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Sun., Dec. 8, 2013

John Stockton – The NBA Hall of Famer and 10-time NBA All-Star will sign his new autobiography, “Assisted.” This will be the only location in Washington state where he will be signing. Requirements are as follows: He will autograph one piece of memorabilia (anything except trading cards) per customer; he will not pose for photos but customers will be allowed to take pictures while moving through the line; and copies of the book must be purchased at Auntie’s and be accompanied by a receipt the day of the event. Today, noon, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Books are Fun Book and Gift Fair – Items for all ages at discounted prices. Benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Rock Pointe III, 1330 N. Washington St. (509) 953-3246.

Capturing Family Stories at the Holidays - A two-session workshop that is part of the StoryCatcher Project. Learn about the techniques involved in recording oral histories. Registration is requested. Monday and Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2380.

Author Merle Martin - Discussion and book signing of “I’m Just Her Father.” The new book takes the reader from the past to the future, from Spokane to Russia, and includes poetry, short stories, opinion pieces and limericks. It’s a story of father and daughter who look at the same things but see them differently. Monday, 10 a.m.-noon, Royal Plaza Retirement Center, 302 E. Wedgewood St. (509) 927-3540.

Auntie’s Morning Book Group - End of the year party. Tuesday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Auntie’s Evening Book Group - End of the year party. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.

Author Matthew Gonder - Reading, discussion and book signing of “Music on the Move Out West.” The book chronicles the adventures of a widower and his five teenagers in 1969 as they try to find a home in the Pacific Northwest. Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

“Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow” Story Time and Craft - Come hear the newest book in the “Ladybug Girl” collection by David Soman. Stay to make part of your own ladybug outfit. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Authors Charles Lightwalker and Pat Dougherty – Reading, discussion and signing of “Quantum Healing: The Synergy of Chiropractic & Reiki.” Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Books are Fun Fundraiser - Items for all ages at discounted prices. Benefits Deaconess Hospital volunteers. Open to the public. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Deaconess Hospital, outside the Gift Shop, 800 W. Fifth Ave. (509) 953-3246.

Author Kevin Decker - Reading, discussion and book signing of “Who is Who: The Philosophy of Doctor Who.” Decker is an associate professor of philosophy at Eastern Washington University. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Authors Mark Porter and Shannon Jackson - A signing only of Porter’s “Extreme” and Jackson’s “It’s Not Rocket Science, It’s Parenthood.” Friday, noon, Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

Author Stephen Shepperd - Book signing of “Hydromania: A History of the Diamond Cup.” The book gives a comprehensive history of the Diamond Cup hydroplane races and Coeur d’Alene’s love/hate relationship with boat racing. Friday, 5-8 p.m., Angel Gallery of Fine Art & Antiques, 423 Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 665-7232.

Author Nancy Atteburg - Reading and signing copies of her children’s book, “ ’Twas the Night Before Round-Up,” followed by a short craft project with the kids. Story times are at 1 and 2 p.m. with a craft project following each reading. Illustrator Joan Gilbert Madsen will be also be present to sign copies of the book. Saturday, Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown. (509) 229-3414.

Deby Fredericks – The local fantasy author will greet fans and sign copies of her latest novel, “The Seven Exalted Orders.” Saturday, Spokane Valley Hastings, 15312 E. Sprague Ave. (509) 482-5288.

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town!” Story Time and Craft - With the snow and cold weather, Santa must not be far behind. Come for Christmas stories about Saint Nick and write a letter to Santa Claus. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.

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. Group meets second and fourth Saturdays of the month; noon. Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 891-1695.

Author Mary Farrell with Kay LeClaire - LeClaire is a Spokane resident and the oldest woman in the world to climb the Seven Summits who will talk with kids about what it takes to climb the highest peaks in the world, show off her gear and explain its uses and read from her new children’s book, “Journey to the Top of the World.” Saturday, 2 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-5371.

Anthology: Spokane’s Greatest Poets and Authors - Featuring Bruce Holbert, Brooke Matson, Travis Naught, Luke Roe, Sharma Shields, Shawn Vestal, emcee Luke Baumgarten and more. The profits from the event support the operations cost of RiverLit, a quarterly magazine focused on the literary and visual arts. Saturday, 7 p.m., The Bartlett, 228 W. Sprague Ave. $8/advance; $12/door.


 

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