Local Authors Weekend - Local authors available to sign books. Today, 10-noon, TBA; noon-1 p.m., Herman Ronnenberg, “Pioneer Mother on the River of No Return”; 1-2 p.m., Pat Cary Peek, “Cougar Dave,” “Silver Threads”; 2-3 p.m., Julie Titone, “Boocoo Dinky Dow”; 3-4 p.m., Kim Barnes, “In the Kingdom of Men” and previous books; Robert Wrigley, “Beautiful Country” and other poetry collections; 4-5 p.m., Matt Brehm, “Urban Sketching”; 5-6 p.m., “Buddy Levy, “Conquistador,” “River of Darkness.” BookPeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow, Idaho. (208) 882-2669.
Author C.K. Crigger - Book signing of the 1890s history mystery series, “Three Seconds to Thunder.” Today, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Albertsons - Liberty Lake, 1304 N. Liberty Lake Road, Liberty Lake. (509) 924-5490.
Authors John Soennichsen with Joyce Caudel - Soennichsen, local author of fiction and nonfiction including the bestseller “Bretz’s Flood,” will sign copies of his books including “The Fat Detective” and his recent, a guidebook titled “Washington’s Channeled Scablands.” He will be joined by mystery writer Caudel signing copies of her books including her latest, “Hat Box Mystery.” Today, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Auntie’s Morning Book Group - Enjoy treats and share your ideas for our reading list for 2013. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Auntie’s Evening Book Group - Enjoy treats and share your ideas for our reading list for 2013. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
How The Grinch Stole … You Know - Listen to stories about The Grinch and make a craft. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author C.K. Crigger - Will speak on Victorian style in the American West as well as sign her China Bohannon historical mystery series. Wednesday, 4-6 p.m., Spice Traders Mercantile, 15614 E. Sprague Ave. (inside Plantland), Spokane Valley. (509) 315-4036.
North Spokane Book Club - This club hosts books from a variety of genres and topics, and is open to everyone. This month’s selection is “I am Half-Sick of Shadows: A Flavia de Luce Novel” by Alan Bradley. Wednesday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Author Frank Scalise/Zafiro - Book signing of his “River City” series and “Some Degree of Murder,” his first crime novel collaboration with Colin Conway. Virgil Kelly lives in the shadowy world of the criminal underground. Friday, 4-7 p.m., Hastings Books - South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.
Author Esta Rosevear - Children’s author presents her latest book in her Rebecca series, “Rebecca and the Garden,” with a book signing. Friday, 4-7 p.m., Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.
“Art, Art Everywhere” - “Art, Art Everywhere,” with new works by Clara Woods; spoken word performance by poet Zan Agzigian and bassist Brian Flick; reading by Barbara Filo from her book “Return to Budapest.” Friday, 6:30-9 p.m., 1817 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 744-0514.
Author Sean Smith - Former Yellowstone National Park Ranger is here to talk about his thriller, “Unleashing Colter’s Hell.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Auntie Violet Storytime - Special story time with everyone’s favorite purpleicious Auntie Violet. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Authors Lindon and Sherry Gareis - Signing copies of their book, “Declutter Now! Uncovering the Hidden Joy and Freedom in Your Life.” Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Spokane Lifeway Christian Store, 9310 N. Division St. (509) 487-6942.
Merry Grinch-mas Storytime and Craft - Come hear “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” plus some other festive holiday stories. Then decorate a Merry Grinch-mas crown. Saturday, 1 p.m., Auntie’s at the Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-4775.
Author Jack Nisbet - Meet award-winning author whose specialty is explorers of the Inland Northwest and their relationship to the natural world. Nisbet will sign copies of his books including his latest, “David Douglas: A Naturalist at Work,” which is the focus of a major exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture which is scheduled to travel to Tacoma in 2013. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Sharon Coleman - Davenport author book signing of “The Christmas Calf” and “Andrew’s Gift.” Saturday, 2-4 p.m., Hastings - Spokane Valley, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-0667.
Author Jess Walter - An Edgar Award winner and New York Times bestselling author from Spokane. Walter will be on hand to sign copies of his books, including his latest, “Beautiful Ruins.” Saturday, 2-3 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
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