Jodi Picoult

Book tours, signings, news + events

October 3-19, 2022


VIRTUAL - Monday, October 3, 8:00pm EST
A Random House Special Launch Event
MADISON, CT - Tuesday, October 4, 7:00pm EST
RJ Julia Booksellers at the First Congregational Church
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Wednesday, October 5, 7:30pm EST
Free Library of Philadelphia
LEWES, DE - Thursday, October 6, 6:00pm EST
Browseabout Books and Lewes Public Library at Cape Henlopen High School
NAPERVILLE, IL - Friday, October 7, 7:00pm CST
Anderson’s Bookshops Hosted at Wentz Concert Hall on the campus of North Central College
ST. LOUIS, MO - Saturday, October 8, 7:00pm CST
Left Bank Books at the Ethical Society of St. Louis
SEATTLE, WA - Sunday, October 9, 7:00pm PST
University Bookstore
TAMPA, FL- Tuesday, October 11, 7:00pm EST
Oxford Exchange at the Tampa Theatre
ATLANTA, GA - Wednesday, October 12, 7:30pm EST
The Marcus JCC of Atlanta w/ A Cappella Books
HOUSTON, TX - Thursday, October 13, 7:00pm CST
Brazos Bookstore
RALEIGH, NC - Friday, October 14, 7:00pm EST
Quail Ridge at Jones Auditorium at Meredith College
WASHINGTON, DC - Saturday, October 15, 6:00pm EST
Smithsonian Associates at the Smithsonian Zoo
PORTLAND, ME - Sunday, October 16, 7:00pm EST
Print: A Bookstore at State Theatre
BOSTON, MA - Monday, October 17, 7:00pm EST
Harvard Book Store at Memorial Church
NEW YORK, NY - Wednesday, October 19, 7:00pm EST
Barnes & Noble Union Square
Apollycon: April 27-30, 2023

Save the Date: April 27-30, 2023

Very much looking forward to Apollycon, a multi-day author/reader event next April in DC.

Stay tuned for more info!


I LOVE to meet my fans! Thanks to all my devoted fans who came out to the 2021 WISH YOU WERE HERE tour —in person and online!
  xoxo —Jodi


November 30, 2021 - Long Island, NY

Julianna Margulies is an actress I’ve always admired — and after sharing a stage with her @longislandlitfest, I admire her even more. She was a perfect conversation partner for my first LIVE AUTHOR EVENT in two years for WISH YOU WERE HERE! Thank you, @longislandlitfest!

Good Morning America

Good Morning America interview
November 30, 2021

Jodi talks about 'Wish You Were Here,' on Good Morning America - November 30, 2021

Booking & events info

Booking requests / speaking engagements

Interested in having Jodi speak (virtually) at your school, business, or women’s group?

Contact Miriam Feuerle to learn about fees and availability.

Publicity requests

  • Contact Susan Corcoran
  • VP, Director of Publicity
  • Ballantine Bantam Dell
  • Random House Publishing
  • 212 782 9425

Why do many events charge admission?

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on the way you look at it, I’ve got so many terrific fans who come out to see me that the events can get pretty crowded. It’s really hard to enjoy yourself when you are standing with 350 other people in a space that can accommodate 50. For this reason, most bookstores have to move the event offsite. Sometimes this means they have to pay for the venue, too. It’s up to the bookstore to decide whether they’d like to pass that cost along to consumers.

In some cases, it’s a couple of dollars for a seat. In others, they prefer that you buy the book from them (instead of from Costco, or amazon) when you come to the event. Why? Because right now, bookstores are having a really hard time making ends meet. You might be able to get a book cheaper at amazon, but you won’t be able to hear the author speak or get the book signed. Bookstores usually provide that service through reading series - they’re the ones who organize the events and make sure you are having a good time, and in return, some feel it’s only fair that you buy the book at their business establishment. It’s sort of hard to argue with that theory! Some venues are offering discounts to students or kids; we have tried to ask for that accommodation wherever possible.

But ultimately the decision to charge or not to charge is the bookstore’s. It might interest you to know that in other countries - the UK and Australia, for example, book events are NEVER free! So - although I truly hope that anyone who wants to hear me speak can do so - I also know that it’s not fun for anyone to be packed into a crowd of people, and I promise you that if you do have to pay for an event, you’ll be comfortable, you’ll be able to hear and see, and you’ll have a great time.