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Bibliophile Fun: Fall Book Signings and Readings

Written by Kelly Tenny  |  20. September 2014

Many bibliophiles would love to have the chance to meet their favorite authors in person. Being able to see and hear the author in person while they read an excerpt from their own book is a very unique experience and one that not everyone gets to experience. You get to actually hear the intonation in their voice, feel the emotion coming from them, and hear how they convey the story.

Luckily, Long Island has many bookstores and libraries holding just such events. From independent book shops to large bookselling retailers we have it all here. If you’re looking for a more personal and intimate reading an independent book shop or library may be a better environment for you. A larger retailer might have more hype for the event but it will also have more people to contest with for a good spot.

Jodi Picoult
Book Revue, 313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Free Event

Jodi Picoult, author of popular books such as, “My Sister’s Keeper” and “The Pact: A Love Story,” will be speaking and signing copies of her book, “Leaving Time” at Book Revue in Huntington. All books signed must be purchased at Book Revue.

Theresa Caputo
Barnes & Noble, 91 Old Country Road, Carle Place, NY 11514
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Free Event

Theresa Caputo, writer and star of television show Long Island Medium, will be speaking and signing copies of her book, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up.”

Phyllis Chesler
Sid Jacobson JCC, 300 Forest Drive, East Hills, NY 11548
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.
$50

Join Phyllis Chesler, American writer, psychotherapist, professor emerita of psychology and women's studies at the College of Staten Island, and voice of the modern feminist movement, for breakfast and a signing of her book, “An American Bride in Kabul.”

Mario Lopez
Book Revue, 313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Free Event

Come out to see actor, writer and television personality Mario Lopez at Book Revue in Huntington as he talks about and signs copies of his book, “Just Between Us.” All books signed must be purchased at Book Revue.

Richard F. Welch
Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7 p.m.
$5

Enjoy a nice glass of wine and cheese while author and historian Dr. Richard F. Welch leads a book discussion and holds a signing.

Harold Dieterle
Barnes & Noble, 842 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore, NY 11706
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Free Event

Stop by Barnes & Noble in Bay Shore to hear Season 1 Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle speak and sign copies of his book, “Harold Dieterle's Kitchen Notebook: Hundreds of Recipes, Tips, and Techniques for Cooking Like a Chef at Home.”

Cary Elwes
Book Revue, 313 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Free Event

Come out to see the star of The Princess Bride, Cary Elwes, as he speaks about his new memoir "As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride.” All signed books must be purchased from Book Revue.

Bernice Sims
Westbury Library, 445 Jefferson Street, Westbury, NY 11590
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Free Event

Join Bernice Sims as she talks about her book, “Detour Before Midnight” and learn about life living in the Jim Crow South. A book signing will follow.

Which authors will you be a making a trip out to see this Fall? Let us know in the comments below!

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