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We host all kinds of events and happenings at the shop every month: story times, book clubs, author signings, workshops, and more! Find descriptions of each of our events and popular event series below, then see a full listing of our upcoming events at the bottom of this page. You can find tickets for our upcoming ticketed events here

If you're an author and would like to host an event at The Bookshelf, please read our author guidelines, then send an email to Ashley at events [at] bookshelfthomasville [.com]. We'll be in touch!


Story Time 

Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

Join us every Saturday morning for story time with local kiddos! We gather in our children's section for 15 to 20 minutes to read a staff-favorite picture book together, then work on a themed craft and talk about what we've read. Some weeks, we sing songs and play games! We love gathering with the children and helping them learn to love reading as much as we do! Saturday story times are led by our shop owner, Annie, or local or visiting authors. 


Shelf TalkS & Signings

It's our goal to make our bookstore a gathering place for readers and writers across the South. Throughout the year, we host a variety of author signings and events. Follow us on Facebook or see below for a complete listing of our upcoming author visits.


AUTHOR SIGNINGS

We love supporting local authors. Signings are a great way for our customers to meet tiger favorite authors and snag some one-on-one conversations with them. 


PARAPALOOZA

To celebrate the art of the well-written paragraph, The Bookshelf hosts panels of local and regional authors and frequent customers to have conversations on beach reads, religion, and everything in between.


ENTERTAIN YOUR INNER NERD

The Entertain Your Inner Nerd Series at The Bookshelf is just like going back to school -- but only for an evening! It is designed to educate nerds of all kinds in a fun and intimate environment with experts on poetry, bullet journaling, chess and everything in between coming to teach their craft. 


BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Birthdays are a wonderful time of celebration, and The Bookshelf would love to host your party! For $75, your little one can have their birthday party surrounded by the books they love from 10 - 11 a.m. on a Saturday morning! Included in the fee: appointed staff member for party, story time, craft, balloons, decorated chalk board sign, one hour reserved at The Bookshelf, and a copy of your child's favorite book. Contact us to save the date!


One Book Thomas County

Annually each FALL

Every year, The Bookshelf partners with Thomas County Public Library to celebrate literacy with One Book Thomas County. Our entire community reads one book together, and we spend a week celebrating the chosen book and its themes. This past autumn, we honored To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay. Stay tuned for details on One Book 2018!


UPCOMING EVENTs

October 19, 7 p.m.: Happy Houseplants workshop with Emily McKenna (TICKETED)

October 24, 6 p.m.: Subscription Social

October 26, 7 p.m.: Bookshelf pop-up shop at Covey Film Festival 

October 27, 6 p.m.: Bookshelf pop-up shop at Secrets, Haunts, and Local Lore at Latham Patterson House

November 2, 7 p.m.: Energy Medicine Workshop (TICKETED)

November 3, 4 p.m.: Book signing with R.C. Balfour

November 3, 6 p.m.: Soup Night

November 4, 11 a.m.: Bookshelf pop-up shop at Thomasville Center for the Arts

November 9, 7 p.m.: Pen to Plate dinner (TICKETED)

November 10, 5: Stories & Steeples pop-up shop at Thomasville Visitors' Center

November 18, 2 p.m.: Book signing with Mike Brown

November 19, 1-5 p.m.: Holiday Open House 

November 25, all day: Small Business Saturday

December 5, 7 p.m.: Pie & Whiskey event at Liam's Restaurant and Lounge (TICKETED)