Book Signing Events in NYC

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The temperatures are rising and the birds are chipping. Spring has officially arrived and with each new season brings new (and free!) celebrity fueled activities. If you’ve recently sunken into a good piece of literature or are looking for something to read while lounging at the South Street Seaport, look no further. We have a list of page-turning events that are bound to make even the shyest of bookworms come out of hiding.

y450-293Lauren Conrad’s Lauren Conrad Celebrate Book Signing

Clear your schedule: March 28, 2016 at 6:00PM

Tell the cab driver: Barnes & Noble Booksellers on 97 Warren Street

You may recognize her from MTV’S The Hills or maybe you’ve already read one of her two #1 New York Times bestsellers, Lauren Conrad Style and Lauren Conrad Beauty. She’s back at it again, this time with a complete guide to entertaining. From invites and décor to food and drinks, this book covers everything-but-the-kitchen sink, assuring us that we can stay on budget without losing that elegant touch. With the help of colorful photos and personal anecdotes, Lauren Conrad Celebrate will make you the life of the party—party planner, that is.

camerondiaz-large_transku-op6n8xxa2ymkjnwovoqpxsrmtspnsq5uxjopr_pu-1Cameron Diaz’s The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time Book Signing

Clear your schedule: April 6, 2016 at 7:00PM

Tell the cab driver: Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Union Square on 33 East 17th Street

Following up her #1 New York Times bestseller The Body Book, the “Bad Teacher” actress tackles a subject not only taboo in society, but specifically in Hollywood: aging in female bodies. Using history, biology and neuroscience, Diaz provides an unbiased and untouched account of how to maintain great health as we age. The Longevity Book is perfect for the health-nut and web-MD addicted reader in all of us.

160724Anderson Cooper’s The Rainbow Comes and Goes Book Signing

Clear your schedule: April 7, 2016 at 7:00PM

Tell the cab driver: Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Union Square on 33 East 17th Street

New York Times bestseller and CNN & CBS journalist Anderson Cooper faced a problem we’re all too familiar with: balancing work and family time. After his mother became ill at ninety-one years old, they started sharing blatantly honest e-mails regarding what matters most to them and want they still want to learn. Both hilarious and touching, The Rainbow Comes and Goes captures the unbreakable relationship between a parent and child and helps us realize that no matter your age, there is always reflecting to be done and insight to be learned.

NYC-Teen-Author-FestivalNYC Teen Author Festival 2016

Clear your schedule: March 13-20

Tell the cab driver: It kicks off at 828 Broadway

Millennials called and this 9th annual festival answered. With eight days and over 110 authors, you can be a part of New York City’s biggest YA (young adult) event. Panels of novelists, symposiums and Q&A sessions, oh my! If you think each day will be the same, you are surely mistaken. With themes ranging from “Advice for the Class of ’16,” “With a Different Beat Since You Came Along,” “The Secret YA Lives of Adult Characters,” and “Relationships are Hard” there is something for everyone; even your pickiest of friends will be glad they came along.

With events this good, you’ll wish they had a sequel.

-by Jamie Aronson