Holly Jolly Book-oliday!

SCBWI Holly Jolly BOOK-oliday bannerlogo by Talia Heath

Take a break from the holiday bustle, sip a cup of cocoa, enjoy a cookie,

and listen to a story read by a local children’s author or illustrator.

Treat yourself to a book signed especially for you (you’re never too old for a good children’s book)

or wow your favorite kid with a truly original gift—a good read signed just for them.


treeThroughout this 2017 holiday season, local children’s authors and illustrators will be at bookstores across Oregon and SW Washington. (We're in process on securing the dates and times.) Each event will be as unique as the store hosting it but all will include community, good books, and local authors and illustrators.

Come meet your favorite author, get a personalized gift for that special someone, and support your local bookstore all in one fun-filled, no stress, holiday treat.

Books for ages infant to young adult will be available for signing.


Participating book creators – authors and illustrators

Participating bookstores


treeThanks to Talia Heath and Barbara Kerley for planning this event.

Contact Talia at talia.heath@gmail.com

Be a Literacy Changemaker



We are excited to partner with The Children’s Book Bank this season as they work to improve literacy.

"Our programming is directed toward children in need from birth through grade 8 and supports early education and literacy development by providing books as tools. These books mean children have the tools they need to develop important pre-reading skills, to support early reading achievement, and to prevent learning loss when school is not in session."

Read more about this award-winning organization here. You can see their partners here.

Please consider purchasing and donating a book to this amazing organization.