We at Little Shop of Stories would like to express to you our most heartfelt thanks for coming to Decatur and spending time with us yesterday.
For a small, independent bookstore like ours, this was an opportunity to thank our loyal customers in a very special way and to introduce ourselves to a large number of people from all over Atlanta and the entire Southeast. In what often feels to be a desolate landscape littered with the remains of our comrades, you have helped to keep our light shining.
Your fans are truly remarkable. People waited as long as six hours to meet with you. (For those of you in the front rows who were home by 7:30 last night, Neil continued to graciously sign until 1:18 a.m.) Not only did your readers not complain about the wait, but they invariably showed good humor. Very late in the evening -- actually, very early in the morning -- one gentleman, immediately after getting his books signed, stood slightly off to the side, opened his copy of Sandman, and for several minutes stared at what you had written with an expression of deep bliss and contentment. I am certain many hundreds of other people shared those same emotions last night.
Diane, Dave, Krista, Terra, Justin, Al, Cal, Matt, Marcy & Sydney