Check out your favorite authors at this week’s book readings


Jill Griffin. 7 p.m. Monday. The nonfiction writer speaks and signs “Women Make Great Leaders: Real-World Lessons to Accelerate Your Climb.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Liv Hadden. 7 p.m. Tuesday. The local author speaks and signs “The Adventures of Juice Box and Shame.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Claude Lalumière. 7 p.m. Wednesday. The speculative fiction author speaks and signs “Venera Dreams: A Weird Entertainment.” Malvern Books, 613 W. 29th St.

Mike Cox. 7 p.m. Wednesday. The nonfiction writer speaks and signs “Legends and Lore of the Texas Capitol.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Odie Lindsey. 7 p.m. Thursday. The short story writer speaks and signs “We Come to Our Senses.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Stina Leicht. 7 p.m. Friday. The fantasy author speaks and signs “Blackthorne.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Sharon Solwitz. 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The fiction author speaks and signs “Once, in Lourdes.” BookWoman, 5501 N. Lamar Blvd. A-105.

Chandler Baker. 6 p.m. Saturday. The young adult author speaks and signs “This Is Not the End.” BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.



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