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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

Jan
27
Amanda Eyre Ward (Tuesday, January 27 at 7pm)
Amanda Eyre Ward (Forgive me, How to Be Lost, Love Stories in This Town, Close your eyes, The Same Sky)

Amanda Eyre Ward is the award-winning author of Forgive me, How to Be Lost and Sleep Toward Heaven. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family. To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact American Program Bureau at www.apbspeakers.com (added from Random House)… (more)
Jan
31
Bookworm Book Festival (Saturday, January 31 at 09:30am)
Bookworm Book Festival will be a fun morning celebrating emerging readers and those who write for them. When: January 31 from 9:30-12:00 Where: Spring Oaks Middle School, 2150 Shadowdale Houston, TX 77043

About the Festival Bookworm Festival is a celebration of reading and a chance for primary grade children to meet several authors who write books for them. We will have a keynote speech from Dan Santat, illustrator of countless books including his newest, A CRANKENSTEIN VALENTINE. He will be joined by nationally known authors and illustrators of picture books and early chapter books including Ted Hills, Deborah Freedman, Jennifer Hamburg and Dan Hanna. Librarians and language arts teachers from across Houston comprise the steering committee for the Bookworm Festival. Their goal is to connect emerging readers with authors to foster the joy of reading. We hope you'll join us on January 31! For more information, please visit www.bookwormbookfest.com.

Location: Street: 2150 Shadowdale City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77043 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
4
Michael Northrup (Wednesday, February 4 at 5pm)
Michael Northrop will discuss and sign TOMBQUEST: BOOK OF THE DEAD, the first book in his new series for middle graders. When: Wednesday, February 4, 5:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Michael Northrop, please purchase TOMBQUEST 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 Northrop has written short fiction for WEIRD TALES, the NOTRE DAME REVIEW, and MCSWEENEY'S. His debut novel, GENTLEMEN, earned him a Publishers Weekly Flying Start, and his YA thriller, TRAPPED, was published in 2011 to great acclaim. An editor at SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. You can visit him online at www.michaelnorthrop.net. About the Book: Nothing can save Alex Sennefer's life. That's what all the doctors say, but his mother knows it's not true. She knows that the Lost Spells of the Egyptian Book of the Dead can crack open a door to the afterlife and pull her son back from the brink. But when she uses the spells the Death Walkers are also brought back to life, and an ancient evil has been unleashed. Mummies are awakening. New York is overrun with scorpions. And worst of all for Alex, his mom and the Lost Spells have both disappeared. He and his best friend, Ren, will do anything to find his mom and save the world . . . even if that means going head-to-head with a Death Walker who has been plotting his revenge for 3,000 years. Read the book, then continue the adventure online! Build an Egyptian tomb of your own, hide treasure and protect it with traps, and challenge your friends to play through! 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 northrop_thumb.jpg 8.16 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
6
Reading Between the Wines (Friday, February 6 at 6:30pm)
Save The Date as we partner with our friends at Literacy Council of Fort Bend County on a lively evening of food, drink, and conversation. For more information, and to order tickets, please visit Fort Bend Literacy Council's website.

