TICKETED Ann Napolitano | Within Arm's Reach


We are very excited to welcome Ann Napolitano to the shop to celebrate Within Arm's Reach, the paperback release of her debut novel. This is a great event to attend with a friend or your book club!

This is a ticketed event. Purchase your ticket on Eventbrite here!
*Refunds are available through Eventbrite up to 24 hours before the event. If you are unable to attend at the last minute, we are happy to hold your book at the bookshop for pickup or you can contact us to coordinate shipping at orders@bluewillowbookshop.com.

Event Guidelines:

Each ticket includes a copy of Within Arm's Reach and entry to the event for one person. Each attendee will require a ticket — think of it as one book, one chair. You will pick up your book(s) at the event.

Ann will personalize books and take photos during the signing line at the conclusion of the event. If you attend with a group, there will be a group photo rather than individual ones. 

If you cannot attend the event or don't live in the area and would like to order a signed, personalized copy of Within Arm's Reach, please add it to your cart below and include personalization instructions (first name only) in the “comments” section at checkout. We ship nationwide. Note: If you order a book through our website below, that does not equal a ticket to the event. To attend, you must purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.

If you are not feeling well and cannot attend, we will get your book signed for you. Your book will be available for you to pick up following the event. If you would like your book shipped, please email orders@bluewillowbookshop.com to coordinate shipping. As a reminder, refunds are available up to 24 hours before the event; you can return your ticket through Eventbrite.

If you have a disability and require accommodation for this event, please let us know no later than 48 hours before the event by phoning (281) 497-8675 or emailing cathy@bluewillowbookshop.com.

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.


Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 7:00 PM Central Time


Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

About the Author:

Ann Napolitano is the New York Times bestselling author of Hello Beautiful, the 100th selection for Oprah Winfrey's book club; Dear Edward, a Read with Jenna selection and an Apple TV+ series; A Good Hard Look; and Within Arm's Reach. For seven years, Napolitano was the associate editor of the literary magazine One Story, and she received an MFA from New York University. She has taught fiction writing at Brooklyn College’s MFA program, New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and Gotham Writers Workshop.


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. This purchase will include a shipping charge of $50US and if the charge is less than that, we will refund the difference when we ship your book.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079