No dollar: Grisham gives it away on Main
When John Grisham has a new book, he typically makes an appearance at New Dominion, a bookstore on the Downtown Mall. We checked in with the owner, Carol Troxell:
Do you have to pay Grisham to read and sign?
Absolutely not. And we get him here because he volunteers. He adores meeting his readers; he's charming and polite every time.
How many come?
We issue 200 tickets at 9am, and we give away every one. There's always a line by 9am.
How many do you turn away on average?
Usually not too many. There aren't usually many more than 200.
Well, Charlotte is having to pay $75,000 in response to attendees' requests.
I understand it completely– he's very much in demand, people love him. But that's quite a sum.