Past Events

Plant a Seed Storytime

10 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 10 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 - Saint Paul Saint Paul
Red Balloon Bookshop Red Balloon Bookshop
Spring is here even if it is still coldish and yucky outside! In honor of the coming warm weather, you're invited to Plant a Seed Storytime. We'll read books, sing songs, and say...   More info

Sheila O'Connor, "Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth"

15 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 15 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 - Saint Paul Saint Paul
Red Balloon Bookshop Red Balloon Bookshop
Join Minnesota author Sheila O'Connor when she returns to Red Balloon with her new book, Until Tomorrow Mr. Marsworth. Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, one young girl...   More info

Jewell Parker Rhodes, "Ghost Boys"

20 Apr 18:30 - 20:30 20 Apr 18:30 - 20:30 - Saint Paul Saint Paul
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Red Balloon Bookshop is honored to welcome award-winning and bestselling author Jewell Parker Rhodes to St. Paul with her new book, Ghost Boys. This poignant and timely novel is a...   More info

Maud Hart Lovelace Awards

21 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 21 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 - Saint Paul Saint Paul
Red Balloon Bookshop Red Balloon Bookshop
Happy Birthday, Maud Hart Lovelace! Red Balloon Bookshop will celebrate by hosting the live announcement of the Maud Hart Lovelace Awards for 2017-2018! The awards are children's...   More info

Independent Bookstore Day

28 Apr 10:00 - 18:00 28 Apr 10:00 - 18:00 - Saint Paul Saint Paul
Red Balloon Bookshop Red Balloon Bookshop
Save the date for the biggest, best bookstore party in the country: Independent Bookstore Day is back! Red Balloon will be celebrating all day long with special programming, trips...   More info

A Court of Frost and Starlight On Sale Party

01 May 18:30 - 19:30 01 May 18:30 - 19:30 - Saint Paul Saint Paul
Red Balloon Bookshop Red Balloon Bookshop
Red Balloon Bookshop's Teens Read Bookclub invites you to party with the Night Court in honor of the release of A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas. Once you descend...   More info

Star Wars Party!

04 May 18:30 - 19:30 04 May 18:30 - 19:30 - Saint Paul Saint Paul
Red Balloon Bookshop Red Balloon Bookshop
May the Fourth Be With you! Jedi, Sith, Rebels, Stormtroopers, diplomats, and other noncombatants are all are invited to our (semi) annual Star Wars party. Enjoy an exclusive...   More info

Fierce Reads Tour!: Goo, Levenseller, Matharu, & Pearson

09 May 18:30 - 20:30 09 May 18:30 - 20:30 - Saint Paul Saint Paul
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The Fierce Reads Tour returns to Saint Paul this spring with four fabulous authors: Maurene Goo, Tricia Levenseller, Taran Matharu, and Mary Pearson. Whether you love stories...   More info

Jessica Day George, "The Rose Legacy"

12 May 14:00 - 16:00 12 May 14:00 - 16:00 - Saint Paul Saint Paul
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Calling all horse fans! New York Times bestselling Jessica Day George (Tuesdays at the Castle, Dragon Slippers) is coming to celebrate her new book, The Rose Legacy. When orphaned...   More info

Alison McGhee, "What I Leave Behind" - Launch Party!

16 May 18:30 - 20:30 16 May 18:30 - 20:30 - Saint Paul Saint Paul
Red Balloon Bookshop Red Balloon Bookshop
Come celebrate the launch of What I Leave Behind, a new young adult novel from award-winning and bestselling local author, Alison McGhee. In What I Leave Behind, sixteen year-old...   More info

Book Launch Party! Megan Maynor & The Sandcastle That Lola Built

19 May 10:30 - 12:30 19 May 10:30 - 12:30 - Saint Paul Saint Paul
Red Balloon Bookshop Red Balloon Bookshop
It’s time for a summery book launch with local author Megan Maynor and her newest book, The Sandcastle that Lola Built. In this beach adventure based on The House that Jack Built...   More info

Bears on the Patio Storytime

22 May 18:30 - 19:30 22 May 18:30 - 19:30 - Saint Paul Saint Paul
Red Balloon Bookshop Red Balloon Bookshop
Summer is right around the corner and we're planning this year's first patio storytime! Join your favorite booksellers and the bears on the patio for an outside, evening storytime...   More info


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