Elizabeth Wein - Stateless!

For all our historical fiction super fans, we've got an event for the history books coming up!! ELIZABETH WEIN, author of Code Name Verity, is coming to Little Shop to tell us all about her newest book, Stateless, on March 15th at 7:00 PM! This gripping murder mystery set in 1937 Europe is literally everything we could ever want in a book and absolutely swept us off our feet with its glamour and grisly secrets that we cannot wait to uncover with you! In fact, we were so charmed by this mystery, we're going to use this event as an opportunity to put your sleuthing skills to the test. . . If you're intrigued and want to know more about this event, the book, or who is capable of deadly sabotage, see below for more deets:


Admission: $0 that's right, this event is free to attend! However, you still need to "purchase" a ticket for every person in your group! Please register for your spot here.

You must purchase a copy of this book from Little Shop in order to enter the signing line. Preorder your copy of Stateless below!


Little Shop of Stories Upstairs Event Space
We will let people upstairs approximately 20 minutes before the event starts!

Who Dunnit?:

As stated above, we want to put your sleuthing skills to the test at this event, just like our main character! However, we're not really in the mood to get the officials involved, SO we're going to make a game out of our mystery! When you arrive, you will put on a name tag and pick an envelope that will tell you whether you're a sleuth or a saboteur. If you're a saboteur, you will be given a small list of tasks to sneakily do throughout the event (flip a book upside down, mark on the chalk board, etc). If you're a sleuth, keep an eye out for any suspicious behavior. At the end of the event, our event coordinator, Sydney, will ask if our sleuths if they have any suspects (you must give names!). If the sleuths can guess all of the saboteurs, they will win a prize, however if the saboteurs manage to sneak by, the prize will be theirs!! More details to come!

About the Book:

When Stella North is chosen to represent Britain in Europe’s first air race for young people, she knows all too well how high the stakes are. As the only participating female pilot, it’ll be a constant challenge to prove she’s a worthy competitor. But promoting peace in Europe feels empty to Stella when civil war is raging in Spain and the Nazis are gaining power—and when, right from the start, someone resorts to cutthroat sabotage to get ahead of the competition.

The world is looking for inspiration in what’s meant to be a friendly sporting event. But each of the racers is hiding a turbulent and violent past, and any one of them might be capable of murder…including Stella herself.

About the Author:

Elizabeth Wein is the holder of a private pilot’s license and the owner of about a thousand maps. She is best known for her historical fiction about young women flying in World War II, including the New York Times bestselling Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire. Elizabeth is also the author of Cobalt Squadron, a middle grade novel set in the Star Wars universe and connected to the 2017 release The Last Jedi. Elizabeth lives in Scotland and holds both British and American citizenship. She invites you to visit her online at www.elizabethwein.com.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
Stateless By Elizabeth Wein Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316591249
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 14th, 2023

From the beloved #1 bestselling author of Code Name Verity, this thrilling murder mystery set in 1937 Europe soars with intrigue, glamour, secrets, and betrayal.

When Stella North is chosen to represent Britain in Europe’s first air race for young people, she knows all too well how high the stakes are.