This from Publishers Lunch:
Crowds for Obama
People stood in line on a rainy Chicago street for up to three hours before the Borders bookstore even opened as Barack Obama began his book tour for THE AUDACITY OF HOPE: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream. And in Seattle, Elliott Bay Book Co. sold 2,100 tickets at five dollars each in just two hours for Obama’s appearance there later this month. They “turned away at least 100 people,” the Seattle PI reports. It will be the bookseller’s biggest speech/signing ever, filling a larger venue than they used for appearances by Bill Clinton and Colin Powell.
Today, Obama gets his big Oprah Winfrey show push before setting out on the rest of his 12-city tour.