Kid’s Book Club at Belmont Books: New Kid

This month we’re reading Jerry Craft’s graphic novel New Kid. As always, the book will be 20% off!

Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang, New Kid is a timely, honest graphic novel about starting over at a new school where diversity is low and the struggle to fit in is real, from award-winning author-illustrator Jerry Craft.

Tui Sutherland Launch at Belmont Books

Join us for the launch of the second graphic novel in the Wings of Fire series. Tui will be discussing the series, answering questions, and signing books. Tickets will be $5 and can be purchased over the phone or in store. You can also purchase tickets online here. We only have 100 tickets available so get yours now!

All children under the age of 11 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Seating is first come, first served with seating beginning at 5:45pm. If you require a seating reservation please let us know!

Belmont Books Kids Book Club

Join us for February’s Kid’s Book Club! This month we’ll be reading Rita Williams-Garcia’s award winning One Crazy Summer. Bookclub books are discounted 20% so make sure to grab your copy today!

Young Writers and Illustrators: Meet & Greet

Meet other local youth (ages 18 & under) who share the same interest in writing and art that you do on Monday, March 19th. This is an opportunity to connect with other young writers and illustrators from Wakefield, Stoneham, Melrose, Reading, Saugus, Lynnfield, North Reading, Wilmington, Winchester, and surrounding towns in a casual and art-focused atmosphere. Bring your curiosity for creativity! Stop in for any length of time starting at 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Boys & Girls Club of Wakefield’s Teen Room, located on the ground floor of the Civic Center (467 Main Street, Wakefield, MA). This is a FREE event.

Create Illustration Trading Cards, try out our typewriters, learn about zines or just chat and connect with other young people off-line. Feel welcome to bring your own art or writing to share. Enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or some hot cocoa with plenty of whipped cream along with some sweet treats.

This Meet & Greet is sponsored by The Room to Write and located in space being generously provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield. Special thanks to the Kidcasso Art StudioLucius Beebe Memorial Library in WakefieldMass Love Distro and Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield for their enthusiastic support and participation as well as Kidcasso youth artist and Saugus High School Junior, Erin Rosa, for her accompanying illustration.

Parents are welcome to accompany youth who would like to attend. If you have questions, suggestions or would like to let us know you plan to attend, please send a note to Colleen Getty at

For more information about programs for young writers please visit:

Where’s Waldo? Kid’s Party

You’ve spent all month finding Waldo around Brookline—now come in and celebrate with Brookline Booksmith! Treats, activities, prizes, and a real live Waldo to find in the store. Bring your Waldo Passport to claim your rewards!

Glee’s CHRIS COLFER with his final book in the best selling Land of Stories series

#1 New York Times bestselling author CHRIS COLFER returns to Brookline Booksmith on tour for the sixth and final book in The Land of Stories series!  Join us for an interactive event that will include: a reading from COLFER, audience Q&A, The Land of Stories trivia, a costume contest, and prizes.

This is a ticketed event, and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry.  Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket.  Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket.

These tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with COLFER immediately following the event.  He will choose five lucky readers (+1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

Tickets available in-store and online here.

Illustrators BRADEN LAMB, SHELLI PAROLINE, and JEREL DYE present Making Scents and Pigs Might Fly

Brookline Booksmith hosts illustrators BRADEN LAMB and SHELLI PAROLINE with their book Making Scents, and JEREL DYE with Pigs Might Fly.

If pigs were meant to fly, they’d have been born with wings—but there’s no convincing Pig’s Might Fly‘s Lily Leanchops.  To save Pigdom Plains, Lily must take to the skies in her own experimental aircraft—and there’s no time for a test run.

In Making Scents, Mickey’s parents are crazy about the canines.  Naturally, they’re raising their son as if he was a dog…and Mickey wants nothing more than to make his parents proud.  Just as Mickey is mastering the art of sniffing, a tragic accident forever changes his happy family. Mickey is sent to live with relatives he’s never met―relatives who are not fond of kids . . . and who hate dogs!