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Melissa Albert (in conversation with Sami Thomason) with THE NIGHT COUNTRY

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 5:30pm

Melissa Albert signs The Night Country on January 13th at 5:30 pm at Off Square Books. Come dressed in your fairytale best as Melissa chats with teen buyer Sami Thomason about fantastical worlds and unusual heroines.

The highly anticipated sequel to Melissa Albert’s beloved, New York Times bestselling debut The Hazel Wood!

In The Night Country, Alice Proserpine dives back into a menacing, mesmerizing world of dark fairy tales and hidden doors. Follow her and Ellery Finch as they learn The Hazel Wood was just the beginning, and that worlds die not with a whimper, but a bang.

With Finch’s help, Alice escaped the Hinterland and her reclusive grandmother’s dark legacy. Now she and the rest of the dregs of the fairy tale world have washed up in New York City, where Alice is trying to make a new, unmagical life. But something is stalking the Hinterland’s survivors—and she suspects their deaths may have a darker purpose. Meanwhile, in the winking out world of the Hinterland, Finch seeks his own adventure, and—if he can find it—a way back home...

About the Author
Melissa Albert is the founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog and the managing editor of BN.com. She has written for McSweeney’sTime Out Chicago, MTV, and more. Melissa is from Illinois and lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Hazel Wood is her first novel.

Event address: 

Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250246073
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 7th, 2020

Kenneth & Sarah Jane Wright with LOLA DUTCH, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This is Lola Dutch, a delightfully creative girl who loves her friends SO much. When they're having a bad day, Lola knows just what to do to make each of them feel better:

She sews cozy pajamas for Gator,
constructs the perfect reading nook for Crane,
and takes Pig to the park!

Lola loves showing her friends how much she loves them! But there's one special friend she's forgotten--Bear! Can Lola decide on the perfect way to express how much he means to her?

The curious and inspired Lola Dutch knows that when it comes to showing friendship and appreciation, there's no such thing as too much. And maybe because of that, the thing Lola's friends love the most is . . . LOLA DUTCH!

Inspired by their own four gorgeously creative children, Sarah Jane and Kenneth Wright are thrilled to continue this fun series about the unstoppable Lola Dutch, a larger-than-life character perfect for fans of Olivia and Fancy Nancy.

Event address: 

111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
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By Kenneth Wright, Sarah Jane Wright (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547601172
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - December 31st, 2019

Ashley Elston with 10 BLIND DATES

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 5:00pm

Sophie wants one thing for Christmas-a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship.

Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents' house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That's when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity. With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby.

When Griffin turns up unexpectedly and begs for a second chance, Sophie feels more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she's started to have feelings for someone else . . . Someone who is definitely not available.

This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever . . . or is it?

About the Author
Ashley Elston is the author of several novels including: The Rules for Disappearing (a finalist in the Best Young Adult Novel category of the International Thriller Writers Thriller Awards) and This Is Our Story. She has a liberal arts degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and worked for many years as a wedding photographer before turning her hand to writing. Ashley lives in Shreveport with her husband and three sons. For more information about Ashley and her books, please visit www.ashleyelston.com.

Event address: 

Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Sq
Oxford, MS 38655
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$17.99
ISBN: 9781368027496
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 1st, 2019