I wish I wasn't a last-minute sort of person sometimes. I know my belief that time is stretchy can drive my friends, family, and even me, sometimes, a bit mad. But it's a bit too late to start worrying about that now.
Also, I need a haircut.
This is all the information I have about the US Graveyard Book reading tour dates so far. I'm putting them up right now even though there are a few that we don't have details on, because it's probably useful for all of you in planning things. The Webgoblin will keep WHERE'S NEIL updated, and I'm sure will post the information on the "TK" days as soon as he gets it from Harpers.
The plan is that I'll be reading a whole chapter at each stop (maybe I'll read some other things too), answering questions and generally having fun. And there will be signed books.
Don't write and ask questions about this. As we know more, it will get posted here and at Where's Neil. Promise.
Saturday, September 27th
Washington, DC National Book Festival, reading and signing (times TK)
Tuesday, September 30th (publication day) –
Chapter 1 New York, NY
Columbia University – hosted by Barnes & Noble College
525 W. 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
Wednesday, October 1st –
Chapter 2 Philadelphia, PA Tk evening event w Borders – location TBD
Thursday, October 2nd–
Chapter 3 Chicago, IL
6pm Tivoli Theatre, hosted by Andersons Bookshop
5021 Highland Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Contact: Anderson's Bookshop Naperville, 630-355-2665
Anderson's Bookshop Downer's Grove, 630-963-2665
Note: The venue is a beautifully restored 1920s movie palace with seating for 1000. This will be a ticketed event, 1 ticket = 1 book. After the reading and Q&A, ‘Stardust’ will be shown.
Friday, October 3rd –
Chapter 4 Seattle, WA
7pm University Temple United Methodist Church, sponsored by the University Bookstore
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle WA 98105
Note: This venue seats 900.
Saturday, October 4th –
Chapter 5 Palo Alto
Spangenberg Theatre at Gunn High School, sponsored by Keplers
780 Arastradero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306-3827
Note: This venue seats 950.
Sunday, October 5th –
Chapter 6 San Francisco
Children’s Breakfast Speaker
Northern California Independent Booksellers Assoc. Regional Tradeshow Oakland Convention Center
NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
3pm Sundance Kabuki Theatre, sponsored by Booksmith
1881 Post Street at Fillmore
San Francisco, CA 94115
Note: This venue seats 500, and this will be a ticketed event where 1 ticket = 1 book.
Monday, October 6th –
Chapter 7a Los Angeles, CA Tk evening event – location TBD
Tuesday, October 7th –
Chapter 7b Boulder, CO
6:30 pm Unity of Boulder Church, sponsored by Boulder Book Store
2855 Fulsom St. Boulder, CO 80304
Contact: Mandy King Phone: 303.447.2074
Note: This venue seats 600
Wednesday, October 8th – Chapter 8 Minneapolis, MN Tk evening event with Red Balloon – location TBD
Note to friends and family and people who need me to do things: I don't know how often I'm going to be able to get to my email over the next four weeks, nor the volume of email that'll be waiting when I do get to it, so if you need me urgently, call or email my assistant Lorraine, as whenever I do reach civilisation I'll check in with her first and she will tell me who needs me.