Former Lady Laura Bush signed copies of her new memoir, Spoken from the Heart, at the Pentagon Costco (1200 South Fern Street) this afternoon.
As light country music played, the first lady warmly greeted fans who had waited in a line that snaked down one of the store’s long aisles.
Most of the autograph-seekers were women. Many had young children in tow.
A few well-dressed men were also waiting in line. At least one spoke to Mrs. Bush with the kind of familiarity that made it clear he had worked with her husband in the former administration.
Mrs. Bush will speak at George Washington University’s Lisner Hall at 7:30 tonight.