- Two authors will make appearances in Ogden on Saturday, Oct. 5, to discuss and sign copies of their latest works.
Ralph Vander Heide, of Ogden, is the author of "German Leaves: Opposing Nazi Cannons With Words" (Xlibris, $19.99) and "Chris and Louisa" (Xlibris, $29.99). He will be at Hastings, 340 E. 525 North, Ogden, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Montana author Ken England wrote the novels "93 Degrees" (Engk, $16.99) and "The Sky Is Bleeding" (Engk, $17.99), and will meet with the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hastings. Both events are free.
- A reading and discussion of Mark Sundeen's book, "The Man Who Quit Money" (Riverhead Trade, $15), will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Holmgren Historical Farm, 460 N. 300 East, Tremonton.
Twelve years ago, Daniel Suelo pulled from his pocket his life savings -- $30 -- laid it inside a phone booth, and walked away. "The Man Who Quit Money" tells the story of how he has since lived, according to a news release, without money, credit, barter or government hand-outs, fulfilling a vision of the good life inspired by the teachings of Jesus, Buddha, and the Hindu wandering monks known as Sadhus.
This free event is sponsored by the Utah Humanities Book Festival, Weller's Book Works, and The Holmgren Historical Farm.
- Authors will make appearances at the Brigham City Library throughout the month of October as part of the Brigham City Book Festival, celebrating books, ideas and imagination.
Author Josh Hanagarne, of Salt Lake City, will be the first featured author and will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, about his book, "The World's Strongest Librarian: A Memoir of Tourette's, Faith, Strength, & the Power of Family" (Gotham, $26). A book signing will follow.
Hanagarne is a librarian in the main branch of Salt Lake City's public library who learned to overcome the effects of Tourette's syndrome through strength training. He is also the founder of a popular blog about books and weight lifting.
Other authors to visit the library this month include: Karl Beckstrand, "Crumbs on the Stairs/Migas en las Escaleras"; Robison Wells, "Variant" and "Feedback"; and Ann Torrence, "U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven Western National Parks."
These events are in partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival, a program of the Utah Center for the Book, a Library of Congress affiliate.
The Brigham City Library is at 26 E. Forest St. For more information, visit bcpl.lib.ut.us/bookfestival.html.
- The King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City will host the following events this week:
-- Virgina author Maggie Stiefvater will read from and sign her young-adult novel "The Dream Thieves" (Scholastic, $18.99), the second installment in the all-new Raven Cycle series, at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30. Stiefvater's Shiver trilogy is a New York Times best-selling series.
-- Cinda Williams Chima, of Ohio, will read from and sign her new young-adult fantasy novel "The Enchanted Heir" (Disney-Hyperion, $18.99), the next installment in The Heir Chronicles, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.
-- Robison Wells, of Holladay, will read from and sign his young-adult science fiction novel "Blackout" (HarperTeen, $17.99), in which a virus infects teenagers with fantastic superpowers, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.
-- Daniel Lieberman, chairman of the department of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University, will read from and sign "The Story of the Human Body" (Pantheon, $27.95), a landmark book of popular science that examines the disparities between our Stone Age bodies and the modern world in which we live. This event will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Registration is free, but required. Go to www.nhmu.utah.edu/daniel-lieberman.
-- Utah author Peggy Eddleman will sign her new young-adult novel "Sky Jumpers" (Random House, $16.99), a post-apocalyptic action-adventure and an Indies Introduce pick, at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.
-- Local author Holli Anderson will read from and sign her young-adult novel, "Five: Out of the Dark" (Curiosity Quills Press, $15.99), about teenagers with magical powers living in the Seattle underground and fighting otherworldly foes, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.
-- Mystery writer Curt Wendelboe, of Wyoming, will sign "Death on the Greasy Grass" (Berkley Trade, $16), the next installment in the series about FBI agent Manny Tanno, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.
The King's English Bookshop is at 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City. www.kingsenglish.com.