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Author Braves Thanksgiving Madness for Airport Book Signing

BTSB.jpgToday Democracy Now! host and author Amy Goodman took her book tour straight to the holiday traveler crowd–signing books at Borders Bookstore in the Main Terminal of the Seattle-Tacoma Airport.

Goodman is touring to promote “Breaking the Sound Barrier,” a collection of articles she wrote about “ordinary people standing up and speaking out.” As Haymarket Books publicity director Sarah Macaraeg noted: “we decided to hit the Borders at SeaTac airport to try our luck there–on the busiest travel day of the year.”

GalleyCat caught up with the author via cell phone about a half-hour into the holiday signing. “So far I’m winning,” she cheered. “It’s 3 to 0 versus Sarah Palin. I’ve sold three books, and she hasn’t sold any.” As of this writing (2pm EST, 11 am PST), the Seattle airport signing lasts for another two hours. If you are traveling through the airport, tell them GalleyCat sent you…

The author admitted it was a surreal location for a book signing. “Usually you don’t have to take off your shoes and belt to get to a book reading,” she explained. “I’m usually racing through airports trying to put my shoes back on before the plane door closes. This is a rare thing for me. It’s a new perspective!”

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