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Location: Katy, TX 77450, United States

Little Libraries

There are 9 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

20230 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77449
19650 Restaurant Row, Houston, TX 77084
Katy Budget Books (1.6 miles)
2450 N. Fry Road, Houston, TX 77084
1815 Westgreen Boulevard, Katy, TX 77450
2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy, TX 77494-6407
5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy, TX 77494
5414 Franz Road, Katy, TX 77493
16719 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084
2450 State Hwy 6, Houston, TX 77077
BLUE WILLOW (8.0 miles)
14532 Memorial Dr,, Houston, TX 77079
14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
14469 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079
14330 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
15754 FM 529, Houston, TX 77095
Paperback Exchange (8.9 miles)
5213 Bellaire, Houston, TX 77401
9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433
9191 Barker-Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433
11960 Westheimer Rd., Houston, Texas 77077
7026 Hwy 6 North, Houston, TX 77095
Twice Told Tales (10.3 miles)
8648 HWY 6 North, Houston, TX 77095
12850 Memorial Drive Suite 1600, Houston, TX 77024
3223 Wilcrest, Houston, TX 77042
7979 South Kirkwood, Houston, TX 77072
8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear, TX 77441-0907
2436 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77080
Westheimer Crossing, 7626 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77063
550 Eldridge, Sugar Land, TX 77478
7122 North Gessner, Houston, TX 77040
Book Nook, The (13.2 miles)
5022 Highway 90A, Sugar Land, TX 77479
14010 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479
930 Corbindale, Houston, TX 77024
Discount Used Books (13.6 miles)
3301 Fondren Rd. #J, Houston, TX 77063
Bampabooks (13.7 miles)
14703 Bladenboro Dr, Cypress, TX 77429
8835 Long Point, Houston, TX 77055
7660 Clarewood, Houston, TX 77036
Books Abound (14.2 miles)
11600 Jones Rd, #111, Houston, TX 77070
7539 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77074
1959 Lakeside Plaza Dr, Sugarland, TX 77479
Bookworms, Inc. (14.6 miles)
13000 Murphy Road, Ste 124, Stafford, TX 77477
16535 Southwest Frwy Suite 4000, Sugar Land, TX 77479
11355 Regency Green Drive, Cypress, TX 77429
6400 High Star, Houston, TX 77074
3203 Hwy. 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478
1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond, TX 77469
2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Becker's Books (15.6 miles)
7405 Westview, Houston, TX 77055
5830 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77057
12050 Kluge Road, Cypress, TX 77429
6200 Pinemont, Houston, TX 77092
McLaren Books (15.8 miles)
10935 Creektree, Houston, TX 77070

Local events

Apr
23
Anderson Harp
Murder By The Book, Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30pm
Anderson Harp will sign his debut thriller Retribution (Pinnacle; $9.99) PBO.

Anderson Harp served 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, rising through the ranks to become a Colonel. His stations included: the Pentagon, South Korea, Central America, the Persian Gulf, Europe, Camp Pendleton, the Marine Mountain Training Center, Fort Benning, Fort Sill, and Camp LeJeune. He has served as the Officer in Charge of the Crisis Action Team for Marin Forces Central Command. His decorations include the Defence Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal. As an officer in the Marine Corps Reserve, he was mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom and served with MarCent’s Crisis Action Team. Anderson Harp lives with his family in Columbus, Georgia.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
24
Storytime
Blue Willow Bookshop, Thursday, April 24 at 10am
Storytime is every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. We read stories, sing songs, and do an art activity. The themes change weekly. This storytime is great for toddlers and preschoolers.

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
24
John Griswold - PIRATES YOU DON'T KNOW
Brazos Bookstore, Thursday, April 24 at 7pm
Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
26
Len Vlahos
Taylor High School, Saturday, April 26 at 00am
Len Vlahos (The Scar Boys) (added from Random House)
Apr
26
Ann Brashares
Blue Willow Bookshop, Saturday, April 26 at 00am
Ann Brashares (3 Willows, Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood, GIRLS IN PANTS, GIRLS IN PANTS: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants), The Here and Now, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Complete Collection, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants--3-book boxed set)

