Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Even hip authors get the blues.(Final)

Byline: Culture Shock Leanne Potts Of the Journal

Tom Robbins got a sore hand, leaving fans with unautographed books, well, sore. The best-selling author was in town May 2 kicking off a seven-city book-signing tour in support of his new book, "Villa Incognito."

More than 700 people packed Bookworks, a tiny North Valley store, to hear Robbins read from the book. Afterward, nearly 500 of them bought 610 books, took a number and waited to meet Robbins and have him dedicate the book to them.

Three hours and 500 autographed books later, Robbins cried uncle. Actually, he cried "Ow, ow, ow, my hand is getting a cramp. See ya!" or something like that.

We will let Lindsay Lancaster, events coordinator for Bookworks, take it from here: "He got tired and quit signing," she says, sounding tired and as irked as a publicity person can let themselves sound in front of a reporter. …

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