U.S. Author Tour

I know you can often save money by buying online, but if you can, please consider buying the book at the bookstore that is hosting me–or their online portal. The host store goes to the effort of coordinating the event, spreading the word about the event, putting up signs, ordering extra books, and keeping over-worked staff late! If they go to all that work and then everyone buys the book online, they get discouraged and they also lose money. Don’t do that to our friends.

Because the practice of buying elsewhere has become so widespread, at a few stops, the store requires you to buy THE BROKEN EYE there. (Their house, their rules, sorry. I’m their guest.) In most cases, you can pre-order from the host store, (get pre-order goodies from me!), pick up the book on release day, read the whole thing before I arrive, and just keep your receipt. In some cases that will even put you in front of the line.

You can click the links to go to the Facebook events pages for each event, featuring maps, the bookstores’ FB pages where you can see if your friends are already going (or hector them into doing so!), and get more information.

Powell’s at Cedar Hill Crossing, Beaverton (near Portland), OR
Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? There are (free) signing line tickets the night of the reading.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? A purchase at Powell’s is preferred, but not required.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

University Bookstore, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, August 27 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? No. We appreciate it when patrons buy the book in store, but we do not turn away guests from the signing line if they bring a book from somewhere else. 
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign?  In past Sci-Fi events, we have asked anyone with more than three book wait at the end of the line, which tends to work well. We only cap the number of books if the author requests us to do so. 

Borderlands, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 28 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No. Numbers are handed out (for free) on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the event to mark your place in line. Attendees are then called up in groups based on their numbers.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? Though a purchase at Borderlands is appreciated, it does not require attendees to purchase books there.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA
Friday, August 29 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing?  There are signing line tickets available with the purchase of The Broken Eye from Mysterious Galaxy. The tickets are available starting at 10am on August 26th, the publication date. (If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please contact the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.)
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? Yes, you must purchase one copy of The Broken Eye at Mysterious Galaxy.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

Tattered Cover, Denver, CO
Saturday, August 30 at 2pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? A purchase at Tattered Cover is appreciated, but not required.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

The King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, September 2 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? Please do purchase one copy of The Broken Eye from The King’s English Bookshop.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? If you’ve purchased one copy from us, you can bring other books to be signed.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

Murder by the Book, Houston, TX
Wednesday, September 3 at 6:30pm
Ticket required to participate in signing? No, but they will be giving out line numbers the day the book goes on sale. After the talk is over, people will line up by the numbers to meet Brent and get their books signed.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? Yes.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes, if you’ve purchased one book from this store.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No, but the first trip through the line, customers can get a new book and 3 older titles signed. There will be a second round of signing after that if you have more books to be signed. Signing policy details HERE.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Roseville, MN
Thursday, September 4 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? No.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati, OH:
Friday, September 5 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No. There is a line letter system, but that is only for keeping the line in order.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? You do not need to buy the book from Joseph-Beth, but you will not receive a line letter if you don’t. This means you will be at the end of the signing line.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No. However, if you are a collector, you can get roughly 5 signed and then wait until the end if you have more books to be signed.

Barnes & Noble, Madison, WI
Saturday, September 6 at 3pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? No.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? No.

The Book Bin, Salem, OR
Monday, September 8 at 7pm:
Ticket required to participate in signing? No.
Must purchase a book at host bookstore to get book signed? No.
Can bring books from other stores to be signed? Yes.
Limit to books Brent will sign? Any amount can be signed.

 

24 thoughts on “U.S. Author Tour

  1. Clayton says:

    Why do you hate the southeast?

  2. chad says:

    Have fun on your tour!

    I’ve moved beyond physical books and bookstores figuring I’ll save the trees and the couple gallons of gas it would take to get there. (love rural living) so I won’t get to meet you in person.

    I’ve been nervous about this book and the Amazon / Hatchett spat. Luckily I pre-ordered from Amazon back in 2013 and my order shows up just fine so with luck next week I’ll be enjoying the next chapter in a great story.

  3. Allan says:

    Same reason he hates austin. Houston would be a hard drive for the middle of a work week with out even know if I could get a line ticket.

  4. John Barnett says:

    If there were book stores left around here… They’ve closed all of our and replaced them with disgusting hip-hop or skinny jean based clothing stores…

  5. Zack Ruster says:

    No events in Michigan :(? Dang. Might have to make the trek down to Cincinnati.

  6. Blase says:

    Brent needs to spend some time in Chicago. (Though I understand there are many factors in to why he goes where he does.)

  7. Dan says:

    He hates the east coast as well. COME TO NYCC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Eric says:

    No Love for the East Coast…… I’ll Second it Come to NYC!!!!!

  9. Jordan says:

    With the Broken Eye I will own 6 Brent Weeks books… I have to go to the back of the line 2x to get all 6 signed? Worth it but that’s seriously annoying…

  10. Christy says:

    Please come to the Washington, DC area; we love you here!!

  11. Brandon says:

    Should have considered AK. Might not have been super beneficial moneywise, but we’d have had a parade hahaha

  12. Joe says:

    I second the Alaska comment.

  13. Tyler Hodson says:

    Come to florida?

  14. Matthew says:

    Come to Australia! can’t wait for the broken eye.

  15. Ryan says:

    I’d easily take the trip to NYC but OH is the closest… Sry but not close enough. 🙁

  16. Carole-Ann says:

    And don’t forget us in the UK. Will we ever get a tour?? Pretty please??

  17. Iceoverlord says:

    Both WI and OH are like 6+ hour drives, yet I am seriously considering driving that far……

  18. Jeremy says:

    God does it suck to live in Hawaii sometimes…

    1. Fletch says:

      Seconded, please consider taking a vacation here and well since you’re here sign a few books.

  19. Noelle says:

    What happened to Orlando, FL? I look forward to the reading and book signing. Will more dates/locations be added?

  20. Michael says:

    Come to Michigan!!

  21. brian says:

    What no St. Louis. Man no love for the Show me state. We where saying show me a cool book signing.

  22. Jonathan says:

    Been reading your books since they came out! Got so excited today when I saw The Broken Eye at the Book Bin, bought it right up, then I hear your coming to town?!? :-0 Word cannot contain my joy.
    See you in Salem!

  23. Sarah says:

    dangit! I missed you! come back to Houston and I’ll be there : )

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