Coeur d’Alene Pageturners Library Books Club - Discussion of “The Language of Baklava,” by Diana Abu-Jaber. Wednesday, 10:15 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 769-2315, ext. 426.
“I Love You More” - Experience the best-seller that has sparked the conversations about love around the world. Treats will follow. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. (509) 922-4104.
Nature Photographer David Cobb - Discussion and slide presentation on “Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America,” a guided tour through 25 of these gardens. Cobb will also sign copies of his book. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Authors Bruce Holbert and John Whalen - Reading, discussion and signing by the two authors. Holbert’s “Lonesome Animals” is a Western detective story. The paperback release was May 14. Whalen will be reading from his poetry collections “Caliban” and “In Honor of the Spigot.” He will also provide a glimpse at his upcoming collection, “Dumb, Beautiful Ministers.” Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
The Venerable Thubten Chodron - “Don’t Believe Everything You Think” is a call to let go of hopelessness, blame and self-deprecation, and to re-envision your life. Filled with real-life anecdotes, this author’s commentary shows how the wisdom of a beloved Tibetan Buddhist text, “The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas,” can transform your mind and benefit others. Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Bonita Gilbert - Book signing, slides, and discussion of “Building for War: The Epic Saga of the Civilian Contractors and Marines of Wake Island in World War II.” Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Hastings Books, 101 Best Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-0464.
Author Samantha Means - Reading, discussion and signing of “A Winter Storm.” After publishing a book about her experiences with child abuse and opening a facility for battered women and children, Grace Winter thought she was finally free from the shame that haunted her from years of suffering in silence. A moving story about faith and forgiveness. Saturday, 1-3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-4104.
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