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Chris’s Bite Me Tour 2010 – With TOUR FAQ

December 14th, 2009 · 218 Comments · Events and Interviews, Tour

BITE ME TOUR 2010 – Scroll to the Bottom for Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Tuesday, March 23 at 7:00 PM
BOOKS INC. AT OPERA PLAZA
601 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 91402

Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 PM
UNIVERSITY BOOKS
4326 University Way NE
Seattle WA 98105

Thursday, March 25 at 7:00PM
THIRD PLACE BOOKS
17171 Bothell Way NE,
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Friday, March 26 at 7:00 PM
POWELL’S BOOKSTORE AT BAGDAD THEATER
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd,
Portland, OR, 97210
Tickets $24. Ticket includes a signed copy of Bite Me. Ticket buyers who purchase through Ticketmaster.com will have a surcharge of around $7 per ticket. As an alternative, walk-up customers can buy tickets at McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom box office (1332 W. Burnside, downtown Portland) anytime leading up to the event and pay a $1 ticket surcharge. Customers can purchase at the door the night of the event (also a $1 ticket surcharge), but will risk not getting in should the event sell out. (Not likely).

Saturday, March 27 at 2:00 PM
POISONED PEN PHOENIX STORE
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ  85251

Saturday, March 27 at 7:00 PM
CHANGING HANDS
6428 S McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283

Sunday, March 28 at 2:00 PM
TATTERED COVER BOOKSTORE
1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Tuesday, March 30 at 12:30 PM
BORDERS
150 N State Street,t
Chicago, IL 60601

Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 PM
ANDERSON’S NAPERVILLE
123 W. Jefferson Avenue,
Naperville, IL 60540

Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM
BOSWELL BOOK COMPANY
2559 N. Downer Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Thursday, April 1 at 7:30 PM
THURBER HOUSE
The Columbus Performing Arts Center
549 Franklin Ave,
Columbus, OH.

Friday, April 2 at 7:00 PM
BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH
279 Harvard Street,
Brookline, MA 02446

Saturday, April 3 at 6:00 PM
BORDERS
10 Columbus Circle,
New York, NY 10019

Monday, April 5 at 6:30 PM
CHESTER COUNTY BOOKS
975 Paoli Pike,
West Chester, PA 19380

Tuesday, April 6 at 7:30 PM
BORDERS
5871 Crossroads Center Way,
Baileys Crossroads, VA 22041

Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00 PM
POLITICS & PROSE
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Friday, April 9 at 7:00 PM
VROMAN’S
695 East Colorado Boulevard,
Pasadena, CA 91101

Saturday, April 10 at 2:00 PM
MYSTERIOUS GALAXY BOOKS
7051 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard Suite 302,
San Diego, CA 92111

Sunday, April 11- Huntington Beach
Barnes & Noble at 3 PM
7881 Edinger Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-897-8781

Corte Madera – Wednesday, April 14
Book Passage at 7:00 PM
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
415.927.0960

Petaluma – Thursday, April 15
Copperfield’s at 7:00 PM
140 Kentucky St. Petaluma 95404
(707) 762-0563.

Menlo Park- Friday, April 16
Kepler’s at 7:30 PM
1010 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-856-0978

Sunday, April 18 / 10:00 AM – Montreal
Paragraphe Books & Brunch
Le Centre Sheraton, 1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West
For tickets, call (514) 845-5811

Monday, April 19 / 7:30 PM – Ottawa
Perfect Books presents Christopher Moore
The Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street
For tickets, call (613) 231-6468

Tuesday, April 20 / 7:00 PM – Toronto
Chapters Queensway presents Christopher Moore
Chapters, 1950 The Queensway
For more information, call (416) 622-2838

Wednesday, April 21 / 7:00 PM – Waterloo
Words Worth Books presents Christopher Moore
Location: First United Church, 16 William Street West
For tickets call, (519) 884-2665

FAQ:

1) Hey, why aren’t you coming to my town? You never come to my town?

1)We pick dates and cities for the tour based on a lot of factors, population, ease of travel, how much mail I get from that area, and if there is a bookstore there who knows how to host an event and has a venue in which to do it. I can really only effectively tour for a month a year, and some would argue that’s too long. We have to hit the most people with the greatest ease of travel. When I was touring in February, we had to cut the Midwest from the tour because of weather, this year, I’m not doing Texas or Florida because we added the Chicago dates. I don’t choose the cities, they are determined from a lot of factors. If you don’t have a at least a dozen best-selling authors coming to your town every year, then you probably don’t have an event-oriented book store.

2)Will you sign other books I bring to the event.

2)My policy is that I will sign any of my books that you bring, but usually I can only personalize one because of time constraints. Most of the stores that host events require that you buy the current book from them. If you’re a collector or reseller, and you have a backpack full of books, you have to wait until last to have your books signed. This tour will have a few ticketed events. Usually the price of the ticket includes a book, or the price of the ticket discounted against the book. I understand that at some of the events they’ll have me sign the books in advance, so if you don’t want to wait in line, you won’t have to, but if you want to wait to have your book personalized or just to say hi, I’ll be there. So far I think Powell’s in Portland may be the only one doing that.

3)What can I expect at the event? Do you read, talk, do puppet shows?

