This Month – Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver – Jay Asher

[words] is proud to present two great kids and young adult events that welcome adults as well.

First, join us Monday, February 9 at 7:00 pm with Henry Winkler and co-author Lin Oliver for their book event Here’s Hank #4: Fake Snakes and Weird Wizards. A unique chance for fans young and old to catch Mr. Winkler and Ms. Oliver in person. Book purchase required to meet the authors, however the event itself is free to attend.

Considering our mission of inclusion, we are very pleased to have Mr. Winkler visit our store. Hear him talk about his experience with dyslexia in this video.

Then, join us Tuesday, February 10 at 4:00 pm with Jay Asher, internationally bestselling author of Thirteen Reasons Why. Considered a life-changing book–a fast look at the description will reveal why–this stop on the “50 States Against Bullying” tour is not to be missed.



Harlan Coben talks indie bookstores


#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben (Missing You, Stay Close) shares his insights about independent bookstores like [words] Bookstore.

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Anne Lamott: Everything I Know About Writing in 5 Minutes


During her signing event for Stitches, New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott described everything she knows about writing – in less than five minutes!  Check it out!

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Peter Yarrow sings Puff the Magic Dragon


Legendary folk singer Peter Yarrow, of Peter Paul & Mary, sings Puff the Magic Dragon with children from Maplewood and surrounding communities.

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Exciting stories are read by [words] staff and occasionally local and nationally recognized children’s authors make guest appearances!  Check our event calendar for details on upcoming authors.

Please note: children must be accompanied by an adult.