“I don’t really write with the idea of trying to teach any lessons. I want to tell a story as truthfully and engagingly as I can, and then let the chips fall where they may.”—Ann Brashares Ann Brashares grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with three brothers and attended a Quaker school in the D.C. area called Sidwell Friends. She studied Philosophy at Barnard College, part of Columbia University in New York City. Expecting to continue studying philosophy in graduate school, Ann took a year off after college to work as an editor, hoping to save money for school. Loving her job, she never went to graduate school, and instead, remained in New York City and worked as an editor for many years. Ann made the transition from editor to full-time writer to write her first novel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.ABOUT THE AUTHORAnn Brashares ON The Second Summer of the SisterhoodThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, your debut novel, received much critical praise, awards, and adoration from readers of all ages. What are your thoughts on its success and why do you think it resonated so heavily with readers? Its success has been a wonderful surprise each step of the way. From the outset I tried to keep my expectations very low. I know how hard it is to get a book published let alone have it succeed. I’ve read many excellent books that did not succeed commercially. Here I give credit to the publisher, Random House, and to the booksellers. They supported the book wholeheartedly. To the extent that it has resonated with readers, I am grateful for it. I sense that they have responded, more than anything else, to the unconditional love and loyalty that the Sisterhood represents. Has the success changed your writing process and expectations for the The Second Summer of the Sisterhood? I tried not to let the success change anything, but it kept creeping into my consciousness anyway. I worried that I wouldn’t live up to the hopes of my readers. I worried that I would forget how to write. I worried that I never knew how to write in the first place. I worried a lot and I wrote very little. When I finally forced myself back to my computer, I worried I had fallen out of touch with my characters. They felt to me like friends with whom I'd been intensely close, but hadn't seen in a long time. It's painful, in a way, to have to ask clunky, anonymous questions of people you used to know in an intimate, hour-by-hour way. Luckily, though, when I started to spend real time with Carmen and Bee and Tibby and Lena, I relaxed. I grew close to them again and enjoyed being with them so much, I forgot all the things I was worrying about. As for expectations, I still try to keep them in check. But I do allow myself to hope. I hope that readers who liked the first book will like the second one, too. Did you plan for the girls’ relationships with their mothers to play a stronger role in The Second Summer of the Sisterhood? Does your relationship with your own mother resemble any from the book?It didn’t start out that way exactly. As I was working out stories for each of the girls, I realized that most of them involved their mothers to some degree. So I just went with it. The mother-daughter bond is about as rich a subject as any I know. And I felt those relationships could give a center of gravity to a book that otherwise ran the risk of going in too many directions at once. My relationship with my mother doesn’t resemble any of the ones in the book precisely. There are some thematic similarities to Carmen, though, in that my parents were divorced and I had to come to terms with my mom having a romantic life of her own. As the mother of three young children, do you find that you relate more to the girls or their mothers? Even though I’m closer to the age of the mothers, I related more to the daughters. I think that’s because I wrote the book from the girls’ points of view. Although I tried really hard to imagine how the mothers would feel, I didn’t actually spend my days thinking their thoughts the way I do when I’ m writing in a character’s point of view. Also, my daughter is not a teenager yet. When she gets to be a teenager, then I’ll really understand what those mothers go through. Female friendship remains a central theme in the second book, do you have your own Sisterhood? In your writing, you seem to have a real understanding of the importance of those bonds, how have you come to know that?I have a few very good old friends from childhood and some more recent friends whom I love dearly. But truthfully, I think the Sisterhood is more fantasy than reality for me. I grew up in a house full of boys (wonderful boys, I should mention), and always dreamed about sisters. Do you have a sense of where the girls will be “next summer”? How do you see their growth continuing? Next summer will be the girls’ last before they split up to go to college. That’s going to be a big deal for them. I suspect Tibby is going to fall in love for the first time. I have a feeling Bridget might encounter Eric, the soccer coach, again. I have a few other plans up my sleeve, but I think I better keep them secret. What do you hope readers will take away from this second book? I don’t really write with the idea of trying to teach any lessons. I want to tell a story as truthfully and engagingly as I can, and then let the chips fall where they may. But I realize when I get to