I am so excited to finally get the ball rolling and announce the details for our Fall/Winter 2011 Book Tour! To celebrate the release of Design*Sponge at Home (out Sept 13th) Amy and I are hitting the road with the help of our amazing publisher, Artisan Books. Book tours are less and less common these days so we feel incredibly priveledged and appreciative to visit not one but 30 different cities this year!
When I first starting planning the tour I knew I didn’t want to have a traditional “stand in line and sign books” sort of event. It just didn’t feel like us. So instead we’re going to do events that combine crafting classes and giving back to local arts charities. In each city we’ll have a fun signing event/party, but we’ll also be having smaller craft sessions where you can come learn (and make) something from the book. All of the craft fees and donations from our local sponsors will go to benefit a local arts charity that we felt strongly deserved to be celebrated and supported.
In addition, I really wanted to celebrate local artists, so we’ll be working with local artists to create custom backdrops for photos/decoration and to provide a completely unique and custom version of the craft project we’re doing in each city. We want these events to be about celebrating the artists that make each of these cities great as much as it is about celebrating the book.
Here’s how the tour schedule works: starting tomorrow, we’ll be posting individual posts for each city (one a day, one month before each event is to place) where you’ll find ALL of the details and RSVP information you need. This post will give you the general dates and locations so you can mark them on your calendar ahead of time if you want to join us. Stay tuned for our first event RSVP (for NYC!) tomorrow and next week for Boston, Philly and DC. xo, grace
*A big thank you to Sarah Burningham at Little Bird for being the best and most patient tour organizer ever.
2011 DS Book Tour Dates:
-September 10 + 13: NYC (RSVP will be up tomorrow)
-September 14: Boston, MA (RSVP will be up next week)
-September 16: Philadelphia, PA (RSVP will be up next week)
-September 17 + 18: Washington DC (RSVP will be up next week)
-September 25 + 26: Portland, OR
-September 27: San Francisco, CA
-September 28: Los Angeles, CA
-September 29: Seattle, WAS
-October 1: Vancouver
-October 10: Minneapolis, MN
-October 11 + 12: Chicago, IL
-October 13: Dallas, TX
-October 15: Austin, TX
-October 18: Paramus, NJ
-October 24: Raleigh/Durham
-October 25: Asheville, NC
-October 26: Charleston, SC
-October 27: Savannah, GA
-November 1: Birmingham, AL
-November 2: Athens, GA
-November 3: Atlanta, GA
-November 8: Salt Lake City, UT
-November 9: Denver, CO
-November 10 + 11: San Diego, CA
-November 15: Nashville, TN
-November 16: Richmond, VA
-November 17: Norfolk, VA
-December 1: Philadelphia, PA
December 7: Toronto (This event has been postponed until early 2012)
*We will traveling abroad to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia and London, England in Spring 2012. Dates and details to come later this fall.