Reserved Seating & Signing Line Tickets

How Our Events Work

We are pleased to offer our customers the opportunity to reserve a seat with the advance purchase of the author’s book.

  • For select events a limited number of reserved seats will be available.
  • One book purchase equals one reserved seat plus a signing line ticket.
  • Books may be purchased in advance of the event online/by phone/in person.
  • Reserved seats and signing line tickets will be issued according to the date/time the book is purchased.
  • Once reserved seats have sold out, books/signing line tickets, and seats may still be available, just not reserved seats.
  • Additional seats will be available for the public without any purchase required, however, for big events these seats may fill up and Fire Code does limit the total number allowed in the store.
  • Please bring your ticket with you to the event.

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Below is a current list of events offering priority seating.  Others will be added as scheduled

Robert Beatty

Jennifer Palmieri

David Sedaris

Sheila Turnage

Craig Johnson

Therese Anne Fowler

Diane Chamberlain

Nathaniel Philbrick

Nell Painter

Ben Fountain 

David Grann

What Are Signing Line Ticket Events?
After an author finishes their talk and reading part of the program, he or she moves to the signing table to greet fans who want books signed. For Signing Line Ticket Events we issue signing line tickets, primarily for our customers' convenience, and sometimes at the publisher's request. With the purchase of a book by the author (sometimes the author's new work, sometimes any of his or her books), you will receive a lettered ticket for the signing line. The earlier a book is purchased, the earlier letter your ticket will have. Each letter group has a small number of tickets in it, so the line moves fairly quickly. The letter on the ticket corresponds to your place in line.

We suggest purchasing books before the event, even pre-paying for those that have not yet been published in order to reserve a seat and get an early signing line ticket. Your signing line ticket will be with your book when you pick it up.  Those without signing line tickets may join in at the end of the line, if time permits. We cannot guarantee that those without tickets will get to the signing table. Certain events will only be open to those with tickets.

Very rarely, we will host an event which is a signing only. We will designate this very clearly, and use signing line tickets for these programs.