Monday

Maryn McKenna, author of "Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service," will sign copies of her work at 7 p.m. Monday at the Borders Books and Music at Johns Creek, located at 3630 Peachtree Parkway in Suwanee. The signing is free. Call 678-417-1425.

Tuesday

Harry S. Stout, author of "Upon the Altar of the Nation," will sign copies of the book at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. Sponsored by Chapter 11 and Georgia Center for the Book. The event is free. Call 404-325-1505 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Wednesday

Gail Godwin, "Queen of the Underworld" and "The Making of a Writer: Journals, 1961-1963," will discuss and sign her work Wednesday at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. A reception with cash bar will be held at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. The event costs $10. Reservations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Visitors Center on Crescent Avenue. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

Thursday

Deborah Ford, author of "GRITS Friends Are Forevah," will discuss and sign her new novel at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Chapter 11 store at 6237 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The event is free. Call 404-256-5518.

Anthony Grooms, author of "Trouble No More," will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Thursday at Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. Sponsored by Chapter 11 and the Georgia Center for the Book. The event is free. Call 404-325-1505 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Jan. 27

Alistair MacLeod, author of " Island" and Nino Ricci, author of "Testament," will discuss and sign their work at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at Jimmy Carter Library, 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. Sponsored by Chapter 11 and the Georgia Center for the Book. The event is free. Call 404-325-1505 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Jan. 28

Jeff Long, author of "The Wall," will discuss and sign his book at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Chapter 11 Bookstore at 6237 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The event is free. Call 404-256-5518.

Jan. 31

Taylor Branch, author of "At Canaan's Edge" will discuss and sign his book at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Jimmy Carter Library, 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. Sponsored by Chapter 11 the Georgia Center for the Book. The event is free. Call 404-325-1505 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Feb. 1

Ron McLarty, author of "The Memory of Running," will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The event is free. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

John McWhorter, author of "Winning the Race: Beyond the Crisis in Black America" will discuss and sign his work Feb. 1 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. A reception with cash bar will be held at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. The event costs $10. Reservations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Visitors Center on Crescent Avenue. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.