Only the 6 p.m. READING portion of Sedaris sold out. The 9 p.m. signing afterward the reading is FREE and OPEN to the public and will accomodate ALL who want to meet David Sedaris and get their books autographed. This is a really special opportunity for the Athens community to celebrate our love for this brilliant writer, and we hope you plan on making an evening of it in the Five Points neighborhood of Athens.
The line for the signing portion starts at 5:30 p.m. You'll be given a carnival ticket and will get a text when your group is called to meet David Sedaris. We want you to enjoy the shops and restaurants of Five Points while you wait!
Can I view a livestream of the reading, or watch a recording of the event later? Per the publisher's request, we cannot record or air live video of the event; however, we will be broadcasting a live audio recording of Mr. Sedaris’s reading outside the bookshop.
Can I have my picture taken with Mr. Sedaris? We’re sorry, no photographs are allowed.
I've ordered a copy of Theft By Finding. When can I get it? You can pick up your book on or after May 30th, when it comes out, or on the day of the event. If you have already purchased a copy and can't make it to the event, we can get it signed for you.
If I didn't get a ticket to the reading, when can I join the signing line? We will open up the signing line to the public once all ticket holders have gotten their books signed. We estimate that we will open the doors to the public around 9 p.m. We will distribute tickets (which are first-come, first-served) starting at 5:30pm and will call people in groups via text messaging according to their ticket number. This way, you can hang out in the Five Points area instead of standing in line for hours!
Can I get a signed book if I can't make it to the reading? Absolutely! Place an order via phone or online and we will get you a signed copy. We ship everywhere around the nation.
I heard David Sedaris will stay until the wee hours to meet people and sign their books. Is this true? Yes! Mr. Sedaris will be at Avid at Five Points until he has met each and every one of his fans. So if you didn't get tickets to the reading portion, or can't make it to the shop until later in the evening, don't fret! We anticipate this book party to run well into the night.
I'm not attending the reading portion, but still want to meet Mr. Sedaris and get books signed. What can I do while I wait? Our Five Points neighborhood is full of wonderful local establishments to help you pass the time! We highly recommend grabbing dinner and drinks at The Royal Peasant, Donna Chang's, or The Pine. If you need a caffeine boost, grab some coffee at Jittery Joe's or Two Story Coffee. Enjoy a delectable dessert at Condor Chocolates.
Where can I park my car? We are securing overflow parking thanks to our Five Points Business Association partners. Current parking locations (besides public parking) include Bella Salon, Fleet Feet Sports Athens, and Milledge Avenue Baptist Church.