5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19, Edmonds Bookshop
Hooper will read from and sign copies of her new book “The Other Alcott: A Novel.” Hooper’s debut novel tells the story of May Alcott, youngest sister of Louisa and a talented artist. The shop is at 111 Fifth Ave. S. in Edmonds.
Lori Tsugawa Whaley
7 p.m. Oct. 19, Mill Creek University Book Store
Whaley will read from and sign copies of her new book “The Courage of a Samurai.” The samurai warriors of ancient Japan lived by a moral and ethical code known as Bushido, the way of the warrior. This code of chivalry sculpted their culture and influenced all aspects of their lives and society. The store is at 15311 Main St., Mill Creek Town Center.
4:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Bauer Funeral Chapel
Blake — the author of “J.S. White, Our First Architect: His surviving structures from 19th-century Snohomish” — will remember White the day before the anniversary of the architect’s death on Oct. 21, 1920, and tell the story of “The Discovery of the White Building Hidden in Plain Site.” Blake also plans to sign copies of the coffee table book, which will be offered for sale. The party then continues at The Repp in the White Building. The funeral chapel is at 701 First St., Snohomish.
2 p.m. Oct. 22, Everett Public Library
Langhans will present her new book, “Random Facts From the Founding Days of Everett, Washington” in the library’s auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave. in Everett. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. All proceeds from her book go toward framing historic photographs in the Northwest Room of the library. Langhans is a longtime member of Historic Everett, and has been writing the organization’s newsletter for years.
11 a.m. Oct. 28, Mill Creek University Book Store
The award-winning illustrator will read from his new children’s book “Herbert’s First Halloween.” Herbert is deeply doubtful about his first Halloween — but with a little help from his dad and a special tiger costume, Herbert might just find confidence on Halloween night. The store is at 15311 Main St., Mill Creek Town Center.
Harold Richard Pettus
What would the powers that be do if they knew for certain that hostile international relations are leading to the end the world as we know it? Adam, a scientifically engineered boy of the future, is looking for the answer to that question. His superior intellect has determined with no margin of error that humankind will go extinct if drastic steps are not immediately taken. This is Pettus’ debut novel. A Vietnam War veteran, Pettus is an award-winning essayist and current columnist for Totems, the Mensa of Western Washingon’s newspaper.
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