Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be additional VIP tickets available?

No. In order to give the readers and authors the best and most comfortable experience, we had a limited amount of VIP tickets available and they sold out quickly. There will be a resale threat in the Facebook Reader Group where you may be able to score a ticket from someone who can no longer attend.

Is there a room block at the venue hotel?

Like our VIP tickets, the rooms in the room block also sold out very quickly.

There may still be rooms available at the Hilton’s regular rate. Also, these other great options are located within 1 mile of the venue:

    • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – Knoxville Airport Alcoa
    • Courtyard by Marriott – Knoxville Airport Alcoa
    • Tru by Hilton – Alcoa Knoxville Airport
    • La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham – Knoxville Airport
    • Comfort Suites Airport
    • Candlewood Suites (IHG) – Knoxville Airport

Can I bring my own items and books from home for the authors to sign?


We have no limit on the amount of books/items you can bring with you. We only ask that you respect those around you if you have a large amount of books to be signed by a single author.

If there is a long line waiting behind you, get a few books signed and make arrangements with the author to come back when their line has dwindled down.

Is this event family-friendly?

No. Due to the nature and content of some of the items being displayed and offered for sale, we recommend that all attendees be over the age of 18.

I’ve never been to a signing before. What should I wear? What should I bring along?

Our best advice for how to prepare for our event is make sure to wear comfortable shoes. There’s a lot of walking and a lot of standing!

Also, prepare to get overheated at some point. We will crank the A/C, but it’ll be August in Tennessee, so dress accordingly.

But the most important thing is to have fun! We recommend you check out this 10 Tips & Tricks for Book Signings video posted by The Love Librarian, who is an avid reader and frequent attendee at book signing events: