Upcoming Events at The Bookworm

Wednesday, November 21 | The Bookworm will close at 6 p.m.

Thursday, November 22 | The Bookworm will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.


Friday, November 23 | Shop Local on Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent business. Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box Black Friday and is designed to promote both local and independently owned business during the holidays. This year, to celebrate Plaid Fridayat The Bookworm:

●  Come in and show us your plaid and receive 20% off the most expensive item in your total purchase.

●  To support our community, bring a canned food item to be donated to The Food Bank For the Heartland. For every canned food donation brought in, you'll receive 10% off one item in your total purchase (up to five cans).

● Books and children's gift items that are purchased to be donated to the Salvation Army Angel Tree will be discounted 10%.


Saturday, November 24 | Small Business Saturday and Indies First. Indies First celebrates independent bookstores and local communities in conjunction with Small Business Saturday. Why buy books in your local independent bookstore?

  • You may be about to make a purchase you'll value for the rest of your life
  • You'll be shopping 1n your local community
  • You'll be helping create local jobs
  • You might just find a book you never knew existed
  • You'll find great gifts for friends and family
  • You can talk to real people about books they know and love
  • You'll be part of your local book-loving community

And that’s just the beginning.

  • Spend $50 and receive a FREE Shop Small tote bag, while supplies last.
  • Every purchase will get you a raffle ticket to be entered to win a $50 Bookworm Gift Card. Every $50 spent gets you another entry!
  • Take a picture of your Bookworm visit, follow and tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter, AND use the hashtags #ShopTheBookworm & #IndiesFirst to be entered into a to win a $50 Bookworm Gift Card.
  • In addition to the deals of the day, please join us for local authors Bruce Arrant and Angela Glover signing their books.
  • Saturday Storytime is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Our game experts will demonstrate how to play the great games available at The Bookworm.

Thank you for being a big supporter of small business and your neighborhood. 


Monday, November 26 | Cider Monday! The deals online are frightful, but The Bookworm's so delightful! Ditch the web this cyber Monday and come in store for a free cup of warm apple Cider. all day or while supplies last.






Sunday, December 2 / Noon to 3 p.m. | Pet lovers and their furry friends are invited for the 11th annual Santa Paws event for Hearts United for Animals. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to pose with pets. Elves from the University of Nebraska at Omaha will take a photo of the pet on Santa's lap, print the photo on site and turn it into a holiday card. All photos will also be emailed to pet owners. The fee is $25, with a $5 discount to $20 if you bring a donation of pet supplies. All proceeds go directly to Hearts United for Animals, a no-kill shelter and animal welfare organization. Hearts United receives no government funding and exists solely on donations and the all-volunteer staff. The annual event is sponsored by the UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). For the last 10 years, students have planned the event and donated the proceeds to a local animal shelter or rescue groups.




Sunday, December 2 / 1 to 3 p.m. | Omaha World-Herald writers will discuss and sign their books.

Mike Kelly will sign Uniquely Omaha, 101 Things to Know About the Big O ($29.95). No place else is exactly like Omaha, a metropolitan area that’s cosmopolitan — soon to be 1 million people — and yet small enough that neighborhoods actually produce neighbors, most of whom care very much about each other. World-Herald columnist Michael Kelly weaves stories, facts, history and oddities into a paint-by-number — 101 — portrait of the city he knows so well. Celebrities and celebrations, inventions and innovations, artistry and attractions — add it all up, and it’s Uniquely Omaha.


David Hendee will sign Nebraska 150, 150 Years Told Through 93 Counties ($29.95). David Hendee brings the state’s history to life with a fascinating look at its 93 counties. The newspaper’s award-winning photographers and artist Mike Parks add vivid detail to the look back.


Sportswriters Tom Shatel and Evan Bland will sign


Frost - A Husker’s Journey Home ($29.95) The extraordinary story of a native son who was destined to be Tom Osborne’s heir. All told with never-published photos plus fresh reporting and perspectives from The World-Herald’s award-winning sports writers.


The Return of Scott Frost ($4.99) From the pages of The World-Herald comes a glossy comic book edition of the six-part series detailing Scott Frost’s return to coach Nebraska football.


Shatel ($9.98). The Nebraska sports landscape has been transformed since World-Herald columnist Tom Shatel arrived on the scene in 1991. Relive all of the memories of great teams, new venues and special athletes, as only Tom can narrate them. With a foreword by Tom Osborne.






Tuesday, December 4 / 6 p.m. | Channy Chhi Laux will sign Short Hair Detention: Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Surviving the Cambodian Genocide. Short Hair Detention is Laux's memoir of surviving the Cambodian genocide (1975 -1979). Her story begins when the Communists took over, progresses through multiple escape attempts and concludes with how freedom was regained. The book reveals intimate details of how she learned to survive unforgiving conditions and the many agonizing moments including when the Khmer Rouge separated her from her parents. Throughout the horrific journey, she experienced constant reminders to keep faith in God and to not lose hope that her family would somehow be able to survive. 




Thursday, December 6th / 6 p.m. | Kate Klise will sign her books including her newest picture book, Stay, a Girl, a Dog and a Bucket List (Macmillan, $17.99). Illustrations are by the author's sister, Sarah Klise. Eli the dog has been with Astrid since her parents brought her home as a baby. Now Astrid is getting older, and so is Eli. Before he slows down too much, Astrid wants to make fun memories with him. So she makes a bucket list for Eli, which includes experiences such as eating with him in a restaurant, and taking him down a slide at the playground. But in the end, what is most important to Eli is the time he spends with Astrid, whom he loves dearly. Sisters Kate and M. Sarah Klise have created a story that reminds readers of all ages that time with our loved ones is the most precious gift of all. Kate's other books include the 43 Old Cemetery Road series and the Three Ring Rascals series. 




Saturday, December 8 / 1 p.m. | The Nebraska Writers Guild will present the second edition of their popular Voices from the Plains anthology, featuring a new crop of talented local authors. There are thrilling short stories and novel excerpts; thought-provoking poems and essays; as well as a script excerpt and excerpt from a biography. Nebraska Writers Guild is a state-wide writers non-profit that advocates literacy and literature throughout Nebraska. Many of the authors featured in Voices from the Plains will be present to sign and discuss their works.





Thursday, December 13 / 4:30 p.m. | Author Jessica Hische will meet Bookworm customers and talk about her book, Tomorrow I'll Be Brave (Penguin, $17.99). Journey through a world filled with positive and beautifully hand-lettered words of widsom, inspiration, and motivation. As this book reminds readers, tomorrow is another day, full of endless opportunities--all you have to do is decide to make the day yours.  This will be a more casual event for younger ones! 





Friday, December 14 / 6 p.m. | Clayton Anderson will speak and sign his latest book A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet (Sleeping Bear, $16.99). Astronaut Clayton Anderson takes readers on an A to Z flight through the alphabet from astronaut to spacewalk. Topics cover the history of NASA, science, and practical aspects of being an astronaut using fun poems for each letter paired with longer expository text in the sidebars. Perfect for science buffs, budding astronauts, and astronomy lovers of all ages.  




Monday, December 24 | The Bookworm will close at 3 p.m. in observance of Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 25 | The Bookworm will be closed in observance of Christmas Day.

Monday, December 31 | The Bookworm will close at 6 p.m. in observance of New Years Eve.

Tuesday, January 1 | The Bookworm will be closed in observance of New Years Day.




  • Astronaut Clayton Anderson returns to The Bookworm on Friday, December 14 at 6 p.m.

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