Graveyard Book Halloween Party Winner: Little Shop of Stories

December 14, 2009

Graveyard Book Halloween Party Winner: Little Shop of Stories

Monday, 6:00pm

Reading / Q&A / Signing event with Little Shop of Stories

Neil Gaiman Is Coming To Decatur!

Little Shop of Stories is maniacally thrilled to announce that Neil Gaiman will be speaking at co-host Agnes Scott College on Monday, December 14, 2009, at 6 p.m.

For the unaware, Mr. Gaiman is an author who is active in a variety of forms of storytelling, including adult fiction and non-fiction, children's books, graphic novels, and film. His latest work is Odd and the Frost Giants, a children's chapter book.

As fans of Little Shop know, Neil sent out a challenge to independent bookstores to throw a Halloween Party themed to his Newbery Award-winning The Graveyard Book. We threw such a frightening scare into everyone who came to Little Shop's party that we were named a grand prize winner and awarded this visit. (Congratulations to co-winner McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg!) In return, Neil and Harper Collins Publishers have won our everlasting and undead affection.

This will be a ticketed event. You must have a ticket to get in. Because we want to accommodate our fantastic customers who played such an integral role in getting this event, but at the same time acknowledge Neil's hard-core fans from outside the Atlanta area (some of whom are willing to travel hundreds of miles), here's the plan:

* On Monday, November 30th, tickets will be available to those who come in person to Little Shop of Stories. There is a limit of one ticket per person, so if you would like to bring your entire family to see Neil, bring your entire family into Little Shop to get tickets. As per Neil's specific request, tickets are absolutely free.

* On Monday, December 7th, a minimum of 100 tickets will be made available through either telephone reservations starting at 10 a.m. (404-373-6300) or by in-person request. You can then pick up your ticket at Little Shop up until 2 p.m. on the day of the event. If you have yet to get your hands on your ticket, a will call table will be set up at the event.

* Doors will open on Monday, December 14th at 5 p.m. at Agnes Scott College's Presser Hall. You must have a ticket. However, there will be no reserved seating; first come, first seated. Presser Hall is located on South McDonough Street, just south of East College Avenue, in Decatur. A parking facility is located on the opposite side of McDonough.

* Following his presentation, Neil will stay and sign books. Due to the large number of people expected, he will sign and personalize only one book per individual. However, Mr. Gaiman has offered to sign and personalize two books should at least one of them be purchased from Little Shop. (Save those receipts! You've got to have them.)

* Mr. Gaiman's books are available for purchase at Little Shop of Stories. Additionally, we will be conducting sales at Presser Hall prior to and following the event. A limited number of signed books will be for sale at that time.

* We look forward to seeing you on December 14th. It should be a fantastic evening!

Gaines Chapel
Presser Hall
Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030