Welcome to our new monthly feature of upcoming author book signings. I’d like to thank all of the authors who notified us of upcoming events by sending an email to aarbooksign  AT gmail.com. We’re going to try and focus on events up to three months in advance, so at the bottom of this post you’ll find events from late September through late November.

If you know of any events that we missed between now and mid-October, please post them in the comments section. If you know of any events occurring after mid-October, please send them to us at aarbooksign  AT gmail.com and we’ll add them to our notice in mid-October.

And as always, I’ll be interested in hearing from AAR readers about your experiences with book signings. Have you attended any book signings recently? If so, did you enjoy it? What was it like? I recently attended a multiple mystery author book signing at a local store. Only a small group of readers was present, so we actually had time to talk one-on-one with each of the authors. And the bookstore provided wonderful cupcakes and beverages for us as well – that was definitely a first for me. I ended up buying books by three, new-to-me authors, and am looking forward to diving into each of them.

But even more exciting, I’m planning on attending a book signing by one of my favorite romance authors in early November. I’ll definitely write about that event in our November update.

Disclaimer: I found these signings by extensive Web searches of both author and bookseller Web sites. They all appear to be free, but please contact the bookstore before you attend an event for additional information. And please let us know if you do attend a book signing, and how you liked it.

Upcoming Book Signings

Gail Carriger: September 24, Books, Inc., 7:00 p.m., 601 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA.

National Book Festival, multiple authors including Diana Gabaldon, Elizabeth Kostova, Martha Grimes: September 25, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, National Mall, between 3rd and 7th Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Maryland Romance Writers at the Baltimore Book Festival, multiple authors including Catherine Asaro, Kate Dolan, Cecelia Dowdy, Stephanie Dray, Christie Kelley, Loree Lough, Kathy Love,  Robin Kay, Janet Mullany, Kate Poole, Mary Jo Putney, Lynn Reynolds, Lisa Ruff, Diane Wylie, Jen Vido, and Rebecca York, September 25, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Mount Vernon area of Baltimore, MD.

Smart Chicks Kick it Tour, multiple authors including Kelley Armstrong, Alyson Noel, and Melissa Marr (and many others): September 25. Chapters Brampton, 2:00 p.m., 52 Quarry Edge Dr., Brampton, Ontario.

Kerrelyn Sparks: September 28, Katy Budget Books, 6:00 p.m. 2450 Fry Rd., Houston, TX.

Deanna Raybourn: October 2, Fountain Bookstore, 2:00 p.m. 1312 East Cary St., Richmond, VA.

Greater Seattle Romance Writers/Emerald City Writers Conference Book Fair and Author Signing, multiple authors including Kris Kennedy, Elisabeth Naughton, Jane Porter (and many, many more) October 2, Bellevue Hilton, 4:00 p.m., 300 112th Avenue SE,  Bellevue, WA. NOTE: I’ve seen various times for this event, as well as unconfirmed names of other authors. I’ve gone with the time listed at the GSRW site, and the authors confirmed on their own websites. However, from publicity for the event, there could be as many as 50 authors present.

Brenda Novak: October 9, Booklovers bookstore, 1:00 p.m. 5800 Madison Avenue Ste. W, Sacramento, CA 95841 (other signings listed on her website in Corte Madera and Sacramento, CA).

Los Angeles Romance Authors’ Book Fair, multiple authors including Zoe Archer, Christine London, Trish Silver, and Kate Willoughby (and many more), October 17,Barnes and Noble,  12 p.m. 16461 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA.

Paranormal Authors Halloween Signing, multiple authors including Janet Mullany , Border’s Bookstore, 2:00 p.m. Bowie, MD.

Romancing the Holidays, multiple authors including C.L. Wilson, Gennita Low, and Roxanne St. Claire: November 6, Altamonte Mall, 2:00 p.m. 451 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL.

Lauren Willig: November 9, Nicola’s Books 7:00 p.m. 2513 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI (Other signings listed on her website for November for Houston, Dallas, and Plano TX, and Chicago and Wheaton, IL ).

Tasha Alexander, Deanna Raybourn and Lauren Willig: November 12, Murder By the Book 6:30 p.m.  2342 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX.

Tara Taylor Quinn: November 21, 2010, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, (time not yet available), 4014 N Goldwater Blvd. Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ.

– LinnieGayl AAR