Clinton book draws crowds, but not here - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Clinton book draws crowds, but not here

Bill Clinton signs his new book in New York, where crowds were large. (A.P. photo) Bill Clinton signs his new book in New York, where crowds were large. (A.P. photo)
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tifton schools get renovations

    Tifton schools get renovations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:10:57 GMT
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
  • 9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:30:46 GMT
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
  • Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:54:21 GMT
    Information from The Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor says Metro Albany's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4More >>
    The rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing. There were 60,500 jobs in Albany in June, down by 300, or 0.5 percent, from 60,800 in May. Most of the loss came in state government and the service-related industries.More >>

June 22, 2004

Albany-- Critics aren't raving about it, but Bill Clinton's autobiography My Life is already a best seller.

Lines at bookstores in some cities were hours long just to get a copy of the book, but the response was very different in South Georgia. There were no lines at the Waldenbooks in the Albany Mall to get a copy of Clinton's book. Still, several dozen copies were on reserve.

Bookstore employees say there has been curiosity about the book, they expect sales to be strong this weekend.

"We have had a lot of calls making sure that we have it," said Waldenbooks Manager Joyce Luke. "It's doing pretty good, like I said, I think they are buying it out of curiosity, which is most of the time."

The mania over My Life has been compared to that of the Harry Potter series, but book store employees say that is not the case in Albany. In anticipation of sales for Clinton's book, the store opened fifteen minutes early.

For the last Harry Potter book, Waldenbooks opened up four hours before their usual time.

posted at 4:30PM by dave.miller@walb.com