Clinton signing sold out
Bill Clinton is coming to Darien.
The former president will be at Barrett Bookstore on Heights Road Friday from noon to 2 p.m., promoting and signing copies of his new book, "Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy."
Rosanna Nissen, Barrett's events coordinator, said in an e-mail Tuesday night that the store had confirmed Clinton's appearance.
On Tuesday, Clinton's team asked Random House, the publisher of his book, to suggest an independent bookstore in the area for a signing event on Friday. Random House recommended Barrett Bookstore.
"Needless to say, we are absolutely thrilled," Nissen said.
Barrett Bookstore asks the community to adhere to their procedure for this popular event.
The ticketed event is a book-signing only. Attendees must have purchased one of only 550 vouchers at Barrett Bookstore to attend. The voucher is necessary to receive a book and enter the signing line. The bookstore sold all of the vouchers by Thursday afternoon.
"There has been a fantastic response from the community," Nissen said. "Tickets are sold out."
All bags will be checked by security. Bags and other personal items, including phones, cameras and electronic devices, must be left at the bag-check table before entering the store.
Clinton will sign one book per person. He will not have time to add personal messages or sign copies of his previous books or other items. Nissen said the bookstore has been working with police to handle traffic and parking during the event but people should still anticipate delays.
Clinton, who lives in nearby Chappaqua, N.Y., was in Fairfield County last fall, when he headlined a South Norwalk rally to benefit local and state Democrats.
Speaking before about 800 party supporters in a Halloween Night rally at the South Norwalk Field House, Clinton heaped praise on U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-4) and on Dannel Malloy and Richard Blumenthal, who were in the final days of their respective successful campaigns for governor and U.S. senator.
"No matter the speed of the economic recovery of this awful downturn there is only one candidate for governor on the ballot who has created jobs, 5,000 in Stamford," Clinton said of Malloy, the former Stamford mayor.