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Hillary Clinton books sold-out visit to Austin to promote new memoir

Hillary Clinton books sold-out visit to Austin to promote new memoir

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Hillary Clinton's Austin tour stop is sold out. Hillary Clinton/Facebook

Almost as quickly as you can say “White House,” tickets to Hillary Clinton’s book-signing event at Austin’s BookPeople were sold out.

On Monday, September 11, BookPeople announced tickets were available at $30 apiece for Clinton’s visit November 17 to the bookstore’s location in downtown Austin. And before you’d be able to flip through the first chapter of her new memoir, What Happened, the tickets were scooped up.

If you failed to get a ticket, you probably won’t be able to catch a glimpse of Clinton while she’s here. Anyone without a ticket won’t be able to line up for the book-signing event, BookPeople says, and won’t be allowed in or near the bookstore on North Lamar Boulevard.

Clinton — 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, former U.S. secretary of state, former U.S. senator, and former first lady — is touring North America to promote the book, which offers insights into her surprising loss in last year’s presidential election. What Happened is being released Tuesday, September 12.

“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net,” Clinton writes in the introduction of the book. “Now I’m letting my guard down.”

So far, Austin is the only Texas stop on Clinton’s book tour.