September 2019

Sept. 8 THIS IS A BOOKSTORE, 3019 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo; 2pm. “This Book of Mine” book signing.

Sept. 19 WMED Medical Humanities Conference, WMU Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, 300 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo. David delivers the keynote address on his graphic memoir, “Stitches”,: 5:30–6:30pm, followed by book signing. This event is free and open to the public (registration required to attend other conference events and sessions.)

Sept. 21 ANN ARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY, 343 S. 5th St., Ann Arbor; 1pm. “This Book of Mine” book signing, hosted by Literati.

Sept. 22 BOOK BEAT, Lincoln Shopping Ctr., 26010 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park; 1pm. “This Book of Mine” book signing.

Sept. 28 HARBOR SPRINGS FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK, Harbor Springs, MI; presentation times TBD. “This Book of Mine”, presentation and book signing; “Home After Dark”, presentation and book signing.

October 2019

Oct. 26 MENDON LIBRARY, Mendon, MI; 12–2pm. “This Book of Mine” book signing.

November 2019

Nov. 6 BERKOWITZ GALLERY, Young Authors Festival, University of Michigan — Dearborn. Opening reception for the exhibition “A David Small World”

Home After Dark Tour Schedule


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Sept. 8 THIS IS A BOOKSTORE, 3019 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, 7-9pm.

 ● Sept. 11 POLITICS & PROSE, Union Market, 1270 5th St., NE, Washington D.C., 7-9pm, (directions on website)

  ● Sept. 13 ATOMIC BOOKS, 3620 Falls Rd, Baltimore MD,

  ● Sept. 15 SMALL PRESS EXPO, Bethesda MD.,

 ● Sept. 16 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL, Brooklyn Historical Society Library, 128 Pierpont St., Brooklyn NY,

 ● Sept. 17 BARNES & NOBLE, 150 East 86th St., NYC. Appearing with Karen Green, Columbia University Butler Library, and Julia Kent, cellist/composer, whose music was used for the film trailer for Home After Dark

 ● Sept. 26 Kalamazoo Public Library, Downtown Branch, Van Deusen Room, Kalamazoo, 7pm


Oct 5 MIDWEST INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION, Heartland Fall Forum, Depot Renaissance Hotel, 225 3rd Ave., S., Minneapolis, MD, 3:15-4pm (panel discussion),

Oct 5 MOON PALACE BOOKS,  3032 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, MN 7pm

Oct 6 IOWA CITY BOOK FESTIVAL, City of Literature, 123 S. Linn St., Iowa City, IA (time TBD)

Oct 8-9 SECRET GARDEN BOOKS, 2214 NS Market St., Seattle WA (time TBD)

Oct 10 HICKLEBEES, 1378 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA, 7pm

Oct 11 RAKESTRAW BOOKS, 550 Hartz Ave., Danville, CA, 7-9pm

Oct 12 COPPERFIELD'S 850 4th St., San Rafael, CA, 6pm

Oct 13 COMIX EXPERIENCE, 305 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA, 5-7pm


Nov. 3 MENDON TOWNSHIP LIBRARY, 314 Main St., Mendon, MI, 12:30–2pm,

Nov. 10 THE BOOK BEAT, Lincoln Shopping Center, 26010 Greenfield Ave., Oak Park, MI, 6:30pm,

Nov. 13-15 FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE, 415 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster PA,

Nov. 17 TAMPLA BAY TIMES FESTIVAL OF READING. University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, 140 7th Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL

Nov. 18 MIAMI BOOK FAIR INTERNATIONAL. Florida Center for the Library Arts, Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, 300 NE Second Ave.,

David Small Receives 2015 Michigan Author Award

The Michigan Library Association (MLA) has selected author and illustrator David Small to receive the 2015 Michigan Author Award. The award will be presented at a luncheon during the MLA 2015 Annual Conference in Novi on Wednesday, October 28, 2015.

The Michigan Library Association (MLA) is Michigan's oldest and largest library association, spanning more than a century. To be eligible for the award, authors must be a current resident of Michigan, a long-time resident of Michigan, recently relocated, or an author whose works are identified with Michigan because of subject and/or setting.  Small was born and raised in Detroit and currently resides in Southwest Michigan with his wife, author Sarah Stewart.

For more information on the MLA and David's award, visit


Interspecies appreciation

Thank you, Albert, for your bold and courageous tribute.

Thank you, Albert, for your bold and courageous tribute.

SPARK: Words and Pictures, at the Met

Hey, all. I haven't been 'on' for quite a while. So why now? Because when NPR's Julie Burstein asked me if I have a Facebook or Twitter account and when I said "No," she laughed, slapped her knee, rolled on the floor, then asked, "Well, how will people know you're going to be here?"

"Here" in this case is at the Met in NYC, for Julie's SPARK! series. I will be interviewed by Julie along with Met curator Melanie Holcomb. The topic: "Words and Pictures."

The time, date and place: 6PM THURS, MAY 21, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I hope if you're in the city or nearby you'll come along. For more info tickets you can call the Met.

Hope to see you there!

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