Blowing winds, temperatures hovering in the low 30’s and random snowflakes falling from the sky were no match for hundreds of Martha Stewart fans and followers who lined up in the early morning hours to obtain their wristband and copies of “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School” for a book signing at Border’s Books in Birmingham, Michigan that afternoon.
I arrived at 7:45 a.m. and a line had already developed outside the store. An estimated 100 people had already lined up at that hour waiting for the 9:00 a.m. store opening. Those first in line arrived as early as 4 a.m.!!
Fans bundled in blankets, others wrapped in coats and scarves, were all chattering madly about Martha and anxiously awaiting their wristbands. There is a unique bond that happens between total strangers standing in line together. Within minutes, your talking with total strangers as if you’ve known them all your life.
It was an eventful day and I wanted to share a couple Martha photos. I created a recap of the day that I am happy to send anyone interested in reading it. Please feel free to send your request for the recap (it includes many photos!) to firstname.lastname@example.org.