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YALLFest 2013

Who’s coming: 50 of the country’s top YA authors, including 25 New York Times bestsellers.

What: Panels, presentations and signings on three stages on Upper King Street, as well as the infamous YA Smackdown!

When: Sat., Nov. 9, 2013, 10 am to 7 pm

Where: Blue Bicycle Books, the American Theatre, Charleston Music Hall, Upper King Street, Charleston, SC

Cost: FREE!

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List of books for sale.

Book Sales

Books from all featured authors will be available for sale, both inside Blue Bicycle Books and at the book kiosk inside the main tent. 

List of books for sale

If you have any questions about getting books or getting them signed, please don’t hesitate to call one of these folks at Blue Bicycle Books, 843.722.2666.


Each author’s signing time is posted on the author page.

All signings are at Blue Bicycle Books. To find each author’s specific table, check the message board at the Big Tent in the bookstore parking lot.


*Please bring no more than 3 books per author per trip through the line. 

*Please do not block the sidewalk. The Charleston Police Department has asked that we keep all public rights of way clear. You may line up single file against the building, but you must keep the sidewalk clear.


Veronica Roth Signing 

Pre-order signed Veronica Roth books

After the Keynote Conversation (10 am, Sat. Nov. 9, Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., SOLD OUT), Veronica Roth will sign books in the upstairs mezzanine of the Music Hall. Rae Carson will sign in the big tent at Blue Bicycle Books.

*In order to be admitted to the signing, you must have a blue numbered wristband. The wristbands will be handed out to the first 500 ticketed attendees at the Keynote Conversation. (This is not the entire event capacity — arrive early to get a wristband.) Tickets to the Keynote Conversation are sold out.

*Please do not arrive before 7 am on Sat., Nov. 9, 2013. Camping out overnight at the Music Hall is illegal and you could incur a public nuisance ticket. 

*If you want to guarantee a signed copy of Divergent, Insurgent or Allegiant — we stridently recommend that you pre-order.

*YALLFest staff will let in groups of approximately 75 blue wristbanded fans to the signing line each half hour: #1 - #75 11:00 am, #75 to #150 at 11:30 am, #150 to #225 at 12:00 pm, #225 to #300 at 12:30 pm, #300 to #375 at 1:00 pm, #375 to #450 at 1:30 pm, #450 to #500 2:00 pm.

*Ms. Roth will sign one (1) book per person in line.

*Ms. Roth will make personal inscriptions for wristbanded fans in her signing line. We are unable to take personal inscriptions for pre-orders.

*Pictures are permitted, however Ms. Roth will not be able to pose with fans.


Signed copies of DivergentInsurgent, and Allegiant are available for pre-order from Blue Bicycle Books and can be picked up at the festival or shipped to you. At this time, there is no limit to the amount of books that you can pre-order.

We are unable to take personal inscriptions for pre-orders.

We know this is a change in policy. Hopefully it will be the last change! We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we strive to make this event a success. Thank you for the overwhelming enthusiasm for Veronica Roth and the entire festival, and… 

Thank you for supporting Charleston’s locally-owned bookstore!