IN PERSON Varsha Bajaj | A Garland of Henna


We are very excited to welcome Varsha Bajaj as she celebrates the release of her AMAZING new book, A Garland of Henna.

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Completing this RSVP form does not guarantee you a book; please purchase one at the bottom of this page.

Event Guidelines:

In order to go through the signing line and meet Varsha Bajaj for book personalization, please purchase A Garland of Henna from Blue Willow Bookshop. Since quantities are limited, we recommend purchasing your book ahead of time to ensure that you receive a copy. Your book can be picked up at the event.

If you cannot attend the event or you live out of town and would like a signed copy of the book, please indicate any personalization requests in the “comments” section when you check out.

If you are not feeling well, we encourage you to remain at home and we will get your book signed for you. If you need a surgical mask, we have them on hand if you find yourself without one. 

If you have a disability and require accommodation for this event, please let us know no later than 48 hours before the event by phoning (281) 497-8675 or emailing

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.


Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM Central Time


Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

About the Author:

Varsha Bajaj ( is the author of the middle grade novels Thirst (a New York Times bestseller and Global Read Aloud selection), Count Me In, and Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood. She also wrote the picture books The Home Builders (an Imagination Library selection, 2020–2024) and This Is Our Baby, Born Today (a Bank Street Best Book). She grew up in Mumbai, India, and when she came to the United States to obtain her master’s degree, her adjustment to the country was aided by her awareness of the culture through books. She lives in Houston, Texas.


Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping can run from $25-50US in addition to the cost of the book and can take up to 3 months to reach its destination. Additionally, we can only ship to certain regions and countries. This purchase will include a shipping charge of $50US and if the charge is less than that, we will refund the difference when we ship your book.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
A Garland of Henna By Varsha Bajaj, Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Varsha Bajaj, Archana Sreenivasan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593325117
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - June 11th, 2024

Nikita’s family takes pride in creating beautiful henna art, and she’s ready to try her hand at it—but it’s harder than it looks!