THURSDAY 10/7

* Colleen Coover
Graphic novelist Coover signs copies of her books Small Favors Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. The works, which depict cute, cartoony girls fucking the shit out of each other in every way imaginable, are highly unoriginal, and yet surprisingly sexy. CounterMedia, 927 SW Oak St, 226-8141, 6:30 pm

* Greg Rucka
Best known for his work with Marvel comics like Wonder Woman and Wolverine, Rucka now presents a novel; a spy thriller based on his graphic novel series Queen and Country. Murder by the Book, 3210 SE Hawthorne, 232-9995, 6 pm

* David Mitchell
British novelist Mitchell presents his new book Cloud Atlas, a collection of six interconnected tales that span both history and genre. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm


FRIDAY 10/8

Kelly Cresap
Cresap presents a little bit of art history that actually sounds fun to read: an attempt to find and analyze the private intellectual in Andy Warhol, whose frustrating public persona was anything but. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm


SUNDAY 10/10

* Susan Orlean
See My! What a Busy Week! pg 19. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm


MONDAY 10/11

* Phil Stanford
Who knew that in the 1950s squeaky clean Portland was a hotbed of political corruption and organized crime? Well, Phil Stanford for one, and the Portland Tribune journalist has written about it in his new book Portland Confidential: Sex, Crime, and Corruption in the Rose City. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm


TUESDAY 10/12

* Princess Michael of Kent
Princess Michael is not a transsexual's stage name, but a bona fide royal highness who also happens to be on a reading tour for her book The Serpent and the Moon a steamy account of King Henri II of France and his sexy mistress Diane de Poitiers. Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave, 226-2811


WEDNESDAY 10/13

* Peter Heller
Fans of high adventure will dig Heller's Hell or High Water, an account of joining up with a team of rash world-class kayakers to attempt Tibet's Tsangpo River, one of the hardest rivers to kayak in the world. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St., 228-4651, 7:30 pm