Author Sara Weaver - Remember Ruby Ridge and Randy Weaver? Visit with surviving daughter Sara Weaver and hear her story in person. She presents her book, “From Ruby Ridge to Freedom: The Sara Weaver Story.” Today, 11 a.m., Northwest Bible Church, 3707 E. Third Ave., Mead. Free. (509) 468-9127.
Author Robert West - Reading and book signing of “It Can (and it does) Happen Here.” West, a retired Kootenai County coroner, delves into the present coroner/medical examiner system while recounting experiences encountered during his 40 years as deputy coroner and county coroner. Today, 5 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2380.
Tiny Reading: Riverlit 15 - Writers and poets will read their work from RiverLit 15, including: Brooke Matson, Luke Baumgarten, Sharma Shields, Sam Mills, Beth Cooley and Kathryn Smith. Monday, 7 p.m., Ink Art Space, 228 W. Sprague Ave., Suite A. $2. (509) 264-3604.
Author Bruce Holbert with Poet John Whalen - Reading and book signing of “The Hour of Lead” by Holbert, an epic family novel and coming of age story that is imbibed with the mythology of the West. Whalen will introduce his latest collection “In Honor of the Spigot.” Tuesday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
“I Am Otter” Preschool Storytime and Craft - Otter loves his life with Otter Keeper and Teddy. But when Otter Keeper goes to work, he and Teddy decide it simply isn’t fair. Come find out what mischief they create in this brand new book by Sam Garton. Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 838-0206.
Spokane Valley Library Book Club – Discussion of “Secretariat” by William Nack. Wednesday, 2 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. (509) 893-8400.
Inland Northwest Writer’s Guild - Local beginning and lightly published writers will discuss their works and gain tips about publishing and marketing. All are welcome. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
The Nostalgia Radio Hour - KJRB and Nostalgia Magazine will be recording a new radio variety show live, to be aired July 28 and Aug. 25. Guests include Hot Club of Spokane; historian Tony Bamonte; broadcaster/documentarian Tom McArthur; history professor Larry Cebula; Julia Rinker Miller; The Riders of the Rockin B Ranch and others. Seating limited to 100. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Glover Mansion, 321 W. Eighth Ave. Free. (509) 443-3678.
Author Laura McBride – Spokane native’s debut novel, “We Are Called to Rise,” has received starred reviews from Library Journal, been picked by booksellers as the No. 1 Indie Next Pick for June as well as the American Booksellers Association for their Indies Introduce selection. It is a boomtown tale, in which the lives of disparate people are bound together by a split-second mistake, and a child’s fate hangs in the balance. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Susan Carr - Presents her book, “The Ballad of Desiree,” with a concert and reading. The book tells a sweeping story, from the mysteries of a Native American smoke lodge, to the idylls of a mountain homestead, to the bohemian lights of a burgeoning Seattle music scene. It is a story that brings readers through a turbulent decade that changed everything for those who were lucky enough to come of age within it. The concert will feature songs of the 1970s performed by Bob Beaumier, cello, and Mary Chavez, piano. Friday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, mezzanine, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Auntie Jannie Storytime - Have you met Auntie Jannie yet? Well, if you haven’t you must come down today and meet her. She will be reading many delightful stories. Saturday, 11 a.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, children’s section, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.
Author Jim Noren - Book signing of “Waiting on a Miracle.” A mistake at age 14 changed Jim Noren’s life forever. In the blink of an eye, Noren went from being a carefree teenager who had dreams of following in his dad’s major league baseball footsteps, to lying flat on his back with no hope for the future. Over an extended hospitalization, his loving grandmother and a mysterious visitor buoyed his hopelessness to faith in a plan greater than his own. Saturday, noon, Auntie’s Bookstore, main floor, 402 W. Main Ave. (509) 838-0206.