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Upcoming Events

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    After more than 10 years of corporate cubicle life, Danielle decided to practice the lessons she learned in her last job at The Oprah Winfrey Network and craft an exciting life of travel, handmade soap, a dream home, and even goats. With the rigor of a scholar, she tested any self-help program, spiritual course, or mental practice that came her way.

    YOU-NICORN is a distilled collection of the 30 most important lessons she learned during that time, in daily, straightforward, easy-to-complete exercises that take between 10 and 40 minutes.

    Come to Truckee Thursday to join our unicorniness! We’re having an exciting (as our unicorns always are) signing out at our Truckee Thursday booth in front of Word After Word Books!

    The Sextons are also playing, there’s dancing, etc! 

     

    Event Date:
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
  • A bi-weekly writing group that focuses on building a writing practice, writing to prompts and reading out loud, and sharing resources.

    Sign up for Writing Workshop Here

    Event Date:
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:00pm
  • The Teen Chapter of the Young Readers Society Book Club is held the third Friday of each month at the bookshop starting at 5:30 PM. Book Club selections will be announced the month prior to Book Club Meet-Ups and the discussions will be facilitated by one of our Word After Word team members. Young Readers Society Members get 20% OFF monthly Book Club selections using Coupon Code YRS20, plus other surprise special offers.

    Our July pick is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz

    Summary:

    Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

    Recommended age range: 13-17

    Event Date:
    Friday, July 27, 2018 - 5:30pm
  • The Kids Chapter of the Young Readers Society Book Club is held the first Friday of each month at the bookshop starting at 5:30 PM. Book Club selections will be announced the month prior to Book Club Meet-Ups and the discussions will be facilitated by one of our Word After Word team members. Young Readers Society Members get 20% OFF monthly Book Club selections using Coupon Code YRS20, plus other surprise special offers.

    Since we read two books in June, and July is so busy, our next meet up will be in August!

    The August book selection is Murder is Bad Manners, by Robin Stevens

    Two friends form a detective agency--and must solve their first murder case--in this "sharp-witted debut" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) that is the first adventure in a brand-new middle grade mystery series set at a 1930s boarding school.

    Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are best friends at Deepdean School for Girls, and they both have a penchant for solving mysteries. In fact, outspoken Daisy is a self-described Sherlock Holmes, and she appoints wallflower Hazel as her own personal Watson when they form their own (secret ) detective agency. The only problem? They have nothing to investigate.

    But that changes once Hazel discovers the body of their science teacher, Miss Bell--and the body subsequently disappears. She and Daisy are certain a murder must have taken place, and they can think of more than one person with a motive.

    Determined to get to the bottom of the crime--and to prove that it happened--before the killer strikes again, Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects, and use all the cunning, scheming, and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?

    Previously published as Murder Most Unladylike in the UK.


    Age range: 10 & UP

    Event Date:
    Friday, August 3, 2018 - 5:30pm