the end of the story, I care very much that my characters evolve and grow. In spite of their torments and their selfish impulses, I care that they are guided by a spirit of goodness. I want them to set a high standard for compassion and for friendship. Ann Brashares ON THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS How did you come up with the book’s unique central concept? Why traveling pants? The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was born in an unusual way. I was working as an editor at the time, chatting in the office with a colleague and friend who told me about a summer when she and some girl friends shared a pair of pants. She told me the pants had sadly been lost in Borneo. My mind was immediately filled with all sorts of wonderful possibilities. I think pants have unique qualities, especially in a woman’s life. Whatever bodily insecurities we have, we seem to take out on our pants. In high school, my friends would have their skinny pants and their fat pants. I like pants that allow women not to judge their bodies. The Traveling Pants are the kind of pants that always love you. They fit my characters’ bodies in a non-restrictive way. Describe your favorite pair of pants. What makes them your favorite? At the moment, my favorite pair of pants are bright red. They are cropped, slightly flared summer pants. Like a good friend, they are flexible, forgiving, and boost my confidence even on really off days. They are low maintenance pants–never requiring dry cleaning or even ironing. The waistline is zippered and definite, so it doesn't have that subtly defeated quality of elastic. And these pants manage to make me feel loved even through major body transitions (like having a baby!). This story should resonate with young women because sharing clothes is such an integral part of many female friendships. Did you have a clothes-sharing experience that helped to shape the book? The concept of The Pants is directly related to my experience with my wedding dress. Before I had chosen a wedding dress, I had a picture in my mind of what mine would look like. One day, my mom and I were touring wedding venues in the Washington, DC area where I grew up. Our guide showed us some wedding photographs, and one of them showed a bride wearing a dress just like the one I had imagined. The tour guide invited me to take the picture home, so I did, and I left it in my drawer. A few months later, the sister of a friend, a young woman named Hope, asked if I had picked my wedding dress. I hadn't. Hope’s recent wedding hadn’t worked out. She wasn't broken-hearted about the groom, but she was broken-hearted about her beautiful, amazing dress not being worn. She asked me if I would consider wearing it at my wedding. I didn't know Hope very well, so I politely declined a few times. Yet she was strangely insistent and later arrived at our friend's apartment with a huge box. Through the clear plastic front I could see that the dress inside was remarkably familiar. It was exactly the same as the dress in the photograph I had put in my drawer. I was ecstatic. I tried to give the dress back to Hope, after I had worn it in my wedding, but she didn't want it. So I decided, in the spirit of her generosity, that it was a fortuitous, serendipitous kind of dress, and needed to be shared some more. Since then, it has been worn beautifully by my older brother's wife, my middle brother's wife, and my lifelong best friend. These are probably the three women I am closest to in my life–my own sisterhood. I'm hoping it will be worn again. In fact, I am imagining that instead of the next bride throwing the bouquet at the end of the wedding, she can ball up my wedding dress and throw that. Much of the novel takes place in Baja and Greece. Did travel play an influential role in your childhood or teenage years? I love to travel and have taken a lot of trips, but have never actually been to either Baja or Greece. I did a lot of reading and imagining for those stories. They existed more in my imagination than any place else. I love islands. I loved that Oia, the town where Lena’s grandparents lived, was stuck in time and had this geological drama in the background. I grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, which was very Plain Jane. When I was a kid, I had a scrapbook that I used to write letters in from places I wished I could have gone. I would imagine being in Argentina and then write about all the incredible things I was seeing there. This book is almost like a continuation of those imaginary years. How old were you when you first fell in love? Who was he? Where were you? I first fell in love when I was 14 or 15, but it wasn’t immediate falling in love, it was a slow… slow fall. The person I fell in love with immediately was my husband. He is an artist and we met during my freshman year at Barnard. He sat across from me and drew a picture of me in the Columbia University Philosophy Reading Room. I hadn’t even noticed him, but a friend of mine saw what he was doing and told me. As soon as I went out with him, that was it. It was the first time I felt like I loved someone instantly. We’ve been together ever since. You’ve written about four very different girls. Are the characters in this book based on people you know or wish you had known? Oddly enough, they aren’t. They are composites of different people. I based Lena's story on the Greek myth of Artemis, the proud, boy-hating