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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
5
Untitled event (Thursday, March 5 at 5pm)
Mar
5
Jessica Brody (Thursday, March 5 at 7pm)
What: Jessica Brody will discuss and sign her novel UNCHANGED, the final book in the UNREMEMBERED series. When: Thursday, March 5, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Jessica Brody, please purchase UNCHANGED 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: Jessica Brody is the author of several popular books for teens, including UNFORGOTTEN, UNREMEMBERED, 52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER, and THE KARMA CLUB, as well as two adult novels. She splits her time between California and Colorado. Visit her online at jessicabrody.com. Book: After returning to the Diotech compound and undergoing an experimental new memory alteration, Seraphina is now a loyal, obedient servant to Dr. Alixter and the powerful company that created her. Happy and in love with Kaelen, another scientifically-enhanced human designed to be her perfect match, Sera's history with a boy named Zen is just a distant memory from a rebellious past she longs to forget. But as Sera and Kaelen embark on a nationwide tour to promote Diotech's new product line--a collection of controversial genetic modifications available to the public--Sera's mind starts to rebel. She can't stop the memories of Zen from creeping back in. As more secrets are revealed, more enemies are uncovered, and the reality of a Diotech-controlled world grows closer every day, Sera will have to choose where her true loyalties lie, but it's a choice that may cost her everything she's ever loved. 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. Attachment Size Jessica_Brody_thumb.jpg 20.03 KB

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Mar
7
Becky Wallace (Saturday, March 7 at 2pm)
What: Becky Wallace will discuss and sign her debut novel THE STORY SPINNER, the first book in THE KEEPER’S CHRONICLES series for young adults. When: Saturday, March 7, 2:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Becky Wallace, please purchase THE STORY SPINNER 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: Becky Wallace grew up in house full of stories with people who loved them. Her parents, both school teachers, only took her books away when it was very late at night--and usually pretended not to notice when she read by flashlight. She wrote and directed her first princess-related play in sixth grade, started her first "romance" novel in seventh, and penned a binder full of bad poetry in high school. She's very grateful all those manuscripts have been lost. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Public Relations and worked in minor league baseball as a journalist and in sports marketing. She was lucky enough to find and marry a real-life prince charming. They have four little munchkins and are living out their own happily-ever-after in Houston, Texas. Book: Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected. In a world where dukes plot their way to the throne, a Performer's life can get tricky. And in Johanna Von Arlo's case, it can be fatal. Expelled from her troupe after her father's death, Johanna is forced to work for the handsome Lord Rafael DeSilva. Too bad they don't get along. But while Johanna's father's death was deemed an accident, the Keepers aren't so sure. The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are on a quest to find the princess--the same princess who is supposed to be dead and whose throne the dukes are fighting over. But they aren't the only ones looking for her. And in the wake of their search, murdered girls keep turning up--girls who look exactly like the princess, and exactly like Johanna. With dukes, Keepers, and a killer all after the princess, Johanna finds herself caught up in political machinations for the throne, threats on her life, and an unexpected romance that could change everything. 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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Mar
10
Blast from the Past Tour (Tuesday, March 10 at 5pm)
What: It’s the Blast from the Past tour – middle grade authors Jo Whittemore (Colonial Madness) and Cory Putnam Oakes (Dinosaur Boy) will meet and greet customers. When: Tuesday, March 10, 5:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 About the Authors: Jo Whittemore loves to make people laugh. Her latest works include the tween humor novels Colonial Madness, D IS FOR DRAMA, ODD GIRL IN, and FRONT PAGE FACE-OFF, as well as the upcoming CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS series. Jo lives and writes in Austin, Texas. Cory Putman Oakes is a children’s book author from Austin, Texas. Her middle grade debut, Dinosaur Boy, comes out in February 2015 with its sequel, Dinosaur Boy SAVES MARS, to follow in February 2016. She is also the author of THE VEIL (a young adult novel). Book: In Colonial Madness, Tori Porter is best friends with her mom, and most of the time it's awesome. Not many girls have a mom who'd take them to a graveyard for hide-and-seek or fill the bathtub with ice cream for the world's biggest sundae. But as much as Tori loves having fun, she sometimes wishes her mom would act a little more her age. Like now. Thanks to her mom's poor financial planning, they are in danger of losing their business and their home. But an unusual opportunity arises in the form of a bizarre type of contest put on by an eccentric relative: Whoever can survive two weeks in the Archibald Family's colonial manor will inherit the property. The catch? Contestants have to live as in colonial times: no modern conveniences, no outside help, and daily tests of their abilities to survive challenges of the time period. Tori thinks it's the perfect answer to their debt problems, but she and her mom aren't the only ones interested. The other family members seem to be much more prepared for the two weeks on the manor--and it doesn't help that Mom doesn't seem to be taking the contest seriously. Do they stand a chance? In Dinosaur Boy, it isn't a complete surprise when Sawyer sprouts spikes and a tail before the start of fifth grade. After all, his grandfather was part stegosaurus. Despite the Principal's Zero Tolerance Policy, Sawyer becomes a bully magnet, befriended only by Elliot aka "Gigantor" and the weird new girl. When the bullies start disappearing, Sawyer is relieved-until he discovers a secret about the principal that's more shocking than Dino DNA. The bullies are in for a galactically horrible fate...and it's up to Sawyer and his friends to rescue the day. 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 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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Mar
12
Lauren Oliver (Thursday, March 12 at 7pm)
Lauren Oliver will discuss and sign Vanishing Girls, her new book for young adults. When: Thursday, March 12, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Lauren Oliver, please purchase Vanishing Girls 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: Lauren Oliver is the author of the YA novels BEFORE I FALL and PANIC, and the DELIRIUM trilogy: DELIRIUM, PANDEMONIUM and REQUIEM, which have been translated into more than thirty languages and are New York Times and international bestselling novels. She is also the author of two novels for middle grade readers, THE SPINDLERS and LIESL & PO, which was a 2012 E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee. Lauren's novel PANIC has been optioned for film by Universal Studios. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the cofounder of the boutique literary development company Paper Lantern Lit. Book: Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late. In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other. 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. Attachment Size lauren_oliver.jpg 19.47 KB

