Patti Smith

Patti Smith will be releasing a new book. It is called A Book of Days and will feature 365 photos taken during a year as well as vintage photographs. It was inspired by her Instagram account. The book will be out November 25 via Penguin and the description for the book reads,

"In 2018, without any plan or agenda for what might happen next, Patti Smith posted her first Instagram photo: her hand with the simple message “Hello Everybody!” Known for shooting with her beloved Land Camera 250, Smith started posting images from her phone including portraits of her kids, her radiator, her boots, and her Abyssinian cat, Cairo. Followers felt an immediate affinity with these miniature windows into Smith’s world, photographs of her daily coffee, the books she’s reading, the graves of beloved heroes—William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Simone Weil, Albert Camus. Over time, a coherent story of a life devoted to art took shape, and more than a million followers responded to Smith’s unique aesthetic in images that chart her passions, devotions, obsessions, and whims. Original to this book are vintage photographs: anniversary pearls, a mother’s keychain, and a husband’s Mosrite guitar. Here, too, are photos from Smith’s archives of life on and off the road, train stations, obscure cafés, a notebook always nearby. In wide-ranging yet intimate daily notations, Smith shares dispatches from her travels around the world."

She has also announced a book tour and two shows in New York with her band. Check out the dates below.

Nov 14Strand BooksNew York, NY
Nov 17Lisner AudiotoriumWashington, DC
Nov 18Miami Book FairMiami, FL
Nov 20Chicago Humanities FestivalChicago, IL
Nov 21OZ ArtsNashville, TN
Nov 22Free LibraryPhiladelphia, PA
Nov 28Sydney Goldstein TheaterSan Francisco, CA
Nov 29Rio TheatreSanta Cruz, CA
Nov 30Dominican University of CaliforniaSan Rafael, CA
Dec 01Schnitzer HallPortland, OR
Dec 02Town HallSeattle, WA
Dec 05Saban TheatreLos Angeles, CA
Dec 29Brooklyn Steel - with her BandBrooklyn, NY
Dec 30Brooklyn Steel -with her BandBrooklyn, NY