On Saturday, December 20th from 10am-12pm, famed photographer Annie Leibovitz will appear at Oblong Books & Music (6422 Montgomery St., Rt. 9, Rhinebeck) to sign copies of her new book, "Annie Leibovitz at Work." The book is a hardcover and is priced at $40. Books can be reserved by calling Oblong at 845-876-0500. All reserved copies must be prepaid. Books will also be available for purchase on the day of the signing. "The first thing I did with my very first camera was climb Mt. Fuji. Climbing Mt. Fuji is a lesson in determination and moderation. It would be fair to ask if I took the moderation part to heart. But it certainly was a lesson in respecting your camera. If I was going to live with this thing, I was going to have to think about what that meant. There were not going to be any pictures without it."
—Annie Leibovitz Annie Leibovitz describes how her pictures were made, starting with Richard Nixon's resignation, a story she covered with Hunter S. Thompson, and ending with Barack Obama's campaign. In between are a Rolling Stones Tour, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, The Blues Brothers, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Keith Haring, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Patti Smith, George W. Bush, William S. Burroughs, Kate Moss and Queen Elizabeth. The most celebrated photographer of our time discusses portraiture, reportage, fashion photography, lighting, and digital cameras. For more information please call Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, (845) 876-0500,firstname.lastname@example.org, www.oblongbooks.com (booksense)