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The Dream Thieves Tour & Signed Books Post That Goes On Forever

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I have been hoarding a billion things about tour and pre-orders and special editions of books so that they could all be posted at the same time. I know it’s frustrating to read a list of tour locations that are nowhere near you (and inevitably, that will be true for most people), but I’m trying to make it easier for those who aren’t close to get a signed book if they want one. This post shall be full of all those details.

Also, this weekend I pulled out my pencils and paints and did some Art Things on three special copies of The Dream Thieves, and I shall put details on where those are going below, too.


Okay. Places to get signed/ special books if you can’t make it on tour.

If you’re in the U.S. or willing to pay overseas shipping, you can order signed and doodled-in books from Fountain Bookstore. I will do this doodle, or something like it, in every copy ordered before 9/17:


If you’re in the UK or Ireland or are willing to pay for shipping from the UK, you can order a special copy from Seven Stories. Every pre-ordered copy of The Dream Thieves will include a signed, limited edition bookplate with some of my art on it. It will look like so (but with my signature):
The Dream Thieves bookplate

And finally, if you’re in Canada, a variety of stores are offering a limited edition postcard involving the Raven Boys trailer art if you pre-order from them. (this is what they let me know:

Dream Thieves Pre-Order Signage

) Here is a list. Ontario: The Book Keeper, BookLore, Kaleidescope Books, Mabel’s Fables, Curiosity House Books.Β  Alberta: CafΓ© Books, Monkeyshines. Quebec: La Maison Anglaise, Livres Babar. Manitoba: McNally Robinson. Saskatchewan: McNally Robinson. BC: Black Bond Books, Mosaic Books.

And those three books that I defaced with my colored pencils and my spray paint? I am sending one to Fountain Books (US), one to Seven Stories (UK), and one to Mabel’s Fables (Canada), with the instructions that their special copy is to be sent to one random pre-order. I guess technically you can “enter to win it” by pre-ordering (certainly the odds are much better than any of my ARC contests have been – 1 in a few hundred versus 1 in 2000), but really I just wanted it to be a thank you to folks who pre-order. I like the idea that three people will be surprised when they open their box and find that instead of just a signed copy or whatever.

Phew. And now. The tour schedule (click each event for details of location, etc.)

9/17: Kansas City, MO – 7 PM

9/19: St. Louis, MO – 7 PM

9/20: Virginia Beach, VA – 6 PM

9/25: Dallas, TX– 7 PM

9/26: Houston, TX – 6 PM

9/28: Austin Teen Book Festival

9/30: Salt Lake City, UT – 5 PM

10/1: San Francisco, CA – 4 PM

10/2: Berkeley, CA – 7 PM

10/3: Lynnwood, WA –Β  7 PM

10/4: Seattle, WA – 12 PM

10/5: Wordstock, Portland, OR

10/19: Boston Book Festival

10/20: Exeter, NH – 4 PM

10/22-23: Vancouver Writer’s Festival

10/24: Alberta, Canada – 7 PM

10/ 26: NYC – 3 PM

10/27 – Rhinebeck, NY – 4 PM


I never want to copy and paste a link into a blog post ever again. PHEW.

  • Thank you so much for doing this! I’ve already done my pre-order as a birthday gift for the friend that suggested your books to me (I seem to recall her saying “best author ever!!!”) as a way to say thanks, but then I realized I’m going to have to go back and order another because there’s no way I’ll want to let it go once I see the artwork inside πŸ˜‰

    • maggiestiefvater

      Aw. I very much like being a birthday present.

  • Lauren Spieller

    Why no SoCal stops? ::pout::

    • maggiestiefvater

      Patience! Patience! πŸ™‚

  • Sephora Bergiste

    I’m now hoping that I’m the lucky winner for Fountain Books. x3 Also, BostonBostonBoston!!! YES.

    • maggiestiefvater


  • Ellen Rawson

    Off-topic, but I wanted to point out this week’s ‘Why we’re watching’ feature in today’s Observer (in the magazine section of the newspaper, for those with the print edition). This week, it’s on Maggie Stiefvater! I love the final line.

    “We say: Intelligent teen fiction. Meet Diana Wynne Jones’s heir.” Wiw!