goddess of the hunt who, when spotted bathing by a suitor, turns the poor guy into a stag. I wanted my Lena to be less pleased with herself, though, and for her suitor to be more formidable. The story of Tibby and Bailey I based on the great, great movie It's a Wonderful Life. Bailey started out more like an angel than a person. I imagined her as an angel who revealed the cynical little prejudices and presumptions that I remember finding so seductive when I was fifteen. Carmen was the girl who said things I could never say and Bridget was the girl who did things I would never do. Who are you most like: Carmen, Tibby, Bridget or Lena? There’s a little bit of me in each of them. I would say I have more in common with Lena and Carmen than the other two. I have some life experience in common with Carmen, but we are considerably different too. I am a little like Carmen in that I sometimes feel as if I lose myself when I'm out of context. Also, I have dealt with issues of divorce and step families. For the protection of the innocent, though, I must say that my own family circumstances were completely different than hers. As for Lena, I guess I know what it is to feel awkward and inward sometimes, and romantically, to feel like a big chicken. Sometimes the girls provided me with an escape or a fantasy. Why did you choose Carmen to set up the story? Carmen struck me as the person who was most conscious–who recognized the importance of the girls’ friendship. She didn’t just live it, she knew it inside and out. I think she’s the most introspective of the four. What do you think are the most important aspects of female relationships? Loyalty and love. And I mean the kind of love that parents have–unconditional. So often, relationships become competitive or marked by pettiness or envy. For relationships to really transcend the negative stuff in life, they need to be without judgement. I wanted to create a story about a rare bunch of girls who didn't succumb to malice or jealousy and, instead, learned to grow alongside each other and in support of each other. I like the idea in this book, particularly for Carmen, that they are just going to love each other whole-heartedly, no matter what. Do you think those things change as people get older? I think that relationships do change over time. And that’s another reason why Carmen has the role she does. She has an awareness that the relationship is fragile and that so many other priorities, like boyfriends or distance, can get in the way. People’s lives inevitably go in different directions as they get older, when they stop having so much in common. They have to work not to let it go. What do you hope teens will take away from reading The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants? Honestly, I mostly hope they'll enjoy it and take pleasure away. I want it to be the kind of book that will stick with them a bit, the way books I liked when I was that age stuck with me. If there's a message, I guess it's just this: love yourself and your friends unconditionally. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
26
Houston Teen Book Con 2014
Blue Willow Bookshop, Saturday, April 26 at 09:30am
Our 5th annual TeenBookCon is going to be the best yet! This nationally recognized event is a great opportunity for teens and other fans of YA literature to interact with a variety of authors and graphic novelists. The fantastic librarians and educators who make up the executive committee are working hard to make this a day you will never forget. Once you see this line-up of rock stars, you will start making your plans to attend. For a schedule of the event, visit teenbookcon.org Where: Alief Taylor High School, 7555 Howell Sugar Land Road, Houston, TX 77083 When: Saturday, April 26, 9:30 – 5:00 We will have 28 authors and graphic novelists attending the festival this year: Keynote Speaker: Lauri Halse Anderson - The Impossible Knife of Memory Closing Speaker: Matt de la Peña - The Living Authors Charles Benoit - Cold Calls Ann Brashares - The Here and Now Cecil Castellucci - Tin Star Svetlana Chmakova - Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 3 Melissa de la Cruz - The Ring and the Crown Bree Despain - Into the Dark Book #1: The Shadow Prince Elizabeth Eulberg - Better Off Friends Shannon Hale - Dangerous Jenny Han - To All The Boys I've Loved Before Rachel Hawkins - Rebel Belle April Henry - The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die Brendan Kiely - The Gospel of Winter Emery Lord - Open Road Summer Sarah Mlynowski - Don't Even Think About It Lauren Myracle - TTYL Trent Reedy - Divided we fall Jason Reynolds - When I was the Greates Eliot Schrefer - Threatened Victoria Schwab - The Unbound (An Archived Novel) Victoria Scott - Fire & Flood Tess Sharpe - Far From You Jillian Tamaki - This One Summer Mariko Tamaki - Skim Laini Taylor - Dreams of Gods & Monsters Len Vlahos - The Scar Boys John Corey Whayley - Noggin Mini Grant Contest The author who sells the most books through Blue Willow Bookshop to people who will NOT be able to attend the festival will have a mini grant named for them that will be awarded to a librarian, selected at random, who attends TeenBookCon. Get a signed copy from one of your favorite authors and help a librarian get a mini grant! 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. In order to ensure fulfillment the deadline for web orders is 5:00 p.m. Thursday April 24.

