Past Events

The Velveteen Rabbit Bookshop was established in 1994, and we've been fortunate enough to host a variety of excellent events during our lifetime!

Make sure to check out the "Upcoming Events" calendar on the right side of this page!

Past Events:

December 2014: 20th Annual Holiday Anniversary Celebration featuring an author signing with Victoria Houston. 

August 2014: Luis Carlos Montalvan signing his books "Tuesday Tucks Me In" and "Until Tuesday" at the Jefferson Library in the Puerner Room. 

April 2014: 3rd annual World Book Night 

December 2013: 19th Annual Holiday Open House. Featuring Jerry Apps signing copies of his newest books "The Quiet Season" and "Limping Through Life".

July 2013: Brad Herzog author signing for his latest book, "Francis and Eddie." 

April 2013:  2nd annual World Book Night Giveaway. 

December 2012: 18th Holiday Anniversary Celebration featuring two author signings:  Cheryl Kirking for her newest book, "Evangeline the Dancing Holstein," and Doris Greenberg and Pandré Shandley for their book, "The Legend of L'Esprit." 

November 2012:  Jeff Kinney author signing for the latest installment in his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series:  "The Third Wheel." 

June 2012: Terrence Coffman author signing for his book "A Walk through the Wheatfields:  The Missing Journals of Vincent van Gogh" at the Cafe Carpe.

April 2012:  World Book Night Giveaway.

December 2011:   17th Holiday Anniversary Celebration featuring an author signing with Margot Peters for her two books "Lorine Niedecker: A Poet's Life" and "Summers: A True Love Story".  

November 2011:   Richard Wanie author signing of his second book "Outdoors Calling Revisited".

August 2011:   James Grippando author signing of his latest novel, "Afraid of the Dark" as well as his previous books.

July 2011:   Scott Carmichael author signing of "Moon Men Return."

June 2011:  Scott Stoll author signing of "Falling Uphill."

December 2010:  16th Holiday Anniversary Celebration featuring "Tacky the Penguin."

September 2010:  Elizabeth Fixmer author signing of "Saint Training."

July 2010:  Local Author Extravaganza with Vicki Daniels-Bardell, Jerol Anderson, and Faye Ellen Kufahl signing copies of their books during our Annual Carnival Days Sidewalk Sale.

February 2010: John McIntyre author signing of "Weather in Vietnam."

December 2009: 15th Holiday Anniversary Celebration with author Jennifer Chiaverini, author of the Elm Creek Quilts series

November 2009: Stop and Shop at Saint Joseph School

July 2009: Beth Miller (author) and Jillian Rowley (illustrator) Signing at Carnival Days Sidewalk Sale 

June 2009: Laura Schaefer Author Signing 

May  2009: Margaret Rozga Author Signing at the Rock the Earth Celebration

May 2009: Books and Bagels at Saint Joseph Church

February 2009: Peace Conference at Rock Prairie Montessori School in Janesville, Wi

November 2008: Barbara Joosse Author Signing at the Dwight Foster Public Library

May 2008: Mary Lou Santovec Author Signing

February 2008: Sara Roahen Author Signing

December 2007: Holiday Open House with Martha Ajango and Robert Birmingham Author Signings

September 2007: Harriet Brown Author Signing

August 2007: Howard Frank Mosher Author Signing

May 2007: Victoria Houston Author Signing

December 2006: Holiday Open House with Robert Birmingham Author Signing

October 2006: J.E. Rohrer Author Signing

September 2006: Julia Spencer-Fleming Author Signing

April 2006: Richard Wanie Author Signing

December 2005: Holiday Anniversary Celebration with Martha Ajango and James Athas

July 2005: Midnight Release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

June 2005: Julia Spencer-Fleming Author Signing

June 2005: Norman Gilliand Author Signing

April 2005: Victoria Houston Author Signing

December 2004: Richard Carlton Haney Book Signing

December 2004: Holiday Anniversary Celebration with Dick Wanie

June 2004: Julia Spencer-Fleming Book Signing

December 2003: Holiday Anniversary Celebration

October 2003: Patti Kelley Criswell Author Signing

June 2003: Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix Book Release Party

December 2002: Holiday Anniversary Celebration

August 2002: Catherine Blackmore and Andrew Oliver Author Signing

July 2002: Mary Bond Author Signing

December 2001: Holiday Anniversary Celebration and Cheryl Kirking Author Signing

November 2001: Alex D. Pate Author Signing

We still have autographed books from some signings! Give us a call at 920.568.9940 to check availability.