Top author Alexander McCall Smith’s Calder Valley stop as part of an international tour to promote his latest book proved to be a hit with readers.
His talk and signing session at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, which was organised by The Book Case, was a sell-out.
And the author, who penned the best-selling and televised series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency among others, enjoyed meeting people and chatting to them at the session, said Kate Claughton, of The Book Case, Market Street, Hebden Bridge.
“It went really well, it was an absolute sell-out and standing room only at the Town Hall,” said Kate.
Alexander is promoting his latest novel, The Forever Girl, on a tour which takes in Australia and America as well as British bookshops, where he is keen to support independent booksellers like The Book Case.
The first 45 minutes of the session saw him chatting about his life and work with Helen Meller, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Director, before reading from the new book and hosting a question and answer session.
“And at the signing he chatted to everybody. It was really good, very entertaining and I have had a lot of good feedback about it. He was very complimentary about the shop too!” said Kate.
Earlier in the afternoon he called in at the Book Case and is pictured there with Kate (above).