ELIN HILDERBRAND at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

author image Elin Hilderbrand & cover photo Endless Summer

Join us at Books Inc. Opera for a book signing with beloved author Elin Hilderbrand in celebration of her book Endless Summer! 

*A purchase of Elin's novel Endless Summer from Books Inc. will be required to participate in this book signing*

The "queen of beach reads" (New York Magazine) presents a newly assembled collection of nine captivating stories--prequels, sequels, and bonus chapters from Elin Hilderbrand's beloved books--some of which have never been published, until now.

Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand revisits her most treasured and iconic characters in this magical collection of stories. Collected in a single volume for the first time, Endless Summer ranges from fan favorites to original, never-before-seen works. In "The Surfing Lesson," the marriage at the heart of Beautiful Day crosses uncertain territory when Margot Carmichael encourages her husband to reunite with his ex-girlfriend. The legendary weekend of a Harvard-Yale football game in "The Tailgate" recharts the course of Matchmaker Dabney Kimball's first--and abiding--true love. And in a brand-new novella, "Summer of '89," we reconnect with the Levin sisters, whose distant adult lives collide once again at a tumultuous family reunion on Nantucket.

With exclusive, behind-the-scenes introuctions to each story, this page-turning volume blends Hilderbrand's irresistible love of Nantucket with her longtime affection for short stories. Endless Summer answers the prayers of both new and seasoned readers everywhere who "would rather be living in an Elin Hilderbrand novel" (Kirkus Reviews).


"One wonders what the author of 28 novels, sometimes appearing at the rate of two per year, does in her spare time. It turns out she writes what might almost be called Elin Hilderbrand fan fiction, creating short stories piggybacking off already-developed characters and plots....[ Endless Summer is] a generous gift to fans."-- Kirkus Reviews

""The beloved beach novelist's twenty-eighth book is another tour de force. . .Honestly, who needs Nantucket? It could hardly be more fun than this book."-- Kirkus Reviews (on THE HOTEL NANTUCKET)

"It's almost summer, which means Hilderbrand's legions of fans will be eager for her latest....This is classic Hilderbrand...we hope she has many more Nantucket tales in store."-- Booklist (on GOLDEN GIRL)

""Summer on Hilderbrand's Nantucket is never dull. This time she focuses on former lovers who now lead separate lives but share an island idyll once a year. Captivating and bittersweet."-- People (on 28 SUMMERS)


Elin Hilderbrand's first published story appeared in SEVENTEEN magazine in January of 1993. She's a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the Iowa Writers Workshop. She lives on Nantucket year-round where she writes, exercises and cooks for her children. Follow Elin on Instagram @elinhilderbrand.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94107
Endless Summer: Stories from Days That Last Forever By Elin Hilderbrand Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316460910
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 4th, 2022