–Renowned Co-Author of “The Fifth Agreement” Makes Appearance in Old Town–

Old Town Gift Co. is hosting a special literature-themed event on Saturday, June 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring author don Jose Ruiz, who co-wrote the personal growth bestseller “The Fifth Agreement.”

Jose Ruiz will be making a special appearance in Old Town on Saturday, June 4 to speak about his book "The Fifth Agreement."

The free event is being hosted on the stage in the open-air Fiesta de Reyes courtyard and will feature a book presentation as well as opportunities for questions and answers with Ruiz.

“We are honored to have don Jose Ruiz to speak in Old Town San Diego,” stated Karen Abbott, owner of Old Town Gift Co. “His book and teachings have changed millions of lives all around the world and we look forward to hearing his new insights relating to ‘The Fifth Agreement.’”

Jose Ruiz has been called “a vivacious and passionate speaker” by Nancy Colasurdo, life coach and FOX Business contributor, and his book was on the New York Times Bestseller List in 2010.

Ruiz was born and raised in Mexico and at the age of 21 came to the United States to live and study with his father Miguel Ruiz. Miguel authored the critically acclaimed bestseller “The Four Agreements,” which sold over five million copies in the U.S. market alone, was translated into more than 30 languages, and was featured as one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things” in 2000.

“The Fifth Agreement” is the sequel to “The Four Agreements” and was co-authored by the father and son team. The book outlines a simple foundation by using “agreements” to live a more fulfilled and happy life. It expands upon the original four agreements and adds an additional agreement, which is “Be skeptical, but learn to listen.” This agreement teaches us to use the power of doubt in order to understand the real message behind words.

Old Town Gift Co. is located within Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park at Wallace and Calhoun streets, a one-block stroll from the Old Town Trolley Station. In addition to two dining establishments — Casa de Reyes and Barra Barra Saloon – Fiesta de Reyes boasts 18 specialty stores open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Free parking is available at CalTrans headquarters, one-block from the event site.   For more information call (619) 297-3100 or visit www.FiestaDeReyes.com.