Elvis, Roy Orbison among subjects at Barnes & Nobles’ four book signings in June

The Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt bookstore announces four book-signing and discussion events in June at its 2501 West End Ave. location:


Saturday, June 2, 2018  —  2 p.m.

The Vanderbilt Bookstore welcomes local musician Roy Orbison Jr., who will discuss and sign his recent biography of his father, legendary vocalist Roy Orbison, The Authorized Roy Orbison (2017, Center Street). Orbison co-wrote the book with his two brothers, Alex and Wesley Orbison.




Wednesday, June 6, 2018  —  7 p.m.

Lori Leachman, professor of economics at Duke University, discusses and signs her new memoir, The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen: A Daughter’s Tale of Family and Football (2018, Morgan James Publishing), in the bookstore’s cafe.







Thursday, June 7  —  7 p.m.

Legendary music producer, keyboard player, and four-time Grammy winner Tony Brown will discuss and sign his new book, Elvis, Strait, to Jesus: An Iconic Producer’s Journey with Legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Country and Gospel Music (2018, Center Street). Brown has produced music for many artists, including Marty Stuart, Vince Gill, George Strait, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood, and played keyboards for Elvis, Emmylou Harris and others. He is the former president of MCA Nashville records.



Tuesday, June 26  —  7 p.m.

Editor Steve Haruch, along with staff members of the Nashville Scene and Belcourt Theatre, will discuss and sign the new book from Vanderbilt University Press, People Only Die of Love in Movies: Film Writing of Jim Ridley (2018), and will remember their friend Jim Ridley.





Contact: Ralph Schuller, assistant trade book manager; (615) 343-4369