SONIA SOTOMAYOR - My Beloved World


Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30PM

Supreme Court Justice
speaking & signing
My Beloved World

The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required to hear Justice Sotomayor speak. Tickets are required for the signing portion of the event and are available only with the purchase of a copy of My Beloved World from BookPeople.

As of 12:00PM on January 23, books & tickets are only available in-store. We are no longer accepting orders online or over the phone. If you would like to get a book signed tonight, you must purchase your book and receive your ticket in-store. Orders placed after 12:00PM will not be processed. 

If you would like a signed copy but cannot make it to the event, please call the store the day after the event to find out whether or not we have extra signed copies available. We can no longer accept pre-orders for signed copies. 


The response to this event has been tremendous. We're expecting a packed store. As a result, we've made a few updates to our guidelines. If you plan to attend, please be aware of the following:

*Tickets: The speaking portion of the event is free and open to the public. Tickets are only required for the signing portion of the event. Tickets are only available with the purchase of a copy of My Beloved World from BookPeople. Tickets are lettered. After Justice Sotomayor speaks, we'll call people to line up to have their books signed according to the letter on their tickets. Books & tickets are only available in-store.

*Seating: We have a limited amount of seating available. As a result, our seating will be reserved for those who cannot physically stand for the duration of Justice Sotomayor's talk. Standing room will be available for everyone else who would like to hear her talk.

*Bag Check: For security reasons, we cannot allow bags upstairs during the event. This includes purses. You may leave your bag with us at our bag check, or, better yet, leave your bag in your car. For those of you familiar with our bag check policy, please be aware that it will be even more strict than usual.

*Photography/Videography: No video recording will be allowed at this event. No flash photography. Posed photos will not be allowed at the signing table.

*Signing Guidelines: Books will not be personalized. Only copies of My Beloved World will be signed at this event, no memorabilia.

Justice Sotomayor's talk will be broadcast on our first floor, as well. If you have any questions, please send an email to

About My Beloved World: The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself.

About the author: Sonia Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton in 1976 and from Yale Law School in 1979. She worked as an assistant district attorney in New York and then at the law firm of Pavia & Harcourt. From 1992 to 1998, she served as a judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, and from 1998 to 2009 on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In May 2009, President Barack Obama nominated her as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; she assumed this role on August 8, 2009.


Books will not be personalized at this event.
Only copies of My Beloved World will be signed at this event, no memorabilia. 

Thank you for your cooperation with these guidelines, and for supporting your local, independent bookstore!

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
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