Join NYT bestselling author Laini Taylor as she chats with Book Riot blogger Kate Krug about her new book  Muse of Nightmares , stories, gods, monsters, and more!

  • Note: This event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required to enter the signing line.
How can you make a book more special? Come meet the author and have your book signed!
Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30 pm
Kwame Alexander, SWING author signing event & book talk.  
Saturday, Oct. 6, 10:30 am
Alexs Pate, BEING YOU launch party & storytime .
Saturday, Oct. 6, 6:30 pm
Kate DiCamillo, LOUISIANA'S WAY HOME book talk & signing at SteppingStone Theatre.  
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6:30 pm
Megan McDonald, JUDY MOODY AND THE RIGHT ROYAL TEA PARTY book talk & signing .
Twin Cities Book Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2018 | Minnesota State Fairgrounds |
Progress Center & Fine Arts Building

Rain Taxi’s Twin Cities Book Festival is the largest, most adventurous literary event in the Upper Midwest & THE annual get together for devoted book lovers from the Twin Cities and beyond! And it's free! We'll be selling books--come find us!

Opus & Olives
Sunday, October 14, 2018 | Saint Paul RiverCentre
Opus & Olives is a fundraiser that supports the Saint Paul Public Library and local literacy programs of the Pioneer Press. We'll be selling books at this exciting event--see the lineup here.

Book Week
Thursday, October 25, 2018 | McNamara Alumni Center

We'll be selling books at Book Week--the annual celebration of children’s books and authors organized at the University of Minnesota since 1941. Book Week features author Nnedi Okorafor--come listen to her talk & get your copies signed!

Storyland Gala
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | Saint Paul RiverCentre
Join us for a night of book magic at the Storyland Gala! We'll be selling books--but you can come and enjoy dinner, drinks, dessert, and excellent book conversations and presentations.

Archie and the Bear
By Zanni Louise, David Mackintosh (Illustrator)

As a mom of someone who spent age three as a racoon and age four as a dog, I immediately connected with and loved this book. Archie knows he is a bear, although most people think he is a boy in a bear suit. And then he meets a bear who knows he is a boy, although Archie can see he is really a bear in a boy suit. Together they do all sorts of bear and boy things, like eating honey sandwiches, fishing, and reading stories. A truly delightful and and imaginative tale about friendship and being true to yourself.  — Holly (RBB Staff)
T he Collectors
By Jacqueline West

People don't always see Van, but he sees everything, including the tiny things everyone misses: a dropped penny, a lost marble....a girl stealing coins out of a fountain. She's part of a secret society that collects wishes as soon as they're made and hides them away in a vault to keep them from coming true. Wishes are unpredictable--the Collectors just want to keep the world safe from their unintended consequences. But there's someone else who thinks wishes are meant to work--and it's not clear whose side Van should be on. Full of adventure, wonderful magic, and complex and rounded characters, this book will leave you eager for the sequel.  — Lily (RBB Staff)
What If It's Us
By Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera

When Ben and Arthur meet at a NYC post office one day in July, it feels like fate. So, when a literal flash mob tears them apart before they are able to exchange names or phone numbers, Arthur sets out to find the cute boy in the coffee shop t-shirt. But Arthur is going back home to Georgia in a few weeks, so it might not even be worth it. But what if it is? Told in alternating chapters, dream team Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera tell the story of two boys, fighting against all odds to find each other again. Full of nerdy musical references and charming (and awkward) firsts, this lived up to all of my expectations! A must read for YA fans.  — Kelsie (RBB Staff)
By Barbara Kingsolver
Pre-order the new Barbara Kingsolver novel and your copy will include a bound-in letter from the author. (While supplies last)

I have been a fan of Barbara Kingsolver’s books ever since reading The Bean Trees decades ago. So of course I was excited to pick up her newest book. In Unsheltered , we follow the stories of two families living in the same poorly-constructed house but a century apart. Both families have made all the “right” decisions to create a life a security, but find themselves at a time and place where that security is falling apart. Through their stories, Kingsolver weaves together family, history, science, and social commentary. As with her other books, Kingsolver gives us great characters, rich storytelling, and plenty to think about.  — Holly (RBB Staff)
Find more great books!
Pre-order the newest installment in the beloved Wimpy Kid series and receive an exclusive keychain!
Pre-order the next book—after twelve years!—from the acclaimed author of  The Book Thief  to receive a signed copy and an exclusive bookmark!
- Bookshop in a Box -
The gift that keeps on giving!

Every month we hand-select and send books (sometimes signed ones!) to the lucky readers on your list. We tailor book selection based on child’s age, reading level, and interests . We’ll send emails to the giver each month to let them know which books were sent, and we keep a record of all books sent to the child to avoid duplications. Learn more here!
Get to Know a Bookseller in 3 Questions!
- Angela -
Events & Marketing Manager | at RBB since 2014

1.) Describe your favorite sub-genre(s) of books in just a few words.
Rollicking adventures (preferably with some kissing), blood magic witches (YA or Adult), space opera, middle grade horror, brightly colored picture books with opportunities for sound effects and/or funny voices.  

2.) What did you want to be when you were growing up?
  A doctor on a starship (like Beverly Crusher), an archaeologist (like Amelia Peabody), a novelist.

3.) If you could be an animal, what animal would you like to be?
Battle Unicorn. (I would have awesome armor and special horn-focused attacks AND magical unicorn healing powers. It would be sweet. [And deadly.])  
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