Orange "blue books" seeing spike in sales

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee is seeing an increased demand for the latest edition of the state's Blue Book, which is dedicated to former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt and includes a special orange version.

The Blue Book, which comes out every two years, is Tennessee's definitive manual on state government.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett said the state is releasing over 50,000 blue versions of the book and 22,000 copies in Tennessee orange. The state printed about 55,000 copies of the previous edition. Hargett said that "frankly, I'll be surprised if in a couple of weeks you're still able to find an orange one somewhere."

At a dedication ceremony Friday, Summitt received her own orange Blue Book signed by Gov. Bill Haslam and all the state's constitutional officers and General Assembly members.


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