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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 Workshops

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February Tarot Salon

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! This month we’ll look at color theory, how meanings associated with colors can deepen our understanding of the cards, and how we can apply it to our tarot readings. Led by Amber Astronauta.
Tarot Salon has been so popular (we’re sold out for February 2nd!), so we’ve decided to add a second date this month! Both dates will cover the same topic (Color Theory).
Thursday, February 13 6-7:30pm
Please note that moving forward Tarot Salon is $20/person (+tax).

Love Potions and Herbal Aphrodisiacs for Valentines Day

Please join us in exploring the world of herbal aphrodisiacs in preparation for Valentines Day! In this workshop you will learn a handful of Western & Ayurvedic herbs used in love and pleasure medicine. We will discuss herbal preparations, cooking with herbs, and as a group we will create an herbal tea blend and a love elixir that you are welcome to take home to enjoy. You are warmly invited to bring your partner(s), friends, loved ones, or just yourself – all are welcome and encouraged to attend this LGBTQIA inclusive class. Taught by Dani Toronyi.


Dani Toronyi is an artist, landscape architect, and trained herbalist whose work is informed by an ecological, systems-based understanding of the living world. Situated within the Western herbalist tradition, she works to reveal and deepen our connection to our local bioregion. She has been working with plant medicine since 2001, and has shared her herbal products and offerings since 2011.


Monday, February 10th 7-9pm Cost: $50 (+tax)

Love Potion workshop