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Denhollander draws large crowd at first public signing/speaking event for new books

Grand Rapids, MI—Rachael Denhollander, the sexual assault victim who helped bring about the arrest, trial, and conviction of sports doctor Larry Nassar, drew a crowd of about 275 on Tuesday, Sept. 17, to Baker Book House in Grand Rapids, Mich. This was the first public event at which she spoke and signed copies of her books.

DenHollander is author of the memoir What Is a Girl Worth? My Story of Breaking the Silence and Exposing the Truth about Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics, as well as the children’s picture book How Much Is a Little Girl Worth? Both released on Sept. 17.

The ticketed event was in Q&A format, with Denhollander answering questions posed by a moderator as well as questions texted by the audience.

“We were excited to try this format for Denhollander’s visit, and it worked very well,” said bookstore manager Sue Smith. “The audience was very engaged and Rachael did a great job answering tough questions about how to report sexual abuse, how churches can handle abuse issues, and what it takes to heal from sexual abuse.”

A total of 225 tickets were sold, with an additional 50 special guests and some drop-ins in attendance. Sales for both of her books totaled 250, and she signed books for more than an hour following the Q&A.

“We were delighted with sales numbers and the turn-out for this nationally-publicized author,” said Smith. “Our store is becoming a destination for authors and their publishers looking for a great venue, eager audiences, and excellent sales numbers.”

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About Baker Book House

Baker Book House was founded in 1939, when Herman Baker started the store with 500 books from his personal library. Baker is known world-wide for a deep selection of Christian titles, including new, used, and bargain books. Visit for more information.

Contact: Sue Smith, Bookstore Manager, 616-957-3110,