NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: The musician and social activist Bono meets with António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), February 11, 2020 in New York City. Bono was at the UN for the 'Drive for Five' initiative which seeks to highlight the importance of education for girls. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

It was a surprise to the team at Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books this past Tuesday. Bono was in the area and stopped by  to sign copies of his newest book ‘Surrender’.

If you are wondering, they are sold out of signed copies, but you can stop by and purchase an unsigned book. If you click through to Unclue Bobbie’s Instagram page you can see another photo of Bono signing a book!

Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books, 5445 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144 (215) 403-7058

Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story has 40 chapters and each is named after a U2 song.  He has also created 40 original drawings for the book.

From Amazon: “When I started to write this book, I was hoping to draw in detail what I’d previously only sketched in songs. The people, places, and possibilities in my life. Surrender is a word freighted with meaning for me. Growing up in Ireland in the seventies with my fists up (musically speaking), it was not a natural concept. A word I only circled until I gathered my thoughts for the book. I am still grappling with this most humbling of commands. In the band, in my marriage, in my faith, in my life as an activist. Surrender is the story of one pilgrim’s lack of progress … With a fair amount of fun along the way.” —Bono

Surrender by Bono

Bono: 7 Incredible Must-See Live Performances

Bono celebrates his birthday today (May 10), and after being active with U2 for over 40 years, he remains one of the best frontmen in rock.

In honor of his birthday, here are seven incredible must-see live performances from Bono throughout his career.

  • 'Bad' – Live Aid (1985)

    U2 is able to make a stadium show feel like a club show. They proved that during their now-legendary set at Live Aid in 1985 where Bono jumped from the massive stage to dance with one lucky audience member.

  • 'Where The Streets Have No Name' – 1987 Joshua Tree Tour

    This performance from the first Joshua Tree tour was prominently featured in U2 concert/documentary film Rattle & Hum. Simply put, Bono’s vocals here are perfection.

  • 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' – 1992 MTV Video Music Awards

    In the thick of their ZooTV tour, U2 performed live via satellite with Dana Carvey as Garth Algar during the 1992 MTV VMAs. It was both comically and technologically awesome.

  • 'Lemon' – ZooTV (1993)

    If you’re making a list about live Bono and you don’t bring up any of the personas from the ZooTV tour, frankly, your list is incomplete. This writer’s personal favorite was MacPhisto, a gold-clad demon of sorts that liked to prank call the White House. Here he is performing “Lemon.”

  • 'With Or Without You' – Elevation Tour (2001)

    Remember how we said U2 has a way of making big concert settings feel intimate? For this one fan picked from the crowd, Bono made this performance of “With Or Without You” really intimate.

  • 'Beautiful Day/MLK/Where The Streets Have No Name' – 2002 Super Bowl Halftime Show

    With 9/11 still fresh in the minds of all Americans, U2 took to the Super Bowl Halftime Show and gave one of the most moving performances of their career. From Bono emerging from the crowd to him running laps on the heart stage, it’s a moment fans certainly haven’t forgotten over the years.

  • 'I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For/Desire' – NYC Subway (2015)

    If only more bands busked on subway platforms! In perhaps one of the coziest sets U2 performed in recent years, Bono has no shame in mugging for all the cell phones out capturing this once-in-a-lifetime performance.