Location: Street: 11627 FM 1464 City: Richmond, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77407 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
7
Dianne Jones (Saturday, February 7 at 2pm)
What: Dianne Jones will meet and greet customers as she signs her book STOP BREATHE BELIEVE. When: Saturday, February 7, 2:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 About the Author: Dianne Morris Jones is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Certified Daring Way Facilitator-Consultant (CDWF-C) practicing at Family Legacy Counseling in Des Moines, Iowa. Dianne is the author of I'm Fine, a real feelings journal. She has a degree in Family Finance from Texas Tech University and a Master's degree in Counseling from West Texas A&M University. Dianne is an energetic and creative person who approaches life and her professional counseling with an enthusiasm for growth in wholehearted living. She practices individual and couple therapy from a mindful, cognitive behavioral approach. Her clinical focus includes depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and life transitions. In addition to being a Certified Laughter Yoga Instructor, Dianne has extensive training in Spiritual Direction and the Enneagram. She speaks frequently on the joys and challenges of choosing to live life in an intentional, authentic way. When Dianne is not in the office, she enjoys outdoor adventures, photography and spending time with friends and her adult children, Justin and Jill. Dianne and her husband Roger live in West Des Moines, Iowa. Book: We all long to live wholeheartedly-with authenticity and joy, and in a way that honors our true selves and brings our gifts into being. But often, our own negative thinking can get in the way. Stop Breathe Believe® is a simple yet powerful practice that can help us stop the stream of thoughts flowing through our minds and become aware of the one unhealthy thought that needs replacing, breathe our way to a state of calm openness, and move forward with the help of a compassionate belief statement that brings release from the unhealthy thought that's hindering us. Whether as a life raft that gets you through a crisis moment, or a long-range tool that supports you in changing entire patterns of unhealthy thinking, Stop Breathe Believe can help you become healthier in your thinking, more intentional in your thoughts and behaviors, more aware of your feelings, and thus more mindful of the beauty of the present moment. You don't have to live at the mercy of negative thinking. You can begin saying yes to healthy, life-affirming thoughts and no to destructive, self-defeating thoughts this very day. One thought at a time, you can become the wholehearted, joyful person you're meant to be. 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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Feb
12
Gordon Korman (Thursday, February 12 at 5pm)
Gordon Korman will discuss and sign Masterminds, his new book for middle graders. When: Thursday, February 12, 5:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Gordon Korman, please purchase Masterminds 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: Gordon Korman has written more than seventy middle-grade and teen novels, including the New York Times bestseller THE MEDUSA PLOT (The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers, book one); the SWINDLE series; UNGIFTED; the ISLAND trilogy; POP; SCHOOLED; NO MORE DEAD DOGS; SON OF THE MOB and many other favorites. Gordon lives with his family on Long Island, New York. Book: Eli Frieden lives in the most perfect town in the world: Serenity, New Mexico. In this idyllic place, every lawn is perfectly manicured, and everyone has a pool and a tree house. Honesty and integrity are valued above all else. The thirty kids who live there never lie--they know it's a short leap from that to the awful problems of other, less fortunate places. Eli has never left Serenity. Why would he ever want to? Then one day he bikes to the edge of the city limits, and something so crazy and unexpected happens, it changes everything. Eli convinces his friends to help him investigate further, and soon it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems in Serenity. The clues mount to reveal a shocking discovery, connecting their ideal crime-free community to some of the greatest criminal Masterminds ever known. The kids realize they can trust no one, least of all their own parents. 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 gordonkorman_small.jpg 5.7 KB

