IN PERSON Katherine Center | Hello Stranger

NOTE: If you have not yet purchased a copy of Hello, Stranger, you may not be able to pick up your book at tonight's event. You can order a book when you arrive at the venue and Katherine will sign the book when she returns from her 2 week long book tour. We will let you know when the books are ready for pickup and we appreciate your understanding!

What:

We are very excited to welcome Katherine Center to celebrate her new book, Hello Stranger.

If you are not feeling well, we encourage you to remain at home and we will get your book signed for you. If you need a surgical mask, we have them on hand if you find yourself without one. 

NOTE: Books will be available for pick up at the event. Also, RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. You can RSVP here.

When:

 Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM Central Time

Where:

St Thomas Presbyterian, 14100 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

In order to go through the signing line and meet Katherine Center for book personalization, please purchase Hello Stranger from Blue Willow Bookshop. At the time of your purchase, we will issue a signing line ticket that indicates your place in line. Your book and signing line ticket can be picked up at the event.

If you cannot attend the event or you live out of town and would like a copy of the book, please indicate any personalization requests in the comments section when you check out.

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.

About the Creators:

BookPage calls Katherine Center “the reigning queen of comfort reads.” She’s the New York Times bestselling author of over half a dozen books, including How to Walk AwayThings You Save in a Fire, and What You Wish For. Katherine writes laugh-and-cry books about how life knocks us down—and how we get back up. She’s been compared to both Jane Austen and Nora Ephron, and the Dallas Morning News calls her stories, “satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way.” Her books have made countless Best-Of lists, including RealSimple’s Best Books of 2020, Amazon's Top 100 Books of 2019, Goodreads' Best Books of the Year, and many more. Bestselling author Emily Henry calls her summer 2022 book, The Bodyguard, “a shot of pure joy.” The movie adaptation of Katherine’s novel The Lost Husband (starring Josh Duhamel) hit #1 on Netflix, and her novel Happiness for Beginners is in production now as a Netflix original starring Ellie Kemper. Katherine lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with her husband, two kids, and their fluffy-but-fierce dog.

Ordering:

Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping can run from $25-50US in addition to the cost of the book and can take up to 3 months to reach its destination. Additionally, we can only ship to certain regions and countries. If you'd like to pursue international shipping, please email cathy@bluewillowbookshop.com.

Event date: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
St. Thomas Presbyterian Church
14100 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079