Author Event How To

We love hosting author events. We receive far more requests for events than we can accommodate, however, so please read the following to learn how best to work with us to schedule an event.

We no longer host readings at our store due to lack of space for social distancing. We host events at other venues such as the 1912 Center and the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. These venues charge rental fees and we will seek support and/or reimbursement for these fees through publishers and authors, as appropriate.

We occasionally host author signing events at our store; preferred times for these are during the farmer's market on Saturdays between 10am and 1pm, from the beginning of May to the end of October.

If you are a publicist or editor from a major publishing house or a high-quality small press, or an author that is published by a major publishing house or high-quality small press, and wish to inquire about scheduling an author event at our store, please email Please do not call.

If the author is not widely known, please explain clearly in your email why you believe there would be local interest in and a local market for the author's book. If you neglect this information, we probably won't reply.

In general, there is a rhythm to author events scheduling. Spring and fall are prime event seasons. Spring plans are made after the holidays, fall plans are made during the summer. If you email outside of those times your email will probably be filed away for future consideration. Author events (aside from Saturday farmers market signings) do not generally take place during July and August, or November and December.

If you live locally and wish to propose an author event, please email with basic info about the author and your event request.

If you are a self-published author who does not have a connection to the Palouse, please do not contact BookPeople of Moscow in regard to an author event.

If you are a self-published author and are interested in having us stock your book please see "Author's Corner" on the Info menu.

Thank you!