Come Meet Esmé in Person!

Upcoming in-store readings and booksignings for
How to Get Your Child to Love Reading!

Please call stores directly for further details or to confirm dates and times.
Hope you can make it! Thank you for supporting your local independent bookstores!

Monday, 8/25, Memphis, TN
Back to School/Teacher Night
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 387 Perkins Road., 901-683-2032

Tuesday, 8/26, Nashville, TN
Back to School/Teacher Night
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 4007 Hillsboro Road, 615-783-0218

Wednesday, 8/27, Cincinnati, OH
Back to School/Teacher Night
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, 513-731-7770

Saturday, 9/6, Savoy, IL
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Pages for All Ages, 1201 Savoy Plaza, 217-351-8018

Monday, 9/8, Downer's Grove, IL
All-Parent Event
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Anderson's Books, 5112 Main Street, 630-355-2665

Monday, 9/10, Chicago, IL
Teacher Appreciation Night
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th, 773-684-1300

Friday, 9/12, Oak Park, IL
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Place: Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak Park Avenue, 773-848-0770

Monday, 9/20, Portland, OR
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, 503-245-1831

Wednesday, 9/24, Iowa City, IA
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: Prairie Lights Bookstore, 319-337-2681

Thursday to Saturday, 9/25-9/27, Atlanta, GA
Time: TBA
Place: Atlanta Literary Festival

Thursday, 10/2, Miami, FL
Time: 8:00 pm
Place: Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, 305-444-9044

Saturday, 10/4, Washington, DC
Time: TBA
Place: National Book Festival, contact info TBA

Thursday, 10/9, Chicago, IL
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Women & Children First, 5233 North Clark Street, 773-769-9299

Saturday, 10/11, St. Paul, MN
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: The Red Balloon Bookstore, 891 Grand Avenue, 651-224-8320

Sunday, 10/12, Minneapolis, MN
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Wild Rumpus, 2720 West 43rd Street, 612-920-5005

Thursday, 10/16, Seattle, WA
Time: TBA
Place: All For Kids, 206-526-2768

Saturday, 10/18, Seattle, WA
Time: TBA
Place: Northwest Bookfest, contact info TBA

Wednesday, 10/22, Winnetka, IL
Time: TBA
Place: Bookstall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm Street, 847-446-8880

Saturday, 10/25, Madison, WI
Time: TBA
Place: Wisconsin Book Festival, contact info TBA

Wednesday, 10/29, Brookfield, WI
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Harry W. Schwartz Books, 17145 W. Bluemound Road, 262-797-6140

Sunday, 11/2, Evanston, IL
Time: TBA
Place: Evanston Public Library Main Branch, Orrington and Church street, 847-866-0300

Thursday through Saturday, 11/6-11/8, Austin, TX
Time: TBA
Place: Texas Book Festival

Sunday, 11/9, Tempe, AZ
Time: TBA
Place: Changing Hands Books, 6428 S. McClintock Drive, 480-730-1142

Thursday, 11/13, Sebastol, CA
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Copperfield's, 707-823-8991

Friday, 11/14, Sonoma, CA and Corte Madera, CA
Time: noon
Place: Reader's Books, 127 E. Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 707-939-1779
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 415-927-0960 (book fair)

Saturday, 11/15, Danville, CA and Menlo Park, CA
Time: 9:30 a.m. (brunch for teachers and teachers; contact store for details)
Place: Rakestraw Books, 925-837-7337
Time: 5:00 pm
Place: Kepler's, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 650-584-5935

Monday, 11/17, Ventura, CA and San Marino, CA
Time: noon
Place: Adventures for Kids, 3457 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 805-650-9688
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: San Marino Book and Toy, location TBA (benefit for local schools), 626-309-0222

Friday, 1/9, 2004 San Diego, CA
ALA Midwinter, details TBA

For more details on booking Esmé for events, click here. Please note, Esmé is completely booked through 2003. This is a partial listing of appearances available to the public and does not include media appearances, professional conferences and personal commitments. Esme will not be touring in Spring of 2004 in order to meet writing deadlines. Her fall, 2004 schedule will be revisited at the end of January, 2004. To be alerted when Esmé will be available for appearances again, please e-mail Veronica DiCapria at To book Esme for a conference, please contact Michael Taekens directly at her publisher, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. Thank you for your kind interest!

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