It's time for the annual Grand Meander! Red Balloon Bookshop is so excited to mark the occasion with all sorts of fun celebrations:
From 12:00pm - 1:30pm, discuss delicious Swedish American treats with Patrice Johnson, author of Land of 10,000 Plates and Jul: Swedish American Holiday Traditions! Test out some tasty free samples and purchase signed copies to make for the perfect holiday present.
At 2:30pm, storyteller Angela has declared that she will never read books again if she can't do a special storytime reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! And what perfect timing, too, because rumor has it that Red Balloon's neighbor, Salut Bar Americain, will be hosting a very special guest who's traveled all the way from the North Pole just for Grand Meander! That's right, at 3:00pm Santa himself will be at Salut! Make an afternoon of it by stopping by both stores for these Santa extravaganzas.
A beloved tradition, Grand Meander combines the charm of historic Grand Avenue and the cozy communal spirit of the holidays. Find out about all the Grand Meander events HERE
Patrice Johnson is a self-described Nordic Food Geek and meatball historian. Her weekly food and culture column appears in her hometown newspaper, and she is a cooking instructor with American Swedish Institute, Vesterheim Museum, Nordic Ware, and other venues around the region. She appears regularly on local TV, radio, and podcasts.