Sturgis Library offers local authors an opportunity to connect with their readers, and sign and sell copies of their books.

Upcoming Events

Authors, reserve a spot in our book shop on Saturdays.

To schedule a 1 1/2 hour signing, please print out an application and return it to Adult Services Librarian Marcella Curry at or via mail at Marcella Curry, Sturgis Library, PO Box 606, Barnstable, MA  02630.

  • Library staff will contact you and let you know if we’re able to schedule you for a signing in our book shop.
  • Signings take place on scheduled Saturdays, 10:30 am to noon or 1:30 to 3pm.
  • We will publicize book signings on our online calendar, with posters, handouts, an article in our enewsletter, and postings on facebook.
  • Authors may choose to publicize the event among their followers or send out a press release if they like.
  • Our staffing on Saturdays is limited; staff will be busy with handling normal library operations and will not be available to assist you.  You will be expected to set-up, interact with attendees, and you should be prepared to handle all aspects of sales.  Please plan to bring someone with you if you think you need assistance.
  • We look forward to working with you!