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Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Celebrate the launch of #1 New York Times Bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown’s new book Atlas of the Heart with Shelves! This virtual event will be hosted in partnership with Random House on Zoom. Read more about the book here.

Date: Thursday, December 2nd 2021

Time: 8pm-9pm EST

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: When you buy the book from Shelves, you’ll receive the event link 48 hours before the launch. Order your copy here!

Celebrate the launch of Nikole Hannah-Jones highly anticipated book The 1619 Project with The New York Times Magazine and Shelves! This virtual event will be hosted by One World in partnership with the Apollo Theater on Zoom. Read more about the book here.

Date: Tuesday, November 16th 2021

Time: 8pm EST

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: When you buy the book from Shelves (we have signed copies too!), you’ll receive the event link 48 hours before the launch. Order your copy here!

Enderly Coffee Co is hosting our Pop-Up Bookstore.

Date: Saturday, October 23rd 2021

Time: 9am-1:30pm EST

Address: 2620 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28202

PAST EVENTS

Authors María Amparo Escandón and Jai Chakrabarti will attend our monthly Reading Is a Lifestyle virtual hangout on Thursday, October 5th where we will discuss our September book picks:

*This event is exclusively for Reading Is a Lifestyle subscription members. Learn more about the RIAL crew here.*

Enderly Coffee Co is hosting our Pop-Up Bookstore.

Date: Saturday, October 2nd 2021

Time: 9am-1:30pm EST

Address: 2620 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28202

Celebrate the launch of Tarana Burke’s memoir Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement with Shelves! Click here to learn more.

Date: Thursday, September 23rd 2021

Time: 7pm EST

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: Buy the book here and you’ll automatically receive the event link. It’s such a great read!

We managed to nail all 3 authors down for our Reading Is a Lifestyle hangout on Thursday, September 2nd where we will discuss our August book picks:

*This event is exclusively for Reading Is a Lifestyle subscription members. Learn more about the RIAL crew here.*

Authors Hanna Halperin and Brenda Myers-Powell will attend our monthly Reading Is a Lifestyle virtual hangout on Thursday, August 5th where we will discuss our July book picks:

*This event is exclusively for Reading Is a Lifestyle subscription members. Learn more about the RIAL crew here.*

Enderly Coffee Co. is hosting our Pop-Up Bookstore.

Date: Saturday, July 24th 2021

Time: 9am-1:30pm EST

Where: 2620 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28202

Enderly Coffee Co. is hosting our Pop-Up Bookstore.

Date: Saturday, July 17th 2021

Time: 9am-1:30pm EST

Where: 2620 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28202

Our 2-year anniversary is June 22nd and Enderly Coffee Co. is hosting our birthday celebration on June 26th! Guests can purchase coffee and enjoy a free sweet treat while they shop.

Date: Saturday, June 26th 2021

Time: 9am-1:30pm EST

Where: 2620 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28202

Join the conversation with author Zakiya Dalila Harris and Rashida Jones as the discuss Zakiya’s debut thriller, The Other Black Girl. Click here to learn more.

Date: Saturday, June 19th 2021

Time: 1pm EST

Where: Online via Zoom

Cost: RSVP

Our partner site Enderly Coffee Co. is hosting our pre-summer Pop-Up Bookstore. Select books will be on sale.

Date: Saturday, June 19th 2021

Time: 9am-1:30pm EST

Where: 2620 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28202

Lights up on Washington Heights with Shelves Bookstore! Click here to learn more.

Date: Tuesday, June 15th 2021

Time: 8pm EST

Where: Zoom

Cost: $40 includes 1 ticket to the event and a copy of In the Heights: Finding Home.

Our partner site Enderly Coffee Co. is hosting our first pre-summer Pop-Up Bookstore. Select books will be on sale.

Date: Saturday, June 12th 2021

Time: 9am-1:30pm EST

Where: 2620 Tuckaseegee Rd. Charlotte, NC 28202

Shelves is being hosted by Grove Park CLT Young Families for the very first time during the month of April! Food vendors: Ace of Spuds and Screamery Creamery will also be onsite that evening.

Date: Saturday, April 17th 2021

Time: 4pm-7pm EST

Where: 6801 Terry Lane “The Triangle” Charlotte, NC 28215

You’re invited to attend part 3 of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s How to Start Your Own Business panel!

During this final virtual program, attendees will have the chance to hear from Abby and entrepreneur Cathay Dawkins regarding their experiences along the path to business ownership. Following the panel discussion, attendees will be given an opportunity to ask questions of the panel, regarding their business plans and aspirations.

Date: Tuesday, March 16th 2021

Time: 6pm-7:30pm EST

Where: Online via Zoom. RSVP here.

Cost: FREE

We’re partnering with Girl Tribe for our first Pop Up Bookstore of 2021!

Date: Saturday, February 27th 2021

Time: 10am-2pm EST

Where: Girl Tribe Co. Loft

Address: 1800 Camden Dr, Suite 202 (Upstairs) Charlotte, NC 28203

Join Shelves and the WNBA Charlotte Chapter for a virtual chat with Dr. Bettye Kearse author of The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family.

Part personal quest, part testimony, part historical correction, Dr. Bettye Kearse’s book The Other Madisons is the saga of an extraordinary American family. Together with the WNBA, Abby will talk with Dr. Kearse about her book, her writing and research process plus more.

**Two lucky attendees will each win a free copy of her book!**

Date: Thursday, February 4th 2021

Time: 7pm-8:30pm EST (5pm-6:30pm MT)

Where: Online via Zoom. RSVP here.

Cost: FREE