Come join us for our grand opening weekend! We will have an event every day and a few ongoing activities. We’ll also have some light refreshments!
There will be an ongoing area to take a silly selfie with some fun photo props AND a book raffle that you can enter just by coming into the bookshop opening a weekend!
5 – 7 p.m. Drop-In Origami Class with Yuki Origami
Local author Diana Abu-Jaber will be making a drop-in appearance! Author of memoir, Life Without A Recipe and other notable titles Birds of Paradise, The Language of Baklava, Crescent. Additional authors may be announced as well!
11:30am Family Storytime with a few stories and songs!
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Here’s how it works: Kids bring their favorite stuffed pal to our bookshop and leave their little buddy behind for the overnight bookshop party. Fun and silly photos of what these mischievous stuffed animals are doing will be posted on social media and also shared with the families who participate.
A recent study led by researcher Yoshihiro Okazaki of Okayama University, found that instilling a sense of magic and wonder is a necessary part of getting kids to fall in love with reading in the first place. What’s more, Okazaki says that sleepover programs increase reading interest. (After all, once the kids see their stuffed animals reading books, they want to read with them, too!)
Must drop off by 4:30pm!
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