Welcome to Red Balloon


 Holiday Hours:
Dec. 24 10am -3 pm
Closed Christmas Day
Dec. 31 10am - 3pm
Closed New Year's Day
**No Storytimes on Dec. 23 or 24**
Events! at Red Balloon Bookshop

"SUPERTRUCK Superhero Storytime" with Stephen Savage

Saturday, Jan 10, 10:30 am

Stephen SavageAttention superheroes! You won’t want to miss our special superhero-themed storytime, led by bestselling author and illustrator Stephen Savage! We’ll have  superhero activities and crafts, and Stephen will share his newest book, SUPERTRUCK! When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day: SUPERTRUCK! But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done? Find out in this snowy tale about a little truck with a very big job!  Superhero costumes are encouraged at this epic storytime! View complete details here. 


Erin Soderberg, The Quirks and the Quirkalicious Birthday - Launch Party!

Sunday, Jan 11, 2:00 pm

Erin SoderbergFirst, we met the Quirk family in their new home of Normal, MI. Next, we got really quirky with the Quirks at the circus. Now, join the delightfully different, belovedly bizarre Quirk family in The Quirks and the Quirkalicious Birthday! We’ll celebrate with author Erin Soderberg with a quirky scavenger hunt, cake, and more! You won’t want to miss this next Quirk adventure! View complete details here.


NEW! Kids Read Book Club

Monday, Jan 12, 6:30 pm

Kids ReadHey kids! If you are in 3rd or 4th grade (or have the equivalent reading level) and love to read, you and your favorite grown-up are invited to join the brand new Kids Read Book Club at Red Balloon! Every 2nd Monday you and your grown-up (parent, grandparent, aunt uncle, etc) will discuss a great book with the group, have snacks, and make new friends. Let's discover our new favorite books together!  View complete details here. 


Jay Asher's "50 States Against Bullying" Tour - Private event at Highland Park High School

Wednesday, Jan 14

50 States Against BullyingTeen favorite Thirteen Reasons Why continues to inspire anti-bullying discussion in schools across America. This school year, author Jay Asher will be hitting the road to talk to teens about this important issue--making a stop in each of the 50 states, including Minnesota. Jay will be stopping at Highland Park Senior High School on Wednesday, Jan 14. Although the appearance is for Highland Park students only, Red Balloon customers may order signed, personalized copies of Thirteen Reasons Why or purchase copies to donate to disadvantaged students. Please call 651-224-8320 to preorder your signed copy today! Email Amy, events@redballoonbookshop.com, with questions.


More Upcoming Events... Details coming soon!

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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