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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

Sep
17
Coffee Cake Book Club (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.

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Sep
17
Kelly Light (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

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Sep
17
Laura Lane McNeal (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

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Sep
18
Story Time (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.

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Sep
18
Michael Fry (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

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Sep
20
Mari Mancusi (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

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Sep
20
Texas Poetry Calendar (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

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Sep
23
Cynthia Kadohata (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.

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Sep
23
Tough Broads Out at Night Book Club (Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm)
The Tough Broads book club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.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: September 23 - Remember Ben Clayton by Stephen Harrigan

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Sep
25
Story Time (Thursday, September 25 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.

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Sep
27
Tweens Read 2014 (Saturday, September 27 at 09:30am)
Want to meet your favorite author? Want to meet some new authors? Grab your friends and come to the best reading conference in Texas for tweens! But if you can’t make it, and want autographed copies of these books, order below. For details on the event schedule, please visit tweensread.com. Where: South Houston High School, 3820 Shaver Street, South Houston, TX 77587 When: Saturday, September 27, 9:30 – 5:00 Keynote Speaker: Jackie Woodson - Brown Girl Dreaming Closing Speaker: Margaret Peterson Haddix - The Living Authors William Alexander - Ambassador Lou Anders - Frostborn Jonathan Auxier - The Night Gardener Varsha Bajaj - Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood Megan Frazer Blakemore - Spy Catchers of Maple Hill Jessica Brody - Unforgotten Jennifer Brown - Life on Mars Matthew Cody - Villainous Stuart Gibbs - Space Case Jimmy Gownley - The Dumbest Idea Ever S.E. Grove - The Glass Sentence Bruce Hale - School for SPIES Book 2 Thicker Than Water Karen Harrington - Courage for Beginners Jennifer Holm - The Fourteenth Goldfish Jaleigh Johnson - The Mark of the Dragonfly Varian Johnson - The Great Greene Heist Kirby Larson - Dash M.A. Larson - The Pennyroyal Academy Natalie Lloyd - A Snicker of Magic Matt London - The 8th Continent Megan Shull - The Swap Obert Skye - Katfish Greg Leitich Smith - Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn Matthew Ward - The Fantastic Family Whipple Tom Watson - Stick Dog Chases a Pizza Jennifer Ziegler - Revenge of the Flower Girls Ordering If you can't attend the event and want a PERSONALIZED 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. Attachment Size tweensreadsmall.jpg 16.71 KB

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Sep
30
Ellen Hopkins (Tuesday, September 30 at 7pm)
What: Ellen Hopkins will discuss and sign Rumble, her newest novel for young adults. When: Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Ellen Hopkins, please purchase Rumble 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: Ellen Hopkins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books for teens, including CRANK, IMPULSE, and TILT, as well as the adult novels TRIANGLES and COLLATERAL. She lives with her family in Carson City, Nevada, where she has founded Ventana Sierra, a nonprofit youth housing and resource initiative. Visit her at EllenHopkins.com and on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter at @EllenHopkinsYA. For more information on Ventana Sierra, go to VentanaSierra.org. Book: Matthew Turner doesn't have faith in anything. Not in family--his is a shambles after his younger brother was bullied into suicide; not in so-called friends who turn their backs when things get tough; not in some all-powerful creator who lets too much bad stuff happen; and certainly not in some "It Gets Better" psychobabble. No matter what his girlfriend, Hayden, says about faith and forgiveness, there's no way Matt's letting go of blame. He's decided to "live large and go out with a huge bang," and whatever happens happens. But when a horrific event plunges Matt into a dark, silent place, he hears a Rumble...a Rumble that wakes him up, calling everything he's ever disbelieved into question. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Ellen’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 EllenHopkinsThumb.jpg 24.13 KB

