the world--from Paris to Norfolk to Guam to New Orleans. She now lives in Texas with her family. Book: It's 1948 in Rippling Creek, Louisiana, and Tate P. Ellerbee's new teacher has just given her class an assignment--learning the art of letter-writing. Luckily, Tate has the perfect pen pal in mind: Hank Williams, a country music singer whose star has just begun to rise. Tate and her great-aunt and -uncle listen to him on the radio every Saturday night, and Tate just knows that she and Hank are kindred spirits. Told entirely through Tate's hopeful letters, this beautifully drawn novel from National Book Award-winning author Kimberly Willis Holt gradually unfolds a story of family love, overcoming tragedy, and an insightful girl learning to find her voice. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of a\ 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.

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Apr
15
Coffee Cake Book Club (Wednesday, April 15 at 11am)
Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
18
Christy Wilson Beam (Saturday, April 18 at 11am)
What: Christy Wilson Beam will discuss and sign her book, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN. When: Saturday, April 18, 11:00 am Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Christy Beam for book personalization, please purchase MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN 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: Christy Wilson Beam was born and raised in Abilene, Texas. She graduated from Hardin Simmons University with a degree in Education and specialization in Reading. Christy now resides near Burleson, Texas with her husband and their three daughters. Learn more at www.Christybeam.com or @christybeam. Book: Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable digestive disorder that prevented her from ever living a normal, healthy life. One sunny day when she was able to go outside and play with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst inside an old, hollowed-out tree, a fall that may well have caused death or paralysis. Implausibly, she survived without a scratch. While unconscious inside the tree, with rescue workers struggling to get to her, she visited heaven. After being released from the hospital, she defied science and was inexplicably cured of her chronic ailment. MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN will change how we look at the world around us and reinforce our belief in God and the afterlife. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of the 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.

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Apr
23
Connor Franta Meet and Greet (Thursday, April 23 at 6pm)
This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased in-store, online or over the phone. All tickets include one copy of WORK IN PROGRESS. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Books and tickets will be available for pick up at the event. A professional photographer will take a photograph of each fan. Photographs will be retrievable at workinprogressphotos.com. No personal photographs with cell phones or digital cameras are allowed. What: Connor Franta will meet and greet fans as they receive pre-signed copies of his book, WORK IN PROGRESS. When: Thursday, April 23, 6:00 p.m. Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Can I have merchandise signed? Unfortunately, due to time limitations, no additional merchandise will be signed. Can I bring my friends? Each person entering the store must have a ticket. To avoid disappointment, we must stress that there will be no opportunity to meet Connor for non-ticket holders. What if I want or already have an additional copy of the book? Everyone must buy a copy of A WORK IN PROGRESS from Blue Willow Bookshop in order to receive a ticket. Can I have my picture taken with Connor? At the event, a professional photographer will take your picture with Connor. This photo will be available after the event at workinprogressphotos.com. No cell phone photos or other personal photos will be allowed in the interest of time. Attendees who come as a group will be allowed one photo per group. Customers Under the age of 14 Please note that any customers under the age of 14 years old attending the signing MUST be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adult will not need a ticket. About the Author: Connor Franta is an Internet sensation and global trendsetter, with millions of followers on YouTube and many other social media platforms. He is the founder of Common Culture Coffee and works closely with The Thirst Project, a charity that provides clean drinking water in Africa, for which he raised over $230,000 in thirty days. He also curates music from up-and-coming bands for his Common Culture compilation albums. This is his first book. To learn more, visit: YouTube.com/ConnorFranta and Twitter.com/ConnorFranta. Book: From YouTube star vlogger Connor Franta comes an illustrated book filled with annotated postcards, notes, texts, tweets, journal entries, emails, and letters that chart his coming of age. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of this book may be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a copy of this 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." 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.

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Apr
23
Untitled event (Thursday, April 23 at 7pm)
Apr
25
Joy Preble (Saturday, April 25 at 2pm)
What: Joy Preble will discuss and sign her newest novel for teens, Finding Paris. When: Saturday, April 25, 2:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Joy Preble for book personalization, please purchase FINDNG PARIS 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: Joy Preble is a Texas girl who grew up in Chicago and a former high school teacher who now writes full-time, which means she gets paid for making up stuff. No one has ever left her mysterious notes. She is, however, a fan of cross-country road trips. Joy is also the author of the Dreaming Anastasia series and the Sweet Dead Life series. Book: Sisters Leo and Paris Hollings have only ever had each other to rely on. They can't trust their mother, who hops from city to city and from guy to guy, or their gambler stepfather, who's moved them all to Las Vegas. It's just the two of them: Paris, who's always been the dreamer, and Leo, who has a real future in mind--going to Stanford, becoming a doctor, falling in love. But Leo isn't going anywhere right now, except driving around Vegas all night with her sister. Until Paris ditches Leo at the Heartbreak Hotel Diner, where moments before they had been talking with physics student Max Sullivan. Outside, Leo finds a cryptic note from Paris--a clue. Is it some kind of game? Where is Paris, and why has she disappeared? When Leo reluctantly accepts Max's offer of help, the two find themselves following a string of clues through Vegas and beyond. But the search for the truth is not a straight line. And neither is the path to secrets Leo and Max hold inside. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of a\ 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.

