Red Balloon Bookshop events are a fun way to enjoy this cozy bookshop with your kids anytime of the year.
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04/20/19: Jane Yolen & Heidi E.Y. Stemple, A KITE FOR MOON | Red Balloon Bookshop | 10:30AM
Head to Red Balloon Bookshop for a very special Saturday storytime with best-selling, award-winning author Jane Yolen and her co-author and daughter, Heidi E.Y. Stemple! Jane and Heidi will share their new picture book, A Kite for Moon, a heartfelt story about a young boy’s fascination and unlikely friendship with the moon. Join the authors for a storytime, Q&A, and book signing. All are welcome at this storytime author event, which will be best appreciated by kids 3 and up.
04/20/19: Lindsey McDivitt, NATURE’S FRIEND | Red Balloon Bookshop | 3:00PM
Come celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature with a storytime celebrating the art of Gwen Frostic! Nature’s Friend is a picture book biography that tells the story of the debilitating illness Gwen suffered as a child and of the incredible career she built anyway. Join us at Red Balloon Bookshop for a storytime, Q&A, and book signing. All are welcome at this storytime author event, which will be best appreciated by kids 3 and up.
04/27/19: INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY! | Red Balloon Bookshop | 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Everyone’s favorite all-day, all-indie bookstore party returns on April 27, 2019! Exclusive merchandise, special offers, surprise snacks…and more! Clear your schedules (and your bookshelves) now; more details are coming soon! Sign-up now with Libro.fm to get free digital audiobooks on Independent Bookstore Day!
Friday, 4 May | 10:30am | Star Wars Storytime
Join us for our annual party celebrating the punniest day of the year: May the Fourth Be with You! Come celebrate all things Star Wars at a morning storytime, best appreciated by kids 3 and up.
5/4/19 3:00 PM Kate Allen, THE LINE TENDER – Launch Party!
Come celebrate the launch of local author Kate Allen’s debut novel, The Line Tender! Heartbreaking but also filled with wit and hope, The Line Tender is the story of Lucy, the daughter of a marine biologist and a rescue diver, and the summer that changes her life. Join us to applaud this amazing new book, listen to an author presentation, and get your book signed.
Friday, 7 May | 6:30PM | Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME – Launch Party!
Celebrate the launch of a brand new graphic novel with its illustrator, Minneapolis local Rosemary Valero-O’Connell! Join us to hear about her process illustrating Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, enjoy some treats, and get your book signed!
Thursday, 9 May | 10:30AM | Llama Destroys…Storytime!
Join us at an extra-special weekly storytime to celebrate a hilarious brand new picture book: Llama Destroys the World! We’ll read llama-themed stories and have special party favors for you to take home!
Thursday, 9 May | 6:30PM | Christine Riccio, AGAIN, BUT BETTER
BookTuber Christine Riccio is bringing her debut novel, Again, But Better to Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul! You won’t want to miss this chance to learn a bit about the story, meet Christine, and get your book signed. Space is limited at this event, and a purchase is required to enter the signing line.
Tuesday, 14 May | 6:30PM | MN YA Spectacular!
Get ready for the great MN YA Spectacular at Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul! Four fantastic Minnesota authors will converge at Red Balloon for a panel discussion of brand new books that cover everything from deals with the devil to dealing with real life. Join award winners Jacqueline West (Last Things), Pete Hautman (Road Tripped), Kirstin Cronn-Mills (Wrecked) & Bryan Bliss (We’ll Fly Away) for an evening of authors, books, treats, and more!
Sunday, 2 June | Grand Old Day
Save the date for the largest one-day festival in the Midwest! Grand Old Day is St. Paul’s festival on Grand Avenue dedicated to family fun, great music, fair food, and local businesses.