Author Sharon Coleman - Davenport resident will sign her books “The Christmas Calf” and “Andrew’s Gift.” Today, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Reardan Community Hall, 120 S. Oak St., Reardan.
Authors Chuck Heath Sr. and Chuck Heath Jr. - Father and brother of Sarah Palin will sign their book, “Our Sarah, Made in Alaska,” about her childhood. Chuck Heath Jr. and Palin attended North Idaho College. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Hastings Books - Coeur d’Alene, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464.
Author Tiphanie Yanique - Reading of the fictional short story collection, “How to Escape from a Leper Colony” (Graywolf, 2010). Part of the Gonzaga University Visiting Writers Series. Yanique will participate in a question-and-answer session before the reading at 2 p.m. in the Foley Center Library’s Teleconference Room. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Gonzaga University, Cataldo Hall’s Globe Room, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 313-6681.
The Heart of Spirituality Book Discussion Series - Tuesday, “Gilead” by Marilynne Robinson. 6:30-8 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5386.
Auntie’s Morning Book Group - Discussion of “Little Bee” by Chris Cleave. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Author Frank Zafiro - Book signing of his “River City” series. Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.
Auntie’s Evening Book Group - Discussion of “State of Wonder” by Ann Patchett. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Lost and Found Preschool Storytime and Craft - Listen to stories about finding things then make a name tag to attach to your favorite toy. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
North Spokane Book Club - Discuss “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury. Wednesday, 7 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Ave. Free. (509) 893-8350.
Author David Allan Cates - Missoula writer and author of “Hunger in America,” presents his latest novel, “Ben Armstrong’s Strange Trip Home.” Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Spokane is Reading with Chris Cleave - 11th annual event with author Cleave and his book “Little Bee.” Two readings: 1 p.m. at Garland Theater and 7 p.m. at Lincoln Center. No tickets are issued for either presentation and seating is first-come, first-served. Both presentations will be followed by book signing, and Auntie’s Bookstore will be selling copies of Cleave’s books. Garland Theatre, 924 W. Garland Ave. Free. (509) 444-5307; also Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Free. (509) 444-5307.
Author D. Andrew McChesney - Book signing of “Beyond the Ocean’s Edge: A Stone Island Sea Story.” Friday, 5 p.m., Hastings - Shadle, 1704 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 327-6008.
Northern Idaho Distinguished Humanities Lecture and Dinner with Anthony Doerr - Doerr’s books include the short story collection “The Shell Collector,” a novel “About Grace,” and a memoir “Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World.” His latest collection of stories (and two novellas) is “Memory Wall,” which features stories set on four different continents. Friday, 7 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. $45. (888) 345-5346.
Teacher and Librarian Appreciation Day - Stop by the children’s section and pick up a bag full of goodies. There will be book reviews, study guides, stickers, posters and discounts for teachers and librarians. Saturday, Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Kids Used Book Drive - Spark NW, a nonprofit focused on inspiring children to volunteer, is gathering gently used books in support of the KHQ used book drive. Bring children’s books with no marks or tears in them to the library meeting room between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for book sorting, reading and literacy games. Children who help will earn a service badge. Saturday, 10:30 a.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 599-3503.
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.
Teen Book Club - Discuss this month’s book, “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. Saturday, 1 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Author Julie Asay - The author will be signing her children’s book, “I Wish I Had a Twin Brother.” Saturday, 1 p.m., Hastings Books - South, 2512 E. 29th Ave. (509) 535-4342.
“Olivia” Storytime - Hear the latest Olivia tale, “Olivia and the Fairy Princesses.” Also take home some Olivia activities and stickers. Saturday, 1 p.m., Auntie’s at the Square, 808 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 456-4775.
Author Joan Kopczynski - Book signing of “Spies, Lies and Psychosis.” Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Hastings Books - Coeur d’Alene, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464.
Author Miles Athey - Presents “Crab Creek Chronicles: The Expansion,” the second book in his fiction series set in Spokane and Ritzville in the 1880s. Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
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