You asked for more book tour, and more book tour ye shall receive.
Through the last quarter of 2018 Sprudge Media Network’s founders, Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen, embarked on an epic book tour across the United States, appearing in book stores and coffee houses, event spaces and chic espresso bars. The tour crisscrossed the continent, with appearances from Los Angeles to Manhattan and most points in-between: axe throwing in Salt Lake City, Gritty hangs in Philly, an epic culinary experience in Columbus, a rainy, dreamy night in San Francisco, a vintage comics-fueled tour of Pittsburgh, and many more.
But it wasn’t enough! We heard from readers across the great US of A a mighty query: “Why didn’t you visit our city?” That’s why in June 2019 we’re picking back up the road bindle and heading back out for a new set of dates, stopping by to see friends in three cities we missed on the first go-round. Those would be Las Vegas, Minneapolis, and Chicago, dates for which we’re thrilled to announce today.
On Wednesday, June 12th join us Las Vegas, Nevada at PublicUs (1126 Fremont Street) for an evening book event. This event runs from 5pm until 7pm and includes local food and beverages, a live reading of chapters from the book and community Q&A. Join us for our first-ever Sprudge event in Las Vegas, with community food partners Atomic Kitchen, Hatsumi, and Gaucho’s Sacred Flavors.
On Friday, June 14th join us in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Dogwood Coffee for a two-part event. That morning from 11am to noon we’ll be signing books and hanging out at the stunning new Dogwood Coffee HQ and cafe (1209 Tyler Street NE). These are some of our favorite styles of events—come meet us, get your book signed, have a chat and enjoy the cafe vibes. Then that evening we’ll be throwing a big event with Dogwood and community partners Mill City Roasters, Cafe Imports, Rustica Bakery running from 7pm to 10pm. Expect a live reading from The New Rules of Coffee, community Q&A (moderated by the good folks at Cafe Imports), tastings, delicious stuff, and ping pong.
And on Sunday, June 23rd we are thrilled to bring The New Rules of Coffee to the great city of Chicago for an all-day experience with Intelligentsia Coffee. By day we’ll be touring Intelli coffee bars across the city in an epic Instagram caffeine crawl; by night join us for a party at Intelligentsia’s Fulton Street HQ (1850 W. Fulton Street) from 6pm to 9pm for a live episode taping of the Coffee Sprudgecast and sampling the city’s many delights, with more details announced soon.
Visit Sprudge.com/booktour to view past events and check out updating event info for our 2019 dates. Can’t make it to a book event? Order your very own copy of The New Rules of Coffee direct from Amazon, out now on Ten Speed Press (a division of Penguin Random House).
We’ll see you on the road!