Location: Street: Alief Taylor High School Additional: 7555 Howell Sugar Land Road City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77083 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
28
Sarah Mlynowski
Blue Willow Bookshop, Monday, April 28 at 5pm
What: Sarah Mlynowski will celebrate the launch of BAD HAIR DAY, the newest book in the WHATEVER AFTER series.

When: Monday, April 28, 5:00 pm

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

Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Sarah Mlynowski for book personalization, please purchase BAD HAIR DAY 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:

Sarah Mlynowski is the author of the enchanting WHATEVER AFTER series, as well as the MAGIC IN MANHATTAN SERIES, GIMME A CALL, and TEN THINGS WE DID (AND PROBABLY SHOULDN’T HAVE). Originally from Montreal, Sarah now lives in the kingdom of Manhattan with her very own prince charming and their fairy-tale loving daughters. Visit her at www.sarahm.com. Book:

Fractured fairy tales are all the rage, and this series has been a huge hit! This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Rapunzel. When the siblings get the famous tale all tangled up, they have to find a way to set things right . . . with hilarious results! With quick thinking and a bit of magic, can Abby and Jonah turn this bad hair day around? Find out in this whimsical adventure! Ordering:

A limited number of autographed copies of Sarah’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 Sarah-Mlynowski-thumb.jpg 12.55 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
28
INPRINT | Anne Carson
Brazos Bookstore, Monday, April 28 at 7:30pm
Location: Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Street: 800 Bagby Street City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77002 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
29
Mary Roach - GULP [ticketed event]
Brazos Bookstore, Tuesday, April 29 at 7pm
Brazos Bookstore is thrilled to host best selling author Mary Roach in Houston on April 29th at 7pm for her paperback tour of Gulp. America’s funniest science writer (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in “Stiff” and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in “Packing for Mars.” Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of or has the courage to ask. Like all of Roach s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

TICKET INFO: In order to manage the crowd for our in-store event, this event will be ticketed. With the purchase of a ticket, customers will receive a FREE paperback edition of Gulp and guaranteed entry/access to seating in the store on the night of the event. Tickets are available for purchase now but books and tickets will not be available for pickup until April 1st. You may also pick up your book on the night of the event. There are only 140 tickets available, so either purchase your ticket here, give us a call or visit us in the store to reserve your spot!

EVENT INFO: Ticketholders must arrive at the store no later than 6:45 on the night of the event. We encourage attendees to arrive early in order to find a good seat. The presentation will consist of a brief talk and Q&A, followed by a book signing.

Rush tickets will be available at the door until the store is filled to capacity. Beginning at 8:15, customers who did not purchase tickets may go through the line to meet Mary Roach and have books signed. The secondary line will queue outside of the store. You must purchase a book from Brazos Bookstore in order to go through the signing line.

Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet Street City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
30
Untitled event
À Bientôt, Wednesday, April 30 at 12pm
Apr
30
Austin Kleon - SHOW YOUR WORK
Brazos Bookstore, Wednesday, April 30 at 7pm
Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
1
Untitled event
Decorative Center of Houston, Thursday, May 1 at 12:30pm
May
1
Laurie Lowenstein - UNMENTIONABLES
Brazos Bookstore, Thursday, May 1 at 7pm
Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
2
St. Theresa Catholic School
Bookfair Welcome, St. Theresa Catholic School students, faculty, parents and friends! We are celebrating St. Theresa Catholic School on May 2. Go, Vikings! (added from Barnes & Noble)
May
3
Story time
Brazos Bookstore, Saturday, May 3 at 10:30am
Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
3
Sandra J. Howatt
Blue Willow Bookshop, Saturday, May 3 at 2pm
What: Sandra J. Howatt will sign her debut picture book, SLEEPYHEADS.

When: Saturday, May 3, 2:00 pm

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

Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Sandra J. Howatt for book personalization, please purchase SLEEPYHEADS 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:

Sandra J. Howatt is a former dance instructor who now writes children’s books. Sleepyheads marks her picture book debut. Sandra lives with her family in The Woodlands, Texas. Please visit her at sandrajhowatt.com. Book:

Both spirited and soothing, this bedtime read-aloud story is the perfect preface for a trip to dreamland. The sun has set, and sleepyheads all across the land are tucked into their cozy beds. Rabbit is snoozing in the weeds, and Duck is snuggled in the reeds. Bear is nestled in his cave, and Otter is rocking on a wave. But there’s one little sleepyhead who’s not in his bed. Where, oh where, could he be? This sweet, snuggly, and silly bedtime book with irresistible illustrations is sure to prepare little ones for a cozy night’s sleep.

