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Book tour, housekeeping, and you will now have Hole songs stuck in your head

My publisher tells me that finished copies of Delancey, hot off the presses, are due to arrive in their offices early next week. (!)

I have a lot of feelings about this, both of the excited and terrified varieties, because it means that the book will finally be done, donedoneDONE, but also that it’s too late to change anything about it, make it better, or otherwise obsess over it. It means that it’s no longer mine, in a sense. But on the upside, it soon will be yours!  It also means that you should grab a pencil and get out your calendar, because I’m taking this show on the road.

I’ll be traveling around, doing readings and signings - regrettably, not karaoke’ing Hole’s greatest hits - for a good chunk of May.  Brandon has to stay home and make pizza, and June has to stay home and work on her pronunciation of pizza, so I hope you’ll come out and keep me company. I got to meet many of you when my first book came out, and it was, by far, the best part of the whole book thing. I’ve been hoping that I would get to go on tour again with this book, and I feel so, so, so very lucky that I do. Please come say hello!

In the meantime, you can pre-order Delancey, if you feel sufficiently moved, at any number of places, like Apple iBookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, University Book Store, Books-A-Million, Powell's, or an independent bookstore in your area.

With no further ado, here is the tour schedule. (I’ll also post it, as well as any updates, in the "click here for events and whatnot" link in the sidebar.)

Seattle, WA
Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00 pm
University Book Store
4326 University Way NE

Oklahoma City, OK 
Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30 pm
Full Circle Books
1900 NW Expressway

Tulsa, OK
Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 pm
Book Smart Tulsa
Fifteenth and Home
1512 East 15th Street

Washington, DC
Saturday, May 10 at 6:00 pm
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW

Brooklyn, NY
Monday, May 12 at 7:30 pm
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street

Wellesley, MA
Tuesday, May 13 at 7:00 pm
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Tickets are $10 and refreshments will be served.

Wayzata, MN
Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm
The Bookcase
824 East Lake Street

Santa Cruz, CA
Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue

Pleasanton, CA
Friday, May 16 at 12:00 pm
Towne Center Books, "Read It and Eat"
555 Main Street
Tickets are $32 and include lunch and a copy of DELANCEY. Reservations required.

San Francisco, CA
Saturday, May 17 at 12:30 pm
Book Passage
1 Ferry Building, #42

Mission Viejo, CA
Sunday, May 18, beginning at 10:00 am
Books Are Better Shared
Norman Murray Community Center
Tickets are $25. Registration required.

Seattle, WA
Thursday, May 22 at 6:30 pm
Book Larder
4252 Fremont Avenue North

Vancouver, BC
Monday, May 26 at 6:00 pm
Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks
1740 West 2nd Avenue
Tickets are $45 and include refreshments and a copy of DELANCEY. Reservations required.

Kirkland, WA
Tuesday, June 3 at 7:00pm
Parkplace Books
348 Parkplace Center

Portland, OR
Monday, June 9 at 7:30 pm
Powell's City of Books
1005 West Burnside Street

Olympia, WA
Tuesday, June 10 at 6:00 pm
Bayview School of Cooking
516 West 4th Avenue

Spokane, WA
Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00 pm
Auntie's Bookstore
402 W. Main

Olympia, WA
Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 pm
Olympia Timberland Library
313 8th Avenue SE

Happy almost-weekend.

P.S. Make yourself a Black Manhattan tonight! I had one last weekend, with Amaro Nardini in place of Averna, and I’m still thinking about it.


Blogger Melanie said...

It would be soooooo easy to shoehorn in a stop in Austin between Oklahoma and Washington, DC. Just sayin'.

12:25 PM, March 27, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this your full tour schedule? If you will be adding any more cities and dates please, please, please consider coming to Salt Lake City!! We have an amazing independent book store here, and also it's where I live and I am a huge fan of both your first book and your blog :) Good luck and have fun and *fingers crossed* maybe I'll see you in SLC!

12:30 PM, March 27, 2014  
Anonymous kt said...

So excited for your new book, I even bought myself a pre-ordered copy! I have been following you for many years and am so sad that I will be out of town on the one date you'll be in my state! Maybe next time :(

12:44 PM, March 27, 2014  
Anonymous Mari @ Oh, Sweet & Savory said...

I've pre-ordered your book & can't wait to receive it! And I'm so looking forward to your book tour - I plan to be at your Brooklyn stop!

12:48 PM, March 27, 2014  
Blogger Sandra said...

Of all the luck - I'll be in NYC when you are in Vancouver for your book tour. Rats! I DO get down to Seattle every few months so there's that.

Good luck with the tour!

