Calendar of Book Events

Calendar of Book Events

Below is a schedule of upcoming book signings, talks, slideshows, and other events
with Carolyn Campbell, author of City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris.



♦ Conversation hosted by the UCLA Art Sci Center with The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs


 Authors Carolyn Campbell and Michael Webb discussed the inclusivity of cemeteries in which the tastes of the living are perpetuated for all time. The inevitably of death and environmental concerns contribute to a fascinating spectrum of burial grounds across the world that are pastoral, moving or surreal. Beginning with world-famous Père-Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, images from both Campbell and Webb’s personal photography collections illustrated this timely topic. Within this important dialogue we are invited to think critically about how we can simultaneously care for the deceased, the living, and our planet. There was a public Q&A session that followed.  Sorry that you were unable to attend, however, please joins us now on YouTube:

November 19, 2020
12:30p.m.-2:00p.m. PST The event was conveniently scheduled so the east and west coasts of the U.S. and Europe could attend.  

Webinar, live streaming (see YouTube above)

Copies of the authors’ books: Campbell’s bestseller, “City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris” and Webb’s travel memoir, “Moving Around: A Lifetime of Wandering” were available for purchase through their publisher, Goff Books with a 20% discount offered to all attendees. 


♦ Slide Lecture hosted by Alliance Française de Washington, D.C.

Free online slide lecture. Tickets required.
Register online here →

FRANCE FOREVER SERIES: The Alliance Française of Washington, DC is proud to welcome Carolyn Campbell, a published author and exhibited photographer, for an online conversation where she will present her bestselling debut book City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris.

November 20, 2020
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PST

On Zoom

Alliance Française—Washington, D.C.
2142 Wyoming Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008

This event will be in English. Signed copies of the book are available for purchase through Goff Books with a 20% discount offered to all registered attendees. Email if you don’t receive your coupon code.

♦ Slide Lecture/Concert/hosted by UCLA Emeriti Association, Los Angeles. CA


1:30 p.m. PST

The UCLA Emeriti Association welcomes  Carolyn Campbell, a published author and exhibited photographer, for an online conversation where she will present her bestselling debut book City of Immortals: Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris


On Zoom for UCLA Alumni and Emeriti

**Special program feature. Guest pianist Victoria Kirsch will perform works by Frederic Chopin, a resident of Père-Lachaise Cemetery .


♦ Slide Lecture/Book Signing at Los Feliz Library, Los Angeles, CA

 Slide lecture/Q&A/signing 


1874 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Part of the Library’s Architecture & Beyond Lecture Series

An archive of past presentations and book signings is provided below.

Highlights from My Recent Book Launch and West Coast Tour

In October, the City of West Hollywood invited me to participate in their WeHo Reads authors’ series in the wonderful City Council Chambers Auditorium. For those who could not attend, my talk can be seen below (or on the City of Immortals YouTube Channel). The official launch took place on Tuesday, October 29—which, appropriately enough, coincided with the week of All Souls’ Day. A record turnout of over 100 people attended my presentation, where Book Soup sold over 60 copies within 30 minutes! The book is also available online, as well as at many stores in the U.S., U.K., and France (see the full list on this page).

I subsequently embarked on a West Coast book tour, where I enjoyed reading the “Conversation with Colette” from City of Immortals at Books Inc. in Berkeley, California, with my sister Kathleen Campbell (a literata in her own right). Kathleen introduced me to the works of Colette when I was about eleven. Kathy had very sophisticated tastes for a 13-year-old and told me that Colette was the leading literary figure in France and had authored 50-odd novels, some of which were made into movies, including Gigi, directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Maurice Chevalier and Leslie Caron. It was racy stuff for young girls!

Book Launch Video
Excerpts from the WeHo Reads presentation by author/photographer Carolyn Campbell at the October 29, 2019 launch of her debut book, City of Immortals.

Archive of Past Events

♦ Book Signing at Book Passage, Corte Madera

Sunday. November 24, 2019, 1:00 P.M.

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

♦ Book Signing at Alexander Book Company, San Francisco

Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 P.M.

Alexander Book Company [main store]
50 Second Street (between Market & Mission)
San Francisco, CA 94105

♦ Book Signing at Books Inc., Berkeley

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00 P.M.

Books Inc.
1491 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

♦ Book Signing at Alliance Française de Pasadena

Friday, November 15, 2019, 7:00 P.M.

Alliance Française de Pasadena
232 N Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

Books available for sale by Vroman’s.

♦ Conversation: Terry Wolverton  with Carolyn Campbell

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 3:00 P.M.

Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth
917 E 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

♦ Slide Show and Talk at Chevalier’s Books

Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 7:00 P.M.

Chevalier’s Books
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

♦ “Authors on Architecture” Series

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 2:00 P.M.

Brand Library & Art Center
1601 West Mountain Street
Glendale, CA 91201

Sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians/Southern California Chapter (SAH/SCC).

WeHo Reads Book Launch & Signing Party

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers at
West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Just in time for Halloween! The author’s talk will include a slideshow, a Q&A, a raffle of a free book, and giveaway souvenir photos to people who show up in costume dressed as someone buried at the cemetery. A book-signing will follow, with books available for sale by Book Soup. Sponsored by City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division.
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To schedule Carolyn for a presentation and signing, please contact the author.

Author Carolyn Campbell at Père-Lachaise Cemetery
Author Carolyn Campbell at Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris
Bronze volume of Balzac's La Comédie Humaine at Père-Lachaise Cemetery
A bronze volume of Balzac’s ‘La Comédie Humaine’

City of Immortals is for sale at these fine stores in the U.S.A. and Europe.

United States

  • Arcana: Books on the Arts / Culver City, CA
  • Alexander Book Company / San Francisco, CA
  • Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth / Los Angeles, CA
  • Books Inc. / Berkeley, CA
  • Book Passage / Corte Madera, CA
  • Book Soup / West Hollywood, CA (has signed copies for sale)
  • Chevalier’s Books / Los Angeles, CA
  • Diesel, A Bookstore / Brentwood, CA
  • Norton Simon Museum Shop / Pasadena, CA
  • Point Reyes Books / Point Reyes Station, CA
  • Skylight Books / Silverlake, CA
  • UCLA Store’s Book Zone, Westwood, CA
  • Vroman’s / Pasadena, CA
Washington, D.C.:
  • National Gallery of Art / Washington, DC
  • Politics and Prose / Washington, DC
  • Smithsonian Institution / Washington, DC
New York:
  • McNally Jackson Books / New York, NY
  • Rizzoli / New York, NY
  • Joseph Fox Bookshop / Philadelphia, PA


  • Librairie Galignani / Paris, France
  • Shakespeare and Company / Paris, France

United Kingdom

  • Blackwell’s
  • Daunt Books
  • Hewson Books
  • Lutyens & Rubinstein
  • The Notting Hill Bookshop
  • Topping & Company
  • Waterstone’s
  • Wimbledon Books & Music