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Hillary Rodham Clinton to sign copies of memoir at University Book Store

Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to draw a big crowd to the University Book Store next Wednesday, when she swings through Seattle to sign copies of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”


Seattle Times political reporter

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Politics Northwest

Hillary Clinton is expected to draw a big crowd to the University Book Store next Wednesday, when she swings through Seattle to sign copies of her new memoir, “Hard Choices.”

Later that night, an exclusive local group will get to see the former secretary of state and possible Democratic presidential contender in a much more intimate setting — at a high-priced fundraiser for the Clinton Foundation.

That event, limited to 40 donors willing to pay $10,000 to $50,000, is scheduled for Wednesday night at the Medina home of Steve and Heather Singh, according to an invitation. Steve Singh is CEO of Concur Technologies, the Bellevue-based company that sells travel and expense-management services.

The fundraiser is being billed as “dinner and a conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton in support of the life-changing work of the Clinton Foundation.” The price tag is $10,000 per person; those who give $50,000 can get a seat at the head table, and an invitation to a foundation event next year.

Singh referred questions about the event to the Clinton Foundation. Representatives of the foundation had no immediate comment.

The Clinton Foundation, set up shortly after Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, tackles issues including global health, childhood obesity and climate change. The organization’s endowment recently hit the $200 million mark, according to Bloomberg News.

Clinton’s book tour has been widely seen as a potential precursor to a 2016 presidential bid. Her foundation fundraising also has been seen by some as a way to build valuable connections with political donors.

Access to the 5 p.m. book-signing event will be tightly controlled. Customers must buy wristbands to get into the event on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9 a.m. at the University Book Store.

Each wristband costs $38.33 (including tax) and guarantees a copy of Clinton’s book to be signed in the store, according to Laura Follis, a bookstore spokeswoman.

There is a limit of one signed book per person and orders cannot be placed online. No personal items are allowed in the event and a bag check will be provided. Clinton will not be speaking or granting media interviews at the event.

Jim Brunner: 206-515-5628 or jbrunner@seattletimes.com. On Twitter @Jim_Brunner



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