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Sat, 28 September | 6:30PM

Dav Pilkey, Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

 

Red Balloon Bookshop and the Master of Library and Information Science Program at St. Catherine University are thrilled to welcome Dav Pilkey and the Dog Man Do Good Tour to the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Kate’s! This is...

Tue, 1 October | 6:30PM

Eliza Wheeler, HOME IN THE WOODS

Red Balloon Bookshop invites you to celebrate the release of Home in the Woods with local, bestselling author-illustrator Eliza Wheeler. This stunningly beautiful picture book is based on Eliza's grandmother’s childhood in the Northwoods and pays homage to a family’s...

Wed, 2 October | 6:30PM

Two debut authors, one memorable night! Whether you're here for a novel in verse about music and coding, or a story of adventure and dragons, you won't want to miss Aimee Lucido and Sofiya Pasternack at Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul. Meet these two author friends and learn more about...

Thu, 3 October | 6:30PM

Marie Lu, REBEL

 

Red Balloon Bookshop is thrilled to invite you to revisit the world of Legend with Marie Lu and the Rebel Tour! Join the bestselling author along with fellow fans at SteppingStone Theatre in St. Paul for an evening to remember. This is a ticketed event; reserve your place today!

Bonus Preorder Offer: Purchase your REBEL...

Take a look at a few new books we love
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Picture Books

A perfect book for any child who asks endless why questions and for any adult who has answered those endless questions. Mac Barnett's creative and inspired answers and Isabelle Asenault’s gorgeous and retro feeling artwork make this my new favorite bedtime book. Magical and lovely! — Holly (RBB Staff)


Middle Grade

Leah’s family is stuck in a holding pattern after what happened a year ago. Her parents are like ghosts, her friends are pulling away, and Leah feels like she might never be happy again. But when she stumbles upon Jasper—a strange, slightly mysterious, and absolutely wonderful girl—everything changes. Leah and Jasper fit perfectly together, like they were meant to be friends. But as their summer adventures continue, Leah learns that Jasper is concealing a secret as painful as her own. A warm, molasses-y summer sort of book: sweet, hopeful, with perfect dark notes and a gentle sharpness. Read this book—you won’t regret it (even though it will make you cry).  — Lily (RBB Staff)


Young Adult

Yes, it is a YA romance, and yes, I loved it. Korean American friends Frank and Joy come up with a scheme so they can date the people they know their parents will disapprove of. Through Frank we see how race and identity affect all his relationships--friends, parents, extended family, and romantic interests, all in an engaging and heartfelt story.  — Joan (RBB Staff)


Adult

A gorgeous piece of writing, part memoir of the author's childhood as a refugee and part compassionate journalism about the current refugee crisis. Nayeri shows the unique emotional trauma of being a refugee—the waiting, the uncertainty, the displacement, the culture shock. And she leads us to question the things Western nations demand from refugees in exchange for asylum—a convincing story of danger narrowly escaped, boundless gratitude, and total assimilation. This book asks: What do we owe to refugees? And isn't it more than what we're offering now? — Lily (RBB Staff)


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