ARTHUR HARDY MARDI GRAS PARTY (SEE WHAT WE DID THERE?) Saturday, January 24
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
We are kicking off Carnival season with Mr. Mardi Gras himself! Join us on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 2-4 PM as Arthur Hardy talks about Mardi Gras and signs the new edition of Mardi Gras in New Orleans: An Illustrated History and the new 2015 Mardi Gras Guide. To get everyone into the Carnival spirit, we'll be playing Mardi Gras music, throwing beads, eating Randazzo's king cake, and drinking local French Truck coffee. We're also throwing some wine in from our neighbors, Pearl Wine Co. King cake, coffee, and wine are free until it runs out. Come have fun with us! Masks and costumes are encouraged. Come in costume (any costume) and get 10% off your purchase!
On November 5, 2013, owner of Tubby & Coo's, Candice Huber, launched a reading series called Reading Between the Wines at Pearl Wine Co. in Mid-City as part of Fleur de Lit, Candice's literary events website. For the first year, Candice was happy and proud to partner with Maple Street Book Shop for book selling at the events. Beginning with the first event this year on Feb. 4, 2015, Tubby & Coo's will be taking over as the book seller.
Reading Between the Wines is a laid back, salon-type environment where we drink wine, eat cheese, and talk to local authors about their books. The event takes place on the first Wednesday evening of every month at Pearl Wine Co. inside of the American Can Company from 7:00-8:00 PM. Pearl offers wines by the glass for $5, and we offer lively conversation with amazing authors and great reads.
January 24: 2:00-4:00pm: Mardi Gras party with Arthur Hardy & Mardi Gras in New Orleans
January 25: 6:00-10:00pm: Board Game Night
February 4: 7:00-8:00pm: Reading Between the Wines at Pearl Wine Co.
February 7: 12:00-2:00pm: Valentine's Party
February 8: 6:00-10:00pm: Board Game Night
February 14: We will be open on Endymion day from 10:00am-2:00pm
February 15: 6:00-10:00pm: Board Game Night
February 17-18: The shop will be closed for Mardi Gras
February 22: 6:00-10:00pm: Board Game Night
February 28: 5:00-7:00pm: Tawni Waters, author of Beauty of the Broken & Siren Song, will read from her works + wine and cheese!
Happy new year to all of our amazing customers! We hope everyone had an excellent holiday season and New Year's Eve. We're getting back into the swing of things after the holidays, the Hands On Literary Festival, and Comic Con.
We have some great new offerings coming in 2015, from book clubs and writing classes to D&D night to some other surprises we have up our sleeves. Take a gander below at what we have coming up, and we hope to see you soon!
We already have our spend $100, get $10 off deal for being in our database. In 2015, we plan to add additional deals for our most loyal customers, including secret sales, discounts when you visit the store often, and more. The more you see us, the more benefits you get!
Reading Between the Wines in Partnership with Pearl Wine Co.
Reading Between the Wines is a monthly event in partnership with Pearl Wine Co. that owner Candice Huber established in November 2013. The event brings local authors to Mid-City to discuss their books, typically surrounding a common theme. For the first year, Maple Street Book Shop was kind enough to be the bookseller at this event. At the end of 2014, we made the decision together that Tubby & Coo's would take over. The event takes place at Pearl Wine Co., right down Orleans Ave. from Tubby & Coo's inside of the American Can Company, on the first Wednesday of the month from 7-8 PM.
We're planning additional programs, events, and regular in-store meeting groups, forging new partnerships, and exploring new lines of merchandise to carry. We're super excited about our first full year in business!
We wanted to also remind you of the things currently happening in the store, as we have some great regular events and discounts you can already take advantage of.
Sunday Board Game Night
Every Sunday at 6:00 PM, we play board games in the shop! Bring your own games or just bring yourself and play with others. We offer snacks and drinks for $1 and terrific company. We play games such as Sheriff of Nottingham, Pandemic, The Resistance, Coup, Betrayal at the House on the Hill, Splendor, Kittens in a Blender, and many others. We've been asked if it's weird for someone to come alone, and it certainly isn't. Come by yourself or bring friends, and all ages are welcome. Hope to see you there!
Regular Discounts for Teachers, Students, Military, and Others
We offer regular discounts to the following individuals with ID:
Teachers & Students - 10% Off
Active, Inactive, or Former Military - 15% Off
If you're a cosplayer or just someone who likes to wear costumes, come dressed up to the shop and get 10% off! You must be in a costume to receive the discount.
Are you a local author with a book on our shelves? If so, we'll give you a 10% discount.
We Have a Frequent Buyer Program
If you're added to our database, you will receive $10 off for every $100 you spend. You don't even need to give us a phone number or e-mail address. We only need your name. You can even give us a fake name if you wish, as long as you remember it when you come in. If you're reading this, you're already in the database, but tell your friends!
Support Our Partners & New Mid-City Businesses!
We are currently partnered with a few local businesses, and there have been a couple of new ones that have recently opened in Mid-City. We encourage you to check them out if you haven't already.
Monkey Monkey Coffee & Tea - At N. Carrollton & Cleveland, one block off of Canal St.
*Try the cappucino, iced sweet teas, & pastries - YUM!
Brown Butter - On Bienville St. where WOW Wings used to be. We have menus in the shop if you're interested.
*Try the chicken & waffle sandwich or the truffled egg salad sandwich. They're currently only open for lunch, but they have dinner hours & Sunday brunch coming soon!
We are open every day 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. except Wednesday.
We are closed on Wednesdays.
WE WILL HAVE SHORTENED HOURS ON SATURDAY, FEB. 14 DUE TO ENDYMION. WE WILL CLOSE AT 2:00 PM.
WE WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY, FEB. 17 AND WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18 FOR MARDI GRAS.