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Red Balloon's 35th Birthday!

Red Balloon Bookshop's 35th Birthday Party!

Help us celebrate our 35th birthday!

Red Balloon Bookshop opened on Grand Avenue November 17, 1984 and we're still going strong, thanks to wonderful book lovers like you!

In celebration of our 35th birthday, we're having a week of special shenanigans starting on November 17.


November 17-23

Kicking off on the store's actual birthday, we'll have some special deals for our loyal customers:

Spend $35 or more in-store and you'll get a free Red Balloon-themed prize!

We've also made a list of 35 Years of Favorites—books we as a store have loved during the years we've been open. All 35 favorites will be discounted 15% off for the week.


November 23

It's time for a party! We're celebrating all day on November 23! Any in-store purchase on 11/23 will get 10% off of all in-stock, full-priced items.

In the morning, join us for a birthday-themed storytime with Angela. There will be songs, stories, snacks, and balloons! 

In the afternoon from 4-6pm, join us for a proper Birthday Bash that will include the unveiling of our 35th anniversary poster designed by a local illustrator, the Red Balloon Bookshop Trivia Challenge, door prizes, birthday cake, refreshments, and more!


From 10-3 we'll also have slots available for a special vintage escape room! Can you escape the 80s and get back to the future?

The escape room is free but you must sign up for a specific time slot in advance. Each time slot's tickets will go off-sale half an hour before the slot begins. A maximum of six puzzlers can sign up for any time slot (so everyone gets a chance to participate). If your group is smaller than six, just select the number of tickets you need. You may be joined by other puzzlers. The escape room will be located downstairs in the party room, so all members of your party will need to be able to navigate the stairs. If you need accessibility accommodations, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.