Signing books at CostCo
In addition to selling tires and above-ground pools, CostCo also hosts author signings.
Sitting in the middle of the store, at noon on a Saturday, next to a giant pile of CALL OF THE MILD, was less awkward than I’d expected. The people-watching was top-notch. It felt borderline intrusive to smile at someone and then glance into his or her shopping cart. What is that couple going to do with eight dozen eggs, anyway?
Just as I found at the two readings I’ve given, people were more than happy to stop and chat about hunting or food or dogs. I signed (and sold) more books than I was expecting. And I learned that the one thing almost every CostCo member buys is toilet paper.