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 |

Teachers Workshop: Teaching Comics in the Classroom
Thursday, September 19, 7-8 pm
Thursday, October 17, 7-8 pm

Are you a teacher looking for ways to use graphic novels in the classroom? Amanda Lee, Curriculum and Professional Learning Coordinator, and Justin Colussy-Estes, Little Shop of Stories manager and former Comics Instructor, are presenting this workshop to discuss strategies for pushing students to look at comics and graphic novels in fresh, exciting ways in the classroom! Space is limited, so please email to sign up.

Writing Workshop
Saturday, September 21, 2-4 pm
Calling all aspiring writers/artists! If you’ve ever wanted to put your own creative spin on one of your favorite stories, then this is the writing workshop for you. We’ll draw inspiration from other books while we hone the craft of retelling and reimagining. This interactive writing workshop is for kids ages 8-11. Space is limited, so please email to sign up.

90 Second Novel Movie Making Workshop
Saturday, October 5, 10-3 pm
Inspired by the 90 Second Newbery project, our very own Little Shop Players will be making a 90 second movie of Smile! Kids ages 8-12 who participate in the workshop will write, direct, and act in the movie, to be shown the night of Raina’s visit in front of her and the world! Workshop space is limited, so if you’re interested, please email to sign up.

Kids and Companions Book Club and Middle Grade Graphic Novel Book Club TEAM UP!
Friday, October 11, 6:30 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 what makes Smile so special!

Smiles Change Lives Family Photo Sessions
Saturday, October 12, Times to be announced soon
Smiles Change Lives is an organization dedicated to providing braces to kids who can’t afford them. We are thrilled to have the photographers of Atlanta’s Rank Studios here to provide professional photography sessions for a donation to Smiles Change Lives. A donation of $25 gets your family three professionally edited high resolution photos. Space is limited, so please email for information about how to register. Find out more about Smiles Change Lives on their website at

Girl Scouts Comic Artist Badge workshop
Sunday, October 20, 3-5 pm

Raina Telgemeier was a Girl Scout cadette during the events of Smile, and what better way to celebrate her experience than to offer a workshop for cadettes in Girl Scouts to earn a badge in cartooning! Cadettes will learn everything they need to earn their Comic Artist badge and can get the badge at the end of the workshop. Workshop will cost $5 per scout to cover the cost of materials. Cadettes who wish to purchase the badge through the workshop will need to bring an additional $3.50. Space is limited, so please email for information about how to register. 

In addition, if your troop of Girl Scout Juniors wants to earn your Drawing badge, or if your troop of Girl Scout Cadettes wants to earn a Comic Artist badge, we want to help! Please email us at to see about scheduling someone to come to your troop to conduct a workshop!

Decatur Day of Reading
Thursday, October 24, All Day

Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett has issued a proclamation and declared today the 2019 Decatur Day of Reading in honor of On The Same Page! To celebrate, we challenge everyone to spend 30 minutes reading Smile or any other book!

Raina Telgemeier Author Visit
Wednesday, October 23rd, 7 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm

Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church | Presented by Georgia Center for the Book
It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! You don’t want to miss this special celebration and a book signing by Raina Telgemeier. This event is free, but a ticket is required for entry. Click here for complete details and to reserve a ticket.