MIKE DUNCAN: Signs copies of “Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution”. 4 p.m. Monday, October 11, outside at Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls. RSVP appreciated but not required. Go to magersandquinn.com/event.
MARC GUSTAFSON: Presents “Born under the sign of Odin: the life and times of Robert Bly’s little magazine and little press. 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, in-store, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
JEFF HERTZBERG: Signs copies of “The best artisan bread in five minutes a day”. 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, in-store, Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls.
DAN PIPENBRING: Discusses “The Beautiful Ones”, a collaboration with Prince on the superstar’s memoir, which ended with Prince’s death. Piepenbring chose to complete the manuscript in a way that fulfilled Prince’s intentions. He redesigned the book and it was released in 2019 with great reviews. 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 13 in the MELSA Club Book series. Broadcast on facebook.com/ClubBook.
TOM RADEMACHER: Launches her book “Raising Ollie: How My Nonbinary Art-Nerd Kid Changes (Nearly) Everything I Know” at an open house hosted by University of Minnesota Press and Transforming Families Minnesota. It is the story of a new school year for a teacher of the year and her art-obsessed, funny, anxious and intelligent child who was not challenged and asked to go to a school with “children like me”. At the same time, his father had his own anxieties and struggled to adjust to teaching in a whiter, more suburban school than anywhere he had taught before. 7 p.m. Tuesday October 12, 826 MSP, 1915 E. 22nd St, Mpls. Free and open to the public (masks compulsory). Rademacher will also be reading at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15 at Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.
OLLIE SCHMINKEY: Non-binary transgender poet / musician / artist from St. Paul who has performed poems in 18 states, reads from their new collection “Dead Dad Jokes”, a poetry memoir of the last days and the death of their father, and heartbreak which follows. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.
AMOR TOWLES: The author of “A Gentleman in Moscow” talks about his new novel, “The Lincoln Highway”, about a young man released from a juvenile labor house who plans to go to California but whose plans are thwarted. Featured in the Talking Volumes series. 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St, St. Paul. $ 30 to mprevents.org.