P&P hosts a number of high-profile authors, but events coordinator Sarah Baline said the demand to hear O’Connor was almost unprecedented. “It was about on par with how quickly we sold out Al Gore,” she said by phone from the store. “We’re just amazed at the incredible interest and hunger for these events.”
The store sold more tickets — 1,5000 — to hear Justice Sonia Sotomayor talk about her memoir, “My Beloved World” on Jan. 18, but those didn’t vanish as quickly as the tickets to hear O’Connor.
For O’Connor, who served on the court from 1981 to 2006, this will be her first event with P&P. She’ll be talking about her upcoming book, “Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court” (published by Random House, March 5). The $30 tickets include a copy of the book.