Uh Oh, Glendale, Here Comes Martha!
The folks at Barnes and Noble at the Americana "shopping experience" in Glendale are bracing for the Monday arrival of Martha Stewart. The lifestyle guru will be on hand to sign copies of her latest cookbook, Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook.
The event on Monday is "expected to be the biggest [at the Americana's B&N] so far, attracting a large media and paparazzi contingent, according to pre-event sign-ups, Community Relations Manager Khristine Pan," who also told the Glendale News-Press they've been fielding a high volume of calls about it.
Things are expected to also be orderly, or at least that is the hope and plan of the bookseller. They already have copies of the $45 textbook-style cooking tome on the shelves available for pre-purchase, and warn that "Stewart will be signing only the Cooking School book — no memorabilia or past titles." There's also a cap on how many devotees to the domestic maven will get seen: "The first 400 people will get wristbands to be escorted in as staggered groups." They're expecting people to start lining up as early as 5 a.m. Monday for the 11 a.m. event.
Stewart's Americana signing is the second of her two LA-area stops on the book tour. She'll be at Vroman's in Pasadena tomorrow, Sunday November 9th, at 4 p.m. That event is ticketed, and more information is available via their website.