How to Get Tickets for Springsteen’s Book Event at the Free Library

Springsteen is coming to the Free Library on September 29th to take photos with fans who buy pre-signed copies of his book. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

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Last week, Bruce Springsteen played for four hours, four minutes in Philadelphia — his longest-ever concert on U.S. soil. Now he’s coming back to Philadelphia for another long appearance.

Springsteen will be at the Parkway Central Library on September 29th to sign his new memoir — titled Born to Run, of course — starting at noon. First a four-hour concert, now a book event? Maybe Bruce is just going to move here. By next year he’ll be living in Vince Fumo’s mansion, marching in the Mummers Parade, and posting in the comments.

Tickets for the appearance go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, September 16th, and are $33; a pre-signed copy of the book is included. Springsteen will take selfies with fans, but won’t be signing any memorabilia.

“Bruce Springsteen is the poet laureate of rock ‘n’ roll,” the Library says in a release. “For his body of work he has earned 20 Grammys, two Golden Globes, an Oscar, and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His seven-year labor of love, Born to Run is written with the same tender, raw, and wise intensity of Springsteen’s greatest songs.”

On the 29th, the Library will allow fans to begin lining up at 10:30 in the morning on Vine Street. A Facebook group set up for the event says he’ll sign for two hours.