Susan Orlean

The Library Book Tour

On sale on October 16th, 2018, The Library Book re-opens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling homage to a beloved institution—our libraries.

For this tour, I'm making a number of appearances at libraries and other venues across the country—somewhere near you, I hope!

Upcoming 2018-19 Dates

Oct 14 2018

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Public library

Anniversary Celebration @ 2:00 PM

Oct 16 2018

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Public library

Library Foundation ALOUD Event @ 7:30 PM

Oct 17 2018

San Francisco, CA

Nourse Theater

City Arts & Lectures @ 7:30 PM

Oct 19 2018

San Diego, CA

La Jolla Library

La Jolla Library Presents (with Warwick's) @ 7:00 PM

Oct 20 2018

Richmond, VA

Library of Virginia

Literary Awards Gala @ 6:00 PM

Oct 22 2018

Princeton, NJ

Grounds for Sculptures

Princeton Library Conversations on Creativity @ 7:00 PM

Oct 23 2018

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore Enoch Pratt Free Library

Writers LIVE (with The Ivy Bookshop) @ 7:00 PM

Oct 24 2018

New York City

New York Public Library

LIVE from NYPL @ 7:00 PM

Oct 25 2018

Washington, DC

Politics & Prose

Politics & Prose Presents @ 7:00 PM

Oct 27 2018

Austin, TX

State Capitol Grounds

Texas Book Festival

Oct 29 2018

Louisville, KY

Louisville Public Library

Craig Buthod Author Series @ 7:00 PM

Oct 30 2018

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Public Library

Rainy Day Books Event @ 6:30 PM

Nov 1 2018

Los Angeles, CA

Buena Vista Branch Library

Burbank Public Library @ 7:00 PM

Nov 3 2018

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

National Kidney Foundation Luncheon @ 3:00 PM

Nov 4 2018

Portland, OR

Powell's City of Books

@ 7:30 PM

Nov 7 2018

Seattle, WA

Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library (with Elliott Bay Book Company) @ 7:00 PM

Nov 8 2018

Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor District Library

Literati Bookstore Presents @ 7:00 PM

Nov 10 2018

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Public Library

Writers & Readers in Partnership with Literary Cleveland @ 2:00 PM

Nov 12 2018

Madison, WI

Madison Public Library

Wisconsin Book Festival @ 7:00 PM

Nov 13 2018

Chicago, IL

Chicago Public Library

Author Events @ 6:00 PM

Nov 14 2018

Dallas, TX

North Richland Hills Library

@ 11:30 AM

Nov 14 2018

Dallas, TX

Plano Haggard Library

Pop-Ip Authors @ 6:00 PM

Nov 15 2018

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library

Autumn Arts @ 7:00 PM

Nov 17 2018

Tulsa, OK

Tulsa Public Library

Booksmart Tulsa Event @ 7:00 PM

Nov 27 2018

Long Island, NY

Sachem Public Library

(with Book Revue) @ 7:00 PM

Nov 28 2018

Boston, MA

Boston Athenaeum

(with Harvard Bookstore) @ 6:00 PM

Nov 29 2018

New York, NY

Columbia University / Butler Library

@ 6:00 PM

Nov 30 2018

Brooklyn, NY

Books Are Magic

Sob Sisters Event @ 6:30 PM

Dec 2 2018

Wilton, CT

Wilton Library, Brubeck Room

Author Talk (with Elm Street Books) @ 2:00 PM

Dec 3 2018

Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Library

Harvard Bookstore Event @ 6:30 PM

Dec 4 2018

Saratoga, NY

Northshire Bookstore

Author Conversation @ 6:00 PM

Dec 5 2018

Rhinebeck, NY

Upstairs at Murray’s

(with Oblong Books) @ 6:00 PM

Dec 6 2018

Salisbury, CT

The White Hart Inn

White Hart Speaker Series (with Oblong Books) @ 6:00 PM

Dec 7 2018

Hastings-On-Hudson, NY

Riverview

Spoken Interludes (with The Village Bookstore) @ 6:00 PM

Jan 17 2019

Steamboat Springs, CO

Bud Werner Memorial Library

Details TBA

Jan 29 2019

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

The Library Guild of Rancho Santa Fe

@ 11:45 AM

Mar 14 2019

Santa Barbara, CA

UCSB Campbell Hall

UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures @ 7:30 PM

Mar 21 2019

Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach Public Library Foundation

@ 7:00 PM

Apr 29 2019

Sydney, AUS

Sydney Writers' Festival

29 April – 5 May 2019

May 14 2019

Auckland, NZ

Auckland Writers' Festival

14-19 May 2019