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Event Space for rent

What we do.

We host a variety of events at A Novel Idea, from author readings and signings to workshops to book clubs and story times. We have numerous events that run monthly, such as our open mic, book clubs, and pay-what-you-can tarot salon. Our goal is to offer regular events to the community that are interesting and innovative. To stay up to date on A Novel Idea events, check out our calendar. If you’re interested in hosting an event, please reach out to us. We are currently booking events for Summer 2020.

Upcoming Workshops

January Tarot Salon Promo

January Tarot Salon

Come hang with us and talk tarot! Explore the deck in a casual atmosphere where you can learn something new and share your own experiences. We’ll discuss the astrological associations of each of the cards and how you can incorporate them into your readings to uncover deeper insights. There will be plenty of time to practice reading with the support of the group. Bring any tarot deck you’d like or buy one at the bookstore. All experiences welcome!

This is a recurring event that takes place from 4-5:30pm on the first Sunday of every month.
PLEASE NOTE: We are now meeting at 4pm

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Tarot School - SOLD OUT

Want to learn tarot but don’t know where to start? Or do you have a low key practice and want to expand + practice + deepen your relationship to the cards? Enrollment is open for Tarot School!


Each week of this series, you’ll learn a fundamental aspect of tarot – everything from the history of the cards + symbolism, to how to learn + create meaning from all that imagery, to the numerology + astrology of it all. We’ll also use tools like writing + meditation + the moon cycle to connect to our intuition and deepen our understanding of tarot as a practice. This class will provide everything you need and more to immediately start reading tarot, whether your goal is to develop a personal practice or to read cards for other people casually or professionally. 


This workshop is SOLD OUT. If you are interested in being added to the waiting list, please email We’ll let you know if we decide to add another section later in 2020.


New Years Intention Workshop

It’s time to reflect on your past year and set your intentions for the year ahead. In this workshop, we’re setting aside your busy day-to-day to create the time you need to prepare for 2020. Local mindfulness teacher, Janessa Jackson will lead you through a series of writing exercises so you can connect with how you felt throughout this year and ask yourself where you want your energy to go next year. Participants will walk away with a vision for 2020 and the actionable steps you need to take to get there. Let’s make 2020 your best year yet!


Workshop ticket includes snacks, non-alcoholic beverage selection and a small gift. Participants are encouraged to bring their own journal, but paper and pens will be provided.

Sunday, January 19th 5-7pm

Cost: $55.00.