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Little Shop of Stories

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Call: (404) 373-6300 or visit www.littleshopofstories.com
An independent bookstore with items for both children and adults and lots of events, including storytimes, readings, and author signings.

Ryan T. Higgins Virtual Story Time

Monday September 14, 2020 05:00 PM EDT
School is back...and so is PENELOPE! Little Shop of Stories fell head over heels for WE DON'T EAT OUR CLASSMATES, and we're so thrilled that author/illustrator Ryan T. Higgins is back with a sequel, WE WILL ROCK OUR CLASSMATES! Join us for a virtual story time featuring reading and drawing and SO MU...
Cost: Free

Simran Jeet Singh & Baljinder Kaur Virtual Event

Tuesday August 25, 2020 05:00 PM EDT
Just announced!! Little Shop of Stories is thrilled to host Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, activist and author, and illustrator Baljinder Kaur for a virtual event to celebrate the release of FAUJA SINGH KEEPS GOING: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon. This event will be hosted over Z...
Cost: Free-$25

Local Author Sonya Thompson

Friday May 31, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Little Shop loves supporting local authors! Please join us for an event with local author and educator Sonya Thompson to celebrate her picture book, Rubi’s Best Friend! Learn more about the book and about Sonya Thompson below. This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to purchase a copy o...
Cost: Free

Claire LeGrand Author Event

Thursday May 23, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
PREORDER DETAILS BELOW! It’s no secret that Little Shop of Stories is the bookstore home of many a fantasy lover, so we could not be more excited to announce that Claire Legrand, author of the incredible YA novel Furyborn, is coming to Decatur as part of her tour for the trilogy’s second installme...
Cost: Free

Ramadan Storytime

Sunday May 19, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
Ramadan Mubarak! To celebrate the month-long holiday, Little Shop is honored to host a story time designed for everyone. Whether you are observing the holiday or are someone who wants to learn more about it, we invite you for an afternoon of learning and honoring this pillar of Islam. We are also pl...
Cost: Free

Stephanie Garber in conversation with Nic Stone at Decatur Library

Wednesday May 15, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Stephanie Garber will be joined in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone (Dear Martin, Odd One Out)!

This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to purchase a copy of Finalefrom us to earn a place in the signing line!

More about Finale:

Cost: Free

Laurel Snyder at the Mother’s Day Pop Up

Saturday May 11, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
Atlanta author and Little Shop favorite Laurel Snyder has written the third volume in her Charlie & Mouse series, and it’s the PERFECT Mother’s Day book! We are thrilled to bring her to Decatur Square as part of the Mother’s Day Pop Up on Saturday, May 11. Laurel will be reading, crafting, and signi...
Cost: Free

Robin Preiss Glasser Illustrator Event

Wednesday May 8, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
STOP THE PRESSES! SOUND THE ALARM! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Robin Preiss Glasser, the celebrated illustrator of the Fancy Nancy series, is coming back to Little Shop of Stories! Robin has illustrated Lambslide, the first picture book from author and bookstore owner Ann Patchett (yes, THAT Ann Patchett!)...
Cost: Free

Loren Long Illustrator Event

Tuesday May 7, 2019 06:00 PM EDT
Loren Long is one of the great illustrators of our time, and we are always honored when he makes a visit to Little Shop! His newest book with Julie Folgiano, If I Was the Sunshine, is an absolutely gorgeous picture book that belongs in every home library. Please join us for an incredible evening wit...
Cost: Free

Rachel Hawkins in conversation with Ashley Poston

Monday May 6, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
We’re also thrilled to announce that Rachel will be joined in conversation by Ashley Poston, author of Geekerella and The Princess and the Fan Girl. What a pairing! We cannot wait. This event is free and open to the public. Be sure to purchase a copy of Her Royal Highness from us to earn a place i...
Cost: Free

Sherri Dillard Book Launch

Sunday May 5, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
Hooray, local authors! We love showcasing all the amazing kid’s lit talent RIGHT HERE in Atlanta, and we couldn’t be more excited to host the launch of Sherri Dillard’s picture book Cowhide-and-Seek! Learn more about this precious book below. This event is going to be a real party, so please join us...
Cost: Free

Roshani Chokshi Author Event!

