Bill Clinton is coming to Darien.

The former president will be at the Barrett Bookstore on Heights Road Friday from noon to 2 p.m., promoting and signing copies of his new book, "Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy."

Rosanna Nissen, Barrett's events coordinator, said in an email Tuesday night that the store had confirmed Clinton's appearance and would have more details on Wednesday afternoon.

It's the first Connecticut book tour stop for the Democratic icon, who won the Nutmeg State in 1992 against incumbent President George H.W. Bush and again in 1996 against challenger Bob Dole.

Clinton, who lives in nearby Chappaqua, N.Y., was in Fairfield County last fall, when he headlined a South Norwalk rally to benefit local and state Democrats.

Speaking before about 800 party supporters in a Halloween Night rally at the South Norwalk Field House, Clinton heaped praise on U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-4) and on Dannel Malloy and Richard Blumenthal, who were in the final days of their respective successful campaigns for governor and U.S. senator.

"No matter the speed of the economic recovery of this awful downturn there is only one candidate for governor on the ballot who has created jobs, 5,000 in Stamford," Clinton said of Malloy, the former Stamford mayor.