Scheduling an Event

We love being a place for authors to come and meet their readers. We do receive a large number of event requests, so please consider the following before you reach out to schedule an event.


Types of Events Hosted by Park Road Books

  • Book signing: you, the author, will be at the author's desk near the front of our store for 1 1/2 hours. You will have the opportunity to greet customers as they walk in and talk about your book.
  • Book discussion and signing: during this event, you will have the opportunity to read from your book and have a discussion and question and answer session with the audience. You will also have the opportunity to sign books for the guests.
  • Events are held January through November, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. (Adult fiction/nonfiction books are usually held in the evenings.)
  • All sales regardless of type of event will go through our register.


Scheduling an Event

  • If your book is published by a major publisher (Random House, Penguin, Harper Collins, etc.) please contact us at three to four months before publication.
  • If your book is a part of our consignment program, it must be in the store for at least 30 days before requesting an event. After that time, please contact us at All events are subject to approval.


Promoting the Author Event

Promoting by the host and author are necessary components of a successful event.

  • We will promote your event in our store with flyers in our front window and bulletin board. Your event will be listed on our website with a link to purchase your book. We will create a Facebook event and will have graphics posted on Instagram.
  • Ways you can promote your event: tell everyone you know – friends, family, co-workers, people you pass on the street, etc. – that your book is available at Park Road Books and the date of your event.
  • Reach out to local papers, radio stations, and other media groups. You never know who might be interested in running a story on you and your book.
  • Take advantage of your social media presence by advertising your event and book.