New York City Launch
Boston | Toronto | Chicago | Philadelphia | Washington DC | Dallas | Austin | Houston | Brooklyn | Vancouver | Seattle | Portland | San Francisco | Santa Cruz | Los Angeles | Minneapolis | Nashville | Atlanta | Montreal | New York City | Kansas City | Denver/Boulder | Tulsa | New York City | Maplewood

Note

Please note information below for each event, some of which are ticketed. In each city, we’ve made sure there’s a signing that anyone can come and bring a book to, though the bookstores that host signings hope that you will buy books — any books on your wish or gift lists — from them too. This helps these awesome stores keep their doors open, lights on, and events staffed so that I get to come hang out with you there (yay). Whatever you have on your shopping list, each store will be happy to help you find it while you’re there. Plus, of course, they’ll have plenty of extra copies of Smitten Kitchen cookbooks on hand.

Is the book tour not coming to your town? Fret not. You can pre-order a signed cookbook inscribed any way you wish through The Strand, a beloved bookstore in my neighborhood right here. I am inscribing these books next Monday 10/16, so if you’d like yours to go out with the other preorders, please order by then? (I will still be delighted to sign all other orders, but they will be in the weeks that follow the release date.) [Custom Signed Smitten Kitchen Cookbooks at The Strand]

New York City Launch!

Tuesday 10/24/17 – 7pm

Where: Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E 17th St, New York, NY
What: Launch event! A conversation with Amanda Hesser, Q&A, and book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone, however, Barnes & Noble’s policy is that it extends priority entrance to the reserved seating area and signing line with a book purchase from Barnes & Noble. Wristbands for the priority seating area/signing line will be issued at the store starting when it opens at 9am on the day of the event with a receipt/proof of purchase of the book from Barnes & Noble or BN.com. [More Details]

Boston

Wednesday 10/25/17 – 6pm

Where: Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline, MA
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Toronto

Thursday 10/26/17 – 7pm

Where: Chapters Bayview, 2901 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Chicago

Sunday 10/29/17 – 3pm

Where: Sur La Table, 55 S Main St, Naperville, IL
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details to come]

Monday 10/30/17 – 7pm

Where: The Book Cellar at Everybody’s Coffee, 935 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL
What: Conversation with Rachel Holtzman, Q&A, and book signing
Details: This event has a $5 ticket price, or $33 with the purchase of a book (which includes entry to event). All attendees can have their books signed. [More Details]

Philadelphia

Wednesday 11/1/17 – 7:30pm

Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA
What: Talk, Q&A, and book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Washington DC

Thursday 11/2/17 – 7pm

Where: Sixth & I with Politics and Prose, 600 I St. NW, Washington, DC
What: A conversation with Sally Swift from The Splendid Table
Details: This event has an $18 ticket price with bundled prices if you’d like to buy a book as well. Tickets will go on sale on 9/18. Update: This event has sold out. (But the event on Friday will not!) [More Details]

Friday 11/3/17 – 12pm

Where: Union Market at Politics & Prose’s pop-up shop, 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Dallas

Monday 11/6/17 – 7pm

Where: Interabang Books, 10720 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone, with no purchase required to have a book signed. (Interabang Books has waived their usual listed policy.) [More Details]

Austin

Tuesday 11/7/17 – 7pm

Where: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
What: Talk, Q&A, and book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone, but the store prioritizes the signing line for people who buy their copy there. No purchase required, however, to have your book signed. [More Details]

Houston

Wednesday 11/8/17 – 7pm

Where: Blue Willow Books, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone, but the store prioritizes the signing line for people who buy their copy there. No purchase required, however, to have your book signed. [More Details]

Brooklyn

Friday 11/10/17 – 7:30pm

Where: Books Are Magic, 225 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY
What: A conversation with Joanna Goddard of Cup of Jo, Q&A, and book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Vancouver

Sunday 11/12/17 – 2pm

Where: Indigo Books Granville, 2505 Granville St., Vancouver BC
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Seattle

Monday 11/13/17 – 6pm

Where: Book Larder, 4252 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone, but the store prioritizes the signing line for people who buy their copy there. No purchase required, however, to have your book signed. [More Details]

Tuesday 11/14/17 – 7pm

Where: Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA
What: Talk, Q&A, and book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Portland

Wednesday 11/15/17 – 7:30pm

Where: Powell’s City of Books, Burnside location, 1005 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR
What: Talk, Q&A, and book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone, however the event seating and signing will be on a first come, first serve basis. [More Details to come]

