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Adventures by the Book™ offers worldwide opportunities for readers to connect with authors and their books on an intimate basis through unique, interesting, and adventurous travels & events.

Join us as we expand our Adventures from San Diego into Orange County, bringing a novel experience to your area. Through lunches, dinners, teas, tours, and many other events, Adventures by the Book offers innovative ways to help readers better connect with authors, because the fact is: when readers and their favorite authors share a personal exchange, magic happens.

Upcoming events (3)

Book Bingo (New Year, New Reads) with 6 bestselling authors

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER FOR FREE: https://adventuresbythebook.com/event/book-bingo-january-2021/ We are pleased to join the San Pedro Regional Library (Los Angeles) for our first Book Bingo Virtual Adventure of 2021! If you are already familiar with our popular Southern California series that features NovelNetwork® authors, you will understand why we receive so many requests to expand the program nationwide. Pivoting to virtual events has made this not only possible, but offers up fun opportunities for exciting partnerships, participation by more of our over 125 book club favorite authors, and space to accommodate many more readers! The event features book club favorite authors, whose broad array of books are sure to offer some fascinating new reading to start your new year: Claire Fullerton, Kristina McMorris, Ellen Meeropol, Isla Morley, Marco Rafala, and Deborah Goodrich Royce, in conversation with Adventures by the Book® and NovelNetwork® founder Susan McBeth. Join us at this free event, where we will bring you six fabulous authors, an interactive virtual game of bingo, and fun prizes, and all you have to do is show up (and why not invite your book club friends and fellow readers to join in as well) to learn about great new reads to add to your to be read list.

Friends of the Library virtual event with 3 bestselling authors

For more information and to register for free: https://adventuresbythebook.com/event/friends-of-the-library-a-virtual-adventure/ or many readers, our fondest memories revolve around getting our first library card. Whether we are visiting beloved local libraries like the Carlsbad City Library, or walking up the steps past the iconic Lions of Fifth Avenue in New York City, and whether support is provided locally through Friends of the Libraries, or on a grander scale like Andrew Carnegie provided, our country now boasts more than 115,000 libraries in the United States that serve tens of millions of Americans every day. Yet for the value public libraries offer to our communities, how much do we really know about their history? If you are curious, join us at our Friends of the Library Virtual Adventure featuring New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis and award-winning authors Susan Cushman and Romalyn Tilghman. The event, in partnership with the Carlsbad City Library will share the stories revealed in The Lions of Fifth Avenue, Friends of the Library, and To the Stars, followed by a fascinating behind the scenes video presentation of the New York Public Library.

The Nature of Fragile Things In-Person event with Author Susan Meissner

FOR TICKETS AND FURTHER INFORMATION: https://adventuresbythebook.com/event/the-nature-of-fragile-things-a-seismic-in-person-adventure/ Choose 1 of 3 Tour Stops: San Diego (10:00am), Encinitas (11:30am), Costa Mesa (1:30pm) Get ready SoCal Adventurers; we are ready to set off shock waves with our first in-person* event of 2021! Join us at one of three outdoor stops in Southern California as we kick off the new year with beloved San Diego author Susan Meissner. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and settle in to hear Susan discuss her new historical novel, The Nature of Fragile Things, set during the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Your Adventure includes an autographed hardcover book, book discussion with the author, Q&A, the opportunity to reconnect with other readers from a safe social distance, and a special added bonus (available only to our Adventurers) to be shared with you after the event! *All three events will be held outdoors and will follow these public park and COVID safety guidelines: (1) all participants are required to wear a face mask at all times during the events; (2) all participants are required to remain socially (6 feet) distant during the entirety of the events; (3) each event will be limited to the first 30 participants who register in order to keep the events intimate and safe; (4) if you wish to have your book(s) personalized, please include instruction in the “note” section at checkout below, as no signings will take place during the events; (5) event will take place regardless of weather, so plan your attire accordingly; (6) to keep the author and all participants safe, no traditional book signing or photos with the author will be permitted; (7) we reserve the right to cancel the event at any time due to concerns and/or changes in the COVID situation (in this case, your signed book will be mailed to you).Get ready SoCal Adventurers; we are ready to set off shock waves with our first in-person* event of 2021! Join us at one of three outdoor stops in Southern California as we kick off the new year with beloved San Diego author Susan Meissner. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and settle in to hear Susan discuss her new historical novel, The Nature of Fragile Things, set during the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

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