The month of December is the perfect time to collect some signed books for yourself or for presents. Meet your favorite authors or some new ones, hear them read, and get books signed. Three major independent bookstores in Houston will offering limited events throughout the month.
Murder by the Book is located at 2342 Bissonnet between Kirby and Greenbriar. The author’s reading and presentation is free, but in order to have anything signed by the author, you must purchase the author’s newest book from Murder by the Book. If you have any questions or cannot attend a signing and wish to order a signed book, you can contact them at 713-524-8597 or by email.
Signings generally occur after the authors present or do a reading, and the line for signing is by assigned numbers. Chairs are set up 30 minutes before an event, but seating can go quickly. Please be sure to not take the employee parking behind the store; parking is available on the street or within the shopping center.
- Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. – Kate Morton, The Lake House
- Saturday, December 5 at 1:00 p.m. – Rebecca Adler, Here Today, Gone Tamale
- Saturday December 5 at 4:30 p.m. – Lark Brennan and Laura Griffin, Dangerously Yours: The Durand Chronicles
- Saturday, December 12 at 4:30 p.m. – Houston’s Women of Mystery Event featuring Mandy Broughton, Stephanie Jaye Evans, Kay Kendall, Rebecca Nolen, and Gay Yellen
- Thursday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. – James Rollins, The Bone Labyrinth
Blue Willow Bookshop is located at 14532 Memorial Drive. Please note that you must purchase the author’s book from Blue Willow Bookshop in order to get it signed there. You will also be issued a signing line ticket that indicates your place in the book signing line. If you have any questions or cannot attend a signing and wish to order a signed book, you can contact them at 281-497-8675.
- Wednesday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m. – Kate Morton, The Lake House
- Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 a.m. – Robert Jacobus, Houston Cougars in the 1960s
River Oaks Bookshop is located at 3270 Westheimer at River Oaks in Houston. If you have any questions or cannot attend a signing and wish to order a signed book, you can contact them at 713-520-0061 or through email.
- Wednesday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m. – Lucinda Hawksley, Queen Victoria’s Mysterious Daughter: A Biography of Princess Louise
- Thursday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m. – John C. Meyer, Time of Destruction
- Saturday, December 5 at 3:00 p.m. – William Guest, Who Are We: Man and Cosmology
- Thursday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. – Dr. Carlos Hamilton, Jr., A Rose Blooms in Texas: Coming of Age in the Civil War Era
- Saturday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m. – Robert Jacobus, Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century