My Yellow Balloon Book Reading at Rare Device Noe Valley


We are so excited to welcome Tiffany Papageorge to Rare Device Noe Valley (4071 24th Street) on Saturday, May 30 at 11am to share her wonderful book, My Yellow Ballon with the community. Please join us! RSVP here

About My Yellow Balloon:
It all started at the carnival, that’s where Joey makes a new friend: a bright yellow balloon. Joey and his beloved balloon do everything together, until the balloon accidentally slips off Joey’s wrist and flies far, far away. What will Joey do without his special friend?

Tiffany Papageorge has crafted a poignant tale of love, loss, and letting go that will serve as a comforting guide to children who are navigating the complicated emotions of grief. Rich, luminous illustrations by Erwin Madrid perfectly capture these timeless themes, making them accessible to even the youngest reader.

Photo by Derek Macario

Photo by Derek Macario

Last three photos provided by the author, Tiffany Papageorge.


Children's Book Reading: Big Mo By Megan Padalecki

Please join us as we welcome Megan Padalecki on Saturday, April 25 at 11AM as she reads her first children's book, Big Mo at Rare Device Noe Valley - 4071 24th Street @ Castro.

Big Mo follows the sensational journey of a pet iguana as he grows too large for his home and threatens his natural environment.

Young readers will be introduced to the concepts of size and scale as Mo demands more and more, while older readers will draw connections between consumption and consequence. Children and adults alike will delight in the vibrant illustrations that chronicle the expanding impact of Mo’s momentum run amok!

Big Mo By Megan Padalecki

Megan loves lines – in her job as an architect, she drew a lot of them. Raised in San Antonio, TX, she honed her writing skills under the watchful eye of her English teacher mother. In school, she was an "art kid" and editor of the literary magazine. She received her degree in Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, then headed west.

Megan once led a mob of fifth graders to sculpt a 20', Sendak-inspired "wild thing" out of sand on a California beach. She is a passionate wanderer and avid sketcher of the natural and built world. She has lived in Copenhagen and has traveled to six of the seven continents. She dreams of seeing Antarctica before it's swallowed by a giant iguana.

Extending beyond her practice in architecture, she applies the same design process to creating children's stories. Her first children's book, Big Mo, was self-published with the approval of her young nieces and nephews.

Megan lives in San Francisco, where she regularly sleeps through earthquakes.

All photos provided by Megan Padalecki.

Elizabeth Street Cosmetics Trunkshow

We are so excited to host local favorite, Elizabeth Street Cosmetics for a trunkshow at Rare Device Noe Valley (4071 24th Street) on Saturday, April 18 from 12-4pm. Two new lip colors are available for pre-sell in April for an early Summer release: Poppy Lane Lipstick (sheer bright watermelon) andPenny Lane Lipstick (creamy vivid orange). One new gloss available at the trunkshow: Clipper Lipgloss (sheer pastel lavender). Corals and lilacs are all the rage for the season.

Elizabeth Street Cosmetics Lipsticks


Established in 2011, Elizabeth Street Cosmetics is a boutique collection of lipsticks and glosses based in San Francisco. All colors are originally named for streets in Victorian laced Noe Valley but seasonal color stories have recently expanded to names for streets in the vibrant Castro, hipster Mission, edgy Potrero, stylish Hayes Valley, posh Pac Heights, iconic North Beach, colorful Union Square, hippie inspired Haight Ashbury and newly launched lovely Laurel Heights.

Grace Sinclair wearing Powell by Elizabeth Street Cosmetics. Photo by Kehau Lyons.