Grisha, con-artists, and readers of all sorts are invited to an evening in St. Paul with bestselling author Leigh Bardugo and the Midnight Tales Tour! Red Balloon Bookshop will use the Small Science to transform SteppingStone Theatre into Ravka’s Small Palace in honor of The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic, the new short story collection set in the world of the Grisha. Come to hear Leigh in conversation, test your knowledge in the Grisha Verse Trivia game, and grab some exclusive tour swag. Guests are invited and encouraged to come in costume, or the Grisha color of their choice: red, blue, purple, or black - if you dare!
Ticket Details: This is a ticketed event. To obtain tickets, you must purchase The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo ($18.99 + tax) from Red Balloon Bookshop. Guests have the option to purchase up to 1 additional companion voucher to bring a friend, parent, or driver to the event. Companion vouchers are $10 and may be redeemed toward any book purchase made at the event. Tickets may be purchased in store or over the phone by calling 651-224-8320. Tickets for this event may not be reserved online.
At the time of your purchase, you will be assigned a ticket number. This indicates your place in the signing line. Companion vouchers do not admit you to the signing line. If you redeem your voucher at the event, you will be given a numbered signing ticket with your book purchase.
Books and tickets may be picked up at Red Balloon Bookshop beginning Tuesday, Sept 26 (the book’s release date) through noon on Friday, Sept 29. Books not picked up by noon on Friday, may be picked up at the event at SteppingStone Theatre.
Location Details: This event will be held at SteppingStone Theatre, 55 N Victoria Street, St Paul, MN 55104.
Updated Signing Guidelines: Directly following the presentation on Sept 29, ticket holders will be called up by number to wait in line.
Leigh Bardugo will sign and personalize The Language of Thorns. You may have up to 4 additonal books signed by Leigh Bardugo for a total of 5 books. Additional books may be brought from home or purchased at the event. Your support of Red Balloon is appreciated!
Costumed Guests: Guests arriving in costume will receive a prize! A select few of the finest costumes will receive a special reward (that may or may not be an amplifier).
Photography Guidelines: Video and flash photography are not permitted during this event. Photos without flash are allowed and encouraged. However, due to time restrictions photos in the signing line may be limited to “unposed” photos only. A Red Balloon bookseller or volunteer will be on hand to help take your picture.
CAN'T MAKE IT? If you'd like a personalized book but are unable to make the event, please call us at 651-224-8320 to pre-pay and we'll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you or shipped anywhere in the United States.
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