12:57 PM, March 27, 2014  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Bummer! We will be out of town all the days you are in our area! But I will buy the book, lots of copies of the book! Congratulations!

1:11 PM, March 27, 2014  
Blogger Maria said...

oh if I wasn't across the pond... your book tour sounds like fun!
Loooving the video of June-piiiiiiza-ing

1:13 PM, March 27, 2014  
Anonymous Jade Sheldon-Burnsed said...

Can't wait for the Portland event!!

1:27 PM, March 27, 2014  
Blogger Em said...

So excited that you are coming to Minnesota! I recently read your first book and really enjoyed it. (I am also a long-time reader of your blog, but rarely comment.)

Hopefully all of our snow will be gone by May!

1:27 PM, March 27, 2014  
Blogger Ileana said...

Omg. Doll Parts is my next karaoke song. Brilliant! That picture of you is grand.

Have a great time on your book tour! Looking forward to reading Delancey. Hopefully there's a part two of your tour and it takes you to the South, maybe even Florida!

1:39 PM, March 27, 2014  
Anonymous olga said...

Looking forward to seeing you in Brooklyn!

3:54 PM, March 27, 2014  
Blogger Kari Sampson said...

I'm thrilled that you are making your way to Minnesota! I read your first book about a year ago, and I've been reading your blog ever since. 'Looking forward to meeting you!

3:56 PM, March 27, 2014  
Anonymous Elsa said...

Yay! you're coming to Vancouver. Have fun on the tour and congrats on the book - can't wait to get my hands on a copy :-)

3:57 PM, March 27, 2014  
Blogger Emily said...

Congratulations!!! Looks like I'll have to stop by the Ferry Building to say hello. I know you've got family in the area, but if you need a place to crash or someone to eat with, you let me know!

6:04 PM, March 27, 2014  
Blogger Allison said...

Aw, Wellesley and not Boston/Cambridge! I hear portersquarebooks.com is a pretty awesome bookstore... :)

6:52 PM, March 27, 2014  
Blogger {natalie} said...

I'd like to second the SLC vote!

8:31 PM, March 27, 2014  
Blogger Marcal said...

I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of your book from Elle's reader's prize. I looooved it and chose it as my #1. Congratulations maybe I'll be able to see you in Portland

9:03 PM, March 27, 2014  
Blogger KatyBelle said...

I'm so sad you're not coming to Canada. :'(

9:25 PM, March 27, 2014  
Blogger Molly said...

Hi, all -

I often think it, but I don't say it enough: your comments make me so happy. Thank you! I can't wait to see you in May.

And I would love to add more stops to the list, but really, it's up to my publisher and the bookstores. And, weeeeeell, my mother and my mother-in-law might revolt if I'm gone any longer. They're coming to Seattle to help take care of June in my absence.

KatyBelle, I'm coming to Canada! But so far, only to Vancouver. So sorry!

9:39 PM, March 27, 2014  
Anonymous hilary said...

darn darn darn. I'm in Norway when you're in SF. i am not actually complaining, because I'm very excited about going to Norway, but it was disappointing nonetheless to see how the dates (didn't) mesh. I am very much looking forward to the book. Also, your previous book helped reconnect an old friend of mine and myself, so thank you for that.

Enjoy this time. Excited for you.

9:53 PM, March 27, 2014  
Anonymous Helle (Helen) said...

That June video is soo cute.

1:26 AM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous Kirstin said...

oh oh oh there's a chance I could maybe swing down to DC! that would make me so happy!

1:51 AM, March 28, 2014  
Blogger Laura Vein said...

I'm SO excited for Delancey to be published! I wish I lived near one of your book tour stops, but alas, not everything is meant to be :) Have a lovely tour.

p.s. I still think the conversation I had with you and Tami Hardeman at Food Blog South was one of my favorite portions of the conference :)

5:46 AM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous Allyson said...

Woohoo you're coming to Minnesota. I've been reading your blog for a few years now and have "A Homemade Life", which is thoroughly splattered with chocolate cake batter and cranberry chutney. And now I have the chance to meet you in person.

6:02 AM, March 28, 2014  
Blogger gwen said...

come to the mitten state! michigan will greet you with such cheer!

6:24 AM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous girlalex said...

I'll be at the San Francisco event, if I can get away from my 3-year-old. Can't wait!

7:23 AM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous Victoria said...

Yay. My copy of Delancey is pre-ordered, and I can't wait to receive it!

The Black Manhattan sounds fantastic. I got the Nardini Amaro based on your (Brandon's) recommendation and love it, but, believe it or not, Averna is the amaro I have always had hanging around. I'm going to give this drink a try both ways - and maybe even try it with Scotch!

