Don your princess dresses and monster fighting outfits! New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale (Princess Academy, Dangerous) is coming to Red Balloon to celebrate the one, the only, The Princess in Black! Join us for a presentation from Shannon, Q&A, super princess party, and book signing. We'll have superhero masks, activities, photo ops and more. It'll be a Twinkle Twinkle little SMASH!
Ticket Info: This event is free and open to the public, but a signing ticket is required to enter the signing line.
You may get a signing ticket in one of 2 ways:
To reserve a signing ticket in advance, purchase or pre-order* a Princess in Black book by Shannon and Dean Hale from Red Balloon Bookshop. Books may be purchased in-store, over the phone by calling 651-224-8320, or online at www.redballoonbookshop.com by including a request for a ticket in the “Notes” section. Discounts do not apply; one ticket per family. *Please note, that The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation will not be available until November 8. But if you preorder your copy from us, Shannon will sign a bookplate that you can place in the book when it arrives!.
- Arrive at the event and show your Princess in Black book to a member of Red Balloon’s staff to receive your ticket. Your book may be purchased in the store or brought from home. Your support of Red Balloon is appreciated!
Signing Info: Shannon Hale will sign and personalize up to 4 books per guest, 1 of which must be a Princess in Black book. These books may be purchased from Red Balloon or brought from home. Your support of Red Balloon Bookshop is appreciated!
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 team member will be on hand to help take your photo while you meet the author.
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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