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Virtual Event - Jamie Pacton, discussing THE VERMILION EMPORIUM with Allison Saft

Event date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 6:00pm

Jamie Pacton in discussion with Allison Saft

A Virtual Event! 

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How to Order a Signed Bookplate from Jamie Pacton:

  1. Add THE VERMILION EMPORIUM or any other of Jamie's available backlist of books to your cart.

  2. At checkout in the "order comments" box, simply write "bookplate." Please note that it may be up to several business weeks after the order deadline for you to receive your bookplate. Thank you for understanding!

*A bookplate is essentially a signed sticker that is separate from the book itself, meaning that the book is not directly signed.  Once you receive your bookplate, you are free to affix it to your book, or wherever you see fit to do so.*


About the Authors
JAMIE PACTON is an award-nominated young adult and middle grade author, who writes swoony, funny, magical books across genres. THE VERMILION EMPORIUM is her YA fantasy debut. When she’s not writing, she’s teaching college English, obsessively reading obscure history, hiking, baking, or playing video games. THE LIFE AND (MEDIEVAL) TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY is her Young Adult debut and her sophomore novel, LUCKY GIRL, released from Page Street in May 2021.

ALLISON SAFT is the NEW YORK TIMES and indie bestselling author of A FAR WILDER MAGIC and DOWN COMES THE NIGHT. After receiving her MA in English Literature from Tulane University, she moved from the Gulf Coast to the West Coast, where she spends her time rolling on eight wheels and practicing aerial silks.


It was a day for finding things...

On the morning Twain, a lonely boy with a knack for danger, discovers a strand of starlight on the cliffs outside of Severon, a mysterious curiosity shop appears in town. Meanwhile, Quinta, the ordinary daughter of an extraordinary circus performer, chases rumors of the shop, the Vermilion Emporium, desperate for a way to live up to her mother’s magical legacy.

When Quinta meets Twain outside of the Emporium, two things happen: One, Quinta is sure she’s infatuated with this starlight boy, who uses his charm to hide his scars. Two, they enter the store and discover a book that teaches them how to weave starlight into lace.

Soon, their lace catches the eye of the Casorina, the ruler of Severon. She commissions Quinta and Twain to make her a starlight dress and will reward them handsomely enough to make their dreams come true. However, they can’t sew a dress without more material, and the secret to starlight’s origins has been lost for decades. As Quinta and Twain search the Emporium for answers, though, they discover the secret might not have actually been lost—but destroyed. And likely, for good reason.


The Vermilion Emporium By Jamie Pacton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682634882
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peachtree Teen - November 22nd, 2022

Lucky Girl By Jamie Pacton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645672081
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Page Street Kids - May 11th, 2021

The Life and Medieval Times of Kit Sweetly By Jamie Pacton Cover Image
ISBN: 9781624149528
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Page Street Kids - May 5th, 2020

The Gathering Dark: An Anthology of Folk Horror By Erica Waters, Chloe Gong, Tori Bovalino, Hannah Whitten, Allison Saft, Olivia Chadha, Courtney Gould, Aden Polydoros, SMP Alex Brown, Shakira Toussaint Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645676225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Street Kids - September 6th, 2022

A Far Wilder Magic By Allison Saft Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250623652
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - March 8th, 2022

Down Comes the Night: A Novel By Allison Saft Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250623638
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Wednesday Books - March 2nd, 2021