Author Jim Lynch - He details his career, including his time as a reporter at The Spokesman-Review, his work and the featured novel, “Border Songs.” Part of Everybody Reads 2012. Monday. Noon, Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free; pre-order a lunch for $7. (509) 397-4366.
“The Heart of Spirituality” Book Discussion Series - Tuesday, “The Spiral Staircase” by Karen Armstrong. 6:30-8 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5386.
Auntie’s Morning Book Group - Discussion of “The Lonely Polygamist” by Brady Udall. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Auntie’s Evening Book Group - Discuss “Caleb’s Crossing,” by Geraldine Brooks. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
“What’s Your Body Worth? The Ethics of Commodifying Human Tissues” - Discussed by Bill Kabasenche, Washington State University assistant professor of philosophy. Public lecture is the last for fall in WSU’s Common Reading Tuesdays series. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot, this year’s Common Reading book, details how cells taken without consent from Lacks have been grown in labs and used in a wide variety of applications around the world. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Washington State University, Todd Hall 130, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-5488.
Author Linda Konecny - Reads to us from her illustrated book, “Dave’s Thanksgiving, A Visit from Grandma.” Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Barnes & Noble Storytime - Listen to a story that celebrates fathers. Also enjoy a craft and treat. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
North Spokane Library Book Club - Discuss “The Little Women Letters” by Gabrielle Donnelly. Wednesday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Author Karen MacNeil - Cooking Light columnist and author of the bestselling book, “The Wine Bible.” 7 p.m., mingling and sparkling wine; 7:45 p.m. lecture, wine tasting (5 wines) and book signing Wednesday. The Calm, 1303 S. Grand Blvd. Free/members; $50/nonmembers. (509) 464-2256.
Author Donna Kelleher - Veterinarian presents her book, “The Proof is in the Poodle: One Veterinarian’s Exploration Into Healing.” Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
David Sedaris - The event will feature all-new readings of his work and a book signing. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague Ave. $37.50-$47.50. (800) 325-SEAT.
Author Robert Wrigley - English literature professor at University of Idaho and the state’s writer-in-residence from 1987-1988 will read from his most recent work, “Beautiful Country” (Penguin, 2010), as well as from his Poets Prize-winning work, “Lives of the Animals” (Penguin, 2003). Part of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. Wrigley will participate in a question-and-answer session at 1:10 p.m. in the Foley Center Library’s Teleconference Room. Wrigley will also read at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Spokane Falls Community College, Building 24, room 110. Free. (509) 313-6681.
Author Jane Fritz - Book signing of “Legendary Lake Pend Oreille: Idaho’s Wilderness of Water.” Thursday, 6 p.m., East Bonner County Library, 1407 Cedar St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-8323.
Author Jim Payne - Retired professor of political science, kayak traveler and author of “One Inch Above the Water: Running Away on America’s Rivers.” Payne narrates a PowerPoint presentation of his latest book, “Discovering England: From One Inch Above the Thames.” Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Barnes & Noble Storytime - Listen to a “Mossy” story. Also enjoy a craft and treat. Saturday, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
Author Jess Steven Hughes - Book signing of his historical novel, “The Sign of the Eagle.” Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Liberty Lake Albertsons, 1304 N. Liberty Lake Road. (509) 590-7316.
Auntie Violet Storytime - Listen to stories read by Auntie Violet. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Esta Rosevear - Children’s author presents her latest book in her Rebecca series, “Rebecca and the Garden,” with a book signing. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Hastings - Spokane Valley, 15312 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 924-0667.
Author Tullia Barbanti - Cooking instructor signs copies of her cookbook, “Al Dente,” and her memoir about leaving post-WWII Italy to live in America, “Tomatoes are My Tools.” Saturday, Noon-4 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Thanksgiving Storytime and Craft - Listen to stories about Turkey Day and make a turkey puppet. Saturday, 1 p.m., Auntie’s at the Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-4775.
Author Bruce Bjornstad - Geologist-hydrologist narrates a 45-minute PowerPoint presentation of his latest book, “On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: Northern Reaches” which he co-authored with EWU professor emeritus Eugene Kiver. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Party - Join in celebrating the seventh “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book, “The Third Wheel.” Play games, win prizes, listen to a reading of the book and enjoy “stinky cheese cake.” Saturday, 4 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.