Ordering:

A limited number of autographed copies of Sandra’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 SarahHowattThumb.jpg 12.02 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
5
Anthony Pinn - WRITING GOD'S OBITUARY
Brazos Bookstore, Monday, May 5 at 7pm
Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
6
Mark Leibovich
Brazos Bookstore, Tuesday, May 6 at 07am
Mark Leibovich, This Town

bookstore. author event.

www.brazosbookstore.com (added from Penguin)
May
6
Mary Robinette Kowal & Marie Brennan
Murder By The Book, Tuesday, May 6 at 6:30pm
Mary Robinette Kowal will sign and discuss her newest book, Valour and Vanity (Tor; $25.99).

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey (Tor 2010). In 2008 she won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2011, her short story “For Want of a Nail” won the Hugo Award for Short Story. Her work has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. Stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov’s, and several Year’s Best anthologies as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories from Subterranean.

Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve. She also records fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi.

She is the Vice President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Mary lives in Portland, OR with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters. Visit
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Marie Brennan will sign and discuss The Tropic of Serpents (Tor; $25.99).

Marie Brennan is a former academic with a background in archaeology, anthropology, and folklore, which she now puts to rather cockeyed use in writing fantasy. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she spends her time practicing piano, studying karate, and playing a variety of role-playing games.

All HIGHLY recommended by John!

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
6
Mark Leibovich - THIS TOWN
Brazos Bookstore, Tuesday, May 6 at 7pm
Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
7
Mac Barnett
Blue Willow Bookshop, Wednesday, May 7 at 5pm
What: Mac Barnett will discuss and sign his books for kids.

When: Wednesday, May 7, 5:00 pm

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

Admission: In order to go through the signing line and meet Mac Barnett for book personalization, please purchase one of his 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 Author:

Mac Barnett is a New York Times-bestselling author of fifteen books for children, including EXTRA YARN, illustrated by Jon Klassen and winner of a Caldecott Honor, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and the E.B. White Read Aloud Award. He also writes the Edgar-nominated Brixton Brothers series of mysteries. He lives in Berkeley, California. Book:

Mac Barnett’s latest picture book is PRESIDENT TAFT GOT STUCK IN THE BATH. George Washington crossed the Delaware in the dead of night. Abraham Lincoln saved the Union. And President William Howard Taft, a man of great stature -- well, he got stuck in a bathtub. Now "how "did he get unstuck? Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Chris Van Dusen bring their full comedic weight to this legendary story, imagining a parade of clueless cabinet members advising the exasperated president, leading up to a hugely satisfying, hilarious finale. Ordering:

A limited number of autographed copies of Mac’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 Mac-Barnett-Thumb.png 105.2 KB

Location: Street: 14532 Memorial Dr City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77079 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Philip Kerr
Murder By The Book, Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30pm
Philip Kerr will sign and discuss his new stand-alone novel set here in Houston, Prayer (Putnam; $26.95).

Philip Kerr is the author of many novels, but perhaps most important are the five featuring Bernie Gunther—A Quiet Flame, The One from the Other, and the Berlin Noir trilogy (March Violets, The Pale Criminal, and A German Requiem). He lives in London and Cornwall, England, with his family.

Location: Street: 2342 Bissonnet St Additional: City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Philip Kerr
Murder By The Book, Wednesday, May 7 at unknown time
Philip Kerr, A Man Without Breath

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http://www.murderbooks.com/ (added from Penguin)
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Cynthia Bond
Blue Willow Bookshop, Wednesday, May 7 at 7pm
Cynthia Bond (Ruby)

Cynthia Bond has taught writing to homeless and at-risk youth throughout Los Angeles for more than fifteen years. She attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, then moved to New York and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. A PEN/Rosenthal Fellow, Bond founded the Blackbird Writing Collective in 2011. At present, Bond works as a writing consultant, and teaches therapeutic writing at Paradigm Malibu Adolescent Treatment Center. A native of East Texas, she lives in Los Angeles with her daughter.From the Hardcover edition. (added from Random House)… (more)
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Dean Fearing - THE TEXAS FOOD BIBLE
Brazos Bookstore, Wednesday, May 7 at 7pm
Location: Street: 2421 Bissonnet St City: Houston, Province: Texas Postal Code: 77005-1451 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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