Upcoming Events at The Bookworm

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 / 6 P.M. | THE RAINBOW ROWELL SIGNING IS RESCHEDULEDYour ticket will be valid for the rescheduled event. If you want to pick up your copy of Wayward Son at The Bookworm before the rescheduled event date, you are welcome to... Just remember to bring your copy with you to be signed at the rescheduled event.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Please email Carl at The Bookworm (carl.erickson@bookwormomaha.com) with questions or concerns and we'll respond as promptly as possible.  

Rainbow will discuss Wayward Son, the highly anticipated follow-up to Carry On, and take questions from the audience. A book signing with Rainbow will follow the presentation. The event will be at Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor Street. For admission to the event and more information go to Eventbrite.

Simon Snow is back and he's coming to America! The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after ... So why can't Simon Snow get off the couch? What he needs, according to his best friend, is a change of scenery. He just needs to see himself in a new light ... That's how Simon and Penny and Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West. They find trouble, of course. And they get lost. They get so lost, they start to wonder whether they ever knew where they were headed in the first place



Sunday, November 10 / 1 p.m. / Robert Woody will sign Becoming a Real Musician: Inspiration and Guidance for Teachers and Parents of Musical Kids (Rowman & Littlefield, $15.95). Nobody is born a musician. People become musical through the right experiences as children, and with the right kind of support from the adults in their lives. Most teachers and parents believe that music can be a powerful a gift to kids. Ideally it becomes a lifelong gift, rather than merely a pastime of childhood to be reminisced about later. Unfortunately, not all music educational experiences produce a lasting musicianship. This book shares how learning experiences can be made more relevant, practical, and real world for young people studying music. With such experiences, kids can be on their way to becoming real musicians, defined as people whose musical skills allow them to lead musically active lives, whether music making is their profession or a personally fulfilling part of their leisure time.


Thursday, November 14 / 10 a.m. | A Special Storytime  - Ashlee Coffey will read Omaha ABCs (Omaha World-Herald, $12.95). With whimsical rhymes by Momaha.com editor Ashlee Coffey and vivid illustrations by award-winning Omaha World-Herald artist Matt Haney, Omaha ABCs shows off the iconic people, places, food and history of Omaha. This A-Z tour will take readers through iconic landmarks including Henry Doorly Zoo, Children’s Museum, South Omaha, Florence Mill, the Keystone Trail and Zorinsky Lake. The book also highlights the food and history that make Omaha unique: Steaks, Rueben Sandwiches, Runza’s and the Trans-Mississippi Exposition and Ak-Sar-Ben Queen. A perfect gift for children of all ages.

Thursday, November 14 / 6:30 p.m. | Bestselling author Jeff Kinney will sign Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball. In Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, an unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they be forced to move?
Come prepared with smashing enthusiasm and join Jeff Kinney for the most epically disastrous event to celebrate the publication of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #14The Wrecking Ball Show is jam-packed with opportunities to build your own cartoons, destroy the trivia competition, manufacture some dance moves and collapse with laughter. If you're not completely wrecked, stick around after the show for a photo with Jeff. The Wrecking Ball Show is one hour in length and appropriate for the whole family.
For admission to the event and more information go to Eventbrite. The event will be at Westside High School, 8701 Pacific St.. Admission to the event includes admittance and a hardcover copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball. Tickets are $19.99 for one person and $22.99 for two people. Jeff Kinney will pre-personalize book plates for event attendees and take photos with guests after the presentation.
Friday, November 15 / 6 p.m. | John Domini, author of The Color Inside a Melon ($16.95), and Lettie Prell, author of the story The Need for Air included in The New Voices of Science Fiction ($17.95), will discuss their books.

Saturday, November 16 | Local Author Day

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | Jayson Ford will sign Dr Ford Freud Proving Monsters Don't Exist ($14.95).

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. | Eddie Lance will sign Backstage Pass:Behind the Scenes Access to Rock Star Quality Recipes ($14.99)

1 to 2 p.m. | Ron Clark will sign Regis James ($19.95).

