Covering 10 events across 7 cities, the CALL YOU WHEN I LAND Book Tour kicked off in November 2023 with events taking place in New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Portland, and Los Angeles. Each event was held at a local independent bookstore, visiting such notable shops as Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon (the largest independent bookstore in the country) and Vroman's in Pasadena (the largest independent bookstore in Southern California). The CALL YOU WHEN I LAND Book Tour invited special conversation partners as guests, including EMMY-winning travel host Samantha Brown, Cosmopolitan Lifestyle Editor Christen A. Johnson, Wanderful Founder Beth Santos, and Fodor's Travel Editorial Director Jeremy Tarr.
Zibby's Bookshop in Los Angeles
Located in Santa Monica, Zibby's Bookshop was founded by Zibby Owens and has hosted such notable guests as Reese Witherspoon. On January 23rd, 2023, Nikki sat down with Fodor's Editor Eva Morreale for the last event of her book tour to discuss CALL YOU WHEN I LAND.
Vroman's Bookstore in Los Angeles
Located in Pasadena, Vroman's is an iconic bookstore and the largest independent bookstore in Southern California, open for over 100 years. Vromans has hosted such illustrious authors as David Seders and notable guests as Bill Clinton. On January 22nd, 2023, Nikki sat down with Fodor's Digital Editorial Director, Jeremy Tarr, for a fully attended book event to discuss her new travel memoir, CALL YOU WHEN I LAND.
Powell's City of Books in Portland
The iconic Powell's City of Books is the largest independent bookstore in the United States and one of the most visited destinations in the state of Oregon. On January 20th, 2024, Nikki joined Emmy-nominated host and award-winning photographer, Rachel Rudwall, for a special event at Powell's City of Books. Despite a recent ice storm and stormy weather, Portland showed up and it was a lovely event!
A Novel Idea in Philadelphia
Held at the women and Queer-owned bookstore, A Novel Ideal on Passyunk Avenue, author Nikki Vargas joined Philly-based travel writer and celebrated lifestyle creator, Lesh Vincent, for a special evening at this beloved local bookshop on December 5th, 2023.
Kramers in Washington D.C.
Held at the landmark indie bookstore, Kramers, in Washington D.C., Dupont Circle, Nikki Vargas sat down for her book event on November 28th, 2023 where she was joined by Wanderful D.C. Chapter leader and Founder of Global Debauchery, Jordan Campbell. Wanderful is a global community, with chapters in cities around the globe, bringing together women who share a love of travel. Drawing in over 30+ attendees, the evening proved spectacular.
The Book Cellar in Chicago
On November 16th, 2023, author Nikki Vargas joined Emmy-winning host and creator, Catie Keogh, at the popular Chicago-based independent bookstore, The Book Cellar, for a sold-out event. The two sat down to discuss Nikki's new book, CALL YOU WHEN I LAND, followed by a book signing, wine reception, and a delicious cake gifted by the bookstore and modeled after the book's cover.
Women & Children First in Chicago
On November 16th, 2023, author Nikki Vargas joined popular Chicago-based book blogger Jennifer Steinhagen of @bookandachai for an evening at the beloved Chicago feminist bookstore, Women and Children First. Women and Children First is now for its commitment to advocacy and celebrating diverse women in the literary space.
The Harvard Bookstore in Boston
On November 15th, 2023, author Nikki Vargas joined Beth Santos, the Founder of Wanderful—a massive women's travel community with chapters in cities around the globe—and the author of the forthcoming Wander Woman. Together the two sat down at the iconic Harvard Bookstore in Boston for a special evening to discuss CALL YOU WHEN I LAND.
Book Club Bar in New York City
On November 14th, 2023 author Nikki Vargas and Emmy-winning travel host, Samantha Brown, sat down at the beloved independent Book Club Bar in New York City's East Village. This sold-out event brought together book and travel lovers for an evening of conversation inspired by CALL YOU WHEN I LAND.
WORD Bookstore in New York City
To kick off the book tour for CALL YOU WHEN I LAND, author Nikki Vargas celebrated her book's publication on November 7th, 2023 at the beloved independently-owned WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. Joined by Cosmopolitan Lifestyle Editor, Christen Johnson, they shared an evening of book readings, wine, and conversation about life, love, and travel.