Jodi Picoult

Book tours, signings and events

small great things book tour!

I LOVE to meet my fans! Please join me at one of my Small Great Things tour book signings / appearances.
  xoxo —Jodi

US: October 7–27 »
Canada: October 27 »
AU: November 10–18 »
UK: November 21– December 1 »
US
Oct. 7–27

small great things
US book tour

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Please contact the hosting bookstore/venue for information on tickets, reservations, and cost. Also, all rules, price and ticket policies are set by the individual venues or stores, not Ballantine/Random House or me. Tour details are subject to change as we finalize events, so check back often for updates.

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


Friday, October 7, Boston, MA - 7 pm
Random House Special Event
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Talk begins at 7 pm book signing to follow
Tickets » $40 (includes a book)
Pine Manor College
Ellsworth Theatre
400 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Saturday, October 8, Williamstown, MA - 1 pm
Afternoon with Jodi Picoult at the Clark Art Institute
Doors open at 12:30 pm; Conversation begins at 1 pm and 4 pm followed by a reception Tickets » $60 (Each ticket includes a signed copy of SMALL GREAT THINGS (a $28.99 value), Meet & Greet and photo opportunity with Jodi Picoult, Random House tote bag, access to the Clark (a $20 value), complimentary wine and appetizers at reception)
Monday, October 10, Norwich, VT - 1000 am
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley
320 Route 5S, Norwich, VT
Tickets » $34 are available at the Norwich Bookstore.
Each ticket includes admission, a copy of SMALL GREAT THINGS, light refreshments, and a chance to win a prize (to be announced).
Tuesday, October 11, New York City, NY - 7 pm
Big Ideas Night
Tickets » $35 (includes a book)
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Wednesday, October 12, Portsmouth, NH - 7 pm
Writer’s on the New England Stage
Tickets » $11.75 Members, $13.75 Non-Members
(+ $27.99 Book Voucher for every 1-2 tickets sold)
The Historic Theatre, 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Thursday, October 13, Atlanta, GA - 7 pm
Atlanta History Center: In Conversation with Gail O’Neill
Tickets » $35 Members, $40 Non-Members (includes a book)
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Friday, October 14, Pittsboro, NC - 1 pm
McIntyre’s Books
Tickets » $85 (This includes lunch with wine and a book.)
The Garden Terrace, 100 Village Way, Fearrington, NC 27312
Friday, October 14, Raleigh, NC - 7 pm
Meredith College: In Conversation with Dr. Damon Tweedy
(Hosted by Quail Ridge Books)
Tickets » With the purchase of a book ($28.99) you can receive up to two tickets.
Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
Saturday, October 15, Nashville, TN- 7 pm
Random House Special Event
Tickets » $40 (includes a book)
601 4th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37210
Monday, October 17, Los Angeles, CA - 7 pm
Random House Special Event
Tickets » $40 (includes a book)
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, October 18, San Francisco, CA - 12 pm
Rakestraw Books
Ticket details TK
3 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526
Tuesday, October 18, San Francisco, CA - 7:30 pm
Fox Theatre (Hosted by Kepler’s Books)
Tickets » $45 Premier Seating (Includes a copy of the book),
$25 General Seating (does not include a copy of the book),
$15 Student (does not include a copy of the book)
2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
Wednesday, October 19, San Diego CA - 10 am
Word’s Alive Luncheon
(Hosted by Warwick’s)
Tickets » $130 (includes a book)
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Thursday, October 20, Austin, TX - 7 pm
Central Presbyterian
(Hosted by Book People)
Tickets » $34 (includes a book)
200 E 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Friday, October 21, Kansas City, KS - 7 pm
Unity Temple
(Hosted by Rainy Day Books)
Tickets » The purchase of a book ($28.99) will include 1 to 2 tickets
707 West 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Saturday, October 22, Seattle, WA - 7 pm
Seattle University
(Hosted by Third Place Books)
$35 (includes a book)
Sunday, October 23, Traverse City, MI - 7 pm
National Writer’s Series
Tickets » Students: $5; General Admission: $25.50;
Reserved Seating: $35.50; Two Tickets + Book: $65
(When you purchase a ticket you can also order a book at a 35% discount)
City Opera House, 106 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
Monday, October 24, Columbus, OH - 12 pm
Thurber House: In Conversation with Katrina Kittle
Tickets » $40 (does not include a book); $60 (includes a book)
King Arts Complex
867 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
Monday, October 24, Cleveland, OH - 7 pm
Cuyahoga Library »
SOLD OUT
2121 Snow Road, Parma, OH 44131
Tuesday, October 25, Philadelphia, PA - 2 pm
  Wellington Square Bookshop
Tickets » $33.99 (includes a book)
Wellington Square Bookshop
Hilton Garden Inn, 720 Eagleview Blvd, Exton, PA 19341
Tuesday, October 25, Philadelphia, PA - 7:30 pm
Philadelphia Free Library 
Tickets » $15 General Admission, $7 Students (does not include a book)
Parkway Central Library, Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Wednesday, October 26, Washington, D.C. - 6:45 pm
The Smithsonian: In Conversation with NPR’s Lynn Neary
Tickets » $40 Member, $50 Non-Member (both include a book)
Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20560
Thursday, October 27, Chicago, IL - 12 pm
Union League Club
Tickets » $42 (for lunch and program - does not include a book)
65 West Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
CA
Oct. 27

