Author Visit

Local Children’s Authors–Reading and Book Signing


I had so much fun reading story hour at Hyde Park Books on December 7th! I will be back to read, my own book this time, with four other local authors this Saturday.

I am also giving away an 18×24 Imagination poster! The illustration is one of my favorite illustrations in Mama’s Purse ๐Ÿ™‚

Mama's Purse Poster

Please bring the kiddos!

3-5pm Saturday – Enjoy 5 different local children/YA authors read from their books. Don’t be late, we’re starting with the picture books first! Hot Cocoa/coffee and friends!

Featuring: Joel Lund, Jane Freund, Nancy Buffington, AJ Irving, and a new comer to the bunch Jessica Lund with sneak peak into her YA fantasy novel coming out very soon!

Come visit, listen, and do some Christmas shopping at Hyde Park Books on 13th St in Boise. This Saturday, December 14, 3-5 pm. Several children’s book authors, readings and refreshments!

Author Visit · Hyde Park Books · Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day


“Bookstores hold a place in the hearts and times of our community. They are places to discover an author, a story, a life. Nothing affords the conversation and interaction among books and book lovers that a bookstore does. In the future, whether you download your story or pluck a volume off a shelf, a bookstore will be able to accommodate. But in order for bookstores to flourish and thrive, we must expose future generations to the unique pleasures they offer. On December 7th, 2013, take a child in your life to a bookstore. Watch his face light up as you give him free access, not just to a new book, but to tomorrow.” โ€”Jenny Milchman, Founder of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day

I am excited to participate in Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day this Saturday at Hyde Park Books. I am reading my very first story hour at a bookstore! And I get to decide what to read! What are your favorite children’s books? I’d like to have a nice variety to read to the kiddos ๐Ÿ™‚


I think Hyde Park Books is doing something pretty cool for this special occasion: A children’s/YA book exchange. In honor of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, Saturday Dec 7th they will be hosting a book exchange all day. So, bring a book, and you can select another used children’s/young adult book for free! That’s right, free!

So, come exchange those old stories for some new ones!

Book Signing

Local Author Signing at Hyde Park Books


THIS SATURDAY! Idaho authors will be signing books at Hyde Park Books from 10-3. There are many subjects and genres to choose from by all sorts of folks! Come meet local authors who will sign their books for you AND you can support the local economy! There will also be light refreshments, including Mediterranean Hummus from Jill Skeem’s book Comfort Food Gets a Vegan Makeover.

Authors who will be present are as follows:

10 AM to Noon

*Cherie Buckner-Webb
*Jane Freund
*Janice Hildreth
*AJ Irving
*Joel Lund
*Jill Skeem
*Jeannine Smith

1 PM to 3 PM

*Americus Dottier
*Merri Halma
*Laurie Kuntz
*L.D. Webb

Books by other local authors will be available. SO COME ON DOWN to meet local authors and enjoy Mediterranean Hummus!

Hyde Park Books

Monster Bash at Hyde Park Books

Hyde Park is my favorite neighborhood in Boise. There’s an old school ice cream shop, an amazing park, great restaurants with patios, and the coolest little book shop: Hyde Park Books. I took my kids to the Monster Bash at Hyde Park Books yesterday and we had a blast! They enjoyed making crafts, eating candy, and reading books.

Where to purchase mama's purse

Find Mama’s Purse at a Store Near You or Online!

Mama's Purse

The Rediscovered Bookshop
180 N. 8th Street, Boise, Idaho
(208) 376-4229

Penny Lane Kids
1778 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho
(208) 344-5437

The Boise Comic Book Company
7011 W. Fairview Ave.
Boise, Idaho 83704
(208) 546-9471

Main Street Books
136 West Main Street
Emmett, Idaho 83617
(208) 365-2077

Idaho Inklings
432 Farnsworth Way, #6
Rigby, Idaho 83442
(208) 745-5705

Hyde Park Books
1507 N. 13th Street
Boise, Idaho
(208) 429-8220

2033 North 35th Street
Boise, Idaho
(208) 908-8232


680 E. Boise Avenue, Boise, Idaho (208) 345-9428
10539 Overland Rd, Boise, Idaho (208) 322-6828
7500 W Fairview Ave, Boise, Idaho (208) 375-3151
1769 N Lakes Pl, Meridian, Idaho (208) 855-9878
1870 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, Idaho 83651 (208) 461-6070

AJ’s Children’s Books:
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Powell’s Books:

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