Storytime with Patrice Karst

We’re welcoming local author Patrice Karst back to the shop for another storyime! She’ll be reading from her forthcoming picture book, “Ruby and Lonely” (available 9/12).

Books are available for preorder in the shop, or order your copy online at

From the bestselling author of “The Invisible String” comes a timely and powerful new story. Ruby’s got a problem. At school and at home, everyone is so busy all the time, and no one seems to notice her at all. Ruby finds herself feeling kind of… lonely. It’s a big problem! But one day, while walking home alone after school, she decides to look at her problem from a new angle. She even gives it a name—Lonely—a seemingly small but significant decision that transforms her problem, and entire life, in the most surprising and extraordinary way.

Patrice Karst is the local author of the bestselling, contemporary classic “The Invisible String,” which has sold over 1.5 million copies and been translated into fifteen languages. Patrice has also written “The Invisible Leash,” “The Invisible Web,” “You Are Never Alone: An Invisible String Lullaby,” “The Invisible String Backpack,” and “The Invisible String Workbook.” Born in London, England, she now lives in Southern California where she is working on her memoir and is the mother of one grown son, Elijah. She invites you to learn more at


Sep 13, 2023 03:30 pm - 04:00 pm


1910 E Main St
Ventura, 93001



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