Saturday May 4, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
Roshani Chokshi: Making Atlanta Proud Since Forever. We love Roshani so much, and we know that YOU love Aru Shah and the End of Time. Well, Aru is BACK, and so is Roshani! We are thrilled to host her on her tour for Aru Shah and the Song of Death, the second book in her fabulous series! Learn more a...
Cost: Free

S.K. Ali Author Event

Monday April 29, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
Little Shop of Stories welcomes S.K. Ali, author of Saints & Misfits, and her new YA romance Love from A to Z. 
Cost: Free

Jaye Robin Brown and Brenda Rufener Author Event

Wednesday April 24, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
YA authors Jaye Robin Brown and Brenda Rufener join forces to present their new books The Meaning of Birds and Since We last Spoke respectively to the welcoming patrons of Little Shop.
Cost: Free

Ashley Poston Author Event

Monday April 15, 2019 07:00 PM EDT
One of Little Shop of Stories favorites, Ashley Poston, returns with another entry into the universe her first book Geekerella established. The new book The Princess and the Fangirl, is a modern interpretation of the classic Prince and the Pauper tale following a young fan and her quest to save her ...
Cost: Free

Tanya Valentine Book Launch Storytime

Sunday April 7, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
Local author Tanya Valentine is launching her new book "Little Taco Truck". There will be a book signing, story time, and treats. 
Cost: Free

Mike Lowery-Little Shop of Stories

Saturday March 16, 2019 05:00 PM EDT
Lonely Planet Kids invites you to join illustrator Mike Lowery for a fun, interactive event at Little Shop of Stories in honor of their newest book, America's National Parks. Lowery will be passing out activity sheets and doing a live drawing. America's National Parks is sure to get readers of all...
Cost: Free

Darria Long Gillespie, M.D. Author Event

Thursday February 21, 2019 07:15 PM EST
Our friends at Georgia Center for the Book are pleased to present Darria Long Gillespie discussing her new book Mom Hacks at the Decatur Library. Doctor Gillespie is a mother of two, and brings her experience and medical knowledge to bear on presenting you with a grab bag of ways to hack your parent...
Cost: Free

Jo Watson Hackl Author Event

Tuesday February 12, 2019 06:30 PM EST
Hooray! Debut author Jo Watson Hackl is coming to Little Shop of Stories to discuss her new book, Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe. A book of mystery, adventure, and self discovery, it has all the charm and humor you would expect from one of the south’s great new writers. You can learn more about Sm...
Cost: Free

Fancy French Storytime

Tuesday February 12, 2019 11:00 AM EST
Bonjour! Little Shop of Stories is tres excited to partner with Alliance Francaise Atlanta to bring Fancy French storytime pour vous, as our weekly Tuesday story time becomes tres magnifique! Alliance Francaise brings fun and fancy elements of French to say and do — expect to learn and laugh at one ...
Cost: Free

Alexandra Bracken Author Event

Monday February 4, 2019 05:00 PM EST
We are thrilled to welcome back author Alexandra Bracken for The Last Life of Prince Alastor, the second book in her Prosper Redding series! We always love having her visit, as she is such a fun speaker and the Prosper Redding series is so great. Learn more about The Last Life of Prince Alastor belo...
Cost: Free

Leigh Bardugo Author Event

Saturday February 2, 2019 04:00 PM EST
Leigh Bardugo is hitting the road in support of her next adventure in the Grishaverse, King of Scars, and Little Shop of Stories is lucky enough to be one of the hosts! We are teaming up with our friends at the Georgia Center for the Book to host the event at the Decatur Library. Exciting news: we...
Cost: $21.59

Holly Terei Author Event

Friday July 6, 2018 07:00 PM EDT
Please join us as we host Holly Terei, author and co- illustrator of Jacob the Flapping Dinosaur Goes to School. Meet Jacob. He jumps, he flaps, he spins! Jacob has autism, and that’s ok! This multi-sensory event will introduce you to the book as we learn about autism acceptance, intentional frien...
Cost: FREE

SAVE THE DATE: Sabaa Tahir at the Decatur Library!