small great things
Canada book tour

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Please contact the hosting bookstore/venue for information on tickets, reservations, and cost. Also, all rules, price and ticket policies are set by the individual venues or stores, not Ballantine/Random House or me. Tour details are subject to change as we finalize events, so check back often for updates.

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


Thursday, October 27, Toronto - 7 pm
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AU
Nov. 10–18

small great things
Australia book tour

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Please contact the hosting bookstore/venue for information on tickets, reservations, and cost. Also, all rules, price and ticket policies are set by the individual venues or stores, not Ballantine/Random House or me. Tour details are subject to change as we finalize events, so check back often for updates.


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

Thursday, November 10, Sydney - 12:30 pm
Dymocks Literary Lunch
Tickets » $80 for Dymocks Booklover members, $95 for non-members
includes two course meal and all beverages
Sofitel Wentworth, 61 Phillips Street, Sydney
Thursday, November 10, Brisbane - 7 pm
Dymocks Literary Dinner
Grand View Hotel, 49 North Street, Cleveland
Tickets » $50 includes two course meal and a glass of wine
Bookings are essential and enquiries can be made
via (07) 3884 3000 or [email protected]
Friday, November 11 - 7:30 pm
An Evening with Jodi Picoult
Ithaca Auditorium, Brisbane City Hall, Adelaide Street, Brisbane
FREE, but bookings are essential
Bookings: (07) 3007 2800, or [email protected]
Tuesday, November 15, Canberra - 6 pm
Author Talk with Jodi Picoult
National Library, Parkes Place, Canberra
Tickets » $15 entry fee includes refreshments    
Wednesday, November 16, Melbourne - 7 pm
Dymocks Literary Dinner
Georges Restaurant, 819 Burke Road, Camberwell
Tickets » $70 for Dymocks Booklover members and $75 for non-members includes two course meal and all drinks
Thursday, November 17, Perth - 6:30 pm  
An Evening with Jodi Picoult
Sacred Heart College, Hocking Parade, Sorrento
Tickets » $8 includes refreshments   
Bookings: [email protected]
Friday, November 18, Perth - 9:15 am
Dymocks Morning Tea
Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill Street, Perth
Tickets » $40 for Dymocks Booklover members, $45 for non-members, includes morning tea
UK
Nov. 21–Dec. 1

small great things
UK book tour

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All events are book and ticket, anddirectly you should contact the venues / stores to confirm, purchase tickets or get more information. Also, all rules, price and ticket policies are set by the individual venues or stores, not Ballantine/Random House or me. Tour details are subject to change as we finalize events, so check back often for updates.

