Tuesday

Ken Smith, the author of "Mission Octagon," will discuss and sign his work at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Five Forks Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lawrenceville. The event is free. Visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

Taylor Branch, author of "At Canaan's Edge" will discuss and sign his book at 7:30 p.m. Monday 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.

Wednesday

Ron McLarty, author of "The Memory of Running," will discuss and sign his book at 7 p.m. Wednesday 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 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.

Friday

Kimberla Lawson Roby, author of "Changing Faces," will discuss and sign her book at 7 p.m. Friday at the Chapter 11 store at Ansley Mall at 1544 Piedmont Ave. in Atlanta. The event is free. 404-872-7986.

Saturday

Silas House, the author of "The Coal Tattoo," will discuss and sign his work at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Five Forks Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lawrenceville. The event is free. Visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

Kimberla Lawson Roby, author of "Changing Faces," will be signing copies of her book at 2 p.m. Saturday at Books-A-Million at Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. The event is free. Call 678-847-5115.

Feb. 6

Diann Valentine, author of "Weddings Valentine Style," will discuss and sign her work Feb. 6 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.

Feb. 7

Sidney Pike, the author of "We Changed the World: Memoirs of a Global Satellite Pioneer," will discuss and sign his work at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Five Forks Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road in Lawrenceville. The event is free. Visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

Feb. 8

A book bash will be held for Gail Sheey, author of "Sex and the Seasoned Woman: Pursuing the Passionate Life" on Feb. 8 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 $15. Reservations are requested. Free parking is available behind the Visitors Center on Crescent Avenue. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

Feb. 9

Judith McWillie, author of "No Space Hidden: The Spirit of African American Yard Work," will discuss and sign her book at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The event is sponsored by Chapter 11 and the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Feb. 10

Jackie Collins, author of "Lovers & Players," will discuss and sign her book at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Chapter 11 store at Ansley Mall at 1544 Piedmont Ave. in Atlanta. The event is free. 404-822-7986.

Feb. 12

Brian Corrigan, author of "The Poet of Loch Ness," will read from and sign his work at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at Borders Books and Music at 1705 Mall of Georgia Blvd. in Buford. The event is free. Call 770-904-4106.