Book events that you miss because you never even knew they where going on is the worst. Recently I have become very good at constantly refreshing the waterstones event page, and keeping an eye on Maxim Pop’s YA upcoming events list, but even then one can pass me by. I’m here to make sure that doesn’t happen to you, at least not in the month of October!
So, without further ado, the chronological list of all the YA bookish events (that I could find) that are happening in London in October.
October 6th- Sarah J Maas London signing
What: Sarah J Maas, Queen of fantasy, brings her book tour for the release of the latest addition to her Throne of Glass series, Empire of Storms, to London. Sarah will be answering questions and signing books (2 books max per person).
Where: Leciester Square Theatre
When: October 6th, 6:30pm
How to get tickets: Beg, borrow or steal. At the present time this signing is 100% sold out, and as this venue is seating room only it seems unlikely they will be allowing anyone else to attend.
October 8th- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated book signing with Illustrator Jim Kay!
What: Jim Kay’s latest addition to the Illustrated Harry Potter series releases on October 4th, and this is a great opportunity to get your copy signed! The signing starts at 11am, but this is an non ticketed event, so expect crowds!
Where: King’s Cross St Pancreas
How to get tickets: This is a non ticketed event, you just have to be there early for a chance to get your copy signed!
October 13th- Samantha Shannon and Melinda Salisbury Book Signing
What: Melinda Salisbury, author of the Sin Eater’s Daughter, and Samantha Shannon, author of the Bone Season trilogy, will be answering questions and signing books!
Where: Waterstones, Uxbridge
How to get tickets: This is a non ticketed event! Be there early for a chance to get in.
October 13th- Finding Yourself: An Evening with Lucy Sutcliffe, Lisa Williamson and Non Pratt
What: Lucy Sutcliffe, author of Girl hearts Girl, Lisa Williamson, author of the Art of Being Normal, and Non Pratt, author of Unboxed will be talking about finding yourself, and what that means to them and their characters. There will be a signing opportunity as well!
Where: Waterstones Piccadilly
How to get tickets: Get them here!
October 21st- YAShot!
What: A WHOLE day dedicated to YA! Meet authors, get books signed and get involved in blogging and writing workshops. Read the very exciting author list here, and have a look at the day’s schedule here!
Where: Various locations around Uxbridge!
How to get tickets: Get tickets HERE!
Head to @YAshot for more information!
October 26th- Rainbow Rowell and Leigh Bardugo’s Worlds Collide Tour!
What: Rainbow Rowell and Leigh Bardugo are teaming up for an epic book signing event, to be held in St James church! Come along and celebrate the release of Leigh Bardugo’s new book, Crooked Kingdoms!
Where: St James Church in Piccadilly (besides Waterstones Piccadilly)
How to get tickets: Alas, this event is now sold out.
Rainbow Rowell and Leigh Bardugo are also visiting Dublin, Edinburgh and Manchester so check out www.worldscollidetour.com for more info!
(* is gone for weeks and comes back with a random scheduling post *)
Hey guys, bet you thought you’d seen the last of me! I’ve basically been in a review/posting slump or something. I keep starting posts and never finishing them, you should see my drafts folder, it’s a mess. I even reviewed Empire of Storms the day after it came out and still haven’t posted it because I’m just not happy with the way it reads… sigh.
I will be attending the Sarah J Maas signing, YAshot and Rainbow Rowell and Leigh Bardugo’s signing, so let me know if you will also be there!
(I’m furiously attempting to read all the Grisha books, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom in exactly 28 days, wish me luck!)