Jan 29 2014 11:42am

Announcing the Words of Radiance Brandon Sanderson Book Tour

Words of Radiance Brandon Sanderson tour

Tor Books has announced the dates and locations for Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance book tour! Take a look at the itinerary below for details.

You can also read over 10 chapters from the second volume of the Stormlight Archive right here on Keep an eye on our Stormlight Archive index for more news and sneak peeks at Words of Radiance, out on March 4th from Tor Books.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014 /  Provo, UT (midnight signing)
BYU Bookstore
Wilkinson Student Center (WSC)
Brigham Young University
University Hill,
Provo, Utah 84602

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 / San Diego, CA
Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #302
San Diego, CA 92111

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 / Huntington Beach, CA
Barnes & Noble #2743
7881 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Thursday, March 6, 2014 / San Francisco, CA
Copperfield’s Books – San Raphael
850 4th St‎
San Rafael, CA 94901

Borderlands Books
866 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA  94110

Friday, March 7, 2014 / Portland, OR
Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005

Saturday, March 8,  2014 / Seattle, WA
University Bookstore
4326 University Way, NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 / Houston, TX
Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 / Salt Lake City
The Literacy Promise (educator conference – speaker)

Thursday, March 13, 2014 / Omaha, NE
Barnes & Noble #2662
3333 Oakview Drive
Omaha, NE 68144

Friday, March 14, 2014 / Phoenix, AZ
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Saturday March 15, 2014 / Tucson, AZ
Tucson Book Festival
Building a Mythology (Panel Discussion)
Integrated Learning Center – Room 150
(Brandon Sanderson, Dennis McKiernan, Yvonne Navarro, Sam Sykes; Moderator: Maryelizabeth Hart)

Integrated Learning Center – Sales & Signing Area #4

A Knight, a Zombie and a Klingon Walk into a bar: Writing genre comedy (Panel Discusson)
Integrated Learning Center – Room 150
(MaryJanice Davidson, Gini Koch, Isaac Marion, Brandon Sanderson; Moderator: John Muñoz)

Integrated Learning Center – Sales & Signing Area #4

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 / Lexington, KY
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Cir B1
Lexington, KY 40503

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Dayton, OH
Books & Company
At The Greene
4453 Walnut Street
Dayton, OH 45440

Thursday, March 20, 2014 / Washington, DC
Barnes & Noble #2238
7851 L Tyson’s Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102

Friday, March 21, 2014 / Philadelphia, PA
Towne Book Center & Café
220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3
Collegeville, PA 19426

Saturday, March 22, 2014 / Chicago, IL / Milwaukee, WI
Barnes & Noble #2622
55 Old Orchard Center
Skokie, IL 60077

Boswell Book Company
2559 N Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

1. Hammerlock
Never any Florida destinations. :(
2. Jeff A
No New York or Boston? We read books, too.
3. exiledjerseyite
But... but... Colorado is RIGHT THERE. Denver is like a 10-hr drive from SLC. :(

Well, I'm glad I got WOK signed when Brandon was here for The Rithmatist tour.
Jenny Reid
4. jenreidreads
YES! Thank you, Brandon, for always coming home to Nebraska! :-D
Deana Whitney
5. Braid_Tug
No love for Dallas. Always Houston in the middle of the week.
Will wait to see him at JordanCon, I guess.

And wow! talk about a busy March 4th for him and Team Sanderson!
Joe Adams
6. golffuul
I'll be at the Virginia signing with bells on!!!!
7. Eadon216
Seriously, no New England stops again!?!?
8. hersha
@5 I think he's done like one tour signing in DFW. :( Why all the Houston though. The only people who want to go to Houston were either born there or haven't been to Houston.
9. Freelancer
Brandon's going up the caffeine California/Pacific coast like a Highstorm. We'll have to look into setting up a direct feed from Starbucks to Mysterious Galaxy to keep him awake after the midnight opener

When will Peter get a turn on one of these trips?
Peter Ahlstrom
10. PeterAhlstrom
I think Brandon has been to Dallas four times before, and he was in New York two months ago. It's a big country and he can't go everywhere on every tour. :(

I'm not going on the tour, thank goodness. All that travel just about kills Brandon and drives his family crazy, so no thanks. I'm planning to go to JordanCon though.
S Cooper
11. SPC
@1 He actually came to Orlando for The Way of Kings tour. I do wish we had something close than D.C. this time around, though.
chris reiser
12. halibulu
How do you gain access to these? I know he's come through the UBookstore in Seattle before, but from my most recent visit there, the reading/signing area in there is TINY, and an author like Brandon is sure to more than fill up the store.
13. Nathan F
Peter, will the e-book be available for free or at a discount with the purchase of the hardback? I know Brandon has said in the past that he wanted to give the ebook for free for WoR, but I haven't heard if this is going to happen.
Peter Ahlstrom
14. PeterAhlstrom
halibulu@12 the UBooks signing is usually at the University Temple Methodist Church, but I can't tell if they're doing it there this time or not.

