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May 2022

Attention Read Queen friends! We are so excited to announce that we are starting our very own Book Club! For our first book, we have decided to read Brendan Slocumb’s, “The Violin Conspiracy”

A riveting story about a violinist desperately trying to recover his priceless violin before a competition that might change his life and help him to break through the barriers of racism inherent in the classical music world.

Our first meeting will take place in The Queen’s Lounge on Friday, May 27th at 6:00PM. Come prepared to discuss the whole book including its themes, characters, plot development and more!

On a side note, RQ Book Club books purchased in-store will be 15% off during the month leading up to the meeting of that book.

We look forward to seeing you there!

You can also purchase this title from our affiliate, Please note we cannot offer a discount through Bookshop as this is a third party site.

April 2022

Independent Bookstore Day 2022

Saturday, April 30th

Come in and browse a huge variety of bargain books, exclusive titles, Indie Bookstore coffee mugs, exclusive Grishaverse Tote bags (you know what we mean, Leigh Bardugo fans!) and much more. Plus loads of freebies!
Hours: 8am – 7pm

February 2022

Looking for something unique for Valentine’s Day? Searching for something fun to do in the cold, dark of winter?

Pick up your Scavenger Hunt Clue Card at the bookstore and invite a special someone for a Valentine’s Date Scavenger Hunt. Pick a day, ANY day in February for a Valentine’s Date!

August 2021

August 21-22 – Book Sale Event!

We’re having another great tent sale with live music all day Saturday and Sunday, August 21-22. Please come by to browse our great selection of used books that we just don’t have room for on the shelves, but are bargains waiting to be snatched up. While you’re at it, grab a cooled iced coffee, iced Chai, or an Italian soda to cool you off.

Lots of great titles to choose from!

Meet the author, Melissa Walker on Friday August 6 at 6:00pm

Sexuality is the most rigidly socialized and deeply misunderstood aspect of ourselves. It is time that we practice the moment-to-moment whole-body habits that help us form our own meaning and embodiment of our sexuality, from the ground up.

Join Melissa Walker, Licensed Professional Counselor and somatic sex therapist, as she reads from her new book, Whole-Body Sex: Somatic Sex Therapy and the Lost Language of the Erotic Body

June 2021

Super-fun scavenger hunt! – ends June 26th

Click the image to enlarge on your phone or print out to take with you as scour Old Town to figure out the clues and snap a pic! Post on our Instagram page anytime up to noon on June 26th when we’ll hold our drawing!


UPDATED DATE: Thursday, June 10, 5:00pm – 7pm … Book launch & signing for OFF TRAIL by Rick Polito, talk at 5:30pm

Thursday, June 10th 2021 5:30pm – Rick Polito’s new YA graphic novel Off Trail: A laugh-out-loud coming of age story of one teen’s preposterous experience in a wilderness therapy program. Click here to read an interview with Rick Polito

Saturday, June 12, Noon – 1:30pm … Book signing for SAVVY by Ingrid Law (for Middle school readers).

Saturday, June 12 2021 12pm – Book signing for Savvy with Ingrid Law.
Q: If you had a savvy or superpower what would it to be?  Ingrid’s Answer: I would love to be able to be able to teleport anywhere in the world in an instant. Click here to learn more about Ingrid Law

Saturday, June 19, Noon – 1:30pm  … Live music in the lot.  Bring a chair and enjoy the day

Saturday, June 26, 5pm … Prize winners announced on social media for the Selfie-Scavenger Hunt

Selfie-Scavenger Hunt in Old Town Lafayette – June 1-25. Get your photo-face on, pull out your thinkin’ caps, and open up your Instagram for a fun-filled, walking tour of clues and news about Old Town Lafayette! We hope you’ll discover at least one new thing about our town and there’s a whole month to complete it!  You could win a $50, $25, or one of three $10 gift certificates to The Read Queen Bookstore!