Book Tour Dates

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I am coming to visit you!!!

This October, in celebration of the release of my first book, The Handbuilt Home, we are going on book tour!

Yep, that's right!

I'm packing up tools, dragging the hubs along, and am coming to a Home Depot store near you!

I hope you can drop by and say hello! I'd love to meet you in person, get a picture with you, and see some of your projects! There will be fun giveaways and of course, I will be building a project from the book!

Come make new friends and meet other builders in your area. Or bring along friends that "would love to try but haven't worked up the nerve" and I'll team up with you to get them building! It's going to be fun!

UPDATE!!!!

After your overwhelmingly positive response to this post, The Home Depot will be giving away my book for FREE with $20 purchase at all Home Depot events while supplies last!!!

Here's the Fall 2012 Book Tour Schedule:

Atlanta
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
6:00-8:00 PM
The Home Depot
2525 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA
(so fun thank you for coming out!)

Atlanta
Thursday, October 11, 2012
6:00-8:00 PM
The Home Depot
1032 Research Center
Atlanta, GA
(really excited to meet you! Thank you!)

Houston
Saturday, October 13, 2012
9:00-11:00 AM
The Home Depot
5445 West Loop
Houston, TX

Salt Lake City
Monday, October 15, 2012
6:00-8:00 PM
The Home Depot
3398 S Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT

Chicago
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
6:00-8:00 PM
The Home Depot
1232 W North Avenue
Chicago, IL

Seattle
Thursday, October 18, 2012
6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, October 18, 2012
6810 South 180th Street
Tukwila, WA 98188
(NOTE STORE CHANGE!!!)

Fairbanks
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
7:00 PM
Barnes and Noble
421 Merhar Avenue
Fairbanks AK

Anchorage
Saturday, November 10, 2012
2:00 PM
Barnes and Noble
200 East Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK

You can also see the event details on Facebook and sign up - but no reservations are needed! And of course, everyone is welcome!

Looking forward to meeting you then! See you there!

Comments

9 days to plot a 7 hour trip with a toddler. Eff.

So sorry that CA - California or Canada - didn't make it ... yet. I certainly want to go! If we have a good turn out at these events, it will definitely help my case to make more book tour stops possible!

The fact that I am contemplating driving to salt lake from southern cal says how much I would love to meet you in person.

I was just looking up driving directions from New Mexico to Salt Lake City. I may have settle and send my sister and Mom to Houston instead. :(

CONGRATULATIONS on your book tour! So excited for you to be coming to Salt Lake City. I was actually in Fairbanks this summer and contemplated emailing you to see if I could come visit.. I chickened out.. But now you're coming to me.. So excited! Happy and safe travels to you... See you in the 15th!

Aaaaaa!!!!!! I preordered your book on Amazon and it is scheduled to be delivered Tuesday, 10/9. I hope it gets here in time so I can come see you in Atlanta. I am so excited, I hope I can make it one of those two dates you'll be in Atlanta.

Aaaaaa!!!!!! I preordered your book on Amazon and it is scheduled to be delivered Tuesday, 10/9. I hope it gets here in time so I can come see you in Atlanta. I am so excited, I hope I can make it one of those two dates you'll be in Atlanta.

So happy for you Ana. Much deserved. Can't wait to receive my book. Would love to make the 4-5 hr trip to Chicago to meet you, however I have off the week before from work and don't think my boss would appreciate it this busy time of year! Much love!

I've got a clingy "mommy's girl" 13-mo. old at home and a husband that often works late, but come hell or high water I WILL FIND A WAY to make a trip into Chicago for your book signing! Congratulations on the book and I can't wait to finally meet you in person!

What a GREAT!! Book... I'm so very happy for you!
Even though I haven't built anything ( YET) I enjoy
reading and looking at everything that's going on
your web page.
It doesn't look like you'll be coming to the east coast,
( I live in New Jersey). So the best of luck on your
book tour!

