Last night's impromptu booksigning and meet up was a hit! I met loads of lovely people, signed my little heart out, and was super pleased to find out the books sold out within the first hour. Yippee! However I was not happy to see a few people missed out. As usual I completely forgot about taking photos, and french boy forgot too until the very end when there were just a few people left. He was in mid conversation with someone and then all of a sudden he jumped up and announced with a look of sheer panic "I forgot to take photos!!" from left to right: my dear friend Jenni Booth chatting with fellow stylist Phoebe; Stef, owner of the very cool store in newtown called newspaper taxi; me; and fiona, an avid reader and visitor of the (blog)house.
He managed to find the camera, click the button, and the above scene is what he captured: The big empty spot on the coffee table is where the stack of books were, I am the one to the right with the ripped jeans (I decided to go with a bit of a hip, punk style - I'm hoping this looked better in person than it does on this photograph), and all the space around was filled with people - standing, sitting, chatting, sipping coffee, and me signing books amidst it all. It was a great atmosphere and Berkelouw made it all very welcoming - they had set up this little nook just for us, set among all their glorious shelves of books. Isn't the setting fabulous?
So, it was all round good fun, and I'm feeling more and more at ease to do other similar events this year in Amsterdam. I need to find a pen though, that dries instantly - I spend alot of time blowing on the page to make sure it doesn't smudge.
A big thank you to everyone who came along. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed our chats and I hope I get to meet you again soon.