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12/04/2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Grand Meander on Grand Avenue
Hark! Get into the holiday spirit with Red Balloon this Saturday in celebration of Grand Avenue's Grand Meander! From 10:00am-4:00pm you can meander on over to our patio where we'll have holiday photo opportunities with cut-outs of beloved characters like Dog Man and The Princess in Black (to name a few)! For those who meander into our store...

01/08/2022 - 10:30am

Charlotte Sullivan Wild, Love, Violet

Join storyteller Angela for a special Zoom storytime celebrating Love, Violet, the latest picture book by formerly-local author Charlotte Sullivan Wild! Perfect for Valentine's Day, Love, Violet is a touching picture book about friendship and the courage it takes to share your feelings. Angela will share this lovely...

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

This beautifully written and illustrated picture book is lovely through and through! Each year, the girl's family makes paper chains that include all the things they are thankful for. In addition to the wonderful story, illustrations, and introduction to the idea of gratitude, the craft idea is brilliant. — Angela (RBB Staff)

Middle Grade

The delightful origin story of Waffles (of Catstronauts fame) that everyone needs is here! Have you ever wondered if Waffles has always been that hungry, or how Waffles became enchanted with space? Are you charmed by the very idea that Waffles has a twin named Pancake? Then this book is for you! — Sarah (RBB Staff)

Young Adult

An excellent debut inspired by Chinese mythology! With a story steeped in fantasy and intrigue, I was hooked in the first few pages. The characters are amazing and the dual POV is handled very well. A slow-burn romance in the midst of a sweeping landscape and political corruption hidden behind every corner. Action-packed and exciting, a must read this year! — Jaya (RBB Staff)


In this delightful sequel to Spoiler Alert, actor Alex Woodroe is assigned a minder after he pisses off his showrunners yet again. Meanwhile, Lauren Clegg is just trying to take a desperately needed break from being an ER therapist when her inability to say no gets her roped into a spot of impromptu actor-sitting. Lawful good Lauren and chaotic neutral Alex are not a natural pair, but their forced proximity eventually leads to a true friendship—with the potential for something more…but only if they can figure out how to balance their very different lives. Delightful, clever characters, copious fandom references, and some excellent road trip shenanigans make for a fun and romantic read. — Lily (RBB Staff)