Nathan@13 I haven't heard from Tor whether they'll be doing Kindle MatchBook with this book. It's not something they do regularly; when the program started, they started a pilot experiment with three or four of Brandon's books, but I don't know how they feel that has gone.
Jonathan Hall
15. JHeez15
I have never been to a book signing by one of my favorite authors so I am not quite sure how it works. Chances are I will not have had this book read by the time he rolls through Chicago. I was going to do a re-read of WOK first and finish that before starting WOR. So one question, are there spoilers at these types of events? I am guessing he reads from sections of the book but was just wondering about the spoiler issue. Thank you so much! I can not wait to read this book!
16. DaemonDan
@12 I don't know about all the venues, but I just googled the venue of interest to me (PA), and saw that they have an RSVP number to call. So maybe the other ones have similar things.
Walker White
17. Walker
So how is this fitting in with Brandon's creative writing class? Is the class only half semester?
18. DaemonDan
@17 When I took the class from him years ago he got subs on days he had to miss.
Leeland Woodard
19. TheKingOfCarrotFlowers
Is he actually doing the signing in Provo at the BYU bookstore? Because it seems to me like it'd get crowded, fast.
James Sneddon
20. Starlon99
Aww no Alabama love? Even something like Nashville would work!
Tricia Irish
21. Tektonica
Will Brandon be at JordanCon this year??? Hope hope hope......

See you there, Peter!
Deana Whitney
22. Braid_Tug
@10, Peter A: I've just not seen a DFW tour date since I've been paying attention (2011). As you said, it's a big world.
If I still lived in OKC, I would be just as use to the disappointment.

@8: very true! Then when they get hit with the oil smell of the city, they are ready to leave again. :-)
23. tothePAIN
Huntington Beach! Yes! Keep coming to LA - I'm selfish enough to advocate for LA based on the fact that we have a ton of readers here.
Jeremy Goff
24. JeremyM
@15 I've gone to quite a few signings and most people are generally respectful of not giving out spoilers. All the authors I've seen won't talk about spoilerish subjects, but as always there's the chance someone could let something out. It's never been a problem I've run into before though. I live in the Chicago area so I will be at that signing as well. Hope that helps.

edit: spelling
25. Freelancer
JHeez15 @15

The rule for book tours so close to the release date is no spoilers. Given the number of chapters Tor has posted as preview material, it may or may not be considered acceptable to ask about those things, but the norm is to lean well toward no reveals that anyone in the audience hasn't yet read.

All that is from experience of past events, you can be sure that Brandon will define the rules for the event before he begins.

Peter, you should still come so San Diego, if only for the weather. ;-)
DA Ford
26. Ford75
No Canadian dates?

Maybe squeeze Vancouver in between Seattle and Houston?
Alice Arneson
27. Wetlandernw
halibulu - The last time he used the space inside the bookstore, it was for The Way of Kings and the space was filled to (way!) overflowing. They put as many chairs in there as they could, and I think they even moved some stuff out of the way, to squeeze more in, but... since then they've been (as Peter said) across the street at the Methodist church. They're usually ticketed, because ubooks has to rent the space; last time (Steelheart) the tickets were $5, or free if you bought your book at any ubooks location.

Come! come! come! I will be there in master-servant garb. :)

As others have said, don't stay away from a signing for fear of spoilers. Brandon is generally pretty clear right up front that there are to be NO SPOILERS in the general Q&A, and anyone who reveals anything by their question is subject to lynching by people who haven't finished yet. :) Spoiler questions have to be saved for the signing line, and even there, I've often seen him look around and ask if everyone in earshot has finished the book before he answers.

Peter... you really should come to Seattle... ;) (but, you know, maybe not in March... I can understand that...)
28. DavidL
It is literally impossible for the DC-area signing to be any more convenient for me. Can't wait!
30. DavidL
No, but I do drive past it every day at quarter to seven.
Peter Ahlstrom
31. PeterAhlstrom
Wetlander: Someday I need to go visit my sister in University Place again. Haven't been there since right before my oldest niece was born.
32. HowardLyle
Glad to see that Brandon is coming back to Omaha, NE!

Does Brandon need another Runza? LOL!
33. Freelancer

I think DavidL's got you there.