3)I don’t read, but I usually talk about the book and other stuff for about 20-30 minutes, then take your questions for another 20 minutes or so, then I sign books until we’re done. If it’s a big event, and you want your book personalized, it can take an hour or two. Some places allow you to stay in your seat, others, there’s an actual line. It just depends on the venue. If you’re not sure, give them a call beforehand.

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  • Cecy

    Going to Petaluma on the 15th. Squeezing in the book tour in between a Napa castle tour and a casino on the way back home. Nice road trip. I’ll toast you on my birthday. Continued success!

  • Thor

    Thanks for coming to Vroman’s in Pasadena. We all had a great time listening to and seeing you. You have a truly, beautifully bizarre mind, which we appreciate muchly. So, how ever did you come up with the idea for “whaley boys” anyway? Did you see a homeless man on the streets of San Francisco with a sign about his absolutely humongous whaley boy?

  • Pete

    So pumped that you’re coming to Ontario! Your books have been the gifts I give for Christmas for years! See ya next week!

  • Becky

    I am SO excited you are coming to Waterloo! Your books got me through my English Literature degree! See you in K-W!

  • Quinton

    Chris,

    Consider this one moore (sic) for Austin, Texas. I understand time constraints, and it seems you use good methods to determine how you make your tours. That makes this whole thing slightly less fulfilling, but I did manage to pick up a signed first edition (That I promptly damaged so no one would steal) from book people, so I will have to take that as some consolation. From this point on I vow to write you so much mail your poor location selecting algorithm has no choice but to spit out ATX.

  • Teak

    I am soo bummed that I already missed you in NY! Im a new reader of yours..just finished Bloods Sucking Fiend..and I am offically hooked! That book had me out load laughing! It was one of my favorite reads! I cant wait to pick up You Suck! Thanks for the great literature and Ill be looking out for when you’ll be in the big apple again! Wish you’d come to Westchester NY (a town called Mt. Kisco) You’d def feel the love there..i just know it!

  • Viv

    I am so glad you will be in Corte Madera at Book Passage, and Copperfields in Petaluma, it will be a double opportunity and that you are so close and then right in my home town is the best birthday present ever!

  • Bobbi

    Thank you again for coming to Portland. Wasn’t the Bagdad Theater the coolest place ever for a CM event? And not just for the beer. You made my YEAR by recognizing me from previous signings in Portland. I might be your Portland stalker, but not in a scary, I want to hold you captive in my basement until you write a sequel to A Dirty Job sorta way. Altho I really want to read about how Rivera deals with his new career!

  • The One Who Wanted to Have Your Babies

    Dear Mr. Moore,

    I met you in San Diego. Unfortunately, my snarky boyfriend thought it would be oh-so-hilarious to tell your “handler” that I wanted to have your babies. Which was true. In a purely admirational sense. I appreciate that you didn’t kick me out immediately on grounds of fanaticism. But in retrospect, it seems a little extreme to eject a mute girl from the party, as I found myself mostly unable to speak during our brief meeting. I will say, however that I excelled with MENSA-like excellence at the smile/nod/giggle.

    I didn’t get a chance to say it at the time (due to the aforementioned lack of speech), but I was moving back to Michigan on Sunday, and I had planned on leaving Saturday morning from California until I saw your tour dates in San Diego. Thanks for a lovely parting gift. Your advice about rewriting and finishing my novel will undoubtably prove invaluable. If I can get past chapter three.

    Thanks again, and keep the brilliant words coming.

    Dree Ziegler
    Future Brilliant Novelist. Maybe.

  • Adam

    I just wanted to thank you for visiting us “North” Americans. It was a great birthday present for me to get you to come to my hometown. Awesome. Just though you should know that making trips to these smaller venues is worth it. We love you in Canada. Please keep on writing – want to hear that Rivera story!

  • Alex

    I really wish you would come to Texas!

  • Michelle

    Please come to North Carolina! I adore your books!

  • al troutman

    I too vote for NC. Asheville is welcoming and has replaced sedona as the vortex of the universe. Tom Robbins came to Sylva and 500 people showed up. We have moonshine, crunchy buds and beutifull women. You can’t throw a crystal without hittin a homosexual massage therapist with a trust fund

  • Devon Riggs

    There is a HUGE following of your work Mr. Moore here in Long Beach, CA. Bring the Book Tour down here. =P

  • Arle Are

    Other places want you, but Oklahoma is 99.9 % dull, so we NEED you. North Texas would also be OK.

  • Kate Thornborough

    Please come to Madison!!! Please please please!!!

  • mohammad shahheydari

    so i read 2 books throughout grade school…ok maybe it was 1…thank god (take offense) for Cliff Notes. anywho, a friend who shall remain nameless recommended a Moore novel in lieu of my mindless reading of car magazines. so i figure why not…a bunch of pieces of paper with a dog (coyote dingo whatever) on the cover indulging in one of my less healthy hobbies is worth a shot right? (and the requisite cigarette)….talk about life altering experiences. maybe it was my public school education. or general lack of interest of any publication with no pictures but thank you thank you thank you Mr. Moore for showing me that the written word can be coaxed into wonderful things whose only boundaries are whatever the eff you want them to be. keep up the beautifully twisted work. -an unexpected fan

  • Island boy

    I’m a P.E.I. boy (aged 62) working in Saskatoon. I’ve read only 3 of your books but have narrated them to my co-workers chapter by chapter after they’ve listened to me LOL in the lunch room.
    Keep up the excellent word smithing.

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