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Jodi Picoult

Book tours, signings and events

I LOVE to meet my fans!
xoxo —Jodi

Off The Page Tour is coming!

authors Jodi Picoult and  Samantha van Leer

Can't wait to see many of you when I tour for Off The Page in the US: May 19 – 30, and the UK: June 3 – 4.

US - Off The Page tour: May 19 – 30
Tuesday, May 19, Madison, CT - 6 pm
RJ Julia Booksellers is sponsoring an off-site event:
First Congregational Church
26 Meetinghouse Lane - Madison, CT 06443
—Moderated discussion and signing
Wednesday, May 20, Wellesley, MA - 7 pm
Wellesley Books is sponsoring an off-site event:
Dana Hall School
45 Dana Road - Wellesley, MA 02482-9010
—Presentation and signing
Thursday, May 21, La Grange, IL - 7 pm
Anderson’s Bookshop
is sponsoring an off-site event:
La Grange Theater
800 S La Grange Rd - La Grange, IL 60525
—Presentation and signing
Friday, May 22, San Francisco, CA - 6 pm
Book Passage - Marin
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925
—In-store presentation and signing
Saturday, May 23, Mission Viejo, CA - 11 am
A Whale of a Tale is sponsoring an off-site event:
Norman P. Murray Center
24932 Veterans Way - Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Get tickets » (includes one hardcover copy of "Off the Page", sales tax, admission, seating for you and one guest, and priority book signing!)
—Presentation and signing
Oliver character in attendance
Tuesday, May 26, Phoenix, AZ - 7 pm
Changing Hands is sponsoring an off-site event:
Dobson High School
1501 W Guadalupe Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202
—Presentation and signing
Wednesday, May 27, New York - 8 pm
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue - New York, NY 10128
— Moderated discussion, signing and a musical feature
Thursday, May 28, New Orleans, LA - 6 pm
Octavia Books is sponsoring an off-site event
Temple Sinai
6227 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, 70118
—Presentation and signing
Sunday, May 31, New York
BookCon
Jacob Javits Center
655 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001
—Details to come…
Friday, May 29, Atlanta, GA - 7 pm
Little Shop of Stories is sponsoring an off-site event:
Holy Trinity Parish
515 E Ponce De Leon Ave- Decatur, Georgia 30030
—Presentation and signing

UK - Off The Page tour: June 3 – 4
Wednesday, 3 June, York - 12.30 pm
Waterstones, 15 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL
No tickets required. For further information, or to reserve a signed copy: Call the bookshop: 01904 620 784
Wednesday, 3 June, Newcastle - 6 pm
Seven Stories is sponsoring an off-site event:
Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG
Talk, Q&A and signing
Tickets: £16, includes a copy of the hardback edition of Off the Page
Buy tickets »
Thursday, 4 June, London - 6.30 pm
Event with The Times – for Times Plus members only
The Times, News UK, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF
Talk, Q&A and signing
Tickets » £10, will be available from 17th April.

leaving time book tour is over

The Leaving Time hardcover book tour has officially come to an end. I rounded it out in South Africa and had a blast with my fans…and elephants too! And if you didn't make it to one of these events, watch a video of events in South Africa (January, 2015), the UK and CBS This Morning.

CBS This Morning video
CBS This Morning interview. Norah O'Donnell, Gayle King and Charlie Rose ask Jodi probing questions about Leaving Time, her readers, writing and family life.

A huge THANK YOU to all of my UK, Canadian and US fans who came out to my Leaving Time tour that ran from October 13–January 19; check out some photos of these events below…

South Africa: January 19–23 »
UK: November 5– 13 »
Canada: October 29– 30 »
US: October 13– 26 »
US
Oct. 13–26

leaving time
US book tour

US flag

Thank you!

A huge THANK YOU to all of my US fans who come out to my Leaving Time tour last fall!

Leaving Time tour photos Leaving Time tour photos

US EVENT ORGANIZERS:
Find out about booking requests, and event publicity .

CA
Oct. 29–30

leaving time
Canada book tour

Canadian flag

Thank you!

A huge THANK YOU to all of my Canadian fans who come out to my Leaving Time tour last fall!

Canadian Leaving Time tour photos

CA EVENT ORGANIZERS:
Find out about booking requests, and event publicity .

UK
Nov. 5–13

leaving time
UK book tour

UK flag

Thank you!

A huge THANK YOU to all of my UK fans who come out to my Leaving Time tour last November!

UK Leaving Time tour photos

UK EVENT ORGANIZERS:
Find out about booking requests, and event publicity .

SA
Jan. 20–23

leaving time
South Africa book tour

South Africa flag

Thank you!

A huge THANK YOU to all of my South African fans who come out to my Leaving Time this January!

SA Leaving Time tour photos

Watch Jennifer Sanasie of News24 (Southern Africa) speak with Jodi about researching for Leaving Time, and her fascination with elephant behavior. (Jan. 20, 2015)


SA EVENT ORGANIZERS:
Find out about booking requests, and event publicity .

Booking requests / speaking engagements

Interested in having Jodi speak at your school, business, or women’s group? Contact Arlynn Greenbaum to learn about fees and availability.

Why do some events charge admission?

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on the way you look at it, I’ve got so many terrific fans who come out to see me that the events can get pretty crowded. It’s really hard to enjoy yourself when you are standing with 350 other people in a space that can accommodate 50. For this reason, most bookstores have to move the event offsite. Sometimes this means they have to pay for the venue, too. It’s up to the bookstore to decide whether they’d like to pass that cost along to consumers.

In some cases, it’s a couple of dollars for a seat. In others, they prefer that you buy the book from them (instead of from Costco, or Amazon) when you come to the event. Why? Because right now, bookstores are having a really hard time making ends meet. You might be able to get a book cheaper at Amazon, but you won’t be able to hear the author speak or get the book signed. Bookstores usually provide that service through reading series - they’re the ones who organize the events and make sure you are having a good time, and in return, some feel it’s only fair that you buy the book at their business establishment. It’s sort of hard to argue with that theory! Some venues are offering discounts to students or kids; we have tried to ask for that accommodation wherever possible.

But ultimately the decision to charge or not to charge is the bookstore’s. It might interest you to know that in other countries - the UK and Australia, for example, book events are NEVER free! So - although I truly hope that anyone who wants to hear me speak can do so - I also know that it’s not fun for anyone to be packed into a crowd of people, and I promise you that if you do have to pay for an event, you’ll be comfortable, you’ll be able to hear and see, and you’ll have a great time.

Publicity requests

  • Contact Susan Corcoran
  • VP, Director of Publicity
  • Ballantine Bantam Dell
  • Random House Publishing
  • 212 782 9425