Jodi Picoult

Book tours, signings, booking & speaking requests, and special events


2024 Book Tour

  • USA: August 15 - September 27

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2024 Book Tour

I’m looking forward to meeting my readers on book tour this year! All tickets for my US events include a signed copy of BY ANY OTHER NAME!

US Book Tour

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Concord, NH - Thursday, August 15, 7:00 pm EDT
Gibson’s Bookstore
at the Capitol Center for the Arts
Spring Lake, NJ - Sunday, August 18, 7:00 pm EDT
Thunder Road Books
at the Spring Lake Community House Theatre
Centerport, NY - Tuesday, August 20, 7:00 pm EDT
Long Island LitFest
at the Vanderbilt Museum, Mansion and Planetarium
Washington, DC - Wednesday, August 21, 7:00 pm EDT
Politics and Prose
at Sidwell Friends School
Annapolis, MD - Thursday, August 22, 7:00 pm EDT
Park Books
at Maryland Hall Main Theater
Nashville, TN - Friday, August 23, 6:30 pm CDT
Parnassus Books
at Belmont University’s Massey Performing Arts Center
Jacksonville, FL - Saturday, August 24, 5:00 pm EDT
San Marco Books and More
at Aspire Church
Miami, FL- Monday, August 26, 7:00 pm EDT
Books & Books
at Coral Gables Congregational Church
Dallas, TX - Tuesday, August 27, 7:30 pm CDT
Arts & Letters Live
at the Moody Performance Hall
Houston, TX - Wednesday, August 28, 7:30 pm CDT
Brazos Bookstore
at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church
St. Louis, MO - Wednesday, September 4, 7:00 pm CDT
Left Bank Books
at the St. Louis County Library - Clark Family Branch
Tickets (on sale July 1)
Omaha, NE - Thursday, September 5, 6:00 pm CDT
The Bookworm
at the Simon Music Hall, Omaha Conservatory of Music
Des Moines, IA - Friday, September 6, 6:30 pm CDT
Beaverdale Books
at Franklin Event Center
Naperville, IL - Sunday, September 8, 2:00 pm CDT
Anderson’s Bookshop
at Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College
Milwaukee, WI - Monday, September 9, 7:00 pm CDT
Boswell Books, and Books & Company
at the Pabst Theater
Traverse City, MI- Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 pm EDT
National Writers Series
at Lars Hockstad Auditorium
Phoenix, AZ - Wednesday, September 11, 7:00 pm MDT
Changing Hands Bookstore
at Mesa Arts Center
Seattle, WA - Thursday, September 12, 7:00 pm PDT
Third Place Books
Bellingham, WA - Friday, September 13, 7:00 pm PDT
Village Books
at Western Washington University Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
Huntington Beach, CA - Sunday, September 15, 3:00 pm PDT
Barnes & Noble
Lewes, DE - Friday, September 27
History Book Festival
Tickets coming soon
- sign up here for more information.

Booking & speaking requests

Booking requests & speaking engagements

Interested in having Jodi speak (virtually) at your school, business, or book group? Contact to learn about fees and availability.

Publicity requests

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

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.