Pete Souza signs Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents (Ticketed, signing only)

Friday October 26th, beginning at 6p.m. Flyleaf Books presents

Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Obama: An Intimate Portrait,

signing his new book Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents

Online Orders End 10/25 at 7p.m.


Please note event rules: This is a signing only, no presentation. This event is "ticketed," meaning that in order to enter the signing line, you must purchase a copy of SHADE. For this event, the book IS the ticket. So as we admit folks on the day of, we'll just confirm your purchase (name, phone number, purchase date) and admit folks based on that info in our system.

According to the publisher, one book purchase corresponds to one "ticket" and all books must be newly purchased from Flyleaf.

Pete will sign multiple copies of Shade and up to one newly purchased copy of Obama: An Intimate Portrait. Tickets will be assigned time slots, so you know when to show up--the sooner you purchase a ticket, the sooner your place in line will be. If you cannot make the event, we're happy to have your books signed for you. Tickets are limited and are expected to sell out, please purchase early to avoid disappointment! All orders must be prepaid. Thank you!



When Pete Souza left the White House in 2017, he didn’t know what it meant to “throw shade”—but he started doing it almost immediately on his personal Instagram account, posting his photographs from the Obama years with captions that vividly define the contrast between the Obama White House and President Trump’s administration. Media organizations caught on and couldn’t stop talking about Souza’s posts, with New York magazine calling them “a master class in shade,” CNN describing them as “a silent, social media, shade-throwing protest told in visuals,” and Politico naming him “King of Instagram Shade.” Souza’s following on Instagram has since grown to nearly two million people. He has also become a potent force in American life, offering incisive political criticism alongside powerful reminders of the best our country has to offer.

SHADE is a portrait in contrasts, telling the tale of two presidencies through a series of powerful visual juxtapositions—with Souza’s unforgettable images of President Obama delivering new power and meaning when framed by tweets, headlines, quotes, and other material from the first 500 days of the Trump administration. The book responds to fan demand for a book that captures Souza’s voice on Instagram, and will include more than one hundred photographs that did not appear in his previous book. More than a sharp compendium of clapbacks, SHADE is a touchstone to an era of greater integrity in our politics. Souza’s work is a stirring reminder of the highest American values we share, giving us the courage to stand up and speak out for what we believe in.

Please purchase your copy of SHADE from Flyleaf Books by calling the store at 919-942-7373. Online orders end 10/25 at 7p.m.

All copies must be prepaid. You will be notified of your signing line time when you call to puc.  Please note the store will be closing at 4 p.m. the day of the event to prepare. Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE ONLINE ORDERING IS CLOSED FOR THE 10/26 PETE SOUZA EVENT. YOUR ORDER WILL BE RECEIVED BUT IT WILL NOT BE PROCESSED IN TIME FOR THE EVENT. CALL THE FRONT DESK IF YOU WANT TO PURCHASE A TICKET: 919-942-7373. There should be signed copies of both SHADE and OBAMA: AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT after the visit, if you'd like to have one held for you please mention that in the Comments section of checkout. We will hold extra signed copies in the order they are requested, while supplies last. Thank you!


Author photo credit Patti Lease


Event date: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514