San Diego event not quite that easy for me (NOT complaining!), but Mysterious Galaxy is less than 2 miles out of the way of my commute. The harder part is getting off work before 7.
Scott Silver
34. hihosilver28
I was looking through Brandon's tour dates and saw that he was going to be in Colorado Springs in the next week, but for a writing conference. Is he planning on doing a signing as well (or just need a tour guide for interesting things around the area)? ;-) It's my hometown, and it would be a shame not to see him, but I understand if the schedule is too much.
Christien Skousen
35. bartbug
Oh, well. The Steelheart tour took place literally on the block of my family's piano school. Now, I have a forty five minute trip to San Francisco I must wheather in order to get my Sanderson fix.
Then again, I haven't been out to the city in a while. This should be fun.
36. slemay2003
Never a trip to Canada either... Boo
Alice Arneson
37. Wetlandernw
"Never a trip to Canada"? He was in Canada on the AMoL tour one year ago.
38. Jules P.S.
It's true. Toronto and Vancouver. I'm crossing my fingers for a Winnipeg stop next tour though. Nebraska is closer than either Toronto or Vancouver to us Canadian prairie folk!
Boyd Meier
39. bwmeier
Woo hoo - another Houston signing! Maybe I can make this one... It's amusing to see the envy from the Dallasites @5 and @8 :-) Anyone know if MBTB is going to have the same signing policy that they usually do (must buy the book from them in order to get a signed copy)?
Peter Ahlstrom
40. PeterAhlstrom
Brandon will be in Calgary in August at When Words Collide...but I see Omaha is still closer to Winnipeg than that.

The Houston signing is ticketed. The Murder by the Book site says this: "A copy of Words of Radiance must be purchased in order to get a line number and get anything signed. We will start giving out numbers on Tuesday, March 04."
David Foster
41. ZenBossanova
Fantastic! Phoenix always feels like the red-headed stepchild of cities, but even we will be getting the Sanderson Highstorm!
42. ElendsSecondCousin
Ugh...why is March 4 SO FAR AWAY?
Jon _
43. Werechull
@ZenBossa or The Allknowing Peter
Do you know the policy for signing at "The Poison Pen" in Phoenix? I've already preordered my copy elsewhere but I could always buy a different book of his there.
44. Ailema
During the Steelheart tour, I went to the signing in Manhattan to get my copy signed. I really wanted to have TWoK signed, but I couldn't find the hardcover locally to buy. I should've bought it online, I waited too long, no one was selling it. I don't buy hardcovers anymore... most everything I read now is on Kindle. But this is the first time in a long time that I want to buy a hardcover just to have it signed. So now, I've got TWoK hardcover, and will be buying the TWoR from the bookstore in Philly. Only an hour away from home!
Scott Silver
45. hihosilver28
@PeterAhlstrom, did you see my question at #34?
David Foster
46. ZenBossanova
43. Hamburglar53
I was actually just wondering the same thing. My copy is coming via Amazon... but does that mean I can still get it signed ?
Alice Arneson
47. Wetlandernw
Hamburglar & Zen - You can always call or email the bookstore and ask what their policy is. That way you'd know for sure. :)
David Foster
48. ZenBossanova
Thanks WetlanderNW.
I will be sure to do that.
49. Karaokeang
Woot!! So excited. I will be seeing you @Wetlandernw at the Seattle signing again this year. I am bringing even more friends this time.
Alice Arneson
50. Wetlandernw
Karaokeang!! Woot! See you soon. :) Friends - friends are good! (I'm pretty pumped for this event...) I'll probably be doing the same thing I did last fall. :)
David Foster
51. ZenBossanova
How many different books does Brandon typically bring with him to sell, when he does signings? The bookstore in Phoenix requires you to buy something, to get something signed, and there are very few Sanderon books I don't own. And I don't really want to wait two weeks until I get Words of Radiance!
Alice Arneson
52. Wetlandernw
Zen, did they specify that it had to be a Sanderson book? Often, they'll be happy if you just buy some book from them. Pick up something by Brent Weeks or Patrick Rothfuss. :)
David Foster
53. ZenBossanova
Thanks, Wetlander, I will try that. There are a number of books I have been thinking about getting.
Peter Ahlstrom
54. PeterAhlstrom
Also, if the bookstore is close to you, you can buy the book at the bookstore the day it comes out, save your receipt, and bring it the day of the signing.

hihosilver@28: I did check about this, and Brandon's schedule the one day he'll be in Colorado Springs is too packed with the conference to do anything off-site. Sorry!
55. Andrew G.
One of these days I will see a signing tour come through St. Louis. Just you wait. It will happen. And more than likely when it does, I'll be out of town.
Holly Finnen-Stewart
56. Branwhin
Hey, Jules P.S. @ 38! Winterpeg, eh? Me too, me too!

We've got at least a few fellow fans just over into Saskatchewan, also. Cheers!
57. Kolo_Sule
Woot! San Diego on day one! Thank you Brandon!
58. calidreamin777
No locations in the South huh? Not even Atlanta??
Peter Ahlstrom
59. PeterAhlstrom
Brandon will be in Atlanta in April for JordanCon. That costs more than a signing (since signings are free), but JordanCon will also have Pat Rothfuss.
Jennifer B
60. JennB
We will be heading to Newport the same day Brandon is in Portland. Oh so tempting. If only it was on the way.
61. Lychordia
Colorado misses Brandon!
62. Blaise137
I wish you would come to NY!!!
63. HappenStance
Hopefully in the future they could tie in Tulsa, OK.... One can dream.
John Davis
64. ahbejo
Taking the day off for the VA signing. I'll have the book n three formats by then. Audible, Kindle and Hardcover.

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