2 to 3 p.m. | David Reinarz will sign Is That a Short Story In Your Pocket? ($14.95)

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Judith Ngozi Obodougo will sign God's Got Your Back 

3 to 4 p.m. | Gary Koenig will sign Commandant's Daughter 

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Laurie Travis will sign Road to the Hike of Lake Haiyaha ($14.95)

4 to 5 p.m. | Nicole Ann will sign Poems for a Lifetime 



Saturday November 23 / 1 p.m. | Larry Dwyer will discuss and sign Standing Bear's Quest for Freedom: First Civil Rights Victory for Native Americans ($19.95). This is a story of a great and noble man. A man of courage and determination who was willing to face arrest for leaving the government's reservation without its permission--all because of his love for his son and his people. Standing Bear was a man who fought for his freedom, not with armed resistance, but with bold action, strong testimony and heartfelt eloquence. He knew he and his people had been wronged. All he wanted was the right to live and die with his family on his own land - on the beloved land of his Ponca ancestors.

This story is a civil rights victory for Native Americans, unprecedented in American history. For the first time, a federal court declared a Native American to be a "person" - a human being, having rights and privileges to file an action for a redress of grievances in a federal court, like every other person in America. Standing Bear won his fight for freedom. His victory began a movement of change, a slow change, but a change, nevertheless. The pervading sense of indifference toward Native Americans was broken. America would never be the same because of what Standing Bear did.


Sunday, November 24 | Join us for the Bookworm Holiday Open House.  The Bookworm offers free gift wrap and friendly, knowledgeable service.  This year give gifts that can be opened again and again.  

At 1 p.m. Joy Johnson will sign The Boob Girls XI – The Gun Found at Marks ($14.95). It's Omaha, 1898, and the huge Trans-Mississippi Exposition has opened, taking up blocks of the city and attracting six million visitors. Also visiting are the BOOB Girls, Wiley Vondra, Alphonso Greatwood and Geoffrey the mastiff. When a gun is found in the roots of a 100-year-old crabapple tree at Marks Bistro, the girls lunch is interrupted when they are whisked back in time to 1898 to solve the mystery of who used the gun on whom, what they did with the body and then planted the evidence. In addition to this being a BOOB Girls adventure, it is also a panoramic picture of Omaha in 1898. At that time, Omaha was known as a dirty, wicked town. Our friends discover how it got that name.


Wednesday, November 27 | The Bookworm will close at 6 p.m. to prepare for Thanksgiving Day.

Thursday, November 28 | The Bookworm will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.


Saturday, November 30 | Small Business Saturday and Indies First. Small Business Saturday is a day devoted to supporting small businesses and communities across the country, celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  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 in 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. Thank you for being a big supporter of small business and your neighborhood. 


Saturday, November 30 / 10 to 11:30 a.m. | A special Saturday Storytime at The Bookworm. 

At 10 a.m. Ashlee Coffey will read Omaha ABCs (Omaha World-Herald, $12.95). With whimsical rhymes by Momaha.com editor Ashlee Coffey and vivid illustrations by award-winning Omaha World-Herald artist Matt Haney, Omaha ABCs shows off the iconic people, places, food and history of Omaha. This A-Z tour will take readers through iconic landmarks including Henry Doorly Zoo, Children’s Museum, South Omaha, Florence Mill, the Keystone Trail and Zorinsky Lake.

At 10:45 a.m. Deborah Ward will read from Omar the Troll. Omar lives in a cozy concrete cottage beneath the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. It’s fitting because Omar is a big, blue troll. After all, trolls have been camping out beneath bridges since the Three Billy Goats Gruff came traipsing along.



Sunday, December 8 / 1 p.m. | Nancy Rips and her grandson Noah will sign Noah and the Eight Trucks of Hanukkah ($16.99). Noah is a young boy who loves Hanukkah, but his favorite thing in the whole world is trucks. Why aren't they part of the Hanukkah celebration? In this story, Noah devises a way to have a Festival of Trucks along with the Festival of Lights, each honoring the brave Maccabees.






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