An Evening with David Sedaris

An Evening with David Sedaris is upon us! Below you’ll find important information regarding the event tomorrow Friday, May 31st at 6pm. Please review it carefully. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow night!

Special Note: Due to the nature of the event, we will not be able to process any online orders after 1:00 on Friday, May 31st. If you would like to purchase a book after 1:00, please visit the front register at the store or call the store at 615.953.2243. Thank you for your cooperation.  

In order to prepare for the event, Parnassus will close at 5pm and reopen at 5:45pm. Guests with signing line tickets in groups A-D will be welcome to come in and take their spots at that time. Every person must have their own line ticket for inside seating for the author presentation. Also, please note that actual seats inside the store will be limited, but there will be standing room available to ensure that all A-D line ticket holders can be accommodated.
If you pre-ordered your copy of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and you have NOT yet picked up your book and line ticket, please plan to arrive early. We will set up a table for book pick-up outside of Parnassus beginning at 4pm.
The audio of the author talk will be projected into the parking lot between 10,000 Villages and Chipotle for guests who are not inside the store. We’ll have a tent and other fun things in that area, including food samples from vendors like Alegria Mexican Restaurant, The Donut Den, Chinatown, and more.
We encourage you to treat this event like a block party! If you’d like a seat outside, bring your own chairs. You can also bring food, beverages (non-alcoholic only, please, per Metro ordinances) and anything else you’d like to make yourself comfortable.
As many Sedaris fans know, he likes to take his time to talk to every person in line. (See this clip from The Daily Show for proof!) As such, getting to the front of the signing line might take a little while. We’ll be calling everyone up by small groups, so no one feels like they’ve had to stand in line for hours. While you wait for your group to be called, feel free to visit the other shops and restaurants in the plaza, patronize the photo booth we’ll have set up, and just have fun. And when you get to the front of the line, he’ll take the time to talk to you, too! SEDARIS WILL STAY UNTIL EVERYONE HAS HAD THEIR BOOKS SIGNED.
Any guest who does NOT have a signing line ticket, but would still like to have a book signed, will be invited to join the signing line once all ticketed guests have been accommodated.
Parking attendants will direct all guests to use the Greenbriar Village entrance on Richard Jones and park in the parking garage adjacent to the store.
No photos of the author will be allowed at this event.
If you’re no longer planning to attend the event, please let us know. And if you’d still like to have your book autographed for pick-up or shipment, please include that in your email.

Call us at 615.953.2243, or email 

To obtain a line ticket, you will need to pre-purchase a copy of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls through our website. Each pre-ordered copy of Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls will come with ONE signing line ticket, and due to space constraints, we will only issue 2 tickets per person. You may purchase as many copies of Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls to be signed as you would like, however.

SPACE IN THE STORE IS LIMITED, and while every customer will have an opportunity to meet David Sedaris and have books signed, not all guests will be able to be inside the store for Sedaris’ author talk. Our goal is to broadcast Sedaris’ talk outside the store so everyone can hear it. However, only the first 100 line tickets will be allowed admittance into the store for Sedaris’ presentation. Every individual MUST have their own line ticket for entry into the store for the 6pm reading. Following the author presentation, we will be inviting all guests to line up by groups for the signing line. Those with a line ticket will be admitted to the signing line first; however, anyone who wishes to join the signing line may do so without a pre-purchased book.

Note: We respond to every order personally and individually. As such, it may take up to 24 hours to receive confirmation of your purchase. Please note that we will process all purchases in the order that they are received, and will assign line groups accordingly, so this delay will not affect which line group you get assigned to. 

Already pre-ordered your copy from Parnassus, but still want to attend the event? Click here for instructions on how to get your signing line ticket. For any other questions, please visit our website or call us at 615.953.2243.


Event date: 
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
3900 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls By David Sedaris Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316154697
Availability: Availability to be confirmed
Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 23rd, 2013