What a GREAT!! Book... I'm so very happy for you!
Even though I haven't built anything ( YET) I enjoy
reading and looking at everything that's going on
your web page.
It doesn't look like you'll be coming to the east coast,
( I live in New Jersey). So the best of luck on your
book tour!

I was so excited to scroll down and see that seattle made the list! I just texted my husband: "Ana White is coming to Seattle for a book signing and demo at home depot!!! I think we should all go! I think the kids would think it's neat, and I'd like them to get exposure to the topic, and also see how one person can make a difference in the world..."

I'll be prepping the kids (ages 5 & 8) with the backstory...what is blogging, how you got started, how your site has grown, and mostly what one person with a dream and passion can do if they really try!

is the Anchorage event on the 10th (a Saturday)and not the 12th (it's a Monday)? Looking forward to meeting you!

Hi Carol, thank you for the catch. Yes, the date is Saturday at 2PM - looking forward to it!

Thank you everyone for such a positive response! I am so excited for this tour, and really hoping for a great turnout for each event! It's going to be fun! Please bring along your non-building friends - we gotta convert them!!!!

I did not expect to find SLC on your list. How did you pick where you're going? I imagine it has to do with where most of your blog readers are from? Anyhow, Utah is a GREAT choice - just about 20 min from my house and the day before my birthday. Doesn't get any better than that! :)

Yay! I'm so surprised you're coming here! I haven't yet preordered your book. *blush* Will you have copies for sale on tour or I should I order it now?

Please visit orlando on your next tour :) i pre-ordered your book, but found out today that i could've bought it for the kindle. so, i am thinking i might call amazon and arrange something :) i am so excited for you! safe travels!

Please visit orlando on your next tour! i pre-ordered your book a while back and today i found out that i could have bought it for the kindle! i am amazed that your publisher made it available for the kindle... awesome! do i buy two copies or call amazon? ahhhh decisions, decisions :) congratulations! safe travels!

Oh no, there is no stop in Phoenix, AZ. I will be in Salt Lake City the entire week before you are there, but not the week you are :-(. I am excited to read your book! I'm am sad I won't be able to meet you. I would never have gotten the nerve to build the projects I have without your amazing plans and positive encouragement. Thank you!!

I was thinking I could totally make the drive to SLC from LA county, but then I realized its in 2 weeks... Darn! I can't pull that off with three kids and with my husband being out of town :( I did Pre-order your book though, and can't wait to get it :). Congrats on the book and I hope the tour goes great... You are amazing!

I really wish SLC was a little closer to Boise! My husband said I have officially crossed into "stalker territory" if I try to go to Salt Lake to meet you. sigh. If you are ever in Idaho, there's an extra top bunk at our place!

I hope these stops are extremely successful so that they'll add Ann Arbor or Detroit, MI to the tour. There's no way I can make the trip to Chicago in the middle of the week, as much as I'd love to do it!!!!
Have fun on tour, Ana! I'm sure there will be standing room only at every stop along the way.

Hi Ana,

We are sending you our best vibes for an incredible, safe, and exciting BOOK TOUR! And while we would have otherwise loved to have met our hero in Houston--we will just have to settle for sending you a huge hug all the way from Spain!

Have fun and congrats!!!!

You'll only be two hours away from me in Atlanta, and I can't make it! Drat!
But! I just pre-ordered your book this morning and I cannot WAIT for it to get here!
But if you add new locations for your book tour, please please please consider coming to Greenville, SC! I'd love to meet you.

Salt Lake City here I come!!! Wish you were going to CA or here to AZ, but I'm not missing the chance to meet you!!!

I'm so proud of how far you have come, you make a believer out of all of us!

Congratulations Ana!!! I'm so happy for you! I pre-ordered your book, and I can't wait to get it. Best wishes on your book tour ... I'm in So Cal, so, unfortunately I won't be able to see you in person. :(

Thank you so much for day-making comments - I am so thrilled so many of you will be coming to the events!!! I wish there were more stops as well :( and appreciate those of you who do not live near an event understanding. Here's hoping we can add a few more stops!

