Vroom Vroom Preschool Storytime and Craft - Listen to stories about race cars, trucks, planes and all other kinds of speed machines, and then make a tube car to take home. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Children’s Section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
North Spokane Book Club - Discuss “The Sense of an Ending,” by Julian Barnes. Wednesday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Ave. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Authors Peter S. Beagle and Mira Grant - Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Beagle will be on hand to sign copies of his work including “The Last Unicorn.” Beagle will be joined by Hugo nominee Grant (Seanan McGuire) for the autographing featuring her latest book, “Blackout.” Thursday, 5-7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Nicholas O’Connell - Renowned mountain climber highlights the presentation of his novel, “The Storms of Denali,” with a PowerPoint presentation. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Deer Park Friends Book Sale - Held Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Deer Park Auto Freight Storage site, 2405 E. Crawford Ave., Deer Park. (509) 893-8300.
Author E.Y. McKinley - Book signing of “The Hammer and the Anvil.” Friday, 4-7 p.m., Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.
Author Lin Tull Cannell - Local author is a historian with expertise on William Craig, a native of Virginia who came out West in the mid-1800s, became a mountain man, married into the Nez Perce tribe, and tried to mediate peace between the tribe and settlers from the East. She talks about her book, “The Intermediary: William Craig among the Nez Perces.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Between the Covers: Linda Lael Miller - The New York Time’s best-selling author will discuss her career as a romance writer, answer questions about writing, and sign books following the event. Saturday, noon at Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St. (509) 893-8340; and 3 p.m. at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road (509) 893-8350.
Author Esta Rosevear - Children’s author presents her latest book in her Rebecca series, “Rebecca and the Garden,” with a book signing. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hastings - Spokane Valley, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-0667.
National Smile Week Storytime – Join in celebrating National Smile Week by listening to stories that make you grin. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206; also 1 p.m., Auntie’s at the Square, River Park Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-4775.
Spokane Novelists Group - Strong critiquing of fiction only, novels and short stories. Bring five to 10 pages to read to the group and six to eight copies. Saturday, Noon, Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Free. (509) 891-1695.
Author Abraham F. Ferris - He signs copies of his prize-winning memoir, “Manic or Not, Here I Come.” Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, Main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Jessica Hecket - Signing copies of her book, “The Water Words.” Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Hastings Books - Coeur d’Alene, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464.