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Are you looking for affordable, rentable event space in downtown Thomasville? A place to host corporate meetings and functions, bridal showers, birthday parties, and more? The Bookshelf now proudly offers The Top Shelf, a rentable event space upstairs at The Bookshelf.  

Rentals are currently offered at two base price points: 

  • Private parties begin at $150, inclusive of the below
  • Corporate rentals begin at $300, inclusive of the below

Space rental currently includes: 

  • Large, spacious hosting facility, plus small seating/greeting area
  • Two hours at The Top Shelf ($100/each additional hour)
  • One hour set-up time
  • Eight 6-foot tables
  • Seating for 20
  • Designated Bookshelf staffer to help facilitate your event
  • Restroom access
  • Event cleanup
  • Party lighting
  • Photobooth area

Optional add-ons include: 

  • Customized 20" x 30" hand-lettered canvas
  • Projector
  • iPhoto photography
  • Photobooth props


We've been hosting birthday parties downstairs in the bookstore for years, but now we're happy to host specialty children's birthday parties upstairs at The Top Shelf. 

Children's birthday parties are $200 and currently include: 

  • Two hours of themed fun during one of our available time slots
  • Everything needed for up to 12 children ($15/each additional child) 
  • Craft 
  • Games and activities
  • Treat bags (one per guest) 
  • One dozen medium cupcakes from Smallcakes
  • One dozen water bottles
  • Themed book for the birthday child

We're currently featuring parties available in three fun themes. You pick the theme, and we'll pick the accompanying book and craft!

  • Dinosaurs and dragons
  • Unicorns and fairies
  • Nature

Children's birthday parties are available at the following times, and must be booked a minimum 14 days in advance: 

  • Fridays, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 1 to 3 p.m.

email EVENTS MANAGER ASHLEY SHERLOCK for bookings, rental information, and price quotes.