San Francisco

Thursday 11/16/17 – 7pm

Where: San Francisco JCC with Omnivore Books, 3200 California St., San Francisco, CA
What: A conversation with Margo True, Sunset Magazine/s food editor, Q&A, and book signing
Details: This event is ticketed. The signing following the event is free and open to everyone, regardless of if you purchase a ticket to the event itself, though ticket-holders will have priority in the signing line. The book signing itself will commence at about 8pm. [More Details]

Friday 11/17/17 – 2pm

Where: Sur La Table, 1806 Fourth St., Berkeley, CA
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Friday 11/17/17 – 7pm

Where: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
What: Talk, Q&A, and book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Santa Cruz

Saturday 11/18/17 – 4pm

Where: Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
What: Talk, Q&A, and book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone, but the store prioritizes the signing line for people who buy their copy there. No purchase required, however, to have your book signed. [More Details]

Los Angeles

Sunday 11/19/17 – 2pm

Where: Vroman’s Books, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA
What: Talk, Q&A, and book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Minneapolis

Monday 11/27/17 – 7pm 6:30pm

Where: Magers and Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. Shir Tikvah Congregation, 1360 West Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis, MN
What: Talk, Q&A, and a book signing
Details: PLEASE NOTE: NEW TIME, LOCATION and DETAILS: Due to high demand, this event has been moved to Shir Tikvah Congregation. Doors now open at 6 and the event will begin at 6:30pm, to ensure there’s enough time to sign books for this larger crowd. You may bring in outside books if you wish; however, those who purchase a book at the event will receive preferred placement in the signing line. Please note this is a location change AND a time change. [More Details]

Nashville

Tuesday 11/28/17 – 6:30pm

Where: Parnassus Books, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Atlanta

Wednesday 11/29/17 – 8:00pm

Where: A Cappella Books, at Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
What: Talk, Q&A, and a book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. Seating for this event is in the back room and available on a first come, first serve basis (but there’s plenty of space). [More Details]

Montreal

Thursday 11/30/17 – 6pm

Where: Appetite for Books, 388 Victoria Ave, Westmount, QC H3Z 2N4
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

New York City

Friday 12/1/17 – 7:30pm

Where: 92nd Street Y Cooks with Kitchen Arts and Letters, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY (in Buttenweiser Hall)
What: A conversation with David Lebovitz, Q&A, and book signing
Details: This event is ticketed. Books will be available to purchase from Kitchen Arts & Letters. [More Details]

Kansas City

Monday 12/4/17 – 7pm

Where: Rainy Day Books at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, MO
What: Talk or conversation, Q&A and a book signing.
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Denver/Boulder

Tuesday 12/5/17 – 7pm

Where: Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. If you purchase the book there, it comes with a ticket you can use to get a priority place in line. However, everyone will have a chance to get their book signed. [More Details]

Wednesday 12/6/17 – 7:30pm

Where: Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, CO
What: Talk, Q&A, and a book signing.
Details: Boulder Bookstore charges $5 per person to attend every event, which is then good for $5 the featured book (Smitten Kitchen Every Day, of course). [More Details]

Tulsa

Thursday 12/7/17 – 7pm

Where: Book Smart with Magic City Books, at Congregation B’Nai Emunah, 1719 S. Owasso Ave., Tulsa, OK
What: In-conversation with Jeff Martin followed by Q&A and a book signing.
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

New York City

Wednesday 12/13/17 – 6pm

Where: Fishs Eddy, 889 Broadway, New York, NY
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

Maplewood, NJ

Saturday 12/16/17 – 5pm

Where: Words Bookstore Maplewood, 179 Maplewood Ave, Maplewood, NJ
What: Book signing
Details: This event is free and open to everyone. [More Details]

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  1. Jean MacInnes

    Please consider the Book Revue in Huntington, Long Island for your upcoming book tour. They do great book tour stops, are well organized and a much loved local independent book store.

    http://bookrevue.com/

    You have a large fan base here and while we could schlep into Manhattan as I’m sure that will be a stop (and I went to one for your first cookbook), we’re a little less chaotic on the North Shore ;)

    Still smitten,
    Jean

  2. SallyT

    REGISTERED! I saw you speak five years ago when you did a cooking demo near Boston, as part of your promotional tour for the first cookbook – I was the only person who brought kids, including a small baby. Cannot wait!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

      1. deb

        If only you knew how badly I wanted to go to Montana. I’m a bit at the whims of the publishing universe (and book markets) for touring but if the opportunity arises, I’d never say no.