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Oct
1
Tyler Whitesides (Wednesday, October 1 at 5pm)
What: Tyler Whitesides will discuss and sign STRIKE OF THE SWEEPERS, his newest novel in the JANITORS series for kids. When: Wednesday, October 1, 5:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Tyler Whitesides, please purchase STRIKE OF THE SWEEPERS 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: Tyler Whitesides worked as a janitor at an elementary school to put himself through college. He graduated from Utah State with a degree in Music. In addition to writing novels, Tyler is an avid composer and arranger of instrumental music. He and his wife who teaches third grade live in Logan, Utah. Book: The stakes have never been higher, and you've never seen squeegees do this before! It is a wild and slightly unsanitary ride as Spencer, Daisy, and the rebels find themselves chased by Mr. Clean's new and terrifying breed of toxite: the Sweepers. Time is short. With the fabled Manualis Custodem in hand, Spencer must figure out how to summon the founding witches if they ever hope to mop up and save education. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Tyler’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 TylerWhitesidesThumb.jpg 23.56 KB

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Oct
4
Danielle Walker (Saturday, October 4 at 2pm)
What: Danielle Walker will meet and greet fans as she signs her new cookbook, Danielle Walker’S AGAINST ALL GRAIN: MEALS MADE SIMPLE. When: Saturday, October 4, 2:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: This is a ticketed event. In order to attend this event with Danielle Walker, please purchase Danielle Walker’S AGAINST ALL GRAIN: MEALS MADE SIMPLE 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: Food blogger and author of the New York Times best-selling cookbook, AGAINST ALL GRAIN (www.againstallgrain.com), Danielle Walker, is the new face of grain-free cooking. A self-trained chef, Danielle tempts a range of appetites with her innovative, accessible Paleo-influenced recipes that are not only healthy and delicious, but are also credited for saving her life. Paying homage to the dishes she loved from her pre-Paleo days, she imaginatively recreates all of her favorites without grains, gluten and most times, dairy. Book: Beloved food blogger and "New York Times" bestselling author Danielle Walker is back with over 100 new Paleo recipes in her sophomore cookbook, MEALS MADE SIMPLE, a collection of gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly recipes for easy weeknight meals. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Danielle’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 Danielle_Walker_Thumb.jpg 23.95 KB

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5
Tomie de Paola (Sunday, October 5 at 5pm)
What: Tomie de Paola will discuss and sign Jack, his newest picture book. When: Wednesday, October 5, 5:00 pm Where: 725 Bateswood Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Tomie de Paola, please purchase Jack 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: With over 15 million books in print, Tomie dePaola is one of the most beloved creators of children’s literature today. His many accolades include winning the Caldecott Honor Award for STREGA NONA, the Newbery Honor Award for 26 FAIRMOUNT AVENUE, the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his substantial and lasting contribution to children’s literature and, most recently, the 2012 Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award. Tomie dePaola is one of only five author/illustrators to be awarded a Newbery Honor and a Caldecott Honor. He has written and illustrated over 200 books in his 40 years in book publishing. Book: Beloved author-illustrator Tomie dePaola's take on traditional "Jack tales"--in which a young hero ventures out to seek his fortune and gains it through luck or pluck--is perfect for preschoolers. When Jack sets out to see the world and find a place of his own, he's surprised to attract a following of enthusiastic animal friends eager to join him on his quest. Jack and his entourage all have high hopes that they will find just what they are looking for as they travel on their merry way. Children will delight in the cumulative chorus of animal sounds as the pages get more and more crowded with the residents of this delightful kingdom. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Tomie’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 Jack.jpg 23.7 KB

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Oct
11
Star Wars Reads Day (Saturday, October 11 at 11am)
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Oct
16
Scott Westerfeld (Thursday, October 16 at 7pm)
What: Scott Westerfeld will discuss and sign Afterworlds, his newest novel for young adults. When: Thursday, October 16, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Scott Westerfeld, please purchase Afterworlds 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: Scott Westerfeld is the author of the LEVIATHAN series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the UGLIES series (which has over 4 million books in print and has been translated into 28 languages), THE LAST DAYS, PEEPS, SO YESTERDAY, and the MIDNIGHTERS trilogy. His newest book is Afterworlds. Visit him at ScottWesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld. Book: Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel, Afterworlds. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes. But lucky for Darcy, she is taken under the wings of seasoned and other fledgling writers who help her navigate the city and the world of writing and publishing. Over the course of a year, Darcy finishes her book, faces critique, and falls in love. Woven into Darcy's personal story is her novel, Afterworlds, a suspenseful thriller about a teen who slips into the "Afterworld" to survive a terrorist attack. The Afterworld is a place between the living and the dead, where many unsolved--and terrifying--stories need to be reconciled. Darcy’s heroine Lizzie falls in love, but a new threat resurfaces, and Lizzie’s special gifts may not be enough to protect those she cares about most. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Scott’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 Westerfeld_thumb.jpg 14.02 KB