Friday June 29, 2018 07:00 PM EDT
Please note: This event will be held at the Decatur Library, which can be found at 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030. We are thrilled to partner with the Georgia Center for the Book to present the highly anticipated third book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir’s Ember Quartet: ...
Cost: $0

Morgan Matson at Decatur Library!

Wednesday June 13, 2018 07:00 PM EDT
Please note: This event will be at Decatur Library, which can be found at 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030 We are thrilled to partner with the Georgia Center for the Book at the Decatur Library to host bestselling YA author Morgan Matson as she promotes her newest novel, Save the Date. Learn mo...
Cost: $0

Soma Sengupta Author Event!

Sunday June 10, 2018 03:30 PM EDT
We are honored to host Soma Sengupta, MD, PhD as she shares her book, Boo-Boos and Butterflies, a book to help children whose families are impacted by cancer. Learn more about Dr. Sengupta below! The author’s proceeds from this book will be donated to the Winship Cancer Institute. This event is free...
Cost: $0

Julian Winters in conversation with Nic Stone!

Friday June 8, 2018 07:00 PM EDT
We are OVER THE MOON about the buzz Julian Winters is getting for Running With Lions! If you were at our event with Becky Goldstein Albertalli, you might have heard her gushing over this incredible YA sports romance. Learn more about the book below! Julian is a local author, and he’ll be joined in c...
Cost: $0

Malcolm Mitchell "The Magician's Hat" signing

Thursday March 1, 2018 05:00 PM EST
Malcolm Mitchell, wide receiver for the New England Patriots and star player for the Georgia Bulldogs, will be at Little Shop of Stories signing copies of his brand new children's book, "The Magician's Hat."

Attendees will need to purchase a copy of "The Magician's Hat" to meet Malcolm Mitchell.

Cost: Free

Book Launch Event — Busted by Gina Ciocca & The Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen

Saturday January 13, 2018 06:00 PM EST
Categories: Books<br><br>Join Gina Ciocca, author of Busted, and Rachael Allen, author of A Taxonomy of Love, for a joint event at Little Shop of Stories on January 13! Little Shop's Not So YA Book Club to follow at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Harry Potter Yule Ball for Grown Ups

Friday December 8, 2017 09:00 PM EST
Little Shop is hosting a 21 and up YULE BALL for all the grown up witches and wizards who are too old for Camp Hogwarts but still full of magic! $35 will earn each guest three complimentary drinks, snacks, crafts (including a pre-made, self-selected wand), trivia, dancing, and general magical fun. W...
Cost: $35

John Driskell Hopkins to Appear at Little Shop of Books for Special Song & Story Hour

Saturday November 18, 2017 11:00 AM EST
Categories: Books & Music On Saturday, November 18th  11 a.m.  at the Little Shop of Stories at 133A East Court Square in Decatur (30030) there will be a special event featuring a performance involving a children's songbook benefiting the nonprofit Enduring Hearts (www.enduringhearts.org).  Singer...
Cost: Free

ASL Halloween Storytime

Sunday October 29, 2017 05:00 PM EDT
This inclusive Halloween storytime will feature ASL translators from Georgia State University and Georgia Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Costumes are encouraged!
Cost: Free

'Dear Martin' Signing and Discussion at Little Shop of Stories

Tuesday October 24, 2017 07:00 PM EDT
Debut author and Georgia native Nic Stone is sharing her new novel about modern African American struggle and triumph. Dear Martin follows  accomplished high schooler Justyce McAllister, who finds himself unjustly entangled in a case involving a white police officer. Seeking answers, McAllister writ...
Cost: Free

YA book swap

Friday September 29, 2017 04:30 PM EDT
Gather and trade lit with other young adult fiction readers. Little Shop will provide snacks and galleys. Pick up a book you've been meaning to read, or bring along a favorite to pass onto someone else. After the swap, hang out with YA authors Kerri Maniscalco (Hunting Prince Dracula) and Nicole Cas...
Cost: Free

Deaf/Hard of Hearing story time

Sunday September 24, 2017 03:00 PM EDT
Little Shop of Stories is teaming up with the Georgia Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Georgia State University for storytime. All children are welcome, and a sign language expert will be there so that more people can enjoy the story.


