Calipari announces local book-signing locations

John Calipari’s tour for his latest book, “Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out,” will transition from national media appearances to local book signings starting on Thursday.

Beginning Thursday with a stop in Lexington, Coach Cal will make his way around the state to meet with fans and sign copies of the book.

Below is a schedule of the local book-signing tour. All times are subject to change.

To order your copy of the book online, please click here.

Date Area Store Address Start time
April 17 Lexington Joseph-Beth Booksellers 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 6 p.m.
April 18 Louisville Barnes & Noble 4100 Summit Plaza Dr., Louisville, KY 40241 6 p.m.
April 19 Nicholasville Sam’s Club 103 Bryant Dr., Nicholasville, KY 40356 2 p.m.
April 21 Cincinnati Joseph-Beth Booksellers 2785 Dixie Hwy., Crestview, KY 41017 6 p.m.
April 22 Bowling Green Barnes & Noble 1680 Campbell Ln., Bowling Green, KY 42104 6 p.m. CT
*April 24 Louisville Carmichael’s Bookstore 2117 Payne St., Louisville, KY 40206 7 p.m.
April 29 Lexington Barnes & Noble 1932 Pavilion Way, Lexington, KY 40509 6 p.m.
April 30 Lexington UK Bookstore UK Student Center, Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY 40506 6 p.m.

* The Carmichael’s Bookstore signing on April 24 is an off-site event at the Clifton Center in Louisville. It is a ticketed event. Tickets are $30, which gets you admission to the discussion with Calipari and Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones, one copy of Calipari’s new book, and a designated place in the book-signing line based on the letter on your ticket stub. Seating at the event will be general admission (no reserved seats). You can order your ticket here.

** Calipari will only be signing copies of the new book. Memorabilia will not be signed during the book signings. 

Calipari is currently in Bristol, Conn., making appearances on ESPN’s family of networks. The national tour will conclude Wednesday morning, though Calipari will still make an appearance on The Colbert Report on April 23 along with a few other pre-recorded appearances.

You can check out the remaining schedule below of Coach Cal’s live appearances below. All times are subject to change.

All times below are subject to change.


8-9 a.m. – CBS This Morning (CBS)
9:30-9:45 a.m. – Dan Patrick Show (Fox Sports Net)
2:22-2:32 p.m. – Rome with Jim Rome (CBS Sports Network)
4:15-4:45 p.m. – Mike Francesa Show (WFAN-AM)


(all of Tuesday’s appearances are on ESPN’s family of networks)

9 a.m. — Mike and Mike in the Morning
10:20 a.m. – The Mike Lupica Show
10:40 a.m. – First Take
11:20 a.m. – SportsCenter
1:30 p.m. – chat
2:30 p.m. – SVP and Russillo

3:10 p.m. – Paul Finebaum Show
3:45 p.m. – Sedano and Stink
4 p.m. – Freddie Coleman
4:15 p.m. The Michael Kay Show


6:30-6:35 a.m. – Morning Joe (MSNBC)
7:40-7:50 a.m. – Squawk Box (CNBC)