Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Book Signing - A Day To Remember

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 houseblend@comcast.net.

Amazingly, many people purchased 5,6,7,8 books and Martha signed each one!

Prior to starting the book signing, Martha said a few words to those of us standing in line. It was great to see her face to face and share a moment with her as she signed books. I know everyone was as thrilled as I was to see her. Having an entire Martha day.... it's a good thing!

9 comments:

Claudine said...

what a wonderful day Kenn, looks like lots of fun. We were with you in spirit

ANDREW RITCHIE said...

Of course I want the recap! You know where to send it! I was thinking of you today.

Elaine said...

So glad you had a wonderful day with Martha! Thank you for the .pdf recap - it is super!

John said...

My arms still hurt!! :'-(

Princess Freckles said...

I am so jealous! I live in Birmingham too, but work on the other side of town, and there was no way i could have made it! I got the book though. I'm so glad you had a great time. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Alice said...

It was nice to meet you yesterday at the signing. It was a fun day!
Love your blog!!!!

Denise said...

You ARE the ultimate Martha fan! I LOVE your blog and the pictures you sent from the book signing. I had so much fun meeting you and so many others.

Kelli said...

Hello Kenn I am also a HUGE Martha fan from Michigan I was actually the first one to get my book signed!! Martha was soooo kind and amazing. I also posted a few pics on my blog from the day.

mike said...

How exciting! Great pictures to.... that must make reading the book even more enjoyable! I know I'm enjoying reading mine more and more each day... what a great opportunity for you!