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Mar
17
Wiley Cash will be promoting This Dark Road to Mercy (Tuesday, March 17 at 7pm)
Wiley Cash will be promoting This Dark Road to Mercy (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
18
Coffee Cake Book Club (Wednesday, March 18 at 11am)
Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
21
Lindsey Lane in conversation with Varsha Bajaj and Jennifer Mathieu (Saturday, March 21 at 1pm)
What: A great YA panel hits Houston when author Lindsey Lane chats with Jennifer Mathieu and Varsha Bajaj about EVIDENCE OF THINGS UNSEEN, Lindsey’s novel for young adults. When: Saturday, March 21, 1:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet the authors, please purchase one of their new books from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event. About the Authors: Lindsey Lane has been a playwright and journalist in her hometown of Austin, Texas, for nearly 20 years. This is her first children's book.. Varsha Bajaj is the author of several books for children including HOW MANY KISSES DO YOU WANT TONIGHT? and T IS FOR TAJ MAHAL. She lives in Texas with her husband and two kids. Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood is her first middle grade novel. Jennifer Mathieu started writing stories when she was in kindergarten and now teaches English to middle and high schoolers. She lives in Texas with her husband, her son, her dog, and two cats. Nothing bad has ever been written on the bathroom stall about Jennifer. At least she doesn't think so. The Truth About Alice is Jennifer's debut novel. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of the authors’ books will be available for purchase after the event. If you cannot attend the event, and would like a personalized copy of one of their books, 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
21
Goodbye Mexico Poetry Reading (Saturday, March 21 at 4pm)
When: Saturday, March 21 at 4:00pm

About the Event:

Sarah Cortez will be joined by several other poets as they read from GOODBYE MEXICO: POEMS OF REMEMBRANCE.

Poets

Carolyn Dahl Margo Davis Christa Forster Elizabeth Humber A.M. Krohn Janet McCann Loueva Smith Sandi Stromberg Melissa Studdard Randall Watson Germaine Welch Patrick Allen Wright

Ordering:

You may reserve a copy of this book on our website or by calling the store (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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Mar
24
Tough Broads Out At Night Book Club (Tuesday, March 24 at 7pm)
Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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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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
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
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.

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

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

Jean Reagan was born in Alabama but spent most of her childhood in Japan. She now lives in Salt Lake City with her husband. In the summers, they serve as backcountry volunteers in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. (added from Random House)… (more)
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.

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

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