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Featured Upcoming Events at The Reading Bug:


Sun, 10/22/2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HAVE TO POSTPONE THIS EVENT UNTIL SPRING.  DUE TO THE FIRES IN THE SANTA ROSA AREA, THE AUTHORS ARE UNABLE TO MAKE THE TRIP.  WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN THE EARLY SPRING TIME.  WE WILL HAVE A LIMITED SUPPLY OF SIGNED BOOKPLATES AVAILABLE... (read more)

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The Reading Bug's popular Wine & Coloring NIght for grown-ups is back and now has an option for childcare (ages 3+) down the street at the new Broadway Babies studio!  Kids will play, dance and sing the night away while you relax down the street with grown-ups!"... (read more)

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 3:00pm

Local preteen author, Isabella Murphy for a fun Halloween Story Time at The Reading Bug on Sunday, 10/29 at 3pm. The book From Dark to Light is inspired by Murphy’s love of fall festivities, particularly the carving of pumpkins for Halloween.     ... (read more)

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 4:30pm

This month's selection is Castle Hangnail Girls ages 8-12 and a grown-up are welcome to attend this lively book club discussion with 5th grade teacher at LEAD Elementary School, Cara Schpnizer! Pick up a copy of the book in-store for 10% off the cover price and join us!... (read more)

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 6:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome William Joyce to The Reading Bug! We are celebrating the re-issue of Mr. Joyce's classics: SANTA CALLS – A holiday classic about three kids who venture to the North Pole to help Santa defeat an army of evil elves…now complete with... (read more)

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Oliver Jeffers, arguably the most influential creator of picture books today, offers a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child--and in doing so gifts children and parents everywhere with a gently sweet and humorous missive about our world and... (read more)

Featured Staff Reviews

Brown Girl Dreaming, which recently received the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, is Jacqueline Woodson’s memoir about her childhood.   Born in Ohio and raised by a single mother in South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York, Woodson describes her life as a black American during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s.  She writes of her early childhood with her grandparents in the Jim Crow South:  “We can’t go to downtown Greenville without/ seeing the teenagers walking into stores, sitting/ where brown people still aren’t allowed to sit/ and getting carried out, their bodies limp,/ their faces calm. ”  She... (read more)

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