Bookstore employee visits White House and President Obama

Ken White, general books manager at the SFSU Bookstore, joined President Obama in the Oval Office on Jan. 20, as part of a delegation that presented the President with a selection of books for the White House Library.

Photo of President Obama in the Oval Office with a delegation of ten people from the American Booksellers Association, including Ken White from the SFSU Bookstore.

A delegation from the American Booksellers Association, including Ken White (3rd from left), met with President Obama in the Oval Office on Jan. 20.

The delegation included representatives from the American Booksellers Association (ABA), a national trade association for independent booksellers. The group presented 11 books to the President, continuing the ABA's long-held tradition of presenting a selection of books to each presidential administration. As a member of the ABA's board of directors, White presented Obama with "Song of Myself: And Other Poems by Walt Whitman,"a collection of poems selected and introduced by Robert Hass.

-- Elaine Bible