My most recent after-dinner drink has become B & B on the rocks. It is quite delicious.

7:31 AM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous Shauna said...

Hooray! I will definitely see you when you're in San Francisco. Congratulations, friend! xo

7:50 AM, March 28, 2014  
Blogger Gemma said...

Hooray, hooray, hooray! Just wish the book tour was going a little further afield - you can bring June with you if that makes it easier...

I am so looking forward to reading Delancey and cheering for you again on the publication date xo

9:20 AM, March 28, 2014  
Blogger Veronica Schmitt said...

So sad you are not coming to Chicago, but I understand you can't come everywhere! I made a trip to visit friends in Yakima a few years ago, and flew into Seattle with the intention to visit Delancy and Essex. It just so happened to be the week June was born, so Delancy wasn't open, but we were able to have drinks and some tasty snacks at Essex. One of these days I will get to meet you in person and thank you for all of your wonderful stories and recipes. I don't know if it's because I was pregnant, and your book accompanied me to many dr visits, that I feel so close to your writing? I worked for Anthropologie at the time and we were selling your book and I picked it up one day on a whim. Loved it and can't wait for the next! Best wishes and safe travels!

9:48 AM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous sb said...

Over-the-moon excited about your stop in Santa Cruz! I consumed an advance copy of Delancey and LOVED IT. See you in May!

9:56 AM, March 28, 2014  
OpenID cafecarlson.com said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! Can't wait to read it. I think you should pack the whole crew up and come to Milan, Italy because that is where I am currently living (from Boise) and you know, PIZZA is Italian. =) Good luck with the tour Molly.- Heather

10:18 AM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous Louise @ Kitchen Fiddler said...

This is such thrilling news, Molly! My day is always brighter when a new Orangette post arrives in my inbox, and how much happier will I be when your delicious new book arrives in my home! I hope to make it to your Brooklyn event, but until then, congrats in advance!

10:27 AM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are coming to MY town!!! (Mission Viejo)

Cannot tell you how exciting this is! Usually I drive to LA to see my favorite writers.

10:54 AM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous Kimberley said...

I love that photo. At first I was all, Damn that's the best book tour image EVER. Looking forward to your SF visit.

11:05 AM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous Angie said...

Don't worry -- your book will be wonderful!
Hope to see you in Seattle

11:34 AM, March 28, 2014  
Blogger Margarita Larrazabal said...

AAAAHHH!!!! I am so sad... I will be travelling to the Philippines when you are in DC. I got to meet you at Delancey in Seattle almost two years ago. We moved to MD last August and I would love to get to talk to you. A Homemade Life is a favorite of mine and I have gifted that book to friends many times. Can't wait for Delancey to make it to my hands and my collection. Also, Spilled Milk keeps me company whenever I'm lonely. So, thank you for entertaining me! :)

1:21 PM, March 28, 2014  
Blogger Anna Muzzin said...

Toronto??? You know you want to...

1:38 PM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Somehow you missed Missoula, Montana so I guess I won't get to see you. You should reconsider adding it to your tour. We're a friendly bunch.

2:35 PM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous eden said...

Love your writing and your blog. Sadly, I noticed Chicago wasn't on the list. We hope you visit the Windy City soon.

2:39 PM, March 28, 2014  
Blogger Mary Kay Nelson said...

Exciting! Just put your first Seattle date on my calendar. Looking forward to seeing and hearing you in person! Congratulations!!!

3:45 PM, March 28, 2014  
Blogger KatyBelle said...

Molly, I just saw that you'll be in Van! If you come to Alberta, I'm there in a heartbeat!

3:45 PM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous Nina Barretta said...

How exciting.... See you in Pleasonton, CA!!!!

3:55 PM, March 28, 2014  
OpenID lkitchens said...

No Village Books in Bellingham? Sniff, sniff!

5:38 PM, March 28, 2014  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

Yay! I am really looking forward to reading it. I hope to catch you at Book Larder! Congrats again, Molly.

7:08 PM, March 28, 2014  
Blogger Rhett said...

I am so very excited about your new book and wish you were making a stop in Missoula, MT! Have fun on your book tour!

7:14 PM, March 28, 2014  
Blogger Valeria said...

This is so exciting! But most of, this is to shout: please make it to the other side of the pond and come to London!

12:43 AM, March 29, 2014  
Blogger KTurpin said...

Hey, Molly! I preordered 'Delancey Street' ages ago and am thrilled to see that you'll be just a few miles from me (in Wayzata, MN) in May. I will be there!

5:18 AM, March 29, 2014  
Blogger Denise in PA said...

