Left Bank Books and Fifth Third Bank present "An Evening with David Sedaris." David Sedaris is coming to Left Bank Books Downtown (321 N. 10th St.) to read from, discuss, and sign his new collection of essays, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls! Our neighbors at Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar and FIAT are also co-sponsoring.
Outdoor Listening Party – Because David Sedaris has more fans than can fit in our store, we’re expanding the party outside! We’re closing down Locust Streetbetween 10th and 11th and will be piping Sedaris’s talk outside via speakers. Our neighbors at Bridge will provide food and drink for purchase. We have a limited amount of patio seating, so we encourage guests to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets. FIAT will also offer test drives to anyone who's interested. The Outdoor Listening Party is free and open to the public.
How to Get Books Signed
1) Signing Line Tickets are now available! Purchase a copy of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls from Left Bank Books to also receive a Signing Line Ticket. We’ll be calling guests into the signing line based on the group number on your ticket, so buy early to ensure a good spot! To order a book and signing line ticket, please call 314.367.6731 and select option 2 for Downtown.
2) There will be time at the end for anyone without a ticket to have books signed. (Fair warning: A Sedaris signing line is loooong and he spends time with each person, so if you’re waiting until the end, be prepared for a late night.)
3) If you can’t attend but would like signed books, call 314.367.6731 and select option 2 for Downtown, and we would be happy to take your order.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a ticket for the Outdoor Listening Party?
Nope! You only need a ticket to get inside the bookstore for the talk or signing.
Can I bring a friend with me in the signing line?
Indoor tickets admit one person only. But if you attend the Outdoor Listening party and purchase a Signing Line Ticket, you may have one person stand in line with you as long as s/he is not having anything signed.
How do I get my book?
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls is released on April 23. If you placed your order with Left Bank Books Downtown, you will be able to pick it up at our Downtown location starting April 23. We will cut off the "Book Ticket" part of your ticket and hand you a copy of the book. (If you haven't already picked up your ticket, we'll give you both the ticket and book when you come in.)
May I pick up my book(s) and ticket(s) at Will Call at the event?
Will he sign other books?
Yes! You can purchase copies of David Sedaris's previous books from Left Bank Books or bring your own from home. He will sign any books he has written.
I'm a collector. Will my book be a first edition?
Yes! Our copies of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls are first editions.
Will he pose for a photo?
We will not be allowing photographs inside the store or at David's table. But you're welcome to take pictures of the outside festivities.
Will he personalize my book, "To Jane"?
Yes, David will personalize books!
How long will the event last?
David's talk and Q&A will take about 60-90 minutes. The book signing is completey dependent on the number of people attending, but his signings have lasted past midnight on previous visits. If you'd like to ensure an early spot in the signing line, call us at 314.367.6731 and select option 2 for Downtown. Your book purchase from us will guarantee you an earlier signing line ticket.