Patti Smith will release a new book, “A Book Of Days”, out November 15th via Penguin Random House that was inspired by her Instagram account.
In a press statement that was released this was shared: “In 2018, without any plan or agenda for what might happen next, Patti Smith posted her first Instagram photo: her hand with the simple message “Hello Everybody!” Known for shooting with her beloved Land Camera 250, Smith started posting images from her phone including portraits of her kids, her radiator, her boots, and her Abyssinian cat, Cairo. Followers felt an immediate affinity with these miniature windows into Smith’s world, photographs of her daily coffee, the books she’s reading, the graves of beloved heroes William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Simone Weil, Albert Camus. Over time, a coherent story of a life devoted to art took shape, and more than a million followers responded to Smith’s unique aesthetic in images that chart her passions, devotions, obsessions, and whims. Original to this book are vintage photographs: anniversary pearls, a mother’s keychain, and a husband’s Mosrite guitar. Here, too, are photos from Smith’s archives of life on and off the road, train stations, obscure cafés, a notebook always nearby. In wide-ranging yet intimate daily notations, Smith shares dispatches from her travels around the world”.
Patti Smith will embark on a book tour: ‘A Book of Days’ Tour
11/14 – New York – Strand Books at Cooper Union
11/17 – Washington – Lisner Auditorium
11/18 – Miami Book Fair
11/20 – Chicago Humanities Festival
11/21 – Nashville – OZ Arts
11/22 – Philadelphia – Free Library
11/28 – San Francisco – Sydney Goldstein Theater
11/29 – Santa Cruz – Rio Theatre
11/30 – San Rafael – Dominican University of California
12/01 – Portland – Arlene Schnitzer Hall at Cooper Union
12/02 – Seattle Town Hall
12/05 – Los Angeles – Saban Theatre
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