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Exclusive book signing for Grey to be downtown Sulphur Springs

The Bookworm Box presents a signing of Grey by E L James.
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Calling fans of provocative romance Fifty Shades of Grey. Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at The Bookworm Box will be an exclusive opportunity to meet E L James, author of Grey, the newest novel.

This novel channels the view point of leading character Christian Grey on a love story that has spellbound millions of readers around the world.

James was named one of Barbara Walters's “Ten Most Fascinating People of the Year,’ one of Time magazine's “Most Influential People in the World,” and Publishers Weekly’s “Person of the Year.”

Fifty Shades of Grey has spent 133 consecutive weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List as well as the recent box office recording breaking movie adaption. 

Local owner and author Colleen Hoover is thrilled with this event.

“She's a wonderful person and has been very supportive of The Bookworm Box, a charity program I created,” said fellow author Colleen Hoover on E L James. “She's a very generous person, so all of the profit from the signing that day will be going to her charity of choice.”

James has written Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. The author says on her website writing these novels are her dream and she encourages her readers to “seize the day and follow their dreams.”

E L James, author of Fifty Shades of Grey
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E L James, author of Fifty Shades of Grey

“It's huge for the community and is also great for The Bookworm Box,” added Hoover on James, her friend of three years. The Bookworm Box opened last weekend on Main Street downtown Sulphur Springs. “We've raised over $100,000 for charity since launching our online sales in March.”

Hoover has published 11 books since her writing career began almost four years ago and all are New York Times bestsellers. This one-of-a-kind store, The Bookworm Box, is her way to give back on a larger scale.

How does the store work?

“Readers order a box and receive two signed novels and book swag in the mail each month,” explained Hoover on the charity. “I didn't think it would take off like it did, but we sold out in four minutes the first two months.” Plus her employees work on a volunteer basis.

Hoover anticipates a large crowd for the following this trilogy has had.

The event begins at 11 a.m. for ticket holders (the book is for mature audiences) and on a first come, first served signing. Photos will be allowed but not posed. Ticket holders need to be preparing to be waiting outside for admission. Neighboring Main Street establishment IdziBitsy Bakery will be providing cake.

Tickets can be purchased online at: http://bit.ly/1FZ589g or more on the author: http://www.eljamesauthor.com/

Follow The Bookworm Box on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBookwormBox?fref=ts