So this fall is going to be so much fun! In addition to all the amazing authors coming to town for TTBF15 in September, we also have all these authors coming to BookPeople! If you don’t live nearby, you can preorder a signed copy for many of these events. Be sure to click the link for each one to see event specifics. We ship world-wide! For the full list of authors visiting BooKPeople, including adult authors such as John Irving, Elvis Costello, Isabel Allende, and Mary Karr, visit our events webpage.
Jenn McAllister (JennXPenn)! Wednesday, September 2 at 6PM
Meet YouTube star JennXPenn! She’s visiting the store and wants to meet you and take pictures with you! If you come by for her event, be sure to buy a ticket otherwise you can’t meet her. The ticket price includes one signed copy of her book, Really Professional Internet Person.
Mari Mancusi! Wednesday, September 16 at 7PM
Fantasy fans & young adults, this is an event you won’t want to miss. BookPeople favorite Mancusi has a new book in the Scorched series, Smoked, that you just have to get.
Leigh Bardugo! Tuesday, September 29 at 7PM
Leigh Bardugo is headed to Austin this fall on her Magic & Mayhem Tour. Don’t miss this fun and cool author as she speaks about and signs her newest book, Six of Crows, a new story set in the Grisha universe.
Chelsea Clinton! Thursday, October 8 at 7PM
BookPeople is honored to welcome Chelsea Clinton to our store with a new book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today and gives readers a deep understanding of the world around them — and how anyone can make a difference. Combining facts, charts, photographs and stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and small—in their families, their communities, in our country and across the world — It’s Your World will inspire readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place. Clinton will give a brief welcome at this event and then sign books. *Tickets are required* for the signing and are only available from BookPeople. Please visit the event webpage for important ticketing information.
Austin Kleon! Friday, October 23 at 7PM
Many of you know Kleon’s popular Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work! books. The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs is a hands-on interactive logbook to get creative juices flowing. It’s not a blank journal but rather an activity book of sorts that contains prompts for writing, thought, and artistic expression. Sounds pretty cool. Come out and support this super cool and engaging local author!
Jack Gantos! Sunday, November 1 at 1PM
Jack Gantos rarely does bookstore events anymore and we are so thrilled that he is visiting BookPeople. He’ll be here speaking about and signing his new book, The Trouble in Me. This fiery autobiographical novel captures a pivotal week or two in the life of fourteen-year-old Jack Gantos, as the author reveals the moment he began to slide off track as a kid who in just a few years would find himself locked up in a federal penitentiary for the crimes portrayed in the memoir Hole in My Life. (Have you read Hole in My Life? You really, really should. It’s at once hysterical and tragic and all totally true.)
Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor! Friday, November 6 at 7PM
Welcome to Night Vale is coming to BookPeople! Welcome to Night Vale is a throwback to radio drama and a tribute to an era when imagination hung on the tip of the tongues of spoken theater through the speakers of a radio. This contemporary version happens via podcast between two earbuds, or an audience, and BookPeople nation will have the opportunity to see the architects of this eclectic adventure in conversation that you’ll not want to miss! The speaking portion of this event is free & open to the public. *Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy of Welcome to Night Vale from BookPeople.
Joelle Charbonneau! Friday, November 13 at 7PM
You already know and love her Testing trilogy, and now Joelle Charbonneau has a new book! Need is about a social networking site that promises to grant every need of students at Wisconsin’s Nottawa High School . . . regardless of the consequences. Joelle will be speaking about and signing Need, so come on by and say hello.