Monday

John Dean, author of "Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial Branches," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jimmy Carter Center Library, 441 Freedom Parkway N.E., Atlanta. Call 404-331-3900.

Wednesday

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, author of "Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, 990 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. Call 404-814-2058.

Thursday

Terry Kay, author of "The Book of Marie," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, 990 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. Call 404-814-2058.

Sept. 25

Stuart Woods, author of "Shoot Him If He Runs," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

A book bash for "What on Earth Have I Done?" by Robert Fulghum will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, 990 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. Admission is $12. Call 770-578-3502.

Sept. 26

David Leavitt, author of "The Indian Clerk," will discuss and sign copies of his novel at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Tess Gerritsen, author of "The Bone Garden," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, 990 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. Call 404-814-2058.

Sept. 27

Stuart Woods, author of "Fresh Disasters," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville. The event is free. Call 770-978-5154 or visit www.stuartwoods.com, www.auroratheatre.com or www.gwinnettpl.org.

Sept. 28

Fonzworth Bentley, author of "Advance Your Swagger," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Amy Sedaris, author of "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Wordsmith Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Sept. 29

Christopher Moore, author of "You Suck: A Love Story," "A Dirty Job" and "Lamb," will discuss and sign his books at 7:45 p.m. Sept. 29 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Creston Mapes, author of "Nobody," will discuss his work from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Barnes and Noble at the Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive, Buford. Call 678-482-4150.

Sept. 30

Jennifer Anne Moses, author of "Bagels and Grits: A Jew on the Bayou," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring St., Atlanta. Call 404-873-1661 or visit www.thebreman.org.

Oct. 4

Lorna Landvik, author of "The View from Mount Joy," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, 990 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Call 404-814-2058.

Oct. 6

J. L. Miles, author of "Cold Rock River" and "Roseflower Creek," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Oct. 13

Tina Brooks McKinney, author of "Lawd, Mo' Drama," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Oct. 16

Judy Bart Kancigor will teach a class and sign her cookbook, "Cooking Jewish: 532 Great Recipes from the Rabinowitz Family," from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at Cook's Warehouse, 180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. The class is $35. Call 404-378-7166. or visit www.cookswarehouse.com.

Oct. 17

Alex Harris, photographer and author of "The Idea of Cuba," will discuss his work at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1447 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Call 404-252-4587.

Oct. 18

Rob Riggan, author of "The Blackstone Commentaries," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Oct. 19

Carol D. O'Dell, author of "Mothering Mother," will discuss and sign copies of her work at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

Oct. 20

Michael Largo, author of "The Portable Obituary" and "Final Exits," will discuss and sign copies of his work at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Wordsmiths Books, 141 E. Trinity Place, Decatur. Call 404-378-7166.

The Gwinnett Reading Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. The event is free. For schedules and author information, visit www.gwinnettreadingfestival.org.

SideBar: If You Go

What: Book signing with April Margera, author of "April Cooks: There's an Alligator in My Kitchen"

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today

Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1500 U.S. Highway 19/41, Hampton

Cost: The signing is free and books will be sold for $20.

Info: Margera is the mother of skateboarder and "Viva La Bam" star Bam Margera. The book is a collection of personal recipes and photos of the Margera family and the celebrities who have eaten her cooking. Call 404-862-0963 or visit www.aprilcooks.com.