We host all kinds of events and happenings at the shop every month: story times, letter writing clubs, author signings, and more! 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 events [at] bookshelfthomasville [.com]. We'll be in touch!
Story Time @ the 'Shelf
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.
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.
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.
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 Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray. Stay tuned for details on One Book 2018!
May 20th, 11 am: Story Time with Ben Wilder
May 20th, 2 pm: Tea tasting
May 30th, 1 pm: Story time at the amphitheater
June 1, 7 pm: Gary Yordon Signing
June 2nd, 6 pm: Bruce Means Signing
June 10th, 2 pm: Jeff VanderMeer Signing
June 27th, 12 pm: Story time at the amphitheater
July 25th, 12 pm: Story time at the amphitheater