Summer has finally arrived, and I'm pleased to be able to share with you a first look at the US cities, dates, and bookstore partners for my upcoming Dreamland Book Tour.

Dreamland will be available in stores on September 20th and we'll be kicking off the tour just a few days earlier, on Sunday, September 18, with an in-store, photo meet and greet event in my hometown of New Bern, NC. Then, on Monday, I'm excited for a new kind of event, presented by Random House Studio Sessions, that will offer all readers, wherever you are, the ability to join me virtually on the Dreamland Book Tour for an exclusive conversation and behind-the-scenes stories about the book. More details will be announced throughout the summer, but here is the complete list of tour events:

• Sunday, September 18 – Books-A-Million in New Bern, NC (get tickets)
• Monday, September 19 – Random House Studio Sessions, a live virtual event (get tickets)
• Tuesday, September 20 – [words] Bookstore in Livingston, NJ (get tickets)
• Wednesday, September 21 – Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN (get tickets)
• Thursday, September 22 – Magic City Books in Tulsa, OK (get tickets)
• Friday, September 23 – Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY (get tickets)
• Saturday, September 24 – Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FL (get tickets)
• Saturday, September 24 – The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach, FL (get tickets)
• Sunday, September 25 – Books-A-Million in Charleston, SC (get tickets)
• Monday, September 26 – Barnes & Noble in Charlotte, NC (get tickets)

Last month, I sent out an exclusive link with a sneak peek of Dreamland. If you haven't had a chance to read it yet or didn't receive the link, here is the first chapter preview for Dreamland.

I hope this summer brings you a chance to slow down and relax a bit, to enjoy spending time with loved ones, and to get in some great summer reading time too. See you on the road in September!

Sincerely yours,

Nicholas Sparks