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February 2022

Looking for something unique for Valentine’s Day? Searching for something fun to do in the cold, dark of winter?

Pick up your Scavenger Hunt Clue Card at the bookstore and invite a special someone for a Valentine’s Date Scavenger Hunt. Pick a day, ANY day in February for a Valentine’s Date!

August 2021

August 21-22 – Book Sale Event!

We’re having another great tent sale with live music all day Saturday and Sunday, August 21-22. Please come by to browse our great selection of used books that we just don’t have room for on the shelves, but are bargains waiting to be snatched up. While you’re at it, grab a cooled iced coffee, iced Chai, or an Italian soda to cool you off.

Lots of great titles to choose from!

Meet the author, Melissa Walker on Friday August 6 at 6:00pm

Sexuality is the most rigidly socialized and deeply misunderstood aspect of ourselves. It is time that we practice the moment-to-moment whole-body habits that help us form our own meaning and embodiment of our sexuality, from the ground up.

Join Melissa Walker, Licensed Professional Counselor and somatic sex therapist, as she reads from her new book, Whole-Body Sex: Somatic Sex Therapy and the Lost Language of the Erotic Body

June 2021

Super-fun scavenger hunt! – ends June 26th

Click the image to enlarge on your phone or print out to take with you as scour Old Town to figure out the clues and snap a pic! Post on our Instagram page anytime up to noon on June 26th when we’ll hold our drawing!


UPDATED DATE: Thursday, June 10, 5:00pm – 7pm … Book launch & signing for OFF TRAIL by Rick Polito, talk at 5:30pm

Thursday, June 10th 2021 5:30pm – Rick Polito’s new YA graphic novel Off Trail: A laugh-out-loud coming of age story of one teen’s preposterous experience in a wilderness therapy program. Click here to read an interview with Rick Polito

Saturday, June 12, Noon – 1:30pm … Book signing for SAVVY by Ingrid Law (for Middle school readers).

Saturday, June 12 2021 12pm – Book signing for Savvy with Ingrid Law.
Q: If you had a savvy or superpower what would it to be?  Ingrid’s Answer: I would love to be able to be able to teleport anywhere in the world in an instant. Click here to learn more about Ingrid Law

Saturday, June 19, Noon – 1:30pm  … Live music in the lot.  Bring a chair and enjoy the day

Saturday, June 26, 5pm … Prize winners announced on social media for the Selfie-Scavenger Hunt

Selfie-Scavenger Hunt in Old Town Lafayette – June 1-25. Get your photo-face on, pull out your thinkin’ caps, and open up your Instagram for a fun-filled, walking tour of clues and news about Old Town Lafayette! We hope you’ll discover at least one new thing about our town and there’s a whole month to complete it!  You could win a $50, $25, or one of three $10 gift certificates to The Read Queen Bookstore!