"It's great to be back in Austin," said Hillary Clinton moments after walking into a room of supporters inside Book People.
The former Secretary of State is touring the country following the release of her book, “Hard Choices.” The book details Clinton's four years in the Obama Administration.
On the last page Clinton acknowledges she has a difficult decision to make and that's whether to run for President a second time. Dr. Brian Smith teaches political science at St. Edward's University. He says Clinton's book tour is like a soft launch for a campaign. Other candidates like President Obama and even Governor Rick Perry published books before announcing their candidacies.
Smith says a book tour is a modern way of meeting with people who like and support you.
Clinton's sold out Austin event attracted a crowd of around 1,000. Many started lining up Friday morning.
Catherine Wicker, 17, hopes that she will be able to vote for Clinton in 2016.
"When I was a baby she held me and autographed that picture. Since then I have always loved her," said Wicker.
Fan Christi Collins believes she'll run.
"I think Hillary has a lot to say and she'll make a great President if she decides, wait let me clarify, when she decides to run," said Collins.
Ready for Hillary, a political action committee, parked its bus outside the bookstore. People walked away with signs reading She'll Turn Texas Blue and stickers that say I'm Ready for Hillary.
Other people were selling buttons and t-shirts. The event had the feel of a campaign stop.
Clinton will speak at The Long Center at 7 p.m.