The weather outside the community centre was gorgeous, and Ottawa streets and neighborhoods were full of summer activities, and this may have cut into some of the walk-up crowd that the fair’s organizers might have hoped for. So that was perhaps the only downside to the experience, because, not only did we all want to sell lots of books, but we also wanted the chance to chat with lots of people about the whole experience of reading and writing. At the end of the day, we all got some of what we wanted out of the experience, even if it wasn't everything, and I, for one, am grateful for that. It was a chance to learn a lot about what readers are interested in, and about what goes into selling books. I’ll be just that much more prepared for the next fair or public event I attend. Can’t wait.