Thousands of Chris Colfer fans expect to meet the Glee star when his book tour for The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell begins on July 17, but some fans are in the dark about book signings and may be disappointed when they arrive at their chosen stop on the tour.
To prevent that from happening, Examiner called every location where Colfer is scheduled to appear. We found out which bookshops expect fans to pre-order The Land Of Stories and which expect fans to form a line outside the store at sunrise.
Fans should note that each signing will be speedy. Colfer will not read an excerpt of the book or pose for photos. This is according to many of the bookstores on Colfer’s list, but fans can hope that the star might make some exceptions. If not, fans should bring a friend who can take really fast photos and snap a picture of Colfer signing their book.
July 17 – Bookends in Ridgewood, New Jersey
211 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Colfer’s signing at Bookends is first come, first served. Doors will open around 8 a.m. and you must run in and buy The Land Of Stories: The Wishing Spell to reserve your spot in the signing.
July 18 – Barnes & Noble at Union Square in New York City
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
This signing is also first come, first served. Doors will open at 7 a.m. and the first few hundred people to buy Colfer’s book will be granted an opportunity to have their book autographed. The signing is not until 7 p.m.
July 19 – Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois
123 W Jefferson Ave
Anyone wishing to meet Colfer in Naperville on July 19 must call and pre-order his book to get a line number for the signing. The pre-order must be paid for over the phone.
July 20 – Barnes & Noble in Skokie, Illinois
55 Old Orchard Ctr
Fans visiting Colfer at Barnes & Noble in Skokie will also need to call and pre-order the book. This location does not plan to accept pre-orders until the week of the event. Update: This location is now first come, first served. Pre-orders are not an option.
July 21 – Barbara’s Bookstore at Macy’s in Chicago, Illinois
111 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Doors open at 10am at Barbara’s Bookstore inside of Macy’s in Chicago. The first 300 people to buy The Land Of Stories will be given access to the book signing. Barbara’s is not offering any pre-order options.
July 24 – Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma, California
140 Kentucky Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Copperfield’s recommends that fans call and pre-order the book over the phone. With each pre-ordered book will be a pass for Colfer’s book signing. Pre-ordered copies of The Land Of Stories can be picked up any time between July 17 and the evening of the event. Anyone who did not pre-order the book will be treated as first come, first served. Copperfield’s expects to allow between 400 and 500 people at the signing.
July 25 – Books Inc. in San Francisco, California
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Books Inc. requires that all fans pre-order the book over the telephone. Along with the book will be a ticket for Colfer’s signing in San Francisco. The Land Of Stories will cost around $18 at this stop on Colfer’s tour. Doors for the event will open at 7 p.m..
July 26 – Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, California
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Colfer’s book signing at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles is based on first come, first served. Doors open at 9 a.m., and fans must purchase The Land Of Stories to attend the event.
July 27 – Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop in LaVerne, California
1030 Bonita Avenue
La Verne, CA 91750
Fans wishing to meet Colfer in LaVerne must pre-order the book either online, in-person or over the phone. Doors open for the signing at 7 p.m., and Mrs. Nelson’s is planning for 600 fans to get Colfer’s autograph.
July 28 – The Book Loft in Columbus, Ohio
631 South 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43206
The Book Loft requires an over-the-phone pre-order to earn a ticket to Colfer’s signing. The store had a power-outage recently and won’t be accepting pre-orders for a few days.
July 29 – Books & Co. in Dayton, Ohio
The Greene Shopping Center
4453 Walnut Street
Dayton, OH 45440
Doors open at 8 a.m. and the event is first come, first served. Each receipt from the purchase of The Land Of Stories doubles as a ticket to the signing.
July 29 – Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, Ohio
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Fans attending Colfer’s stop in Cincinnati must call Joseph-Beth Booksellers and pre-order The Land Of Stories. After paying, buyers will receive a group letter letting them know what time their signing is.
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