Here it is: the 2014 Summer Tour for THE BOOK OF LIFE.
A few things before we begin…
Unfortunately, I can’t possibly go everywhere, no matter how much I would like to meet you all. At present I am making more than 25 appearances in 29 days in the US alone. Then I’m headed to Europe. I know some of you will be disappointed that I am not coming to your town (or at least a town near you), but I will tour again when the paperback for The Book of Life releases.
Don’t be surprised if you call bookstores or venues, only to receive blank responses and “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” So if you call a bookstore or venue and they can’t help you reserve a ticket or a book just make a note in your calendar and call back in a few weeks!
In the fullness of time, all of the independent bookstores listed will be able to take orders for a signed copy of THE BOOK OF LIFE, as will PAGES (the bookstore that handles signed copies of my books on a regular basis–see my website for more details). If none of these stops is near you, and you want a signed book, you can get one by calling one of the bookstores listed below and placing an order. I’ll personalize it while I’m there, and the bookstore will send it on the way. If you’re interested in this possibility wait a few weeks, and then get in touch with one of the retailers.
Finally: most of the events will require people to buy a book at the event to get in the signing line. Some will require tickets or wristbands. In most cases, you can come and listen to me provided there is room, without buying a book. While this is not always true, it is often true. Again, please do not get mad at the bookstore. They have to close the store to regular customers, hire extra help, and sometimes hire a venue to accommodate all of you. They have to make a living, too. Imagine how aggravating it would be to own a bookstore and have people coming in with books from a discount box store. Often, bookstores will allow you to buy the book, pick it up, read it, and return with it (and the receipt) on the day of the event (if, for example, the event is in August and you can’t wait that long to read it). When in doubt, call the bookstore and ask for their signing policy.
Here, without further ado, are the tour details.
|Tour: Debs Calender|
|03/05/16||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Broward Public Library Foundation Literary Feast||United States|
|Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $175/$325. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Broward County Main Library, 100 South Andrews Avenue. Join me in celebrating 27 years of Literary Feast! This vital community event has raised more than $3 million since it began in 1988 with its mission of supporting Broward County Library literacy programs to support literacy programs and services that enrich the entire community. Literary Feast begins at 6 p.m. with a gala cocktail party on the 6th floor of the architecturally acclaimed Broward County Main Library, complete with open bar, hors d’oeuvres, book sales and signings and an outstanding silent auction. At 7:30 p.m., guests depart for intimate dinners featuring an author hosted in private homes or upscale restaurants. Tickets start at $175; for an additional donation of $150, you will be guaranteed your first or second choice of literary dinners. Buy Tickets More information|
|05/09/16||London||Royal College of Physicians of London||United Kingdom|
|Time: 5:30pm. Admission: 10.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park. “Inside Dee’s Miraculous Mind.” Join us for a special late evening event exploring the world of Tudor polymath John Dee. Experts Bill Sherman, Deborah Harkness and Katie Birkwood discuss the context and detail of Dee’s book collecting and annotations and browse our exhibition ‘Scholar, courtier, musician: the lost library of John Dee. Tickets are L10.00 and available now through the Ticket URL Buy Tickets|
Phew. That’s a lot of air miles!
If events get added in these cities (I can’t imagine cities will get added, but additional events might be in various locations) I will let you know.
I hope to see many of you this summer on the road!