Four of the major independent bookstores in Houston will be offering book signings and events all throughout October. Look for your favorite – and new – authors and buy some signed books.
Brazos Bookstore is located at 2421 Bissonnet Street. Due to limited parking at Brazos Bookstore, they suggest that you arrive for any signing or event early. In order to make sure that they have enough books in stock, please reserve a copy of the book online before the date of the signing. If you are unable to attend the signing, contact the store at 713-523-0701 or by email, and they can arrange to have a book signed for you without your attendance.
Monday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. – An Evening of Poetry: Nick Flynn, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Gregory Pardlo
Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. – Margaret Dean Lazarus, Leaving Orbit
Friday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m. – Jonathan Moody, Olympic Butter Gold; and Kyle Dargan, Honest Engine
Saturday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. – Eileen Myles, I Must Be Living Twice
Monday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. – Richard Ford, Let Me Be Frank With You
Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. – Gabe Klein, Start-Up City
Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m. – Kirk Lynn, Rules for Werewolves
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.
Monday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. – Bonnie MacBird, Art in the Blood
Saturday, October 24 at 1:00 p.m. – Ashley Weaver, Death Wears a Mask
Saturday, October 24 at 4:30 p.m. – Dean “Miranda” James, Dead With the Wind
Monday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. – Charlie Lovett, The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge
Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. – Lisa Scottoline, Corrupted
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.
Thursday, October 22 at 5:00 p.m. – Gitty Daneshvari, The League of Unexceptional Children
Saturday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m. – Jenny McKissak, Sanctuary
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.
Saturday, October 24 at 4 p.m. – Jim Bernhard, Final Chapters: How Famous Authors Died
Thursday, October 29 at 5 p.m. – Angela Williams, Hush Now, Baby