Books are magical. They can transport readers to far-off lands and even bring gingerbread men to life. That’s the case in Gingerbread Christmas, the latest from renowned children’s book author and illustrator Jan Brett. Spellbound Children’s Bookshop, which recently moved to a new location at 640 Merrimon Ave., will host the author on her nationwide tour. “People from as far away as Tennessee and Georgia are buying tickets to come see her in Asheville,” says Spellbound proprietor Leslie Hawkins. “It’s especially great that she’ll be here promoting Gingerbread Christmas while people are in town for the national gingerbread competition at the Grove Park Inn.” Brett will give a reading and sign copies of the book at Vance Elementary School on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. $18.99/$9.99 youth. spellboundbookshop.com. Photo courtesy of Penguin Young Readers Group
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