Wednesday

Thomas Laird, author of "The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama," will discuss and sign his work at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. The event is co-sponsored by the Carter Library and the Georgia Center for the Book. Admission is free. Call 404-865-7100 or visit www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov.

Thursday

Carl Weber, author of "The First Lady," will sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Thursday at Books-A-Million at Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Call 678-847-5115.

An evening of poetry, featuring David Bottoms and William Walsh, will be held at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. Bottoms is a former poet laureate of Georgia and author of nine poetry books, and Walsh is a poet and author of "Speak So I Shall Know Thee: Interviews with Southern Writers." The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Jan. 30

Ross King, author of "The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade that Gave the World Impressionism," will discuss and sign his work Jan. 30 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. in Atlanta. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $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. 5

Craig Amason, the executive director of the Flannery O'Connor-Andalusia Foundation in Milledgeville, will discuss the life and work of Flannery O'Connor at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is part of the Georgia Center for the Book's "University in the Library" series. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Feb. 6

Michael Thomas, author of "Man Gone Down," will discuss and sign his work at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Feb. 8

Timothy Zahn, author of the Star Wars adventure "Allegiance," will discuss and sign his work at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Feb. 9

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Georgia Review, Stephen Corey, the editor of The Georgia Review, and a group of Georgia poets will discuss their work at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Feb. 10

A poetry workshop will be held at 9 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Feb. 14

Barbara Delinsky, author of "Family Tree," will discuss and sign her work at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

Feb. 17

Steve Berry, author of "The Alexandria Link," will discuss and sign his work at 5 p.m. Feb. 17 at Chapter 11 Books at 6237 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The event is free. Call 404-256-5518.

Best in Books

•What: A book bash for Alice Hoffman, author of "Skylight Confessions"

•When: Wednesday. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., and the discussion begins at 7 p.m.

•Where: The Margaret Mitchell House and Museum Visitors Center, 990 Peachtree St. in Atlanta.

•Cost: Admission is $15. Reservations are requested.

•Info: Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

•Parking: Free parking is available behind the Visitors Center on Crescent Avenue.

•Note: During the event, the Margaret Mitchell House will be open for tours.