Events & Appearances

2005 Store Signing at Woodinville Barnes & Noble

When: September 3, 2005

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Where: Barnes & Noble, Woodinville, WA.

Please join Eldon at the Barnes & Noble in Woodinville on Saturday evening, September 3rd, where he will be signing books and otherwise doing what he can to make a nuisance of himself.

The store address is:

Barnes & Noble 2910
18025 Garden Way NE
Woodinville, WA  98072

A map of 18025 Garden Way NE, Woodinville, WA 98072. Click to see the map on MSN Maps & Directions

For additional inquiries, please contact Amy at 425-398-8893.


Eldon had the following to say about his second solo book-signing event:

"It would be difficult to describe the weight of expectation that settled over me when I saw that great big stack of books set out front for me to sign. I don't know how other authors react, but all I could think of was how badly I would feel if we didn't sell the lion's share of them. Not for my sake, mind you, but for the sake of the kind staff who went through so much trouble on my behalf.

It's a silly concern, really. These events, I'm led to believe, are more about generating a pleasant social experience for all involved—author, employees, and customers—than massive sales volume. Or maybe that's just something they tell beginners to make them feel better.

In any case, it was a terrific layout. And I was informed, upon my arrival, that there had even been a couple of advance inquiries from customers who wanted to make sure they arrived early enough to get their copies autographed. Imagine that!

As it turned out, store traffic was light for a Saturday evening. But I still met and spoke with a handful of very nice and supportive individuals. A special thanks to Grant, whose youthful enthusiasm reminded me of my own; to his mother, whose strong support of her children's desire to read is something I wish all mothers shared; to Patrick, who had some great stories of his own; and to all of the others who expressed even a moment's interest. Hopefully, those who picked up copies find no reason to regret their purchase.

Finally, a great big debt of thanks to Amy Terich, the store's community relations manager, for setting up and advertising this event, and for inviting me to appear in the first placeoh, and for keeping me company during the slow spells. Thanks to her, the two hours felt more like twenty minutes. Needless to say, I'm already looking forward to visiting her store again."


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