IN PERSON Varsha Bajaj | Thirst

What:

We are delighted to welcome Varsha Bajaj to the shop to celebrate the release of Thirst, her new middle grade novel. Due to the size of the shop, we cannot effectively socially distance, so all in-person event attendees will be required to mask. We have surgical masks on hand if you find yourself without one. Given the rapidly shifting circumstances surrounding COVID, please check this page to confirm that the event will take place in person.

NOTE: Books will be available for pick up at the event.

When: Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 3:30 PM Central Time

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

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider pre-ordering Thirst from our bookshop. We will donate a portion of the proceeds from the pre-order campaign to water.org, a global nonprofit organization working to bring water and sanitation to the world. 

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:

Varsha Bajaj is the author of the middle-grade novels Count Me In and Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood, which was shortlisted for the Cybils Award and included on the Spirit of Texas Reading Program. She also wrote the picture books The Home Builders 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.

Ordering:

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. If you'd like to pursue international shipping, please email cathy@bluewillowbookshop.com.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 3:30pm
Event address: 
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Thirst Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593354391
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - July 19th, 2022

The riveting story of a heroic girl who fights for her belief that water should be for everyone.