  3. Stefana Dunca

    Deb, I’m coming to the west coast from Romania on December 13th! Any chance you’ll get back there too? (please say yes, please say yes, please say yes)

    1. Niki Steckler

      Want to meet up in PDX before the signing? Alycia proposed this in the book launch thread comments and I’m suggesting Clyde Common two blocks away and hoping Deb might be able to join us? Fingers crosssd!

  4. Roz Hines

    Atlanta! Yippee! Do you know where yet? I hope it is my Barnes & Noble on Caroline Street. Please let me know the date as soon as you can.

  5. Brittany H

    YAY! Tickets purchased for the 12/1 NYC event! I got two of the first SK book signed (one for me and one gift) after waiting 4+ hours in Chicago, and it was totally worth it. So excited this time get to see you AND David Lebovitz talk!

  6. Georgette

    Any chance you might eventually a few more cities such as Phoenix in winter? Changing Hands is an indie bookstore with a good vibe and a restaurant as part of its small complex. Just sayin’…

  7. Hillary

    Congrats! I pre-ordered my book a while ago from Amazon and can’t wait for its arrival. Wishing St. Louis, MO was on the list, but maybe a future date or another book will lead you to St. Louis! I met you after your first book/cooking demo in St. Louis which was a really fun event.

  8. Sarah Anne

    Congratulations, Deb on your new cookbook and tour! I am excitedly waiting for my pre-ordered copy of your new cookbook. Please consider adding Charlotte, NC to your tour. I would love to meet you.

  9. Shirley Effner

    Deb,
    On your first book tour you visited Anthropologie in Montclair, New Jersey, which
    is sooooo close to home. Can’t you fit in a little visit? I’d even have you for dinner beforehand. (Or take you out to dinner.) Montclair has some fabulous restaurants.)
    Can’t wait to get my hands on your new cookbook!
    Shirley
    PS – I’m serious about dinner.

  10. eliza

    Congrats on the book, I’m so looking forward to reading it!! Would love to see you make a stop in Napa again, or even Sonoma county – it’s hard to get down to the city on a weeknight, and we have a lot of food lovers up here!

  11. 11/1 in Philly and 11/2 in DC doesn’t leave you much time for a visit to Lititz, PA, America’s fresh farm market hub, and Travel Magazine’s “Coolest Small Town in America.” If you came in on 10/31 I could introduce you to the farm market Martha Stewart just HAD to shop when she was in town, and the Lancaster Central Market, the oldest continuously operating farmers market in America. Fresh everything! And maybe even a book signing at an extremely cool indie book store.

    Just how cool is it here? Check this out:

    http://www.hortidaily.com/article/37234/US(PA)-60,000-sq.ft.-vertical-greenhouse-to-bolster-Lancasters-less-fortunate

  12. Ann Brody

    Please, please come to the Disney/Orlando, FL area between 11/1/2017 and 2/25/2018. Thanks!!!! Would love to meet you in person. Ann the RVer.

  13. Sydney

    I’m so excited to hear this, Deb! I have been slowly cooking my way through your blog for about 6 months now (although I am a longtime reader). The Brookline Booksmith is approximately 500ft from my apartment. See you in Boston!!

  14. Lauren

    Well if all these requests are any indication of our collective love/respect for you and what you do…then you should feel very happy that you have made so many of US happy through the years. I’m in CT and will “take the train in” as we say. See you in NYC at some point!

  15. BetsyD

    Wonderful! You need to come a little further south, though, to NC! Congrats on what looks to be an exciting book tour. Looking forward to the cookbook!

  16. Hendy

    as a fan in London UK, I would just like to point out that the link to the UK tour dates took me only to US ones. I clicked on it whilst reading your broccoli sausage bake recipe.

    1. deb

      Ah — it’s probably because I’ve updated the book tour page since then with new/current dates. At the time, I was about to go on a UK book tour (the recipe was published in 2013), but there isn’t one planned at this time for the next book. Regardless, I’ll remove the link. Sorry for the confusion.

  17. Chani

    SO EXCITED TO HEAR YOU’RE COMING TO MINNEAPOLIS!!!! I will keep checking back, but could you please post on your blog when the new dates are added??

  18. Kim

    Deb, congrats on the upcoming publication date and book tour…this is most exciting news! Will cross my fingers that a stop at Chaucer’s Books in Santa Barbara will be added between the SF and LA signings, please-please-pleeeeease! Can’t wait to read, cook and bake your newest oeuvre from cover to cover. Enjoy the limelight!

  19. Juliet

    From the Vroman’s Pasadena website, it looks like they require purchase of the cookbook in order to get up to 3 outside copies signed. Not sure if that’s not applicable in this case but it probably should be noted on here so people aren’t surprised.