Some great news!!! The Home Depot has decided to GIVE AWAY FOR FREE my book at all of their events with $20 purchase while supplies last! How awesome is that!!!

Can't wait to meet you!

oh NOOOOO!!! I don't Charlotte NC on here :( Oh well, make the others a success and them come visit us :)

Why are the Alaska places at B&N instead of Home Depot? And how long will you be at B&N in Anchorage? I have a sewing class in Wasilla on 10 Nov & am not sure I'll be back in Anchorage by 2:00. UGGGHHHH, I go months with nothing scheduled & then two things in one day...just my luck!

Hope I get to see you!

No Boston or even New England? My hubby said I could go to younghouselove's tour... but I was holding out for yours :( If no other tour, we should just have a Ana-white building convention...

I won't be able to make the tour this time, but I have the book on order and will happily drive to Louisville or Indianapolis (or even Cincinnati or Nashville) if you make it to any of these locations during future tours. Cheers!

Oooooh I can't wait, have just pre-ordered from Amazon uk.....any chance of you coming over the pond to visit us guys? Would be great to meet, I might even bake in your honour if you do make it, ha! x

Dear Ana,
Congratulations on becoming a published author. I so wish you could have visited New Orleans. I can run into the city for a couple of hours but not much further as I care for my elderly parents. You are the first blog I have ever subscribed too and I find you are absolutely amazing. I am not a wood worker but I did sweet talk my neighbor into building for me one of your doll beds as a display for the clothes I sell for 18" dolls. May you have a safe and exciting book tour.
Sincerely, Arlette

Home Depot in Massachusetts!!! Ana White is my idol and I want to meet her in person!! Come on make it happen, please!!!

Hi Anna, first off congratulations on your first book. Second I just want to say thank you for all you do. I'm a 40 year old male who never in my wildest dreams thought I could make my own furniture. But thanks to you and your awesome plans my 68 year old dad and I have been spending a lot of time in our garage building 4 of your plans so far. He gets so excited every time I tell him that we have a new project to make. I'm located about 10 miles from the Chicago store and I will definitely will be there. Just want to know if they will have plenty of copies of your book so I don't miss out. I was gonna order it from Amazon but I rather get a signed copy from you if possible. Thank you again for making my family even closer and can't wait to meet you in Chicago. Take care.

So excited for you! I'm so sad to miss. I'm in st Louis area, but I do have your book on preorder. You and your plans you do with shanty to chic have helped me create a new hobby now that my kiddos are in school! Thanks for the inspiration.

I'm SOOO excited you are coming to Salt Lake! I'll make the 40 minute drive up there and by the paint for my kids' room at the Highland Dr. Home Depot so I can get a free signed book rather than buy it at the HD down the street from my house (literally it is 2 blocks away).
YAY.... I get to meet Ana!!!!!
By the way, I can't believe I haven't been on your site in like 2 weeks and it got a face-lift in that time period. I love it!

I was so excited to see that you are coming to Houston! I am only 2 1/2 hours north of Houston, so I'll be headed your way this weekend!!!! Ana, you have inspired me to take risks, believe in myself, and keep dreaming and reaching for the unknown. I was just sharing your website today after someone said, "You build furniture???". Lol... I just love their faces when I show them what I've done. See you on Saturday!!!

You are most welcomed in every city, I am sure of that. Make sure you share some time frames for your visits and make sure you get some good deals for the hotels, you should book ahead!

I am so excited that I will be able to make it on Saturday. I have to work that day, when I mentioned at work that you would be at Home Depot on Saturday, they are allowing me to leave work to make it and then go back to work. They all know I always come to your site for my plans, and that I am so excited that you will be in town!

Please consider coming to Birmingham! You are such an inspiration to women and give us all hope that we can build it ourselves. I would LOVE to see your work in person!

So sorry to hear you wont be on the East Coast. New Yorkers would love to meet you:)
On the other hand, you are most deserving of this success. Thank you for all you do to help us all build beautiful furniture that we can afford!

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