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Boulder County author talks, events and book signings

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Events

Longmont Book Club will discuss “A Death in the Family” by James Agee at 10:30 a.m. May 21 at Barbed Wire Books; meetup.com/thelongmontbookclub.

Author Andrea Wang will discuss “Luli and the Language of Tea” at 3 p.m. May 21 at Longmont Public Library. Illustrator Hyewon Yum will join virtually; Registration required at twjbookshop.com.

David Chernikoff will discuss “Life, Part Two: Seven Keys to Awakening with Purpose and Joy as You Age,” 6:30 p.m. May 25 at Boulder Bookstore; $5; boulderbookstore.net.

Vauhini Vara will discuss “The Immortal King Rao” with Boulder Book Store’s Arsen Kashkashian and KGNU’s Maeve Conran in a KGNU Radio Bookclub live recording at 6:30 p.m. May 26 at Boulder Book Store; boulderbookstore.net.

Michael Branch will discuss “On the Trail of the Jackalope: How a Legend Captured the World’s Imagination and Helped Us Cure Cancer,” 6:30 p.m. May 26 at Boulder Bookstore. He’ll be in conversation with Karen Auvinen; boulderbookstore.net.

Jake Hollingsworth will discuss “I’m Not From Around Here: Travels in Asia” at 7 p.m. May 27 at Inkberry Books; inkberrybooks.com.

Alexander Shalom Joseph will discuss “Our Mother, The Mountain “ at 7 p.m. May 28 at Inkberry Books; inkberrybooks.com.

Rick Reilly will discuss “So Help Me Golf: Why We Love the Game” 6:30 p.m. June 1 at Boulder Bookstore; $5; boulderbookstore.net.

First Thursdays Book Group will discuss “The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear” by Kate Moore at 2 p.m. June 2 at Longmont Library, 409 Fourth Ave, Longmont; bit.ly/3yntJIT.

James McVey will discuss “Loon Rangers” at 6:30 p.m. June 2 at Boulder Bookstore; $5; boulderbookstore.net.

Longmont Book Club will discuss “Plainsong” by Kent Haruf at 10:30 a.m. June 4 at Barbed Wire Books; meetup.com/thelongmontbookclub.

Author-illustrator Kaz Windness will launch “Swim, Jim!” at 2 p.m. June 4 at Wandering Jellyfish Bookshop; twjbookshop.com.

The Cultural Caravan is bringing in children’s authors and local musicians together for a Musical Storytime. Authors Ana Crespo, Lynn Becker and Andrea Wang will read from their books as musicians play music; 5:30 p.m. June 8 at Boulder Book Store; free, register online at boulderbookstore.net.

Allen Ricca will discuss “Catching Hell: The Insider Story of Seafood from Ocean to Plate” at 6:30 p.m. June 9 at Boulder Bookstore; $5; boulderbookstore.net.

Second Mondays Book Group will discuss “The Island of Sea Women: A Novel” by Lisa See at 6:30 p.m. June 13 at the Longmont Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont; bit.ly/3yntJIT.

Meera Riitta Ojala will discuss “The Little Book of Hope” at 6:30 p.m. June 14 at Boulder Bookstore; $5; boulderbookstore.net.

Pints and Pages, an adult book club, meets at various restaurants and breweries in the Erie area once a month on the second Tuesday; 5:30 p.m. May 10, Erie Community Library, 400 Powers Street, Erie; mylibrary.us/erie.

Serin N. Silva and Rebecca Saltman will discuss “U Empath You: Universal Messages and Personal Stories Bringing Inspiration and Resources for You” at 6:30 p.m. June 16 at Boulder Bookstore; $5; boulderbookstore.net.

Friends of the Longmont Library’s June book sale is back the second week in June at Longmont Library, 409 4th Ave. Shoppers can buy used books ranging from adult and teen fiction and nonfiction to travel, children’s books and vintage selections. 4-8 p.m. June 9 (members only), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 11; free; friendsofthelongmontlibrary.org.

Virtual events

Classics book club, World’s Best Books Bookclub, will discuss “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann at 7 p.m. May 26 via Zoom; boulderbookstore.net.

Longmont librarians will discuss “You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories About Racism” by Amber Ruffin on the Book Chatter Podcast on June 10; via podcast apps; bit.ly/3yntJIT.

Public libraries

Boulder Public Library has four local branches: Main Branch, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.; Meadows Branch, 4800 Baseline Road; George Reynolds, 3595 Table Mesa Drive and NoBo Corner Library, 4600 Broadway; 303-441-3100; boulderlibrary.org.

Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, 1125 Pine St., Boulder; temporarily closed; localhistory.boulderlibrary.org.

National Science Digital Library, 3450 Mitchell Lane, Boulder; nsdl.oercommons.org.

Norlin Library, University of Colorado Boulder, 1720 Pleasant St., Boulder; colorado.edu/libraries.

Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette; lafayetteco.gov/library.

Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont; longmontcolorado.gov/library.

Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville; louisville-library.org.

Lyons Community Library, 405 Main St., Lyons; lyons.colibraries.org.

Nederland Community Library, 20 Lakeview Drive, Nederland; nederland.colibraries.org.

Book stores

Barbed Wire Books, 504 Main St., Longmont, barbedwirebooks.org, new and used titles

Barnes and Noble, 2999 Pearl St., Boulder, barnesandnoble.com, new titles

Beat Book Shop, 1200 Pearl St., Boulder, beatbookshop.com, used and antique titles

Blue Owl Books, 176 CO-119, Nederland, facebook.com/BlueOwlBooks, used titles

The Bookworm, 3175 28th St., Boulder, boulderbookworm.com, used titles

Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; boulderbookstore.net, new titles

Inkberry Books, 7960 Niwot Road, Suite B-3, Niwot, inkberrybooks.com; new and used titles

Juniper Books, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Boulder, juniperbooks.com; hand-assembled new titles

Lighthouse Bookstore, 1201 Pearl St. Mall, Boulder, lighthousebookstoreofboulder.com; metaphysical titles

Little Horse Vintage, 820 Main St., Louisville, littlehorsevintage.com, rare and collectable books

The Read Queen Bookstore and Cafe, 129 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, thereadqueen.com, new and used titles

Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder, tridentcafe.com, new and used titles

Used Book Emporium, 346 Main St., Longmont, usedbookemporium.net, new and used titles

The Wandering Jellyfish, 198 2nd Ave., Niwot, twjbookshop.com, young adult and children’s new titles

Interested local authors can submit new books to the Author Spotlight at bit.ly/BoulderCountyAuthors. Book stores can submit book events to features@prairiemountainmedia with “book event” in the subject line.

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