Arkansas booksellers set for Clinton autobiography

(June 21, 2004) — (Little Rock-AP) -- Late hours will be the rule tonight for bookstores across Arkansas. Parties are planned to begin selling Bill Clinton's much-anticipated 957-page autobiography "My Life". At That Bookstore in Blytheville, the party starts at ten-30 tomorrow night. Owner Mary Gay Shipley has asked customers to bring in their own Clinton memorabilia for a show-and-tell of how the former president touched their lives. Carla Swim at Hastings in Fayetteville said the bookstore will likely have a midnight party. She said she's sure customers will be flipping through the pages looking for familiar names. In Clinton's birthplace at Hope, interested readers can buy the autobiography at a couple of places - Wal-Mart and Clinton's birthplace. Clinton will be in Arkansas at least twice to promote "My Life." He'll be at a yet-to-be- announced location in Pulaski County on July second and at a Fayetteville Wal-Mart on July third.