The turn out was perfect, enough people that the place felt full, but not so many that it was hard to move around. Also Mom baked cookies and squares. She is multi-talented. My kids spent most of the time upstairs in the children's department, with some of their friends who came to show their support. Jadzia descended periodically to sneak a cookie, and William saw enough of my Mom's talk to proclaim loudly that it was boring. I disagree. Mom spoke confidently, her jokes perfectly timed, and the sections she read really captured the flavour of the book.
But you don't have to take my word for it. I filmed the whole thing. If you watch the video below, you can feel like you were there! (minus the squares and cookies, unfortunately).