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Feb
16
Joshua Jay (Monday, February 16 at 5pm)
Magician Joshua Jay will demonstrate amazing magic tricks for kids and sign BIG MAGIC FOR LITTLE HANDS, a great magic book for elementary-aged students. When: Monday, February 16, 5:00 pm Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Joshua Jay, please purchase BIG MAGIC FOR LITTLE HANDS 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: Joshua Jay has headlined at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood, is a magic consultant for several multinational toy manufacturers, and has served as the monthly columnist for "Magic" magazine for 12 years. Recently, he consulted and developed a commercial spot for HBO, using sleight of hand to promote "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire". He was named the 2012 Magician of the Year by the Society of American Magicians. He lives in New York City. Book: Kids love magic. They love to see it, and they love to do it. Enter Joshua Jay, who started doing magic when he was 7 and was named champion at the World Magic Seminar (the Olympics of magic) by the time he was 16. His" Big Magic for Little Hands" is packed with 25 astonishing illusions for kids ages 7 and up. In other words, it’s sleight of hand for the small of hand. These are tricks that require little prep time and dexterity yet are guaranteed to deliver a big payoff. The large format, oversized text, and black-and-white vintage-style illustrations make "Big Magic" particularly easy to follow and kid-friendly. Here’s how to levitate your sibling several feet off a bed. Escape Houdini-like from tightly bound ropes. There are also impromptu effects that can be performed anytime, anywhere, like Spook-Key, in which an antique key mysteriously rotates in your hand. Each easy-to-perform feat is clearly illustrated with step-by-step drawings and accompanied by insider tips. Joshua Jay is a master who guides his apprentices through every aspect of the magician s art, from the first step taking the Magician’s Oath to how to minimize nervousness (Rule #1: Rehearse. A lot). 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 joshuajay_thumb.jpg 24.44 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
19
Janee Trasler will be promoting Pottytime for Chickies (Thursday, February 19 at 10am)
Janee Trasler will be promoting Pottytime for Chickies (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
21
Polly Holyoke (Saturday, February 21 at 10am)
What: Polly Holyoke will discuss and sign her novel The Neptune Project. When: Saturday, February 21, 10:00 am Where: Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079 Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Polly Holyoke, please purchase The Neptune Project 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: Polly Holyoke grew up in Colorado, where she spent her childhood skiing, camping, reading, and dreaming up fantastical stories. Polly graduated from Middlebury College and became a middle school social studies teacher. She lives in Plano, Texas with her husband and their two daughters, as well as two cats, two Chihuahuas, and a Beagle. Book: Nere has never understood why she feels so much more comfortable and confident in water than on land, but everything falls into place when Nere learns that she is one of a group of kids who, unbeknownst to themselves, have been genetically altered to survive in the ocean. These products of "The Neptune Project" will be able to build a better future under the sea, safe from the barren country's famine, wars, and harsh laws. But there are some very big problems: no one asked Nere if she wanted to be a science experiment, the other Neptune kids aren't exactly the friendliest bunch, and in order to reach the safe haven of the Neptune colony, Nere and her fellow mutates must swim through hundreds of miles of dangerous waters, relying only on their wits, dolphins, and each other to evade terrifying undersea creatures and a government that will stop at nothing to capture the Neptune kids...dead or alive. Fierce battles and daring escapes abound as Nere and her friends race to safety in this action-packed aquatic adventure. 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.

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
5
Lisa McMann (Thursday, March 5 at 5pm)
Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog through her website at LisaMcMann.com or, better yet, find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan) or follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann). (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
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

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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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)
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)
May
6
Jan-Philipp Sendker (Wednesday, May 6 at 7pm)
Jan-Philipp Sendker, born in Hamburg in 1960, was the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to 1995, and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999. In 2000 he published Cracks in the Wall, a nonfiction book about China. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, his first novel, was an international bestseller. He lives in Berlin with his family. (added from Simon & Schuster)
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)
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)

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
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)
Jun
3
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)
Jun
7
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)
Jun
25
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)
Nov
10
Shannon Messenger (Tuesday, November 10 at 5pm)
Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned—among other things—that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She’s studied art, screenwriting, and television production, but realized her real passion was writing for kids and teens. She is the author of the middle grade series Keeper of the Lost Cities and the Sky Fall series for young adults. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at ShannonMessenger.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Nov
11
Untitled event (Wednesday, November 11 at 7pm)
Jan
14
Sharon M. Draper (Thursday, January 14, 2016 at unknown time)
Sharon M. Draperis a New York Times bestselling author who has received the Coretta Scott King Award for both Copper Sun and Forged by Fire. Her Out of My Mind has won multiple awards and has been a New York Times bestseller for more than a year. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she taught high school English for twenty-five years and was named National Teacher of the Year. Visit her at SharonDraper.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Mar
5
Lisa McMann (Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 5pm)
Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer’s Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. She lives with her family in the Phoenix area. Read more about Lisa and find her blog through her website at LisaMcMann.com or, better yet, find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/McMannFan) or follow her on Twitter (@Lisa_McMann). (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
May
6
Jan-Philipp Sendker (Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7pm)
Jan-Philipp Sendker, born in Hamburg in 1960, was the American correspondent for Stern from 1990 to 1995, and its Asian correspondent from 1995 to 1999. In 2000 he published Cracks in the Wall, a nonfiction book about China. The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, his first novel, was an international bestseller. He lives in Berlin with his family. (added from Simon & Schuster)

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