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Extended Holiday Hours:
Mon - Sat  10 am - 8 pm
Sun. Dec. 14 and Dec. 21  Noon - 6 pm
Events! at Red Balloon Bookshop

Teens Read Book Club

Monday, Dec 15, 6:30 pm

Teens ReadDo you want to read something new? Really new? Not-even-available-to-the-public new? Then join Red Balloon Bookshop’s Teens Read book club, open to teens in 7th-12th grade! Every month, each teen participant will select one Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of an upcoming book, write a short review, and come back the next month to talk about it. Other opportunities include planning author events and book parties, volunteering at the store, blogging, and more. Come to hang with friends, eat snacks, and discover your next favorite book!

Teens Read meets every 3rd Monday at 6:30 pm. Questions? Call Red Balloon at 651-224-8320 or email Amy at events@redballoonbookshop.com. Update: Teens Read Book Club is currently full, but please call or email to join the waiting list!


Chapter & Verse Book Club

Thursday, Dec 18, 6:30 pm

Chapter and Verse Book ClubChapter & Verse is a national book club for children’s literature enthusiasts who wish to discuss children’s and young adult fiction, nonfiction, picture books, and poetry. They meet the third Thursday of every month at Red Balloon and are sponsored by Winding Oak. In December, we'll discuss two books about leaving home: I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached and The Turtle of Oman by Naomi Shihab Nye. What does it mean to leave the only home you've known? To leave your city? Your country? Do you have favorite books to share with your discussion group with a related theme? Please share them with the group!


More Upcoming Events... Details coming soon!

Sat, Jan 10, 10:30 am - "SUPERTRUCK Storytime" with Stephen Savage

Sun, Jan 11, 2:00 pm - Erin Soderberg, The Quirks and the Quirkalicious Birthday - Launch Party!

Mon, Jan 12, 6:30 pm - NEW! Kids Book Club for grades 3rd-4th (or equivalent reading level) 

Wed, Jan 14 - Jay Asher's 50 States Against Bullying tour (Please note that this is a private author appearance at Highland Park Senior High; however, Red Balloon customers may order signed, personalized copies of 13 Reasons Why or donate copies to disadvantaged students.  Please email Amy, events@redballoonbookshop.com, with questions.) 

Wed, Jan 14, 6:30 pm - Comedian/author Jason Good and author/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka present MUST. PUSH. BUTTONS! 

Thurs, Jan 15, 7:00 pm - Guys Read Book Club 

Sat, Jan 17, 2:00 pm - Barbara O'Brien, DOGFACE 

Mon, Jan 19, 6:30 pm - Teens Read Book Club 

Thurs, Jan 22, 6:30 pm - Chapter & Verse Book Club (please note date change) 

Fri, Jan 23, 6:30 pm - Beth Hautala, Waiting for Unicorns - Launch Party! 

Sat, Jan 24, 10:30 am - Saturday Spanish Storytime (please note date change)

Mon, Jan 26, 6:30 pm - Girls (and Moms) Read Book Club 

Sat, Jan 31, 10:30 am - The Biggest Little House in the Forest Storytime with Children's Theatre Company 

Mon, Feb 2, 6:30 pm - Adults-Reading-YA Book Club 

Thur, Feb 5, 6:30 pm - Elizabeth Eulberg, We Can Work it Out - YA "Slumber" Party!

Sat, Feb 7, 10:30 am - Music and Dance with The Big Epic Show

Sat, Feb 14, 10:30 am - Valentine's Day Storytime with Michael Hall and his new book, Red: A Crayon's Story 

Sat, Feb 21, 10:30 am - Saturday Spanish Storytime 

Sat, Feb 28, 2:00 pm - Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen, The Tiny Wish - Launch Party! (please note time change)

Mon, Mar 2, 6:30 pm - Jessica Brody, Unchanged - YA Party!


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