My Book Tour Schedule. Please Come to an Event!

I’m in shock that August is almost here–and that the publication date for Happiness at Home is so soon. It has been so far in the future, for so long, that it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that it’s about a month away.

I hope I’ll be able to meet many book and blog readers in person during my book tour. I’m still adding a few places, but here’s the current list.


September 5:  New York City, NY
Barnes & Noble
150 E. 86th St.
7:00 pm


September 13:  Boston, MA
Brookline Booksmith
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St., Brookline
6:00 pm


September 19:  Winnetka, IL
The Bookstall at Chestnut Court
811 Elm St.
4:00 pm Tea


September 20:  Kansas City, MO (my hometown)
Rainy Day Books
Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St.
7:00 pm


September 27:  Greenwich, CT
JCC Greenwich
89 Maple Ave.
10:00 am


October 2:  Seattle, WA
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park
7:00 pm


October 4:  San Francisco, CA
Book Passage
Ferry Building
6:00 pm


October 17:  Atlanta, GA
Margaret Mitchell House
990 Peachtree Street, NE
7:00 pm


November 27:  New York City, NY
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.


I’ll also be traveling to Toronto and Vancouver, but the details haven’t been settled yet.


Hope to see you along the way! Bring your friends!

  • Jacqueline

    What about DC?!?!

    • gretchenrubin

      Not scheduled at this time…I’ll let you know! Thanks for the interest!

  • jade

    Come to Dallas/Fort Worth!

  • So sad DC isn’t on your tour list!

  • Schedule one for Knoxville, TN!

  • Will you be coming to Europe? You would find a warm welcome in Zurich for sure 🙂

  • Katie

    Come to DC!

  • Aimee

    Come to Barnes & Noble in Fairfax, VA!

  • We definitely need a little happiness boost in Arizona! Come hang with us at Changing Hands in Tempe, it’s the best little bookstore in the country!

    • gretchenrubin

      Thanks everyone for all these kind words of invitation! That makes me so HAPPY.

  • Klaudia

    no michigan?! 🙁

  • I’m excited to meet you!! See you in KC!!

  • Laura Broder

    See you on September 5th. Can’t wait for the new book!

  • Can’t wait to see you in the Seattle area!

    • gretchenrubin

      Thanks! See you then!

  • Kelly

    Will you be adding any more dates?! We would love to see you in east tennessee!!

    • gretchenrubin

      Yes—this schedule isn’t quite complete. Thanks so much for the invitation!

  • Sadye

    Gretchen, do we need to buy tickets in advance? (I’m looking at the KC event, if you need to know that.)

    • gretchenrubin

      Very glad to hear from a fellow KC person! Hmmmm…I’d assume that you can buy at the door, but I don’t know that for a fact. I’ll try to find out from Rainy Day Books.

      • Sadye

        Thank you! I’m actually an Illinois transplant living in Des Moines, Iowa, but I enjoyed college trips to Kansas City!

  • San Antonio!! I’ll even take you to the Riverwalk!

  • Anne

    Let me know if you get to the San Juan Islands!

  • nickdico

    Blast no Raleigh, NC!? We have a great local bookstore, Quail Ridge Books, that would be a perfect setting for you!

  • Lynn

    Come to Barnes and Noble in Nashua NH !

  • Barb

    Come to Joseph Beth Books in Cincinnati, Ohio. They have book talks by authors all the time.

  • Kate Cummings

    I’ll echo the other DC folks that you’ll be missed here. The district could use a little more happiness.

  • I really can’t wait for your book to hit the shelves. And its a good
    thing that there is a schedule here in California. Are the schedules
    fixed? Or still subject to change?

  • KDM

    Are you coming to Los Angeles!?

  • NatBel

    Come to Brussels, Gretchen 🙂 Nathalie (a Belgian fan)

  • Tracy

    Here’s another vote for a Los Angeles stop! Please come visit us 🙂

  • lynnel

    I’m so thrilled!! Your new book is coming out just in time for my birthday and as we move into a new house! Hopefully it will help me out in setting it up to be a haven of happiness 🙂 Please come anywhere upstate NY? Albany? Syracuse? (The City gives me a headache) but I will try and think of it as an adventure quest if not!

  • SarahR

    Any chance you can add more Canadian stops? How about Montreal or Ottawa? We’d love to see you!!

  • susmcl

    No southern CA? Drat!

  • EHL

    Woohoo! Scanning the list for a San Francisco visit…and you’ll be just a couple blocks away from our apartment…yay!!!

    Gretchen, for all the folks whose towns you cannot visit, please consider doing an author chat. They’re so fun, interactive and inclusive with

  • LizHH

    Yay, glad you’re coming to Boston! I’m getting tickets as soon as they’re available tomorrow. 🙂

  • Annelie

    Come to London!

    • Briony

      or Birmingham…

  • jill

    Come down South to Houston, TX (blue willow) after your GA visit!!! Jill

  • Memphis, TN would be a great location for you to stop. We are the second largest Southern city, next to Atlanta (which is 8 hours away!). We even have this awesome local bookstore that you could stop at:

    • Linda Jowers

      Yes, please consider Memphis. It is at the center of 3 mid-south states – TN, AR & MS

      • Stephanie Summers

        Another vote for Memphis. I agree with Shannon – the Booksellers of Laurelwood is a great location.

  • Lauren

    Any chance of adding dates for DC or Baltimore? The mid-Atlantic area could use some extra happiness!

  • Another vote for Los Angeles!

  • JLO

    Please come to Los Angeles 🙂

  • Christina

    MINNEAPOLIS! You’d get bookworms from across the upper Midwest.

  • Sarah

    Come to Dublin!

  • any thoughts on upstate NY…you’re so close..yet for us it seems far:) Syracuse maybe….Utica may be silly, but Syracuse is good:) I got my Mommy Club book club reading your book so we can help each would be SO great to get you to autograph our books!!! and of course to meet you:)

  • You should come to St. Louis — your hometown neighbor. We are one of the most literate cities in America!

  • Agnes

    Please add DC to your tour! This city can definitely use a dose of happiness. Politics & Prose is a fantastic independent bookstore for readings.

  • Sheri

    Yeah, Toronto!! Can’t wait to see you!!!

  • another vote for Utica, NY or Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA please. I hope to get to Boston on 9.13! I pre-ordered the book today 🙂

  • It would be great to see you in Calgary, Alberta Canada! only 2 cities in Canada just isn’t enough!,,

  • ld

    Come to London!

  • Rachel

    Will you be coming to London anytime?

    • gretchenrubin

      Not in the schedule at this point, alas.

  • J

    San Jose please

  • Detroit, MI, actually Sterling Heights, MI where the Barnes and Noble is located, please, pretty please!

    • gretchenrubin

      No plans to visit there right now, alas!

  • We would love to have you visit the Cleveland area!! You would make us all very happy!

    • gretchenrubin

      Thanks! Would love to come…not on the schedule at this point, alas.

  • Peggy Tracy

    How about the Philadelphia / Wilmington, Delaware area…no one has mentioned that. I have single-handedly sold many of your previous (“Happiness Project”) books by: talking about how much I loved it, and by giving them as gifts. I saw/heard you at Terrain last year (garden and home shop near Philadelphia). Love you!

    • gretchenrubin

      A stop in Philadelphia is going to be added – stay tuned for details! Thanks for your interest!

  • Jackie

    How about a visit to Minneapolis?