We were thrilled to host a reading for Gustavo Arellano, author of ¡Ask A Mexican! last Wed. He shared excerpts from his book as well as a few jokes, took questions during the Q&A before taking a seat to begin the booksigning. For us it was exciting to have Gustavo in the da house, and to see many familiar and new faces in the crowd. We are grateful for Gustavo's support, he reminded everyone of the importance of supporting independent bookstores and then put his money where his mouth is. That's him, Diana and Amanda looking joyous over the transaction.
He left autographed copies so that Chicago peeps that missed the reading could still get one--so get 'em while they last.
And one final thought: The ¡Ask A Mexican! column is not syndicated in Chicago. I think that should change, considering that Chicago is a city that hosts several Mexican enclaves. If you agree, consider writing the editors at your favorite local daily/weekly and asking them to syndicate.
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