    I’m still super excited to see you again and cannot wait for the new book!

  20. erglu

    When I first started reading your blog in 2006, I was living alone in an apartment with a teeny galley kitchen, in walking distance to the Brookline Booksmith. But 11 years have past and I’m in St. Louis with 3 kids (and a much larger kitchen). Still following you. So. . . Please add St. Louis to your book tour!

  21. Please come to San Diego! Warwick’s, the oldest continuously family-owned and operated bookstore in the United States hosts events like this all the time! At this time their event calendar on their website shows free from Nov 15 through Nov 29. Come on down after Nov 19 Los Angeles!! I would love to meet you and thank you in person for all of the wonderful recipes my friends and family have enjoyed over the years.

  22. Tish Bialecki

    Would hope that you would come to do a book signing somewhere in Charlotte North Carolina I’m in South Carolina but I could get there would love to get 3 signed cookbooks

  23. Shaina Sims

    Please please please can you maybe think about adding Grand Rapids, MI to your tour?? Can’t wait for your new book to arrive at my doorstep! I have been like a kid constantly checking amazon to see how many days are left before it’s released 😆

  24. Libby

    Please please please come to Atlanta! We will treat you so well and give you watermelon rind pickles and boiled peanuts (both of which are much better than they sound!!!)

  25. Linda

    I’ll buy the book just to get that marbled chocolate cake recipe. Lost mine years ago.
    I know Dayton isn’t a big city but you have lots of followers here.

      1. Elise

        February in Miami would be wonderful!! It’s beautiful and sunny. I love your book and can’t wait for the new one to come out. Thank you!!

  26. Hi deb!

    My name is Erin lampel and I am a baker and owner of companion bakeshop in Santa Cruz, ca. You will be doing a book signing soon and we are so excited! I’ll be making some goodies from your new book for people to enjoy at the Bookshop Santa Cruz event. Are there certain recipes you would recommend? Thanks! Last but not least, we would love to have you stop by our bakeshop for breakfast on Saturday before your signing, if you are around! Let me know 💗

  27. Bonnie Coffey

    please let me know when you will be coming to Minneapolis/St Paul. I have your book pre-ordered and I’d love it if you could sign it.

    Deb you are a great creator of ingenious ways to eat well!

  28. Christine

    Deb, None of these are near Denver. We adore you out here ( I know because I checked with everyone)! We have red carpets just waiting to unroll for you. The Tattered Cover Book Store is a national landmark that needs to add you to its list of appearing authors! Or you could just swing by Boulder and save us all the trouble of heading to Denver… Pretty please with rainbow sprinkles on top…

  29. Oh my goodness I am TORN UP that I missed out on the DC tickets at sixth and i! If anyone has a spare ticket to sell, please feel free to reach out to me at the email address that my name above should link to. It would seriously make my week if I managed to get my hands on one!

      1. Claire

        Hi Deb, I went to the website linked for Montreal, and they don’t show it listed in their upcoming events. Do you know if they’ve already removed the details of your event, or haven’t yet posted it?

  30. LindaD

    Just bought two tix for the November 17 event in San Francisco. Bringing a friend to celebrate her birthday — what could be better than meeting Deb and getting the new cookbook signed?!?!?!?!? Looking forward to it is an understatement!!

  31. reshmaadwar

    So excited you’re coming to Maplewood for the book tour!! (I was recently thinking: Deb has 2 kids..I wonder when she’s going to make the move to Brooklyn West, aka Maplewood!)

  32. Oh, Deb. I used to live in Denver but moved to Salt Lake City last winter and I, sniff, won’t get to see you on this book tour. I’M SO SAD. Personally I don’t think both Denver and Boulder need you the way I need you in Utah. I think you should ax Boulder and come see the girl who feels like the ONLY Jew in all of Utah (okay there are a few of us, but really, we’re scarce). Anyhoo, I’m so darn happy for you! Have a wonderful time on your tour!

        1. deb

          Sorry, the listing still isn’t live on their site and I had expected that it might be ASAP. But, this one pretty straightforward: Saturday 12/16 at 5pm and it’s a regular signing (no chatter or anything first).

  33. Alice K.

    Some of the “more details” links above do not work. But in true Deb fashion the broken links takes us to a page with chocolate cake!

  34. miche bacher

    Is there any possibility of arranging a talk at Boulder JCC while you are in town? Anyone we can speak with about this?

    Thank you,

    Miche Bacher

  35. Nicole

    I had a question about the Boston stop. It says free and open to everyone but it’s marked as sold out does that mean we can’t just show up?