Cost: Free

Scholastic Summer Reading Celebration

Friday July 21, 2017 04:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free

Scholastic Summer Reading Celebration

Friday July 21, 2017 04:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free

Andrea D. Lewis: Valerie's New Friends

Friday June 2, 2017 07:00 PM EDT
Support local author, Andrea D. Lewis, in the reading and signing of her new book, Valerie's New Friends. Based on her experiences in Southern New Jersey, the book celebrates diversity and differences among friends of all backgrounds. Cost: Free

Launch Party for The Trouble with Destiny

Friday December 11, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Cost: Free

Launch Party for The Trouble with Destiny

Friday December 11, 2015 07:00 PM EST
Come celebrate the launch of Lauren Morrill's third YA novel, The Trouble with Destiny, with food, prizes, and some fun surprises! Books available for purchase at Little Shop of Stories.
Cost: Free

Hanukkah Storytime in Decatur

Saturday December 5, 2015 07:00 PM EST
This year, InterfaithFamily/Atlanta joins Little Shop of Stories for their yearly Hanukkah celebration. Local author Laurel Snyder will be sharing books with the kids. There will also be donuts and dreidels for everyone!
Cost: Free

Joelle Charbonneau: Need

Sunday November 8, 2015 07:00 PM EST
The YA author of the trilogy The Testing talks social networks and teens.

T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper

Tuesday April 21, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Cooper and Glock-Cooper will launch the latest addition to the Changers series: Changers Book Two: Oryon.
Cost: Free

Fairest: Levana's Story

Friday January 30, 2015 07:00 PM EST
New York Times bestselling author of CINDER and SCARLET is back with a book signing and talk on her fifth novel in the Lunar Chronicles. Queen Levana uses her “glamour” to increase her power, but it has not always been that way. Based on the tale of the Evil Queen from Snow White, this is a stor...

Jennifer Holland

Tuesday November 4, 2014 07:00 PM EST
Former National Geographic writer and New York Times best selling author Jennifer Holland will speak and sign her book at this event. Her book tells the inspiring stories of 37 animals who have had to survive hardships.

Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Monday October 27, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Talk and signing.

Judy Schachner

Wednesday October 17, 2012 08:00 PM EDT
Children's author Judy Schacher visits to read and sign her new book Cirque de Ole!.
Cost: Free

Marjorie Galen

Thursday October 11, 2012 08:00 PM EDT
Galen will talk about and sign copies of The Fashion Designer's Handbook & Fashion Kit: Learn to Sew and Become a Designer in 33 Fabulous Projects.

Gift Store, Marketplace, Decatur Neighborhood Store

Do you know a budding veterinarian? A kid who is crazy about mythology? A Star Wars fanatic? Let us put together a box filled with books, games, toys, and activities around the theme of your choice. All you have to do is tell us a theme and the age of your reader, and we will take care of the rest! ... | more...

Gift Store, Marketplace, Decatur Neighborhood Store

Fun for the whole family! 2020 has certainly been challenging, but on the bright side, families are spending LOTS of time together. Let's face it, you could use some new exciting games, puzzles, and challenges. Let Little Shop put together the perfect box of fun for your family. (Contents to vary.) | more...

Gift Store, Marketplace, Decatur Neighborhood Store

Have books, will travel! Choose a tote, and we will add the books! Tell us about the reader, and we will add new books that they will love. | more...
133 East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-6300
Book Store

Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM