A Short History of Nearly Everything


Bill Bryson is on tour this month. I saw him in San Francisco for his In a Sunburned Country tour, and needless to say you won’t be disappointed by his events. Besides his sidesplitting anecdotes, Bryson has the best autograph I’ve collected yet. He signs each book carefully, and with a good well inked pen. I don’t know if he was always this good at book signings, or if that kind of style came with the experience of several books. Maybe his signature evolved into greatness after book four? I don’t know. I’ll ask him the next time I see him, but sadly it won’t be on this tour.

A Short History of Nearly Everything is available now. I can’t wait to add it to my bookshelf.

Read an excerpt on the publisher’s web site, “How to Build A Universe”

Check out all his books, tune in to his event schedule, and particpate on his forum at BillBrysonBooks.com

This is an author I respect on several levels. Writing, public speaking, and especially book signing. Enjoy.

Bill’s May Events:

5/10/2003 11 am
Collidge Corner Theater
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 566-6660

5/12/2003 6 pm
University Bookstore
711 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 (608) 238-8455

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5/13/2003 7 pm
University Bookstore
4326 University Way
NE Seattle, WA 98105 (206) 634-3400

5/14/2003 12:30 pm
Stacey’s Books
581 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 (415) 421-4687

5/14/2003 7 pm Rakestraw Books
409 Railroad Avenue
Danville, CA 94526 (925) 837-7337

5/15/2003 1 pm
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925 (415) 927-0960

5/15/2003 7:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (83) 423-0900

5/16/2003 7:30 pm
Powell’s Books
1005 W. Burnside
Portland, OR 97209 (503) 228-0540

5/17/2003 2 pm
Boulder Bookstore
1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 447-2074

5/18/2003
Iowa Historical Foundation
State Historical Building
600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA

5/19/2003 7 pm
Wayzata City Hall – Community Room
600 Rice Street
Wayzata, MN 55391

5/20/2003 7 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia (Central Library)
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 567-4341

5/21/2003 7 pm
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
13th Floor Ballroom
Washington, DC