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


Monday, 21 November, London - 7.30 pm
A special Daily Telegraph literary event with Jodi and Graham Norton hosted by Bryony Gordon. Tickets » £41.50 (includes a copy of Small Great Things and Graham Norton’s novel Holding)
Tuesday, 22 November, Stockport - 7 pm
Stockport Grammar School
Buxton Rd, Stockport SK2 7AF, United Kingdom
Tickets » £16.52 (includes limited signed collectors event edition of Small Great Things)
Wednesday, 23 November, Beverley
Tickton Grange, Beverley Literature Festival
Location TBD
Tickets » on sale Sept 1
Wednesday, 23 November, Leeds - 7:30 pm
New Dock Hall
Clarence Dock, Chadwick Street
Leeds LS10 1LT, United Kingdom
Tickets » £20 plus booking fee. (includes limited signed collectors event edition of Small Great Things)
Thursday, 24 November, Kendal - 12:30 pm
Brewery Arts Centre
122A Highgate, Kendal LA9 4HE, United Kingdom
Tickets » £20.00; (includes a copy of Small Great Things)
Thursday, 24 November, Newcastle - 7:30 pm
Sage Gateshead
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays
Gateshead NE8 2JR, United Kingdom
Tickets » £20 plus booking fee. (includes limited signed collectors event edition of Small Great Things)
Friday, 25 November, St. Boswells - 2 pm
Main Street Trading
Main Street, St. Boswells TD6 0AT, United Kingdom
Tickets » £14.99 plus booking fee. (includes a copy of Small Great Things)
Friday, 25 November, Glasgow -7:30 pm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG, United Kingdom
Tickets » £20 plus booking fee. (includes limited signed collectors event edition of Small Great Things)
Saturday, 26 November, St. Andrews - 2 pm
 Hope Park and Martyrs Church, KY16 9UY, United Kingdom
Tickets » : EarlyBird £6; Book +Ticket £14.99
Saturday, 26 November, Edinburgh - 7:30 pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh Tickets » £20 plus booking fee. (includes limited signed collectors event edition of Small Great Things)
Sunday, 27 November, Cheltenham - 7:30 pm
Town Hall
Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA, United Kingdom
Tickets » £20 plus booking fee. (includes limited signed collectors event edition of Small Great Things)
Monday, 28 November, Reading - 8 pm
Town Hall
Blagrave St, Reading RG1 1QH, United Kingdom
Tickets » £20 plus booking fee. (includes limited signed collectors event edition of Small Great Things)
Tuesday, 29 November, London - 1 pm
Jewish Book Festival
King’s Place,
Location: JW3
Tickets » £20.00 (include a hardback copy of Small Great Things)
Tuesday, 29 November, Guildford - 7 pm
Guildford Book Festival
Guildford Cathedral
Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP, United Kingdom
Tickets » £20 plus booking fee. (includes limited signed collectors event edition of Small Great Things)
Wednesday, 30 November, Hastings - 12:30 pm
White Rock Theatre
White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JX, United Kingdom
Tickets » £20 plus booking fee. (includes a copy of Small Great Things)
Wednesday, 30 November, Portsmouth - 7:30 pm
New Theatre Royal
Tickets » £20 plus booking fee. (includes limited signed collectors event edition of Small Great Things)
Thursday, 1 December, Tregonwell - 12:30 pm
Nigel Bowes Campus, 70 Ensbury Ave
Bournemouth BH10 4HG, United Kingdom
Tickets » £20 plus booking fee. (includes a copy of Small Great Things)
 
Thursday, 1 December, Bath - 7:30 pm
Bath Forum
1A Forum Buildings, Bath BA1 1UG, United Kingdom
Tickets » £20 plus booking fee. (includes limited signed collectors event edition of Small Great Things)
                   

Booking requests / speaking engagements

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

Why do many 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