Event Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in our events! We offer hundreds of author visits and other fun programming throughout the year.  Please take a peek at these general guidelines to get a sense of what to expect when meeting your favorite author.

Please note that all events follow the author's and publisher's wishes and may mean limits on photos and the number of signed or personalized books. Anderson's Bookshop is not responsible for changes made by the author to the guidelines prior to or during the event. Your understanding is appreciated.  

Please note that event tickets are non-refundable.

Please carefully note the event start time and plan to arrive before that time.  We cannot guarantee the length of time that any author will be with us


Events held in our stores

For events held in one of our three stores, all are welcome to attend and listen, but in order to meet the author and have your book signed, you must purchase the authors’ newest book from Anderson’s. You can do this on our website, over the phone, or in any of our stores. Your book purchase will entitle you to a signing line number

In most cases, the author will speak briefly and take a few questions before we start the signing line.  If the author is personalizing books, our staff will ask you to spell the name that you’d like written in your book and provide you with a sticky note at the correct page.  If the author is taking photos, we ask that you have your camera out and ready for our staff to hold and take the photo for you. 

Our staff will let you know when you arrive at the event where you should go and answer any other questions you may have at that time.


Events held at other locations

Off-site events require a ticket to attend, nearly always included with the purchase of the authors’ new book from Anderson’s. Tickets are available either by calling any of our three stores, on our website, or in person at our stores. Special event ticketing is usually available through BrownPaperTickets.com.

Each of these events will have specific guidelines, but in general you can expect a presentation by the author, possibly some questions from the audience, and a signing line. Occasionally these authors will have pre-signed copies of the book, in which case the presentation will be longer.

Due to time constraints and crowd size, it is not always guaranteed that you will be able to get a photo with the visiting author.  Please check the details of each event to make sure, but also note that these guidelines can change once the event has started at the author and publisher’s discretion.

Please note that especially for our larger events, in order to make sure that all fans have a chance to meet the author, we cannot provide extended time for each person to visit with the author.  There may also be limits on the number of books that can be signed, including older titles and/or books brought from home. Our events are guided by the wishes of the author and the publisher.  We will do everything possible to ensure that you have a wonderful experience, but appreciate your understanding and cooperation in making everything go smoothly.  Please call us with any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you soon!