She talked for a bit about the new edition of Fangirl, read an excerpt from her short story for My True Love Gave to Me (which was so awesome), and then took questions from the audience. She wouldn't give us those last three words to Eleanor & Park, but she didn't completely rule out a sequel either! (Everyone squee'd at that!) Then she started signing books and we all had to line up like cattle, weaving thru the fiction section. It was a long line but went fast and luckily we had plenty of books to look at lol. And my sister didn't complain once about missing Castle. ;)
Author signings are another relatively new thing for me. Most signatures aren't a huge deal to me, I just don't care too much about it. So the ones I have gotten are very special: Neil Gaiman & Ann M Martin, Terry Moore, and now Rainbow Rowell. When I finally got up to the front, I thanked her for her wonderful books and mentioned how she was the first author I'd even considered buying multiple editions of (except for the Baby-Sitters Club hah!) and took a picture with her. (The B&N rep was taking pics and I think that worked really well. They were pretty well-organized which was nice.) Overall, it was a great evening! Oh and I got this wonderful new edition of Fangirl with new artwork and a ribbon bookmark. Isn't it pretty?