Here's a sampler of book related events for the month of October. (Check out all the activity on October 5 alone.) Think of it as a collection of links of different venues, so you can surf and plan your month ahead. I purposely don't put the times so you will have double check each website before heading out. The dollar sign designation ($$) indicates some kind of admission fee is charged. All events are in Atlanta unless noted.
Friday, September 30. Sesquicentennial Civil War evening. Nell Dickerson, architect photographer and author of Gone: A Photographic Plea for Preservation and Robert Hicks, author of A Separate Country. Peerless Books. Alpharetta.
Tuesday, October 4. Don Goodman and Thomas Head, authors of The Happy Table of Eugene Walter. Book signing and refreshments by Chef Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene. A Cappella Books.
Wednesday October 5 thru Sunday, October 9. American Association of University Women (AAUW) book sale at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody. Details here. (Banner photo courtesy of AAUW)
Wednesday, October 5. A reading from short story writer and novelist Richard Bausch. Robert Woodruff Library, Emory University. Details here.
Wednesday, October 5. Charles Frazier, author of Nightwoods (and Cold Mountain), Georgia Perimeter College. Clarkston. Details here.
Wednesday, October 5 and Thursday, October 6. Dr. Siddharta Mukherjee author The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer at the Atlanta History Center ($$) and the Arena at the Gwinett Center respectively. Call A Cappella Books at 404-681-5128 about the Mukherjee's History Center appearance and Eagle Eye Books at 404-486-0307 about the Arena. (Tell `em who sent ya.)
Wednesday, October 12. Soraya Mire, author of Girl with Three Legs will lead a discussion on the complicated issue of female genital mutilation. Charis Books & More.
Tuesday, October 18. Southern Poets Reading. Janisse Ray, John Lane & Thomas Rain Crow. Georgia Center for the Book. Decatur Public Library. Check all their October events here.
Monday, October 24, Julie Klam, author of Love at First Bark. Eagle Eye Books.
Thursday, October 27 thru Sunday, October 30. Alien Encounters II: Speculative and Imaginative Fiction by Writers of Color. In collaboration with Black Science Fiction Society, Auburn Avenue Research Library. Details here.
Friday, October 28. Actress Meredith Baxter, author of Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame and Floundering. Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse.
Beginning November 5 thru November 20. The Book Festival of the MJCCA. Details here.