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Barnes & Noble stores have become America's information piazzas, where readers and writers meet.  Each year, we host more than 28,000 author events across the country.  These appearances are great ways for authors to gain exposure and build their profiles in local communities.  

National touring authors are typically organized and supported by publishers through our home office.  Most store events, however, are arranged through our stores in coordination with publishers. 

If you would like to be considered for an author event, call your publisher or contact the community relations manager or store manager at any local Barnes & Noble store.  Use our Store/Event Locator to find the store nearest you.

What makes a successful event?

Our most successful events occur when authors take active roles in promoting their appearances in our stores.  Word of mouth, e-mail notices and networking with local news media and organizations work wonders.