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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.

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Debs Calender
07/28/14 Pasadena, CA Vroman’s Bookstore United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd.. Venue phone: (626) 449-5320. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING. **Update: Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.
07/29/14 Palo Alto, CA Books Inc. United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 855 El Camino Real. Venue phone: (650) 321-0600. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING. **Update from the store: Please note, while this is not a ticketed event, a Books Inc. receipt for THE BOOK OF LIFE will get you priority in the signing line. If you purchase the book from Books Inc. before the event, hang on to the receipt. Priority in the signing line is given to those with a receipt from the store, but anyone can join the line afterward. There is currently no limit to the number of books Deb will sign. If you don’t want to stand in line at the end of the evening, the store should have some pre-signed stock for the event available to purchase.
07/30/14 San Francisco, CA Book Passage United States
Time: 12:30pm. Address: 1 Ferry Bldg Marketplace #2. Talk, Q&A and Signing (@ Book Passage, Ferry Building location). For store signing policies and to make advance orders, call (415) 835-1020. More information
07/30/14 Petaluma, CA Copperfield’s Books & Music United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 140 Kentucky St.. Venue phone: (707) 762-0563. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING. For more information on the store’s signing policies and advance orders, please call the store at (707) 762-0563. More information
07/31/14 Portland, OR Powell’s Books, City of Books United States
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 1005 W. Burnside St.. Venue phone: (503) 228-4651. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING. For more information on the store’s signing policies and advance orders contact the store at 503-228-4651.
08/01/14 Seattle, WA University Book Store United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 4326 University Way NE. Venue phone: (206) 634-3400. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING. More information
08/02/14 Issaquah, WA Costco, Issaquah United States
Time: 12:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1801 10th Ave NW. SIGNING, noon to 1 pm
08/03/14 Skokie, IL Barnes & Noble, Old Orchard Center United States
Time: 3:00pm. Box office: 847 676 2230. Address: 55 Old Orchard Center. Venue phone: 847 676 2230. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING. **UPDATE from the store: Free numbered tickets to establish signing line priority will be distributed starting July 15 (release day) through August 3 to customers with a copy of THE BOOK OF LIFE and a receipt from Barnes and Noble or bn.com. Ample of copies of the new book will be available for purchase at the store before and during the event. Your purchase helps to support our event program! Tickets must be acquired in person at our store. One ticket will be given per person. One person may join the line per ticket. Customers under age 15 may accompany a guardian without a ticket. (NOTE: Currently, there is no set limit to the number of tickets that will be given out. For many events, we continue to distribute tickets throughout the event, stopping shortly before the author leaves. Although the author will make every effort to accommodate as many fans as possible, we do reserve the right to end the ticket distribution if the attendance exceeds the author’s capacity to sign everyone’s book during the allotted time.) Customers without tickets will be allowed into line after the ticketed customers. All customers, with or without tickets, are welcome to enjoy the talk. Seating is very limited (first-come, first served– no saving seats) but there is plenty of standing room with great sight lines due to our open floor plan with a balcony. Special event rules will apply, please check back in late July for policies on photos, personalization, backlist, etc. Buy Tickets More information
08/04/14 Milwaukee, WI Boswell Book Company United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 2559 N. Downer Ave. Venue phone: (414) 332-1181. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING. For more information on this event, including signing policies, tickets, and advance orders, please contact the bookstore at (414) 332-1181. More information
08/05/14 St. Paul, MN Common Good Books, The Chapel at Macalester College United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 1600 Grand Ave. Venue phone: (651) 225-8989. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING More information
08/06/14 St. Louis, MO St. Louis County Library United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 1640 S Lindbergh Blvd St. Venue phone: (314) 994-3300. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING at St. Louis Library Headquarters Auditorium. **Update: Library Headquarters – Auditorium doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited; early arrival is recommended. Presenting Sponsor Maryville University. Books will be sold at this event. For further information, contact the library at (314) 994-3300. More information
08/07/14 Cincinnati, OH Joseph-Beth Booksellers United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 2692 Madison Rd. Venue phone: (513) 396-8960. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING at Cincinnati store. For more information on the store’s signing policies and to make an advance order, call (513) 396-8960.
08/08/14 Houston, TX Murder By The Book United States
Time: 6:30pm. Address: 2342 Bissonett Street. Venue phone: (713) 524-8597. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING. ** Update: A purchase of THE BOOK OF LIFE from MBTH will get you a line number and those will be given out starting Tuesday, July 15. These will get you priority in the signing line, but anyone can join afterward. For more information on the store’s signing policies and advanced orders, call 713-524-8597 or 888-424-2842.
08/09/14 Austin, TX Book People United States
Time: 4:00pm. Address: 603 North Lamar. Venue phone: (512) 472-5050. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING. **Update from Book People’s website: The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event. The store will allow people to join the signing line if they have bought THE BOOK OF LIFE or if they purchase a book of equal value from the store. (This way no one is excluded that might have pre-ordered the book elsewhere, but Book People still gets a sale). Books & tickets are available for pre-order. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate “ticket” item to add to your cart. If you cannot make it to the event, you can order a signed copy. Add the book to your cart and write “SIGNED COPY” in the comments field during checkout. We ship all over the world! Buy Tickets More information
