Avid Bookshop is delighted to present our own bookseller/manager and author, Caleb Zane Huett, for his debut novel Top Elf. This magical event will take place at our Prince Ave. bookshop on Tuesday, September 26, from 6:30-7:30p.m. The party is free and open to the public, and all ages/elves are welcome!
Books for Keeps will also be on hand to provide information about how you can be involved with literacy efforts in your Athens community. They will be accepting book donations, so bring any books you would like to give!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
These elves are off the shelves.
Ollie and Celia think they know what the life of an elf is supposed to be like: Make toys. Help Santa. Make more toys. Help Santa. Try out a new ice-cream flavor. Help Santa.
But then Santa rocks the North Pole with a surprise announcement He's decided this is going to be his last year in the Big Red Suit--and instead of letting his oldest son, the unfortunately named Klaus Claus, take over, he's opening up the job to any kid who wants to apply--Claus or elf.
The Santa Trials have begun.
Ollie and Celia enter the contest, having no idea whatsoever that they'll soon have to squeeze through impossible chimneys, race runaway sleighs, sweet-talk a squad of rowdy reindeer, and consume cruel amounts of cookies and milk. It's both an adventure and a survival test, far beyond what any elf or Claus has been asked to do before. But whoever rises to the top will get a reward even bigger than Christmas . . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Caleb Zane Huett is a playwright, indie bookseller, and undercover reindeer. He's a graduate of the University of Georgia and currently lives in Athens, Georgia, where he plays a lot of video games. This is his first novel.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Books for Keeps started as an effort to help one little girl who loved to read but didn't own a single book. It has grown into a research-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission of improving literacy among low-income children.
At the end of each school year, Books for Keeps gives 12 books to every elementary school student attending an Athens-Clarke county school where 90% or more of students qualify for free/reduced-price lunch. Additionally, Books for Keeps serves children at elementary schools in Atlanta, Warrenton, and Elberton, Georgia. This guarantees the children have access to books, regardless of income, proximity to a library, or family situation
Read more about them here: http://booksforkeeps.org/