Available now for pre-order: Amazon • B&N • Books-a-Million • iBooks IndieBound • Kindle • Nook deborah-harkness-book-tour-2014 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
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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