Bill Clinton buys books at Willow Grove Barnes & Noble before Kane rally

President Bill Clinton picked up a few books from the bargain and new fiction departments at the Barnes & Noble (102 Park) in Willow Grove Thursday evening before attending a rally for Democratic state Attorney General candidate Kathleen Kane.

The visit was a surprise to the store and its customers who certainly took notice of Clinton and his Secret Service detail. Clinton stopped to take a few photos with customers and chat a little bit before heading to Upper Moreland High School for the Kane rally.

President Clinton speaks at Kathleen Kane rally Thursday in Willow Grove. (Photo from Kane's campaign Facebook page).

We’re told Clinton  wanted to do Upper Moreland High because his long-time scheduler, Terry Krinvic, graduated from the school. Clinton spoke for nearly 30 minutes and did three loops around the rope line, shaking hands and signing lots of autographs for the crowd of about 750 people.

 “If you want an Attorney General with a steel spine and a caring heart, the only one is Kathleen Kane,” the former president said of the Deputy District Attorney for Lackawanna County .

Kane's Democratic primary opposition is former Northeast/Bucks U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy.