Author Timothy Egan advocates for new MV Library

Author Timothy Egan signs books for readers

Bill Reynolds

BEST SELLING AUTHOR CAME TO TOWN –– Timothy Egan spoke at the Lincoln Theatre Saturday for a fundraiser in support of the Mount Vernon Library Commons. He packed the place. After his talk fans lined up up the aisle waiting for him to sign his name to the book they had bought, or brought.

During his celebrated career as an award-winning newspaper columnist and author, Timothy Egan has traveled the globe in search of the stories that connect him to his readers.

For a much longer time – dating to childhood – he has made shorter treks to public libraries and rural bookmobile stops to discover stories that would shape and define Egan as one of the nation's most powerful voices on behalf of literacy.

The University of Washington alum, a former op-ed writer for the New York Times and author of 10 books, brought his support of libraries to Mount Vernon on Saturday.

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