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Our beautiful bookstore - winter 2019

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. In our first year we held an astonishing 233 events! 70% of which were free or suggested donation. 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 Special Events

Womxn's Circle - POSTPONED

Let’s honor Women’s History Month by gathering and connecting with our fellow womxn. Join certified meditation teacher Janessa Jackson for some connection, reflection and community. This discussion-based circle will be guided by the theme of Strength. What does it mean as a womxn to tap into our super powers? How do we best identify our strengths? Let’s support and celebrate our strengths together. Event will also include a mini empowering meditation.


This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new date soon!


Cost: $25.00


Story Construction: From the Ground Up Writing Workshop (Online)

This course will show and explain story creation all the way from conceptualization to conclusion. We will cover simplifying ideas, common issues of focus, outlining and plotting strategies, and well as different kinds of story structures and archetypes. Workshop taught by Andrew Katz, author of “The Vampire Gideon’s Suicide Hotline and Halfway House for Orphaned Girls.”


Postponed due to COVID-19. * This workshop will now be online via Zoom on Wednesday, April 1st from 7-9pm.


Cost: $65.00

Tarot Salon: The Swords (Online)

Tarot Salon is a casual, discussion based workshop where you can learn something new, share your own experiences, and practice reading tarot with your friends and neighbors! BYO deck or purchase one at the shop when you arrive.


This month we’re discussing The Swords! What qualities does the suit represent? What kinds of energy and what tools does it offer us? How do we interpret Swords cards when they come up in a reading?


Sunday, April 5th 4-5:30pm
*Tarot Salon will be held online this month using Zoom. You will receive a link to join Zoom and a pdf of the worksheet in your email the day of the event.





Candle Magick 101 (Online)

Interested in learning about one of the oldest forms of magick? Looking for a new way to set intentions?


Join us for a two-hour workshop where you’ll learn the history of candle magick, candle color associations, and how to use candle magick to set and follow through on intentions. All you have to bring is yourself and a candle. Led by Christina Rosso-Schneider. This workshop will be held online via Zoom. A link will be shared with all participants.


Monday, April 6th 7-9pm


$25 / person

BYO Candle