IN PERSON J Elle | House of Marionne

UPDATE:  If you have not yet purchased a book, due to high last minute demand, it is likely that your book will not be signed (and personalized, if you request) until after J. Elle returns from her 2 week tour. She will come in at that time and sign your order and we will let you know when it is available for pick up. 


We are very excited to welcome J Elle to the shop to celebrate her new book, House of Marionne. Jess will be in conversation with Ali Hazelwood.

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

NOTE: Books will be available for pick up at the event. Although reservations are not required, we appreciate them! You can RSVP here.


Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 3:00 PM Central Time


St. Thomas Presbyterian Church, 14100 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

In order to go through the signing line and meet  either author for book personalization, please purchase House of Marionne from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.

NOTE: If you would like to pre-order Ali Hazelwood's upcoming YA book Check & Mate, she will sign a bookplate for you to include in the book when it releases.

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

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.

About the Author:he

J. Elle is the New York Times bestselling author of young adult and middle-grade fantasy fiction and a 2022 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth and Teens. The former educator credits her nomadic lifestyle and humble inner-city beginnings as inspiration for her novels. When she’s not writing, Elle can be found on the hunt for desserts without chocolate, looking for any excuse to get dressed up, and road-tripping her way across the country with her two dogs in tow.

Ali Hazelwood is the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis as well as a writer of peer-reviewed articles about brain science, in which no one makes out and the ever after is not always happy. Originally from Italy, she lived in Germany and Japan before moving to the US to pursue a PhD in neuroscience. When Ali is not at work, she can be found running, eating cake pops, or watching sci-fi movies with her three feline overlords (and her slightly-less-feline husband).


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: 
Sunday, August 27, 2023 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
St. Thomas Presbyterian Church
14100 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
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House of Marionne By J. Elle Cover Image
By J. Elle
ISBN: 9780593527702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Razorbill - August 29th, 2023

An INSTANT New York Times bestseller!
An INSTANT USA TODAY bestseller!
An INSTANT Sunday Times bestseller!

A modern-day YA romantic fantasy series opener about a glamorous magical world of social elites, forbidden love, and a dark magic that could destroy it all.

**Deluxe edition with special embellishments on first printing only!**

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Check & Mate By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593619919
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2023

In this clever and swoonworthy YA debut from the New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis, life’s moving pieces bring rival chess players together in a match for the heart.