Monday, February 2, 2009

Greg Mortenson

We are grateful to have had the opportunity to host, along with Agnes Scott College, Greg Mortenson last week. Despite the rain, about 1,000 people showed up to hear Greg speak, and people stood in line for close to three hours to have him autograph books and to shake his hand.

Greg came to Decatur between stops in Miami and Washington (where he spent time with Michelle Obama and the Obama children). Despite his hectic schedule and very little sleep, he was incredibly generous with his time.

Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition debuted at the top of the New York Times best sellers list for children's paperback books this week. Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea came in at #2 for its first week on the picture book list.

We have a few signed copies of the Young Readers Edition for sale in the store. It is very well written and is appropriate for children around the 4th grade level on up. The book Listen to the Wind sold out. We'll get more in, but right now even the publisher is temporarily out of stock.

Thanks, Greg, for including us on your schedule.

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