On February 22nd, Stephenie Meyer (yes, the author of the Twilight Saga!) greeted fans at the Free Library of Philadelphia, making a stop on her book tour. The month-long tour includes 6 American cities, along with stops in Canada and Europe.
Edward versus Jacob debates were in full swing, as hundreds of Stephenie Meyer's devout fans waited outside the Parkway Central branch of the Free Library, braving late February's cold, crisp weather. The attendees consisted primarily of teenage girls and middle-aged women who call themselves, "Twi-hards."
The Host co-stars, Max Irons and Jake Abel, joined author Stephenie Meyer on select locations during the book tour to promote the film's release next month. As the trio entered the library's main lobby, they were greeted with squeals, gasps, and plenty of smiles. All eyes were one the three as they posed for press before meeting with fans to autograph books and Host movie posters.
The line of anxious fans flooded out the back door of the library and continued down the street, wrapping around the corner. According to an event organizer, 1000 people pre-registered for the even online through the Free Library's website. With registration forms in hand, attendees were given blue tickets that granted access to the signing.
"This blue ticket is like a Willy Wonka golden ticket to me!" said one young teenager, as she beamed, clutching her books with anticipation.
Thank you to Katelyn for sharing her experience at The Host book signing in Philadelphia. I hope many of you were able to attend at one of the locations. There are still a few signings to come, including a recently announced London event. Check out all the details here.
If you are unable to attend an event, I do have a copy of The Host signed by Stephenie Meyer to give away (US Only). There are still 6 days left to enter and you can earn daily entries through Twitter. Check out the giveaway here.