Then it was back to the Convention Center in time to surprise Jack Walsdorf with a retirement celebration and cake at the Alibris exhibit. Jack is a long-time bookman who came to ZSR with his popular Book Lovers Road Show in April 2006. He has helped out at Alibris for the last 7 years and is a truly good guy.
My final program of the day was supposed to be Robert F. Kennedy, Jr on the environment but I was about 10 minutes late getting there due to Jack’s party so when I arrived upstairs at the Ballroom the doors were closed and they wouldn’t let anyone else in due to “fire code” restrictions. Blagh.
To conclude the day, Bill and I met my beautiful daughter, Elizabeth, at the Coutts reception at the Gordon Biersch Brewery. Elizabeth works in the library of a law firm in Washington D.C. and after a drink at the party, we went across the street and had a lovely dinner at McCormick and Schmick’s seafood restaurant. Aaaaaah.