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Jodi Picoult

Book tours, signings and events

leaving time book tour!

I LOVE to meet my fans! Please join me at one of my LEAVING TIME tour events. And if you can't make one of my events, catch my recent interview on CBS This Morning.   xoxo —Jodi

CBS This Morning video
Watch Jodi on CBS This Morning!   (October 17, 2014)
US: October 13– 26 »
Canada: October 29– 30 »
UK: November 5– 12 »
South Africa: January 19–23 »
CA
Oct. 29–30

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Canada book tour

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Events are free when indicated, but 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.

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


Wednesday, October 29, Calgary, Alberta - 7 pm
MacEwan Hall
2500 University Dr. NW
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4
Reading, talk, Q&A and book signing
TICKETS
$35
The ticket price includes ONE (1) hardcover copy of LEAVING TIME which will be distributed to ticketholders at the venue on the night of the event. Follow @indigogreenroom for updates leading up to the event. Questions? Email [email protected]
Thursday, October 30, Toronto, Ontario - 7-9:30 pm
St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts
Jane Mallett Theatre, 27 Front Street, Toronto
Tea, treats, talk, Q&A and book signing
TICKETED
$50
To purchase tickets call 1-866-277-3216
Guests will have the unique opportunity to meet the author and receive a signed hardcover copy of LEAVING TIME, courtesy of Gold Bond Ultimate.
Event details
US
Oct. 13–26

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US book tour

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Events are free when indicated, but 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.

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


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 28, Chicago, IL - 11:30 am
Union League Club of Chicago 65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 427-7800
Talk & signing
TICKETED
$35
Signed copies of LEAVING TIME available for purchase
For reservations contact The Book Stall
(847) 446-8880
Tuesday, October 28, Chicago, IL - 7 pm
Anderson’s Bookshop @ North Central College
Wentz Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
Talk & signing
TICKETED
$28+ tax, includes a signed copy of LEAVING TIME
$10 for companion ticket
Event details
(630) 355-2665
UK
Nov. 5–12

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UK book tour

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Events are free when indicated, but 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.

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


Wednesday, 5 November - 2.30 pm
Watch Jodi live on Children's Authors Live
Tune in on the day or catch her on Watch Again on the Children's Authors Live website.

Wednesday, 5 November, London - 7 pm
St. James’s Church 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL – Ticket hotline: 0207 051 2400
Thursday, 6 November, Dundee - 6 pm
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee – Ticket hotline: 0138 238 5108
Saturday 8 November, Edinburgh, Scotland - 12.30 pm
Waterstones – Ticket hotline: 0131 226 2666
Saturday, 8 November, Kilbride, Scotland - 7 pm
Eastwood Park Theatre – Ticket hotline: 0141 577 4970/4956
Sunday, 9 November, Belfast, Newtownabbey - 2.30 pm
Theatre at the Mill – Ticket hotline: 028 9034 0202
Monday 10 November, Manchester - 1 pm
Waterstones – Arndale Centre, Ticket hotline: 0161 832 8563
Monday, 10 November, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire - 7.30 pm
Dewsbury Town Hall – Ticket hotline: 0148 422 3200
Tuesday 11 November, Harrogate - 1 pm
Waterstones – James Street, Ticket hotline: 0142 353 1953
Tuesday, 11 November, Ilkley, West Yorkshire - 7.30 pm
Kings Hall – Ticket hotline: 01943 816714
Wednesday 12 November, Southwell - 1 pm
Southwell Library – Ticket hotline: 0115 966 4143
Wednesday 12 November, Ely, Cambridgeshire - 7.30 pm
Topping & Co. – Ticket hotline: 0135 364 5005
Thursday, 13 November, Buckinghamshire - 12.15 pm
Luncheon at Chenies Manor – Ticket hotline: 0192 328 3566
SA
Jan. 19–23

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South Africa book tour

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19–23 January 2015
Details to come... stay tuned!

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