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Party With Us on Small Business Saturday!

For a fun family activity on Thanksgiving weekend, drop into the store for our Small Business Saturday/Indies First party.

We've invited lots of authors to the party--and this year we're making 'em work! They won't just be sitting at a table signing books, they'll be roaming the store, talking to you and your kids, and giving you book suggestions and recommendations. (Of course we'll let them sign books too!)

We'll also have activities, including live music, kids' coloring, storytelling and even a kid yoga/stretching session in the morning. Join us for the fun on Saturday, November 25th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Meet Our Authors!

Click on the author image or name to go to their website or Facebook page; and click on the book image or title for more information on the book.
From 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Does a Giraffe Ever Feel Small_ 
Maddie Dodge _ Olivia Wischmeyer 
Maddie Dodge and Olivia Wischmeyer
Does a Giraffe Ever Feel Small?
Enterprising Maddie and Olivia created this wonderful picture book about what makes you special while they were in their senior year at local high schools. You'll find Maddie and Olivia in our children's section and be sure to ask them about the organizations they support.   

Lydia Reeder 
Dust Bowl Girls 
Lydia Reeder 
Dust Bowl Girls
Lydia Reeder's debut book is the riveting, true account of how a small team of Oklahoma farm girls rose from nowhere to reach the national college basketball championships. Lydia is the grandniece of Sam Babb, the team's coach. You'll find Lydia making suggestions in our adult non-fiction section.
Stephanie's debut book is a quirky ABC all about cheese--fun and fascinating for toddler and adult reader alike! You'll find Stephanie recommending books in our toddler section.

Todd writes for young adults and middle grades. His new book, Loremaster, the sequel to The Wishing World, has just hit our shelves. And The Wishing World, which was a local bestseller in hardcover has just come out in paperback. You'll find Todd hanging out in our middle grade and young adult fantasy sections.


From 12:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Peter Trimarco and Brenda Faatz 
It_s Just So... 
Brenda Faatz and Peter Trimarco 
Peter and Brenda's picture books about the irrepressible Lizzy go beyond the book thanks to the 'augmented reality' features--be sure to ask them about it when you find them in the picture book section of the store.

We're thrilled to be introducing Jeannie's brand new book! Jeannie writes historical novels for middle grades and her two earlier books. Katerina's Wish and Searching for Silverheels are already Bookies favorites.  
Talk books and history with Jeannie in our middle grade and young adult section.  
Julie Danneberg 
Julie Danneberg 
Julie is a former local teacher and author of one of our favorite books about starting school. First Day Jitters flies out of the store every August! Julie has  
written many other titles, most recently 
Field Trip Fiasco and John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall. You'll find Julie making recommendations in our picture book section.   

All day!

Paul Aertker 
Crime Travelers 
Paul Aertker loves Small Business Saturday and, if you've ever run into him in the store or a local school, you'll know that his enthusiasm is unstoppable! So he'll be in the back of the store in our middle grade and YA section, talking books and making friends all day. He may also mention a little series called Time Travelers...

For more information on any of our events, visit the Events Page on our website.  
Are You Ready for the Holidays?

We don't want to panic you, but there are fewer than 50 shopping days left before Christmas and fewer than 40 before Chanukah! Almost all our holiday stock is already on the shelves. Don't miss out on the best gifts, but do miss out on the crowds, by shopping now for the holidays!

These will be some of this year's hottest gifts--get them now before they're gone!

The British Library, illus. by Jim Kay
Expand your knowledge of the Potterverse and more with this fascinating zip through the history of magic and the Hogwarts curriculum, including the Care of Magical Creatures and Defense Against the Dark Arts. Includes unseen sketches and manuscript pages by J. K. Rowling.

More amazing colors and wacky effects in both regular and mini size from Crazy Aaron's! Or create your own with the 'Mixed by Me' set. Don't miss out on this year's most-wanted putties!

Sharon Thayer
This is the cutest Christmas story for younger kids that we've seen in a long time! Santa's beard grows longer every time a child does something good--and the children are being so good that Santa's beard is so long he can't make the toys! So the elves trim it while he's sleeping and send a snippet to every good boy and girl--including the one reading this book. Told in charming rhyme and includes a curl from Santa's beard for your own good child!

Quirky and fun, this family game will keep you laughing throughout the holidays. Set your shaggy dog up in his bath, then race around the board, turning the little taps when you are told to. If the doggy shakes, he'll splash you with water and it's back to the start for you! Ages four and up.

Jeffrey Burton and Chani Tornow
A sweet little board book in which the Itsy Bitsy Dreidel learns about Chanukah. Playful, but full of warmth for the youngest readers.

The perfect gifts for tweens, who can make their own stunning star-shaped lantern with string and lights with this fantastic kit from Creativity for Kids.

Build up a literary collection that will last a lifetime with these beautiful little hardbacks. Truly pocket-sized, with stunning covers, real cloth hardcover binding, a ribbon marker and gilt edges on the pages, these little books start at only $9.99. All the classics of world literature are included, many of them featuring their original illustrations. A wonderful gift for a young reader just falling in love with the classics, or for an older reader who has loved them forever.

J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay
The most stunning illustrated version so far! This is the third in the collectible series of illustrated Harry Potters, including the full text of the book with amazing illustrations by Jim Kay. Continue your collection, or start it this year!

Don't forget that we offer free gift wrapping on all purchases--and that we're happy to leave off our label if the gift is from Santa!
We can also wrap and ship gifts to your friends and family--ask at the front counter when you are purchasing, or choose the shipping option on the website.

Santa with list
Are You Making a List?
We can help! Why not make a wish list for your holiday books on our website? Then your friends and family can shop for your gifts from us without even leaving their home!

If you email us before you select your wish list, we will set up a special link for you that means we can track which gifts have been bought, and delete them from your list so that new purchasers only see what is left!

Email us on info@thebookies.com to find out more about this wish list tracking service!

Something different...
The Snowy Day storytime 
We had to put out extra chairs for our special Ezra Jack Keats storytime on Saturday, October 28th! Actor Zak Reynolds read several Keats books with great energy. Zak is a cast member of Denver Center for the Performing Arts' new production of The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats.
The production is specifically designed for young children and you can catch the show until November 18th! Pop over to this DCPA web page for more information. 
Cow at Glendale
Cows read too! We had a fantastic time at the recent Glendale Halloween party, hosted by the Glendale Sports Center. We shared books galore with kids and their parents and saw some awesome costumes! We'll be back for the Sports Center's Christmas party in mid-December. These parties are so much fun for the kids, with food, entertainment and gifts, including books! If you live locally, come and join us! We'll post details on our Facebook page closer to the time.

Colonial Horrors
Where_s Waldo
On the Sunday before Halloween, Graeme Davis shared creepy stories and American history with us when he read from the new collection he has edited, Colonial Horrors. And Waldo stopped hiding for long enough to read Halloween picture books both on Sunday and at Tuesday's regular 10:30 a.m. pre-school storytime. 

Please note that we'll be closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, reopening on Saturday 25th November for our next event, Small Business Saturday!