I would definitely come out to see you if you came to Philly (but it looks like you're not), but I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of Delancey!

5:45 AM, March 29, 2014  
Blogger mammascooking said...

Yay! This former Ballardite will see you in Wellesley, MA!

5:58 AM, March 29, 2014  
Anonymous Margaret said...

Live in Australia and really enjoy your blog. I am so pleased for you. We will be in NY for the first time in a few weeks and leave on May 14. Greenlight Bookstore has just made the list of things to do!!

6:05 AM, March 29, 2014  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Once again I hurry to the grocery store after I read your blog. Same thing happens each time I re-read sections of your book. Thank you! Can't wait to see you in DC!

1:24 PM, March 29, 2014  
Anonymous renee said...

Molly, I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of your book (thank you!) and wowzers, it's pretty freaking awesome. I haven't had a chance to try any of the recipes yet, but those dates are calling my name. Thanks for sharing your story with us - next time I'm in Seattle I'll for sure stop by for a slice.

7:29 PM, March 29, 2014  
Blogger Debra Eliotseats said...

Love Full Circle in your hometown but will actually have to finally make a BookSmart event in Tulsa. Thanks for the advanced notice so I can get it in my calendar!

7:55 AM, March 30, 2014  
Blogger AlyJMc said...

Denver is lovely in May!

2:51 PM, March 30, 2014  
Blogger jeannine said...

well congratulations are definitely in order! Such an arduous thrilling long process that is... writing a book ~ first a thought and a maybe, more thoughts, consternation, conferring, jotting down and organizing, telling someone, doubting, support, why not me?, discussion, negotiation, signing, sharing, writing, editing, crying laughing, not sleeping, weeping, stirred, reminiscing, touching, looking, writing, sharing again, etc. i wrote 1 kids story and submitted it to 1 publisher with no reply. back to the drawing boards to try to write in verse, maybe sing it. Thanks for sharing your stories :)

3:48 PM, March 30, 2014  
Anonymous Julie said...

You're not coming to Texas? Houston would love to meet you (me, too)! Can't wait to read your book. Already pre-ordered on Amazon.

2:04 PM, March 31, 2014  
Anonymous Ganda said...

This is the second friend book tour that will not stop in L.A. Maybe nobody reads in L.A.? Sigh.

3:08 PM, March 31, 2014  
Blogger Lia Adams said...

Really looking forward to meeting you in Santa Cruz! Let me know if you would like any dining/cocktail sipping recommendations. Cheers,

5:00 PM, March 31, 2014  
Anonymous Kate said...

Hooray! I'm planning to come to the Brooklyn event. Looking forward to it!

8:06 AM, April 01, 2014  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I just checked the wait list at the library. 115! Love that! See you at the Book Larder :)

9:33 AM, April 01, 2014  
Anonymous Danielle said...

Come to New Orleans and we will take you to the best karaoke.

12:09 PM, April 01, 2014  
OpenID dearwilderness said...

Sad!! No Los Angeles?? Both Mission Viejo and Pleasanton are so far away! :( How did LA get passed over? I hope it gets added on!

12:28 PM, April 01, 2014  
Anonymous prisrob said...

I received an ARC of 'Delancey' from Amazon. Your book is superb. My family took me to Delancey when I was visiting Seattle, and I had the best pizza I have eaten. Now, I understand more fully, what you and Brandon went through to develop the best crust and the best pizza!

2:13 PM, April 01, 2014  
OpenID elephantinthestudy said...

how i wish you were doing a book reading in india, new delhi, tobe specific. i am right now reading your first book andl loving every bit of it.

2:37 AM, April 02, 2014  
Blogger Victoria said...

No Australia stops on this tour! Maybe next book? I preordered a couple of months back, looking forward to it.

2:56 AM, April 02, 2014  
Anonymous Clara said...

Wa-hoo! Congratulations. You express the butterflies and jitters and no-longer-mine vulnerability so beautifully. From one tour survivor to another, take good care of yourself on the road, get to bed early, and make sure your publicist triple-checks the stock at each store beforehand. Especially in MN.

6:42 AM, April 02, 2014  
Anonymous Nichole said...

Listening to Hole transports me back to a time of teen angst and bad poetry (mine). I'll be in Mission Viejo while you are in Santa Cruz and vice versa. I am disappointed I will not have a chance to meet you. Enjoy Bookshop Santa Cruz. They are a wild bunch in the very best way.

7:37 AM, April 02, 2014  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Yay! You are coming to Santa Cruz :o) Can't wait. Made your (or Brandon's) chana masala last night & it was very well received. Can't wait to have leftovers tonight. Now, to pre-order or buy from Bookshop SC? Really can't wait!!

