Requesting Big Press Author and Poet Events

We look forward to welcoming any and all authors and poets published by well-known publishing houses.

If you can make the four-hour drive south from our mentoring bookstore up north, The King's English, or the one-and-a-half-hour drive north from Las Vegas, we will guarantee you wonderful weather nine months of the year and spectacular red rock scenery, along with a thriving artistic and literary community.

If you happen to be a runner, as well as a writer, you could even schedule your visit to include the nationally recognized St. George Marathon held every first Saturday in October (or the World Championship Triathlon in September 2021). Simply email us directly or ask your publisher or publicist to contact us. We would love to put St. George on the national book tour map! After all, ours is the fastest growing metro area in the country.

And if you happen to be a children's, middle grade, or young adult author, we can also set up school visits if given enough notice. Please check the School Events link under Community in the main menu for details.

Big Press (and some Small Press) Author Events

Interested in booking an event at The Book Bungalow or hosting a writing workshop? Take a minute to learn about our event program parameters so you can find out whether your event is a good fit for the store, and so you can make your best pitch!

PLEASE NOTE: The Book Bungalow is currently hosting mostly virtual events until further notice.

For now, The Book Bungalow hosts events virtually, typically focused on one or more newly published books, both fiction and nonfiction. We host most adult events on Fridays or Saturdays, but will make exceptions. Story Times are almost always held on Saturdays.  We encourage authors and publicists to take a look at our events calendar to see what we have currently booked and to get a sense of the scope of our programming, and visit our events information page for more details.

If you would like to propose a solo event or a writing workshop at The Book Bungalow, you can send an email via the link below. If possible, please include the following information in your pitch:

  • Information about the book, including the title, publication date, publisher / distributor, and a brief description (Attaching or linking to a publisher catalog page or press release is especially helpful. Please do not link to Amazon for book information; this will cause your pitch to be disregarded.)
  • Why you feel this book is a good fit for The Book Bungalow's events calendar (local connection, appealing to our audiences, etc.)
  • Information about the author's platform and/or plans for publicizing the event
  • What you have in mind for the date range and event format 
  • Praise or reviews from well-known authors or others in the field, especially if they are willing to support an event as an interviewer or with promotion

(Authors published by small presses may also pitch for separate events, if desired, so long as they meet the parameters outlined above . . . or they may choose to join in our Local Authors Night described in the section below.)

EMAIL tanya@thebookbungalow TO PITCH YOUR EVENT!

The Book Bungalow will be in touch with further information if we think your event is something we might be able to schedule. If your proposal is for a date less than a month away, if it is not the right fit for the store, or if there is simply no way we can fit it into our calendar, you may not receive a reply. Feel free to send a follow up email if you do not hear back within a week or two (please do not call the bookstore to follow up, as we are unable to respond to event proposals by phone).

We are honored that you have chosen to consider The Book Bungalow for your reading or event, and we wish you success in finding the best venue.