Wednesday

All branches of the Gwinnett County Public library will be closed Wednesday in observance of Independence Day. Book drops will remain open. The libraries will reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday. Call 770-978-5154 or visit www.gwinnettpl.org.

Friday

Margaret Sartor, author of "Miss American Pie," will discuss and sign her work at 7 p.m. Friday at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place in Decatur. The event is free. Call 404-378-7166 or visit www.wordsmithsbooks.com.

July 9

Daniel Wallace, author of "Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician," will discuss and sign his work at 7:15 p.m. July 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.

July 10

Travis Holland, author of "The Archivist's Story," will discuss and sign his work July 10 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.

July 11

A Book Bash event for Ferrol Sams, author of "Down Town," will be held at 7 p.m. July 11 at the Atlanta History Center at 130 W. Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta. Admission is $12 and pre-payment is required. Call 770-578-3502 or visit www.gwtw.org.

John T. Edge, author of "Southern Belly: The Ultimate Foodlover's Companion to the South," will discuss and sign his work at 7:15 p.m. July 11 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.

July 17

Bill Osinski, author of "Ungodly: A True Story of Unprecedented Evil," will discuss and sign his work July 17 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.

July 18

Kristin Gore, author of "Sammy's House," will discuss and sign her work July 18 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.

Cherry Adair, author of "White Heat," will discuss and sign her work at 7:15 p.m. July 18 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.

July 23

Barbara Ladd, a professor at Emory University, will discuss the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston at 7:15 p.m. July 23 at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur. Ladd is the author of "Resisting History: Gender, Modernity and Authorship in William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston and Eudora Welty." The free discussion 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.

July 26

Andrew Billingsley, author of "Yearning to Breathe Free," will discuss and sign his work at 7 p.m. July 26 at the theater at the Carter Center, 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book and the Carter Center. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

July 27

Stephen L. Carter, author of "New England White," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. July 27 at the Cecil B. Day chapel at the Carter Center, 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta. The free event is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book and the Carter Center. Call 404-370-8450, ext. 2225 or visit www.georgiacenterforthebook.org.

July 31

Ronald Spector, author of "In the Ruins of Empire: The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Postwar Asia," will discuss and sign his work at 7:15 p.m. July 31 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.

Aug. 1

Thomas Ricks, author of "Fiasco," will discuss and sign his work Aug. 1 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.