One of my very favorite things in the literary world is going to book signings. I’ve been to dozens over the years, and have developed a nice collection of signed books that I’ll keep for the rest of my life. You can’t beat meeting someone you admire.
Over the years, I’ve been lucky. I’ve met most of my favorite authors, musicians (including my #1 fave Gwen Stefani!), fashion designers, and even a few actors and actresses by working my butt off in my photography career, or just plain being in the right place at the right time.
I had my first brush with authors I love back in high school. (Back at Dragon Con ’97—Which seems like it was about 100 years ago.) I’ll never forget discovering Clive Barker was so incredibly…normal when I met him. I met a handful of my favorite fantasy and horror authors that summer at the Con, and haven’t looked back since. Spending so much time stalking the tweets and blogs of my favorites, I stumble upon a lot of event listings. And living in NYC, that means that usually includes a local area event!
There isn’t one comprehensive site for all NYC book signings. So I plan on making posts about signings a regular feature on my blog. Which will have a permanent spot on the homepage, and be continually updated with new events here.
Because no one likes to find out their favorite author was in town, one day too late.
ELIZABETH EULBERG – Prom and Prejudice Publication Party
January 14th. 6-8pm. Books of Wonder, NYC
David Levithan– The Lover’s Dictionary
January 19th 7pm. Borders, Columbus Circle.
YA NOT? Reading, Q&A and Signing:
Featuring *Lauren Oliver– Before I Fall *Leila Sales– Mostly Good Girls and *Anna Jarzab– All Unquiet Things. January 28th 7:30pm. WORD Brooklyn.
Cynthia Leitich Smith– Blessed
February 7 6pm. Borders Columbus Circle
Beth Revis– Across the Universe
February 9. NYC Location TBA.
Kristi Cook– Haven Release Party
February 27 · 2:00pm – 5:00pm (TBC). The Voracious Reader, Larchmont, NY.
NYC Teen Author Festival Facebook Page
Teen Author Carnival
Books of Wonder
See their “Coming Soon” list for upcoming events with Lauren Oliver, David Levithan, Rachel Hawkins, Courtney A. Moulton, Kimberly Derting, Lois Lowry, Veronica Roth, and Carrie Ryan!
Seattle and Portland:
This page is a work in progress, so be sure to check back regularly to see events as they are posted. : )To submit NYC, NJ, and CT area YA/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Book Signings and events, please email me at bookshelflustATgmailDOTcom