Friday, September 16, 2016

What Colson Whitehead does after autographing over 100 books

Colson Whitehead autographs books in St. Louis

What does Colson Whitehead do after autographing more than 100 books? Well, he autographs another 100.

I was toward the end of the long, winding autograph line for Colson Whitehead at the St. Louis County Library after his reading on Wednesday night, September 14. More than 100 people had stood in the line and patiently waited for an autograph and brief chat with the author.

I lingered for a bit as he finished signing the last books of the people who had attended his reading. Just as he was completing his task, a few workers rolled in with a cart-load of The Underground Railroad. The books were lifted on the table where Whitehead had been sitting and signing books. He stood and began autographing each book.

The books would then be transported to Left Bank Books, where visitors to the store can now purchase autographed versions of Whitehead's novel.

Colson Whitehead 

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