SF Bay Area book events start May 2

We’re in Berkeley, traveling for our US book tour, beating the drum about our pair of newborn books: “Quiet Corners of Rome” (April 25, 2011) and “Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light” (April 5, 2011). The covers, if you please!

The schedule follows, below.

Please consult www.davidddownie.com for details about the books, and links to our favorite book sellers, my Facebook and Twitter accounts, and my other blog dedicated to our custom walking tours.

To reach us while we’re traveling, please email dddownie@gmail.com or ameredithharris@gmail.com.



Also featured on our tour and already available for purchase: Food Wine Burgundy, Food Wine Rome, Food Wine Italian Riviera & Genoa, and Cooking the Roman Way (the new e-book version).

What’s on the playbill? We’ll be showing slides (actually, Alison will do a PowerPoint presentation), talking, chatting, interacting via riveting Q&As, giving live radio interviews (most are still to be scheduled), and generally performing all the other tricks and great things writers and photographers do on book tours. Singing, dancing, walking tight ropes, jumping through hoops…

A series of live or pre-recorded radio interviews continues, on KGO in SF, and NPR. On May 8 I have another interview with Pierre Wolfe, host extraordinaire of “America’s Dining and Travel Guide and The World A La Carte” on Business Talk Radio Network, 3-5pm Eastern Time. Click here to find your local station — the show is broadcast nationwide.

Crucial dates: We will be in New York from April 20-30.

Our Bay Area schedule:
We will be in the SF Bay Area/wine country May 1-18. We will be back in Paris on May 19 and operational on the 20th.

SF BAY AREA & Wine Country

Monday, May 2, 7 PM
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera
Reading, Talk and slide show.

Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 PM
Readers’ Books, 130 E Napa St, Sonoma
National treasure Paula Wolfert introduces us.
Reading, Talk.

RADIO INTERVIEW
Saturday, May 7, 11:00 AM (Time may change but it will be between 10 am and 12:30 pm). KGO AM 810, “Dining Around with Gene Burns,” Live interview.

Saturday, May 7. 4:00 pm
Mrs. Dalloways Literary & Garden Arts, 2904 College Ave, Berkeley
Info: 510-704-8222
Reading, Talk.

Tuesday, May 10, 6:00 pm
Mechanics’ Institute Library, 57 Post Street, San Francisco
Info: 415-393-0114
Reading, Talk and slide show.

Wednesday, May 11, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Omnivore Books, 3885A Cesar Chavez St, San Francisco
Info: 415-282-4712
Reading, Talk about food and travel writing in France and Italy.

BACK IN PARIS LATE MAY…
Our book event at The Village Voice on Rue Princesse in the Latin Quarter will be held on Tuesday, June 7, from 5pm to 8pm. It’s a meet-and-greet — please join us.

Tuesday, June 7, 5pm to 8pm.
The Village Voice
6 Rue Princesse
Paris, 75006
Tel: 01 46 33 36 47
Meet-and-greet.

Stay tuned, the above will evolve… And please spread the word…

Remember, if you can make it to one of our book events, and you can’t be in Paris this spring, you’ll always have Paris, Paris — the book!

If you’re looking for our custom tours website and blog, click here.

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