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Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore - 5619 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 - Email: kidsink@indy.net   

Mon - Thu: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm - Fri - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm - Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Store: 317-255-2598 - Fax: 317-254-0832 - School and Library Division: 317-254-0830

Nick Bruel Brings Bad Kitty to Work

Kids Ink Bookstore welcomes back Nick Bruel, author and illustrator of the Bad Kitty series! Beginning at 4pm on Monday, October 24th, Nick will be in our store to sign autographs, talk with fans, and prep us all of Halloween with his most recent hardcover, Bad Kitty Scaredy-Cat.

Gertie's Leaping to Kids Ink!

Every child wants to be great, but the determined girl Gertie Reese Foy needs to be great now, and she's got a plan to do it. Guests can learn all about it on Monday, October 10th, when Kate Beasley - author of Gertie's Leap to Greatness - visits Kids Ink for a reading and signing event from 3pm to 4:15pm. 

Mike Curato Brings the Elephant in the Room!

Children's literature prides itself with its plethora of plucky pachyderms, and we're pleased as punch to present the latest creator to populate the shelves. Little Elliot is a young polka-dotted elephant that's looking for adventures, Mike Curato is the author and illustrator behind him, and Kids Ink is where you can meet him on Sunday, September 18th, at 2pm!

It's Waldo Hunting Season Again!

Where’s Waldo? The question has occupied millions of minds for twenty-nine years now, since Martin Handford published the first book in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo series continues to enjoy a cherished space on bookshelves everywhere. With almost 60 million copies printed in over 20 languages, Waldo is a true international icon that continues to keep audiences searching. The shops at 56th and Illinois St are taking this search to the next level in cooperation with Kids Ink Bookstore!

Shannon Lee Alexander Returns to Kids Ink!

On Saturday, July 9th, beginning at 1pm, Kids Ink will host a launch party for Shannon Lee Alexander and her latest book, Life After Juliet.

Ms. Bixby's Coming to Kids Ink

He took us into the darkest dungeons, he took us into the skies, he took us on a bank robbery, and now John David Anderson is taking his readers to school. Ms. Bixby's Last Day, Anderson's latest novel, follows the quest of three school children to give their favorite teacher the send-off she deserves. This refreshing tale of the positive influence teachers can have on students and the many ways that influence is paid back, releases on June 21st.

Alex Gino Spells It Out with "George"

Alex Gino - this year's winner of the Children's Stonewall Award - will be at Kids Ink on Thursday, May 19th, starting at 6pm to lead discussion and sign copies of their (Alex's preferred pronoun) landmark novel George.

The Big Three-Oh

It's time to accept it - Kids Ink is getting older. In fact, we turn 30 this Saturday, May 7th. We're detemined to age like strong cheese or a powerful story - the more the better.

All day this Saturday, we'll have cookies to hand out to all our guests! (Until we run out, which could happen, but we have so many cookies I mean SO MANY.) We'll have displays set up, including our beloved train table in our front window, and we've also got our May Basket Construction Station stocked and ready for you to assemble a random surprise of beautiful kindness for someone in your life. 

Independent Bookstore Day Comes 'Round Again!

April's sure going fast, and we're going to close it out with a bang! Independent Bookstore Day is here, and we've got all kinds of ways to celebrate being your independent bookstore for thirty years running. For instance...
-A scavenger hunt with prizes!
-The ever-popular train table in our front window!
-A special coloring section and a wall to hang the latest masterpieces on!
-Rolling discounts - certain sections will be marked down at different parts of the day! (The best bargain hunters are the patient ones.)

It's the Return of Peter Brown!

Peter Brown, author and illustrator of such books as My Teacher is a Monster and Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, visits Kids Ink from 4-5:00pm on Thursday, March 24th. This is a free event where he will sign on a first-come, first-served basis. We'll have plenty of his books available should you need to add some entertaining fun to your personal library.


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