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Oct
22
Neal Shusterman (Wednesday, October 22 at 5pm)
What: Neal Shusterman will discuss and sign UNDIVIDED, the last book in the bestselling UNWIND Dystology for young adults. When: Wednesday, October 22, 5:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Neal Shusterman, please purchase UNDIVIDED 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: Neal Shusterman is the author of many critically acclaimed novels for young adults, including the Skinjacker trilogy, UNWIND, and DOWNSIDERS. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. The father of four children, Neal lives in southern California. Book: Teens control the fate of America in the fourth and final book in the "New York Times" bestselling Unwind dystology by Neal Shusterman. Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. And below the surface of that horror lies another shocking level of intrigue: Proactive Citizenry has been suppressing technology that could make unwinding completely unnecessary. As Conner, Risa, and Lev uncover these startling secrets, enraged teens begin to march on Washington to demand justice and a better future. But more trouble is brewing. Starkey's group of storked teens is growing more powerful and militant with each new recruit. And if they have their way, they'll burn the harvest camps to the ground and put every adult in them before a firing squad--which could destroy any chance America has for a peaceful future. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Neal’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 NealSchusterman_thumb.jpg 24.12 KB

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Oct
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Octavia Spencer (Wednesday, October 22 at unknown time)
A veteran character actress and one of Hollywood’s most-sought-after talents, Octavia Spencer has become a familiar fixture on both television and silver screen. Her critically acclaimed performance as Minny in the DreamWorks feature film The Help won her a 2012 Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, and a Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Award, among countless other honors. Octavia is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. She lives in Los Angeles. Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective: The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit is her first novel. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Oct
28
Newt and Callista Gingrich (Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm)
What: Newt and Callista Gingrich will meet and greet customers and sign their new books. When: Tuesday, October 28, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Newt and Callista Gingrich, 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: CALLISTA GINGRICH is the president of Gingrich Productions. She and her husband, Newt Gingrich, host and produce historical and public policy documentaries. Recent films include “A City Upon a Hill,” “America at Risk,” and “Nine Days That Changed the World.” Mrs. Gingrich’s photography is featured in the New York Times bestseller, REDISCOVERING GOD IN AMERICA, and she is the co-author of RONALD REAGAN: RENDEZVOUS WITH DESTINY. Mrs. Gingrich is the voice of several audio books, including A NATION LIKE NO OTHER and TO SAVE AMERICA. She is the author of four books for children featuring Ellis the Elephant, and the New York Times bestsellers SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY, LAND OF THE PILGRIMS’ PRIDE, YANKEE DOODLE DANDY, and FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA. Mrs. Gingrich is also the president of the Gingrich Foundation. She resides in McLean, Virginia. Former Speaker of the House NEWT GINGRICH, author of the New York Times bestsellers TO SAVE AMERICE, REAL CHANGE, and WINNING THE FUTURE, is well-known as the architect of the Contract with America that led the Republican Party to victory in 1994. In addition to producing historical and public policy documentaries, Speaker Gingrich has published twenty-four books, including thirteen fiction and non-fiction New York Times bestsellers. He resides with Callista in McLean, Virginia, and has two daughters and two grandchildren. Books: In FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA, Callista Gingrich shares a new adventure into American history with Ellis the Elephant as he explores the untamed wilderness with Lewis and Clark! He learns about the Louisiana Purchase, the two explorers' epic journey across the North American continent, and the amazing discoveries and innovation it sparked. In BREAKOUT, bestselling author Newt Gingrich proposes a bold vision of the future: America is on the cusp of a renaissance, a new birth of technological and scientific innovation that will dramatically transform the prosperity and quality of life of every American. Our biggest enemy? Special interest groups, powerful lobbyists, and government bureaucrats who are determined to squash, control, or prevent these innovations--and permanently change the future of America. Gingrich describes the top technologies that promise to change the way we live and prosper, including 3D printing, driverless cars, breakthroughs in genetics and medicine, unprecedented and ever-growing internet connectivity, and the new app store model of business development. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Newt’s and Callista’s books 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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Oct
