All events are free and will be held at Little Shop of Stories unless otherwise noted.
Little Shop of Stories is located at133 A East Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030
404-373-6300 |

Writing Workshop
Sunday, September 30th, 2-4 pm
Decatur Coworks, 708 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
Did you know that one of the characters in Bud, Not Buddy, is based on Christopher Paul Curtis’ jazz-musician grandfather? We’ll use inspiration from our own families in this interactive writing workshop for kids ages 8-11. Space is limited, so please email to sign up.

Little Shop Players Acting Workshop
Sunday, October 8th | 11 am - 3 pm
Decatur Coworks, 708 Church St, Decatur, GA 30030
If you’re an aspiring actor between the ages of 8-11, you don’t want to miss this terrific opportunity to workshop a scene from Bud, Not Buddy. The scene will be performed at Christopher Paul Curtis’ author visit on November 10th! Space is limited, so email to sign up.

All That Jazz: Music Workshop for Families
Sunday, October 15th, 4-6pm
If you were inspired by Steady Eddie, Dirty Deed and Sleepy LaBone, you don't want to miss this interactive workshop! Professional jazz musicians from the Rialto Center will share their talent and your family will learn about all things jazz from individual instruments and the sounds they make to the history and impact of jazz. Can you dig? Space is limited, so please email to sign up.

Kids and Companions Book Club
Friday, October 20th, 6:30-7:30 pm

You’re invited to attend Little Shop’s Kids and Companions Book Club! Meet up with other kids (and their parents) who have gotten On The Same Page to discuss Bud’s hopeful adventure to find his father and all of the characters he meets along the way.

Decatur Day of Reading
Tuesday, October 24th, All Day

Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett has issued a proclamation and declared today the 2017 Decatur Day of Reading in honor of On The Same Page! To celebrate, we challenge everyone to spend 30 minutes reading Bud, Not Buddy or any other book!

Bud, Not Buddy Party
Thursday, October 26th, 7 pm

Now that you've read the book, it's time to come together for a celebration! We'll play games, create rules for life, listen to jazz, and so much more. This is always a favorite event and will be a fun evening you don’t want to miss.

Operation Sandwich
Friday, November 3rd | 6 pm
Like Bud, there are many in our community that do not know where their next meal will come from. At this event, families will make hundreds of sandwiches to be given to Clyde’s Kitchen, a soup kitchen that also distributes food directly to those in need on the streets of Atlanta. Space is limited, so please email to register your family and find out what item you can bring to help. (Children must be at least six years old to attend.)

Christopher Paul Curtis Author Visit
Friday, November 10th, 7 pm; doors open at 6pm

Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church
515 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! You don’t want to miss this special celebration complete with special performances and a book signing by Christopher Paul Curtis. This event will be first come, first seated.

Family Yoga
Sunday, November 12 | 2-3:30 pm
Renfroe Middle School Gym, 220 W. College Ave., Decatur, GA 30030
Grounded Kids Yoga instructors along with local PE teachers are combining literature, music, art and yoga into a family event.  Participants (adults and children 4+) are invited to connect with themes and characters from Bud, Not Buddy on the mat and then create their own inspired piece of art. Space is limited, please register your family at