* Robert V. Taylor reads "A New Way to Be Human: 7 Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive" (New Page Books, $15.99) at 7 p.m. Thursday at Weller Book Works.
A native of South Africa, Taylor was a conscientious objector to apartheid in the 1970s, and the first openly gay Episcopal dean in the U.S. Along with his spiritual mentor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, he has been a tireless advocate for marginalized people globally and locally, developing facilities for the homeless, the AIDS/HIV community, veterans, underprivileged children and the elderly. Like any human, Taylor is no stranger to heartrending fear. His new book shares how he moved from fear into a place of enormous love and impact.
This is a free event at the bookstore, 607 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City. Visit www.wellerbookworks.com for more information.
Author events this week at The King's English Bookshop include:
* Benjamin Busch will read from and sign his memoir "Dust to Dust" (Ecco, $26.99) at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The book chronicles Busch's boyhood in rural New York to his deployment as an infantry officer during the worst of the Iraq war. Busch is a U.S. Marine who served two combat tours in Iraq, an actor on "The Wire," and son of celebrated novelist Frederick Busch.
* Utah author Cevan LeSieur signs his book "The Avenues" (Arcadia Publishing, $26.99) at 2 p.m. Saturday. The book features one of Salt Lake City's most historically and architecturally distinctive residential districts through a series of photographs.
These are free events at the bookshop, 1511 E. 1500 South, Salt Lake City.