Carmen Oliver & Nicholas Solis: The Twilight Library & My Town, Mi Pueblo

Event graphic of Carmen Oliver and Nicholas Solis next to an image of the cover of The Twilight Library and My Town, Mi Pubelo
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 11:30am
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
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The  Twilight Library By Carmen Oliver, Miren Asiain Lora (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carmen Oliver, Miren Asiain Lora (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735844964
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: NorthSouth Books - September 6th, 2022

My Town / Mi Pueblo By Nicholas Solis, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nicholas Solis, Luisa Uribe (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593109915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 16th, 2022

Join us to celebrate Carmen Oliver's and Nicholas Solis's new books! Oliver will be reading her book The Twilight Library, and Nicholas Solis will be reading his book My Town, Mi Pueblo. The event will include a reading, an audience Q&A, and a signing line. 

  • This event is free and open to the public.
    • Start time: 11:30 A.M.
    • Run time: 30 minutes, followed by a signing line.
    • Location: The second floor of BookPeople.
  • The authors will be signing and personalizing copies of their books after the speaking portion of the event.
    • To get a book signed, a copy of the event book or an item of equal value must be purchased from BookPeople.
  • Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There will not be a live stream or recording available.
  • BookPeople reserves the right to cancel or postpone this event if necessary. 
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Snuggle up for a story that’s sure to captivate your senses!

There’s a special place deep in the heart of the wilderness where the creatures of the night gather—where everyone wants to go—where the Night Librarian spins a tale of mystery.

Fireflies, nighthawks, bats, mice, and brightly colored beetles make themselves comfortable on the forest floor as the Night Librarian transports them into the land of imagination with her silver silken stories. From feasts of tangy berries and salty seeds, to honey comb hives and whisker kisses, to the scent of evergreens, crashing waves of blue oceans, and echoing canyons, Carmen Oliver’s lyrical text and Miren Asiain Lora’s ethereal art is sure to evoke your senses and send you into dreamland to spin stories of your own. 


Carmen Oliver is the author of many award-winning picture books for children including A Voice for the Spirit Bears: How One Boy Inspired Millions to Save a Rare Animal, a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard, Building an Orchestra of Hope: How Favio Chavez Taught Children to Make Music From Trash, a Junior Library Gold Standard (Oct 25, 2022), and The Twilight Library (Sept 6, 2022). She’s also the author of the Bears Make the Best Buddies series (Reading, Writing, Math, Science). In 2014, Carmen founded the Booking Biz, a boutique style agency that brings award-winning children’s authors and illustrators to schools, libraries, and special events. She also teaches writing at the Writing Barn and The Highlights Foundation and loves speaking at schools, conferences and festivals. She lives with her family outside of Austin, Texas. To connect or learn more about Carmen and her books,visit


In this bilingual picture book, cousins from opposite sides of the border visit each other’s towns and delight in their similarities and differences.

Two cousins live in two towns, separated by a river. But there is also a bigger divide—the US-Mexico border—which means they live in different countries. On the girl’s side, English is the main language, and on the boy’s it’s Spanish. The cousins love their towns, and they love visiting each other’s, where they notice some things are the same and some are wonderfully different, adding up to a vibrant world full of even more possibilities.

Author Nicholas Solis shows how border towns are special places, beautiful and dynamic, because two cultures can be better than one—and both cultures should be equally treasured and respected.


Nicholas Solis is an award-winning elementary educator, as well as a writing teacher at The Writing Barn in Austin, Texas. In 2018, he was the recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Grant from We Need Diverse Books. He has taught students all over the globe—from Tanzania to Texas—and there’s one thing he’s learned from his world travels: kids are kids everywhere you go. Nick is a prolific author who writes picture books, teaching blogs, middle grade novels, and poetry. His debut author/illustrator book, The Staring Contest, released with Peter Pauper Press in September 2020 and was nominated as a Redbud Read Aloud Award finalist for 2022. The Color Collector, with Sleeping Bear Press, came out April 15th, 2021 and My Town, Mi Pueblo, with Nancy Paulsen Books, will be released August 16th, 2022. He lives with his wife, their dog, and their son, Leo, in Austin, Texas. Learn more about Nick at

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Thank you for supporting Carmen Oliver, Nicholas Solis, and your local independent bookstore!