The Red Balloon Bookshop was hosting an author this past weekend. Knowing that I love the Red Balloon (you can read how much I love it) and personally knowing the author–well, alright, I didn’t know the author so much as her little sister in elementary school–I thought it would be a perfect thing to bring my children to.
Also, thanks to Lia’s younger sister–and my friend–we were able to learn some definitions of hard words like conserve.
Seeing Lia’s presentation at the Red Balloon confirmed that this store is very suited for children. They understand kids and not only provide products for children, they appreciate children.
The store isn’t very big, but they have a small raised “stage” in the back of the store that was perfect to host an event to be able to see the speaker and to hear them without a microphone. They set up as many chairs as they could to provide seating but encouraged everyone to find a seat somewhere. They even invited the children up close if they wanted to see.
The Red Balloon is very personable and the staff is very approachable. They all had a smile on their faces even in the midst of a very busy event and were nothing but kind.
And of course while you are waiting for the show to begin what better thing to do than to read books?
It was a busy event full of people from my home town, but even if you aren’t having a mini reunion like I was, the Red Balloon is a fantastic place to host authors. Even though it is small, the store is cheery, well-lit, and welcoming.
They are having another event this weekend. Mary Logue, a local author, will be reading from her book Sleep Like a Tiger on Saturday, January 12 at 10:30. Go and enjoy a morning with your children. You won’t regret it. In fact, you may leave grinning widely because you and your children enjoy yourselves so much!