    1. deb

      I’m sorry for the confusion; it’s almost the opposite. It’s an open signing and there are no tickets. The RSVP system is just so they have an idea of how many people might show. Once it hit a certain number, it told everyone they were waitlist only. However, we are converting the waitlist to full RSVPs. We know that the number will be less than RSVPed as of course many people will find they cannot make it as the day approaches and don’t want anyone to miss out because of this. I hope that makes it less confusion.

  36. Courtney

    Ah was so hoping you would make it Phoenix, AZ on your book tour. I used to live in LA and got to be part of stuff like this but Phoenix gets nada. If you ever make it to the desert, Bookman’s, Old Town Books (in Tempe near ASU) or even La Grande Orange, a local restaurant and boutique with my favorite cookbook selection in the city would all be great places for a book signing!

  37. 2Alexs

    Excited about all the cities, but a little concerned about how tired you might be? Anyway, my brother lives in Austin (I live in OC & PHX) & wanted him to stop by the book store. I tried to describe your profession, other than Blogger (gross & inaccurate, imo). On-line Chef? Cook? To me, you are so much more that. You’ve inspired my husband to prepare amazing dishes for me. We’ve worked through multiple recipes from your first cookbook and look forward to the second one.
    Take care, and wash your hands!
    Sandy & Alex

  38. Heya Deb!
    Any chance that when you are in Portland you will be driving down to San Fran? If so would love to have you visit us here at Camas Country Mill in Eugene and maybe see our farm, flour mill and bakery!
    I know its a long shot. But wanted to extend the invitation nonetheless.
    Thank you for doing good things!

  39. Karin

    Has there been an update on the book signing in Naperville, IL? I went to your book signing/demo in Wheeling, IL for your last book, and am looking forward to this!! I just want to make sure I don’t need any pre-sale books/tickets ahead of time.

  40. The ‘more details’ link for your visit to Sur La Table on 4th Street in Berkeley, CA is broken – my friends and I want to come, can you please post the details – I called the store and they didn’t know much! Thank you! My book came to day and I can’t wait to crack it open tonight!

    1. Bonnie Coffey

      Oh Deb! I just received my copy of Smitten kitchen Every Day and am completely smitten with this book. I can’t wait to have you sign it when I come to Mpls. Until then, I’ll be cookin’.

      Bonnie C Sent from my iPhone

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  41. So Sorry you won’t be coming to North Carolina (say Raleigh, Charlotte or Asheville). I was in NYC (East Village) for 5 weeks but the timing was wrong.
    Can’t wait to get the book. Good Luck & Best Wishes, Jayne

  42. Mollie

    Does the Montreal event require us to buy a copy from the store? I already bought my copy because I couldn’t wait but would love to get it signed!

  43. Jeanni russ

    Do excited for you!! Loved seeing you in lake zurich several years ago and your first book is a go to for me in any event daily or celebration. Love to see you at william sonoma in the chicago suburbs!!

  44. Lourdes

    Has San Diego already been mentioned? Any chance you might make your way down after Los Angeles?? ;) Would love to buy your second cookbook and meet you in person at the same time! Have loved every recipe I’ve made from the first cookbook and from the site I’ve ever tried. Many have inspired other recipes which are on a rotation at our household :)

  45. Sarah

    Hi Deb! We met at yesterday’s book signing in Naperville IL. Thank you for pulling forward those of us with babies. Not necessary, but appreciated! It was hard to properly express my love for your blog and book(s!) when so many others were also waiting for the same opportunity but please know all your hard work is so so appreciated and I get such joy out of your writing, photos (those babies of yours!) and recipes. Thank you!

  46. Valerie

    How long are you typically at a book signing? I would love to meet you in Vancouver, but I don’t know if I can be there by 2.
    Thank you!

  47. Valerie

    Looking forward to your Vancouver stop this weekend. Do you know how long you will be at the Chapters on Sunday afternoon? I am not sure if I will be able to get there right at 2.

  48. Kristin

    So happy you’re coming to KC! Just reserved my copy of the book, can’t wait! (And hope you get a chance to try some BBQ while you’re here!)

  49. Kelly

    Hello, I told my husband weeks ago that I wanted your book. He bought it at Sur La Table in Berkeley yesterday and asked you to sign it. You personalized the intro page for me. The chocolate cake debate will continue at our house, but that just means we keep baking until we come to a resolution. :-) Enjoy the rest of your tour, happy thanksgiving, and thank you for writing smittenkitchen.