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Red Balloon Bookshop works with many organizations, authors, and illustrators in our community to provide and sell books for their events. If you are looking for a bookselling partner for your lecture, conference, party, etc., please consider working with us!

For more information, contact our Community Sales Coordinator or call us at 651-224-8320. We look forward to adding to the success of your event!

Upcoming Offsite & Virtual Events

Club Book virtual event with Cristina Henríquez | Tuesday, April 16 (7:00 - 8:00pm) | Online

Cristina Henríquez is best known as the author behind the modern classic The Book of Unknown Americans. Her latest, The Great Divide, centers around the decades-long construction of the Panama Canal and the unsung workers who made this herculean feat of engineering possible.

Click HERE to purchase The Great Divide


Club Book virtual event with Kiley Reid | Thursday, April 18 (7:00 - 8:00pm) | Online

Kiley Reid burst onto the literary scene in 2020 with Such a Fun Age, a fast-paced social satire about privilege in America. Her sardonic sophomore work, Come and Get It, debuts in January 2024 and is gaining rave reviews as a “blistering send-up of academia.”

Click HERE to purchase Come and Get It

2024 Minnesota Youth Reading Awards Virtual Announcement Party | Saturday, April 20 (2:00pm - 3:00pm) | Online

Join us via our Facebook Live on Saturday, April 20th at 2 pm, for the live results of the 2023-2024 Maud Hart Lovelace and Star of the North awards. You will also be the first to discover next year’s nominees and hear from special mystery guests. Prizes are happening, too.

Click HERE to register, and HERE to see the 2024 MHL Nominees

Club Book in-person event with Alice Winn | Thursday, April 25 (7:00 - 8:00pm) | Highland Park Library

Alice Winn is the pen behind one of 2023’s most talked about literary debuts. In Memoriam is an “impossible to put down” story of forbidden first love set against the cataclysmic backdrop of World War I. Winn’s international bestseller will be rereleased in paperback in March 2024.

Click HERE to purchase the paperback edition of In Memoriam


Club Book virtual event with Melanie Benjamin | Wednesday, May 1 (7:00 - 8:00pm) | Online

Melanie Benjamin is the historical fiction novelist behind such literary blockbusters as The Aviator’s Wife, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, and The Children’s Blizzard. Her latest, California Golden, turns the spotlight to Malibu in the 1960s – and the formative but factious genesis of California surf culture.

Click HERE to purchase California Golden


Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony | Tuesday, May 7 | Ordway Center for Performing Arts

Celebrate the state’s best books at the 36th annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Education Minnesota. Readers, writers, and booklovers from across Minnesota are invited to gather and celebrate the stories of Minnesotans that inspire and connect us. This year's emcee is Nur-D. Red Balloon is proud to be the official bookseller of the Minnesota Book Awards.

Click HERE to see this year's finalists