08/11/14 Denver, CO Tattered Cover Book Store United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 2526 E Colfax Ave. Venue phone: (303) 322-7727. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING at E. Colfax Ave. Store. **PLEASE NOTE: the time for this event was changed on 2/26/2014 to 7 pm* *PLEASE NOTE: tickets will be handed out for the book signing line/talk beginning at 6 pm. Here are the details:* “Free numbered tickets for a place in the booksigning line will be handed out at 6:00 pm. Seating for the presentation prior to the book signing is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis to ticketed customers only. The signing line policy: tickets will get you priority in the signing line but you don’t have to have a book from their store to join the line, you will just have to wait until all those with tickets get through. More information
08/12/14 Scottsdale, AZ Poisoned Pen United States
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 4014 N. Goldwater Blvd., Ste 101. Venue phone: (480) 947-2974. TALK, Q&A and SIGNING. ** From The Poisoned Pen: Admission to the signing line comes with the purchase of the author’s new book from The Poisoned Pen. The purchase of a new book allows you to get up to three personal books signed if the author is willing which we cannot guarantee in every case. There is no charge for this service. In some cases the author will sign more than three copies if you return to the end of the signing line. To avoid disappointment, check ahead. BOOKS SENT TO US TO BE SIGNED Please understand that it is performed at your own risk, we are not liable for any books that are lost or damaged if sent to us to be signed. And to that end, you must put your name inside every book, not just inside the box or a single book in a group. Books are often separated from each other in a signing situation. If you ship them to us we must have your credit card number to charge the return shipping. There is no surcharge added. For more information on signing policies and advance orders, please contact the store at (480) 947-2974.
08/16/14 Los Angeles, CA Costco, Los Feliz United States
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2901 Los Feliz Blvd. SIGNING from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
08/18/14 Burnaby, British Columbia Chapters Metrotown Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4700 Kingsway. Venue phone: 604-431-0463. Talk, Q&A, and Signing More information
08/19/14 Winnipeg, Manitoba McNally Robinson Booksellers Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1120 Grant Ave..
09/06/14 1012 XK Amsterdam The ABC (American Book Center) Treehouse, Amsterdam Netherlands
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Voetboogstraat 11. Venue phone: 020 423 0967. ABC/Penguin Books en De Boekerij are proud to present: Deborah Harkness. Deborah Harkness is in the Netherlands to promote the highly anticipated finale in the #1 New York Times bestselling All Souls trilogy: The Book of Life or Het Boek van Leven. Deborah will be reading from and talk about The Book of Life, answer questions and sign your book. More details will follow soon. You can already mail your question for Deborah Harkness to karin@abc.nl. Don’t forget to put Deborah Harkness Question in the subject line. Special Note: €2,50 EXTRA discount with your ABC Card on The Book of Life. More information
09/07/14 London, NW1 5LS The Historical Novel Society Conference United Kingdom
Time: 9:40am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: The University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road. “Confronting Historical Fact with the Unexplained” With Deborah Harkness, Jessie Burton, Essie Fox, Kate Forsyth, Hallie Rubenhold and Diana Wallace. Please note: you must be a registered conference participant to attend. The University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS Buy Tickets
09/08/14 London, WC2H 0DT Foyles United Kingdom
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: £5. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 02074 375660. Address: 107 Charing Cross Road. Venue phone: 02074 375660. “The Witching Hour with Deborah Harkness, Karen Maitland and Katherine Clements.” Tickets £5, including a glass of prosecco. Buy Tickets
09/09/14 Chelmsford, Essex Waterstones Chelmsford United Kingdom
Time: 10:30am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 76 High Street. Public signing. 10:30-11:30 am. **Step out of the office for coffee or stop in while you’re shopping so I can sign your copies of the All Souls Trilogy, have a chat, and take some pictures with you. We love children and babies so don’t worry about finding a child minder just bring them along–bookstores are for kids, too! There is no formal talk, just a chance to catch up and meet each other. They’ll have plenty of books for sale, too.
09/09/14 Norwich, Norfolk Waterstones Norwich United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £3. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01603 767292. Address: 11 – 17 Castle Street. Tickets £3, redeemable against a purchase More information
09/10/14 Northampton Waterstones Northampton United Kingdom
Time: 12:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 19 Abington Street. Public signing. 12:30 – 1:30 pm. ** Lunch Break Signing: Join me during your lunch break at Waterstone’s on Abingdon Street in Northampton. There will be no formal talk, just a chance for me to meet you, sign your book(s), and take pictures. There will be loads of books for sale, too. For further details or to order in advance call the shop at 01604634854
09/10/14 Birmingham Waterstones Birmingham High Street United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £3. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01216 334353. Address: 24 – 26 High Street. More information
09/11/14 Nottingham Waterstones Nottingham United Kingdom
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate. Public signing. 12-1 pm. **Join me over your lunch break at Waterstone’s Nottingham Bridlesmith Gate. There is no formal talk, just a chance for us to meet, sign your book(s), and take pictures. There will be loads of books for sale but call ahead if you want to reserve a copy on the day. Further details can be had by calling this number: 0115 947 0069
09/11/14 Leeds Waterstones Leeds United Kingdom
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 93-97 Albion Street. Public signing, 4 – 5pm
09/11/14 York Waterstones York United Kingdom
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: £3. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01904 620784. Address: 15 Coney Street. Tickets £3, redeemable against a purchase More information
09/12/14 Glasgow, SCOTLAND Waterstones Glasgow, Argyle Street United Kingdom
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Book signing from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
09/12/14 Edinburgh, Waterstones Edinburgh United Kingdom
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: £3/£2. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01312 262666. Address: 128 Princes Street. Tickets £3/£2 with Waterstones Loyalty Card More information
09/13/14 Oxford Blackwell United Kingdom
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 48-51 Broad Street. Public signing, 1-2 pm
09/13/14 Woodstock, OX20 1UG Special Preview Event for the Blenheim Palace Literary Festival United Kingdom
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: £11. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: St Mary Magdalene Church, Park Street. Tickets £11, on sale from 1st July Buy Tickets

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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!

–Deb

 

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