This is, obviously, the front of the store on Castro Street.
There were people standing in other parts of the store, too. The total was around 75.
This is Shelly chatting with fans before her presentation.
And this is Shelly signing books after her presentation (I was next).
Ann Gelder and Rayme Waters (l-r), VHOB alumni, were there to support Shelly. Rayme was a VHOB Book Club author (with Karen Joy Fowler), and Ann had a launch for her book, Bigfoot and the Baby.
And Keith Raffel, a writing partner of Shelly's, and another VHOB alumnus, was there, too. He also was a VHOB Book Club author.
During Shelly's presentation, she invited everybody to join her at Scratch, right down the street from Books, Inc., to continue the party. And it was her treat! Unfortunately, I couldn't stay. Rats.
Upcoming Event: I saw last night that Hampton Sides will be at Books, Inc., Mt. View, on Monday night, September 22. He is presenting his new book, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jennette. I don't know anything about this book, but I read an earlier one of his called The Ghost Soldiers. It's about the march to Bataan during WWII. It was chilling but excellent. I'm going to make every effort to be there. The event starts at 7:00.