1:18 PM, April 02, 2014  
Blogger Libby said...

So excited about your new book. Loved the first book. Sadly I live in Atlanta, Ga. Not even close to your book tour.

10:03 PM, April 02, 2014  
Anonymous Heather said...

Congratulations, Molly! I met you here in DC at Ceiba on your first tour. So psyched to see you will be gracing Politics & Prose this time, although I cannot make it.

Also, props on visiting Wellesley (I am an alumna)! Do take in some of the campus - it's beautiful that time of year. :)

8:07 AM, April 03, 2014  
Anonymous Biz said...

Rats, no Chicago dates! Safe travels! :D

8:15 AM, April 03, 2014  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Hi Molly! Can I make a pitch for Kansas City when you are in the OK area? Or - another Seattle date at the very end of May, when we will most certainly be dining at Delancey while on vacation?

5:00 PM, April 03, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I learned my lesson with Politics & Prose when the Smitten Kitchen book tour came there. Even though the store is in a remote, hard-to-get-to part of town, the line snaked down the block and it looked like a claustrophobic nightmare inside! I'm sure you'll have a similar turnout.

10:41 AM, April 08, 2014  
Anonymous Leanne Willard, Director, Bayview School of Cooking said...

Any chance that you could visit us at The Bayview School of Cooking in Olympia once again after your stop in Portland? (Tuesday, June 10th 5-8pm or so?) we'd love to have you back and I'm such a fan of your first book! Please say "yes!"

5:56 PM, April 13, 2014  
Blogger Yvonne said...

How exciting that you are coming to DC! If you find yourself with extra time on your hands earlier in the day on May 10, it is EU Embassy Day (http://www.euopenhouse.org/). I hope you enjoy your travels!

12:05 PM, April 14, 2014  
Blogger hilaryg said...

Hi Molly!
Loved your first book and just pre-ordered the Delancey and am planning on being at the Brooklyn stop of the tour.

10:28 AM, April 18, 2014  
Blogger alliecat said...

Molly, Allison here. I used to live in Seattle and sit at the kitchen bar in Delancy and riff with your husband and the other cool people there and drink tasty, tasty drinks made with just a few perfect ingredients. Then I moved to my home, Missoula. Now am in SLC with my love. But I miss the scene in Seattle and Missoula too, believe it or not. I was happy to see all of the SLC votes, and understand with a sad heart that you can't add us. Just know you are so incredibly wonderful delightful and after catching up on some of your posts realize I need to make this a more frequent ritual. Thank you for your delightful writing, it makes me happy.

4:22 PM, April 18, 2014  
Blogger writekathy said...

Could you please, please come to Phoenix? We have wonderful independent bookstores and a great food culture. I have pre-ordered your book to download to my Kindle on the day its released.

9:57 PM, April 21, 2014  
Blogger Sally said...

Oh how I (and lots of other lovely people here, I'm sure!) would LOVE to see you in Ann Arbor!! Having recently moved here from Brooklyn, I'm amazed at how this town supports local book stores. Also we have zingermans and it's wonderful. Do come, please! :)

12:16 PM, April 25, 2014  
Blogger Emily said...

Oh no! I live just down the street from Greenlight and was excited to see that you're coming to give a talk. But I'll be out of town that day for work. I guess you'll just have to write a third book and come visit us in Brooklyn some other time...

12:41 PM, April 28, 2014  
Anonymous Karen White said...

Another reason to wish that I lived in America! But I must be thankful that your new book is available from Amazon UK, in fact it has been sitting on my wish list since I first found out about it.....and I have a birthday in just 11 days time so have my fingers crossed. If I don't get given it, well, I will just have to buy it for myself.

4:33 AM, May 08, 2014  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I really just screamed when I saw you are coming to Wellesley. I will be there and can't wait to say hello!

7:57 PM, May 09, 2014  
Anonymous Robin said...

Oh, no! I lost track of time and got behind in my blog reading and can't believe I just missed your book reading tonight in Wellesley! I look forward to reading the new book, I'm sure I will love it like I love all of your writing and recipes! I make many of your recipes, often! Guess I'll have to wait until you're back for your next book... have a great book tour! And some day I'll get back out to Seattle to make it to Delancey...

8:58 PM, May 13, 2014  
Blogger Kiki Wilson said...

I truly enjoy your blog--very well written and fascinating! Since you enjoy podcasts while traveling, I highly recommend the podcast "How to Do Everything." The episodes are pretty short and entertaining. Safe travels on your tour!

5:03 AM, June 07, 2014  

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