It’s a good week for readers young and old.
Nina de Gramont, a professor in the UNCW Creative Writing Department, has just had her second novel for adults, “The Last September,” published. Her first book, the short story collection “Of Cats and Men,” won a Discovery Award from the New English Booksellers Association and was a Booksense selection. Her first novel, “Gossip of the Starling,” was also a Booksense pick. She’ll be at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
And for kids, there’s Eoin Colfer, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature, and Oliver Jeffers. Colfer is an Irish writer known for his Artemis Fowl series, which has sold more than 20 million copies. While those are more suitable for those in the 8 to 10 range (and some parents might think slightly older), Colfer has written books for younger readers as well. His most recent teams him with illustrator Jeffers, whose “The Day the Crayons Quit,” was an N.C. Children’s Choice for Picture Book in 2014. Their collaboration is “Imaginary Fred,” about the power of imagination and the value of friendshps. It is aimed at children age 4 and up. The two will be Quail Ridge Books & Music at 6 p.m. on Friday10/2. There will be a signing line to have your books autographed. That means when you purchase a book, you’ll receive a lettered ticket that will be your place in the line to have the book signed after the reading or Q&A session. The earlier you get your book, the less time you have to wait in line.
Here’s a full list of authors visiting Triangle book stores this week:
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Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill:
2 p.m. Sunday Sept. 27: Polly Young-Eisendrath, “The Present Heart: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Discovery.”
4 p.m. Sunday Sept. 27: Dr. Joseph Burgo, “The Narcissist You Know.”
4 p.m. Tuesday: Gene Luen Yang, “Secret Coders” at Chapel Hill Public Library.
7 p.m. Wednesday: Nina de Gramont, “The Last September.”
7 p.m. Thursday: Jon Fine, “Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear).”
Info: 919-942-7373 or flyleafbooks.comv
Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham:
7 p.m. Monday: Sonja Williams, “Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom.”
7 p.m. Wednesday: Kathy Giuffre, “The Drunken Spelunker’s Guide to Plato.”
11 a.m. Saturday: Ellen Fischer, “If an Elephant Went to School.”
7 p.m. Saturday: J.J. Johnson, “Believarexic.”
Info: 919-286-2700 or regulatorbookshop.comv
Quail Ridge Books & Music, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh:
2 p.m. Sunday Sept. 27: Sonja Williams, “Word Warrior.”
7 p.m. Monday: Sandra Gutierrez, Bridgette Lacy, Bill Smith, “A Savor the South” Triple Author Event.
7 p.m. Tuesday: Sherry & John Petersik, “Lovable, Livable Home.”
7 p.m. Wednesday: Gene Luen Yang, “Secret Coders.”
6 p.m. Friday: Eoin Colfer & Oliver Jeffers, “Imaginary Fred.”
Info: 919-828-1588 or quailridgebooks.comv
McIntyre’s Books, Fearrington Village Center near Pittsboro:
11 a.m. Saturday: Nancie McDermott, “Southern Soups & Stews.”
Info: 919-542-3030 or fearrington.com/village/mcintyres.aspv