More than 1,000 attend Bush book signing at Billy Graham Library

Bush signing a book at an earlier event.
Bush signing a book at an earlier event.

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Hundreds of people braved the snow and sleet on Saturday to purchase two books for an opportunity to meet former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush who were in Charlotte on Monday giving autographs of their latest books.

The former President and First Lady were special guests of the Rev. Billy Graham and his son, Franklin Graham, at The Billy Graham Library located off Billy Graham Parkway in southwest Charlotte.

The Grahams gave the Bushes a private tour of the facility Monday morning.

Evangelist Billy Graham, who is now 92 years old, resides at his home in Montreat, NC, which is about 110 miles northwest of Charlotte.

George W. Bush credits Graham with helping him follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The former President is touring the country promoting his recently published book entitled Decision Points, and Laura Bush is promoting her own book entitled Spoken From the Heart.

Following their private tour of the library Monday morning, the former President and First Lady signed copies of their new books from 1 - 3 p.m.

On Saturday, more than a 1,000 people lined up at the library despite the sleet and snow to purchase copies of both books.

In exchange, they received a colored arm band which allowed them to return back on Monday to have their books autographed by the Bushes.  The event sold out in a matter of hours Saturday.  Library officials did not say how many wristbands were sold.

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