We are falling into some amazing October events! From two epic new fantasy books to picture books galore, we have something for everyone this month. We hope to “see” you at any or all of them!
Book Talk with Jenny Milchman and Cynthia Swanson!
Friday, October 9th at 6pm MT. Register here.
We are excited to be welcoming award-winning author Jenny Milchman to our virtual event space! We invite readers, especially those who love a good thriller, to join us in celebrating the release of her new book The Second Mother. Jenny will be joined in discussion by Colorado author and fellow thriller writer Cynthia Swanson. Swanson is the NYTimes bestselling author of The Bookseller and The Glass Forest.
Set off the coast of Maine, The Second Mother follows Julie Weathers, who isn’t sure if she’s running away or starting over on a remote island off the coast. But for some reason it feels like the right place to be. But as Julie takes on the challenge of teaching the island’s children, she comes to suspect that she may have traded one place shrouded in trouble for another.
V.E. Schwab in Conversation with Samantha Shannon!
Thursday, October 15th at 6pm MT. Register here.
We are beyond excited to be welcoming NYT bestselling authors V.E. Schwab and Samantha Shannon to our virtual event space! Join us to hear these two amazing authors discuss Schwab’s new genre defying novel The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. This is a ticketed event and requires advance purchase of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. Each purchase includes a copy of the book and the link to access the event. Purchase tickets here.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
Book Signing with Locals Beth Anderson and Julie Rowan-Zoch!
Saturday, October 17th, at noon. Register here.
We are proud to be hosting local children’s author Beth Anderson and their very own bookseller and illustrator Julie Rowan-Zoch as they celebrate the release of their new books! Beth’s new book is “Smelly” Kelly and His Super Senses: How James Kelly’s Nose Saved the New York City Subway and Julie’s new book is Louis.
Weather permitting, this event will be taking place out front of our store. Readers will be able to say a quick hello to our author and illustrator and get their books signed. Books can be reserved in advance or can be purchased the day of (while supplies last). We ask that readers purchase their books before joining the signing line. Masks are required to join the signing line and social distancing must be maintained. Markers will be used to indicate where the line should form.
Not only will you get a great signed book, there is also swag! Each copy of Beth’s book will come with a fun “Smelly” Kelly-themed piece of swag. Coloring and activity sheets based on Julie’s book will also be available to take home.
Booking to the Stars with Emily Levesque!
Monday, October 19th at 6pm MT. Register here.
We are thrilled to be welcoming author Emily Levesque to our virtual event space! See inside the most powerful telescopes in the world, explore the future of one of the most ancient and inspiring scientific disciplines, and more in Levesque’s new book The Last Stargazers.
From the lonely quiet of midnight stargazing to tall tales of wild bears loose in the observatory, The Last Stargazers is a love letter to astronomy and an affirmation of the crucial role humans can and must play in the future of scientific discovery. In this sweeping work of narrative science, Levesque shows us how astronomers in this scrappy and evolving field are going beyond the machines to infuse creativity and passion into the stars, and inspires us all to peer skyward in pursuit of the universe’s secrets.
Virtual Story Time with Kimberlee Gard!
Tuesday, October 20th, at 10:30am. Register here.
We are so happy to welcome author Kimberlee Gard to our virtual event space. Kimberlee will be leading our second virtual story time! We invite you to join us as she reads her books Snoozapalooza, The Little i Who Lost His Dot, and more!
Kimberlee Gard spent most of her childhood running from books instead of reading them, as a learning disorder held her back until she was taught the tools to overcome her dyslexia. This sparked Kimberlee’s aspiration to write books for children that would bring about the same love of reading she eventually found and encourage even the most reluctant and struggling reader.
C.L. Polk in Conversation with Mary Robinette Kowal!
Wednesday, October 21st, at 7pm MT. Register here.
We are overjoyed to be welcoming C.L. Polk to our virtual event space. And we are equally excited to be welcoming back Mary Robinette Kowal, who will be joining Polk in conversation as they discusses her new book The Midnight Bargain, and the elegance of historical fantasy.
Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands.
Book Talk with Local Author Deborah Bouziden!
Saturday, October 24th, at 1pm MT. Register here.
We are excited to be welcoming freelance writer and author Deborah Bouziden to our virtual event space! We invite Fort Collins locals and visitors alike to join our event for Deborah’s new book 100 Things To Do in Fort Collins Before You Die.
Deborah Bouziden is a freelance writer who loves to share her knowledge of places to visit and things to do in and around her home town. She lives just a hop, skip and a jump from Fort Collins, up the road in Estes Park. As a transplanted Coloradan, Bouziden hopes readers find all the haunts and stomps in and around Fort Collins as fun as she does.
Rebecca Roanhorse in Conversation with Stephen Graham Jones!
Monday, October 26th, at 7pm MT. Register here.
We cannot wait to welcome back NYTimes bestselling and Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Award-winning author Rebecca Roanhorse, as well as award-winning Colorado author Stephen Graham Jones. Join us this October to celebrate the release of the first book in Roanhorse’s new Between Earth and Sky trilogy Black Sun and Jones’ most recent horror novel, The Only Good Indians.
Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.
Seamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary, The Only Good Indians follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way.
Megan Whalen Turner in Conversation with Holly Black and Marie Lu!
Tuesday, October 27th, at 7pm MT. Register here.
We are overjoyed to be welcoming bestselling author Megan Whalen Turner to our virtual event space! We are staggered that she’ll be joined by equally bestselling authors Holly Black and Marie Lu, who will be helping us celebrate the thrilling conclusion to the Queen’s Thief series: Return of the Thief!
This beloved and award-winning series began with the acclaimed novel The Thief. It and four more stand-alone volumes bring to life a world of epics, myths, and legends, and feature one of the most charismatic and incorrigible characters of fiction, Eugenides the thief. Now more powerful and cunning than ever before, Eugenides must navigate a perilous future in this sweeping conclusion. Neither accepted nor beloved, Eugenides is the uneasy linchpin of a truce on the Lesser Peninsula, where he has risen to be high king of Attolia, Eddis, and Sounis. As the treacherous Baron Erondites schemes anew and a prophecy appears to foretell the death of the king, the ruthless Mede empire prepares to strike…
We hope you’ll help us support all these fantastic authors and their books. You can always check the website or the Facebook events page for more details–and we might have a few more events joining the schedule, so keep an eye out! You can purchase any of the books online, by clicking the titles above, or by calling the store to reserve a copy!
We hope to see you at any or all of these great events!