29
Hannah Luce (Wednesday, October 29 at unknown time)
Hannah Luce is the daughter of Teen Mania Ministries cofounder and preacher Ron Luce. She lives in Chicago. At twenty-three years old, she’s also the founder of Mirror Tree, a nonprofit devoted to re-integrating refugees from the horrors of rape, genocide, civil wars, and other means of trauma by funding educational research to improve their lives. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Oct
29
Hannah Luce (Wednesday, October 29 at 8pm)
Hannah Luce is the daughter of Teen Mania Ministries cofounder and preacher Ron Luce. She lives in Chicago. At twenty-three years old, she’s also the founder of Mirror Tree, a nonprofit devoted to re-integrating refugees from the horrors of rape, genocide, civil wars, and other means of trauma by funding educational research to improve their lives. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Nov
1
Page to the Stage: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Saturday, November 1 at 10am)
From the Page to the Stage with Main Street Theater For Youth—Our fourth season will kick off with Lilly’s Purple Purse. Meet the actors, hear the story, and make a craft. For all ages. About the Book: Lilly loves all sorts of things. She loves school, she loves dressing up, she even grows to love her stinky baby brother, Julius. In fact, Lilly loves everything! At least, she loves everything most of the time. Even Lilly has some bad days. But when you have movie star sunglasses and a purple plastic purse, how bad can it be?! Children will love the madcap antics of these beloved characters taken from three of Henkes’ books, Chester’s Way, Julius, Baby of the World and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Attachment Size Lilly_Purse.jpg 141.64 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
4
The Roadside YA Tour (Tuesday, November 4 at 7pm)
What: The Roadside YA tour hits Houston when authors Tessa Gratton, Julie Murphy and Natalie Parker discuss and sign their newest novels for young adults. When: Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Tessa Gratton, Julie Murphy and Natalie Parker, 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: Tessa Gratton has wanted to be a paleontologist or a wizard since she was seven. She was too impatient to hunt dinosaurs, and is still searching for someone to teach her magic. After traveling the world with her military family, she acquired a BA (and the important parts of an MA) in gender studies, and then settled down in Kansas with her partner, her cats, and her mutant dog. Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. When she's not writing or trying to catch stray animals, Julie can be found in a library smelling old books and manning the reference desk. NATALIE C. PARKER grew up in a Navy family in which having adventures was as common as reading fairy tales. Though the roots of her family are buried deep in southern Mississippi, she currently lives in Kansas with her partner in a house of monsters. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Tessa’s, Julie’s and Natalie’s 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.

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
5
Robin LaFevers (Wednesday, November 5 at 7pm)
What: Robin LaFevers will discuss and sign Mortal Heart, the conclusion to her His Fair Assassin series for young adults. When: Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas, 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Robin LaFevers, please purchase Mortal Heart 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: Raised on a steady diet of fairy tales, Bulfinch’s Mythology, and nineteenth-century poetry, Robin LaFevers is the author of the His Fair Assassin trilogy as well as two additional series: Theodosia Throckmorton and Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist. She lives with her husband on a ranch in Southern California. Visit her website at www.robinlafevers.com. Book: In the powerful conclusion to Robin LaFever's New York Times bestselling His Fair Assassins trilogy, Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own. She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind, doesn't mean she has. Ordering: A limited number of autographed copies of Robin’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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