Author Visits

Free Authors in Schools Program

For years, Hicklebee’s Bookstore has worked with publishers to bring authors into our local schools as part of their author tours. Because of our relationships with various publishers, we can do it free of charge to your school.

For this experience to be a win-win-win for your students, the author and the publisher AND for these strong publisher relationships to continue, we work with your school to create a welcoming and fruitful event for all. For your school, this includes preparing your students and teachers, making the author’s books available for sale to your students and hosting a well-run event, book sale and signing. We want your students to feel like they just met a rock star, we want our authors to feel like they had a meaningful engagement with your students and we want publishers to feel like their investment in sending authors to our Hicklebee's schools paid off in terms of exposure and sales.

Our free authors in schools program makes over 100 free author visits in a school year. We have authors for all grade ranges that present to schools both small and large, public and private, including title I schools. Please email Claire Bertin at to find out more about our program.