Grab your nana and catch the bus! Red Balloon Bookshop and the Library & Information Science program at St. Catherine University are delighted to present Newbery Medal Winner Matt de la Peña and Caldecott Honoree Christian Robinson on tour for Last Stop on Market Street. Join us in the Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium, Whitby Hall, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105, for an evening celebration of this beautiful, vibrant, and award-winning picture book.
TICKET INFO: This event is general admission, free, and open to the public, but a ticket is required to reserve a seat or to enter the signing line. You can acquire a ticket in one of these ways:
Purchase a copy of The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña (16.99 + tax) from Red Balloon Bookshop. Books may be purchased in-store, over the phone by calling 651-224-8320, or online. If purchasing online, please include a request for a ticket in the “Notes” field. Online requests for tickets will be honored through Monday, May 16 at 8pm. One ticket per book*. Your book purchase from Red Balloon guarantees a seat at the presentation.
Additional tickets will be handed out at the door upon your arrival at Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium for the event. Purchase is not required, but your support of Red Balloon Bookshop is appreciated!
YOUR TICKET* NUMBER AND SEAT RESERVATIONS: At the time of your purchase or the time of your arrival at the event you will be issued a ticket. This ticket number indicates your place in the signing line. Your family may enter the signing line together.
Ticket numbers 1 -199 guarantee a seat in the auditorium for the presentation.Seating is general admission; there are no reserved seats.
Tickets numbered 200 and greater will be for the signing line only. These tickets will allow you to meet Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson and have your book signed, but will not admit you to the presentation.
Children under the age of 3 who will sit in an adult ticket-holder’s lap may do so, and do not need a ticket.
Children 12 and under accompanying an adult ticket holder may have seats reserved for them with a $7 children’s ticket (limit 3 per adult).
TAKE THE BUS PROMOTION - Take the bus to the event like CJ and Nana and receive a special 20% off coupon valid off one item purchased at the event, or in-store at Red Balloon from May 18–May 30, 2016.
You must be present at the event to receive a coupon. Show your ticket or bus pass to a Red Balloon employee to receive a coupon. Limit 1 per guest.
Signing Guidelines: Each ticket holder may have a total of 4 books signed by Matt de la Peña and/or Christian Robinson. These books may be brought from home or purchased from Red Balloon Bookshop. If time allows, ticket holders may have the chance to re-enter the signing line to have additional books signed. 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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