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Apr
28
Attica Locke (Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm)
What: Attica Locke will discuss and sign her newest novel, Pleasantville. When: Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Attica Locke for book personalization, please purchase Pleasantville 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: Attica Locke is the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel BLACK WATER RISING, which was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, an Edgar Award, and an NAACP Image Award, and was shortlisted for the UK's Orange Prize. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. Book: In this sophisticated thriller, lawyer Jay Porter, hero of Attica Locke's bestseller Black Water Rising, returns to fight one last case, only to become embroiled once again in a dangerous game of shadowy politics and a witness to how far those in power are willing to go to win. Fifteen years after the events of BLACK WATER RISING, Jay Porter is struggling to cope with catastrophic changes in his personal life and the disintegration of his environmental law practice. His victory against Cole Oil is still the crown jewel of his career, even if he hasn't yet seen a dime thanks to appeals. But time has taken its toll. Tired and restless, he's ready to quit. When a girl goes missing on Election Night, 1996, in the neighborhood of Pleasantville--a hamlet for upwardly mobile blacks on the north side of Houston--Jay, a single father, is deeply disturbed. He's been representing Pleasantville in the wake of a chemical fire, and the case is dragging on, raising doubts about his ability. The missing girl was a volunteer for one of the local mayoral candidates, and her disappearance complicates an already heated campaign. When the nephew of one of the candidates, a Pleasantville local, is arrested, Jay reluctantly finds himself serving as a defense attorney. With a man's life and his own reputation on the line, Jay is about to try his first murder in a case that will also put an electoral process on trial, exposing the dark side of power and those determined to keep it. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of a\ 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.

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May
6
Untitled event (Wednesday, May 6 at 7pm)
May
7
Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Thursday, May 7 at 00am)
Jean Reagan (How to Babysit a Grandpa, How to Babysit a Grandma, How to Surprise a Dad, How to Catch Santa)
Lee Wildish (Thomas and the Dragon Queen, Twosomes: Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom, How to Babysit a Grandpa, How to Babysit a Grandma, How to Surprise a Dad, How to Catch Santa)

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May
9
Untitled event (Saturday, May 9 at 00am)
May
15
Fierce Reads 2015 Spring Fling (Friday, May 15 at 7pm)
We are thrilled to host one of the stops on the Fierce Reads 2015 tour! Four amazing YA authors will appear at one venue, talking about their books and anything else.

Authors:

Katie Finn Lynne Matson Marie Rutkoski Lindsay Smith

When: Friday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet the authors for book personalization, please purchase one of the author’s books from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, you will receive a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line.

Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of these books will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of a 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.

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May
18
Jane O'Connor will be promoting Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century (Monday, May 18 at 5pm)
Jane O'Connor will be promoting Fancy Nancy and the Wedding of the Century (added from HarperCollins)
May
18
Gabrielle Blair (Monday, May 18 at 7pm)
What: Gabrielle Blair, author of DESIGN MOM, will appear in conversation with Karen Walrond, blogger at Chookooloonks and author of THE BEAUTY OF DIFFERENT. When: Monday, May 18, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Gabrielle Blair for book personalization, please purchase DESIGN MOM 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: Gabrielle Stanley Blair authors the popular blog DesignMom.com, a daily dose of inspiration at the intersection of motherhood and design. She is also a founder of the blockbuster design conference Alt Summit. She and her husband, Ben Blair, live with their six children in Oakland, California. Book: Ever since Gabrielle Stanley Blair became a parent, she's believed that a thoughtfully designed home is one of the greatest gifts we can give our families, and that the objects and decor we choose to surround ourselves with tell our family's story. In this, her first book, Blair offers a room-by-room guide to keeping things sane, organized, creative, and stylish. She provides advice on getting the most out of even the smallest spaces; simple fixes that make it easy for little ones to help out around the house; ingenious storage solutions for the never-ending stream of kid stuff; rainy-day DIY projects; and much, much more. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of this book will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of a 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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Kate Payne will be promoting The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen (Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm)
Kate Payne will be promoting The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen (added from HarperCollins)
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Laura McBride (Sunday, June 7 at 1pm)
Laura McBride teaches at the College of Southern Nevada and lives with her husband and two children in Las Vegas. She graduated with a degree in American Studies from Yale University and wrote part of We Are Called to Rise, her first novel, while in residency at Yaddo. (added from Simon & Schuster)
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Graeme Simsion (Thursday, June 25 at 7pm)
Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages. Graeme lives in Australia with his wife, Anne, and their two children. (added from Simon & Schuster)

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