EL James in New York exclusive Grey signing

EL James in New York exclusive Grey signing

Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James will sign copies of the new book in the series, Grey (Arrow), at Barnes & Noble in New York City on the book's release date next Thursday (18th June). 

It will be the author’s only New York City book signing appearance for the novel, which will be published on the same day - the fictional character’s birthday. James will be signing books at Barnes & Noble Fifth Avenue from 11:30 a.m. 

The author announced the new book to her fans on her blog and social media on 1st June.

It will be told from the point of view of the lead male character in her bestselling series, Christian Grey, and James said it will examine his “desires and motivations”. 

Pre-orders of the book had leapt to the top of retailers’ bestseller charts in both digital and physical formats within two days of the announcement and retailers welcomed the surprise new title.

Yesterday, Penguin Random House confirmed that Kent Police were investigating the theft of a finished copy of the novel. 

Mary Amicucci, vice president, adult trade and children’s books at Barnes & Noble, said: “Pre-orders for Grey at Barnes & Noble have been huge and we expect this to be a blockbuster book this summer and a top seller this year. E L James’ book signing is really exciting news for Fifty Shades fans in the New York City area, but all fans across the country can be among the first to get in on the action by stopping by their local Barnes & Noble to pick up 

The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy - comprising Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed (all published by Arrow) - has sold 11,216,886 copies through Nielsen BookScan, with the first book being adapted into a Hollywood film earlier this year.