    • maggiestiefvater

      I died a little when I saw that last line.

  • Meyrnah Khodr

    Wow! Such a fantastic opportunity for all of your fans. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an author as dedicated to their fans as you are. It’s wonderful that you take the time and thank your fans in such an awesome and personal way. It must take so much of your valuable time to create all those bookplates and artworks. I think the recipients of those three beautiful artworks will be very pleased and extremely appreciative… I know I would be…( hint hint – fountain bookstore! )
    On another note, I know you’re so busy ( just looking at that tour schedule) but when do you think you will visit Australia? ? I hadn’t yet discovered your beautiful writing when you were in Australia last so I missed out! Maybe you need an incentive for visiting Australia – well when Oprah visited our country she was treated to a Lebanese backyard barbecue! Im willing to do the same! Im sure you will love it! Just say that you’ll come and im more than willing to invite you over to a barbecue like you’ve never had before!!

  • Vanessa Valiente

    I wish you’d come to Florida πŸ™

  • Melissa Posten

    Offering the doodled books is pretty much my favorite thing any YA author has done, ever. Even though you’re coming back to STL I am getting my doodled copy from Fountain!

  • Jennie Cresswell

    no Midwest again πŸ™ no Wisconsin! Maggie!!!!! *cries*

  • stephaniecain

    Gonna keep my fingers crossed for some Indianapolis stops this time around. πŸ™‚

  • Holly

    No Midwest? But Minneapolis is so lovely this time of year. :'(

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  • Lynn K.

    No chance to pre-order just a bookplate? Planning to buy the US hardcover, though it has to come from TBD. πŸ™

  • Kaitlyn Petrow

    You should come to Indianpolis! No one comes here…

  • Jordan Thomas

    I sure wish you’d come farther down south! You never know, the scenic charms of say, Wilmington or Charleston may draw you in! πŸ˜‰ The closest stop to me on your tour is seven hours away, unfortunately, which is much too far when you’re still in the precarious position of being chauffeured about by friends and family members. Seems I’ll just have to keep wandering over to Atlanta to meet my idols!

  • Kelbid Pelegri

    We tried hard to get a stop in Wisconsin! Crossing our fingers for 2014…

    • maggiestiefvater

      Oh, I hope so!

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  • carolina Bustamante

    I was planning to order one of these, but didn’t realize the release date was SEPTEMBER 17 not OCTOBER 17 :'( Is there a place to order a signed copy (US) that isn’t preordered? Def buying a copy either way though

    • maggiestiefvater

      Yes! Fountain Bookstore has signed books all the time (although the doodles only come with the pre-orders).

  • Emma Dollar

    I’m really confused…on your LJ account, it said on October 27th you would be in Millerton NY. But on this blog, it says you’re going to be at Rhinebeck NY on the 27th. Which one is the correct place???

    • maggiestiefvater

      Rhinebeck! Sorry for the confusion.

      • Emma Dollar

        Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Ri

    What if you ordered a copy ON Sep. 17th? Is it still doodled in?

  • Ri

    Maggie, what if you ordered a book ON September 17? Is there still a chance (albeit a slim one) to win a colored penciled on Art Things copy?

    • maggiestiefvater

      I suppose there’s a slim chance they might have them left over, but only those up to the 16th counted as pre-orders. πŸ™‚

  • Denise Rigo

    For the event on 10/26 with Paul Rudnick, Eliot Schrefer, & David Levithan, along with talking about books, will you be signing them too? πŸ˜€ The Facebook events page doesn’t say anything about signings from the authors… Please, please, PLEEEAASE say yes!!!! πŸ˜€

    • maggiestiefvater


  • Satin Dents

    so sad you won’t be in Miami or Fort Lauderdale πŸ™

  • ChloΓ« Plez

    You should visit Homer, Alaska, Maggie. Its a beautiful place πŸ˜‰

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Maggie Stiefvater
Hi, I'm Maggie Stiefvater

Professional novelist by day and artist by night. I live an eccentric life in the middle of nowhere, Virginia with my charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, and neurotic dogs. I’m the author of the Books of Faerie (LAMENT and BALLAD); the bestselling SHIVER trilogy (SHIVER, LINGER, FOREVER), and THE SCORPIO RACES.

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