Over 100 people showed up for the slide show. Mostly young, maybe 80% in the 20-30 yr.-old category. Preaching to the choir: everyone loved the book, so we were in tune, good vibes. They've sold about 100 books in the bookstore. One guy came up and said "I want to thank you for my 38 years of building." He'd been inspired by Shelter. I just can't convey how many people's lives were changed by that book; I hear it all the time these days. Another guy came up and said he'd been a student at MIT in 1972 when I'd attacked domes and plastics at a conference titled "Responsive Housebuilding Technology." (As a result of the conference I ended up writing an essay, "Smart, But Not Wise."
Next Wednesday I'm doing an appearance in San Francisco at City Lights. (I'm giving out tons of mini-books at these appearances, encouraging people to give them to friends, and especially to children.)