THURSDAY 10/18

Libby Gill
Stay At Home Dads: The Essential Guide to Creating the New Family. Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7 pm

David Schmahmann
This South-African author will read from his book, Empire Settings. Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm

Original Book Group
White Teeth, by Zadie Smith. Borders-Beaverton, 2605 SW Cedar Hills, 644-1498, 7 pm

* Joe Wenderoth
Letters to Wendy's. There's more than one way to write a book. This one is a pastiche of ideas, conceived as notes on customer comment cards at Wendy's fast food restaurants. Said to be brilliant, original, emotional, and tinged with the pornographic. Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 7 pm

Joe Kanon
The Good German. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


FRIDAY 10/19

Stuart Perrin
A Deeper Surrender: Notes on a Spiritual Life. The path of one yoga instructor and spiritual teacher. Borders Books and Music, 708 SW 3rd Ave, 220-5911, 7 pm

* Afghanistan's Endless War: State Failure, Regional Politics, and the Rise of the Taliban
A special appearance by Larry Goodson, author of Afghanistan's Endless War. A combination of Taliban interviews and field research and analysis, taking the conversation far past the scope of the nightly news. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

Andrew Vachss
Pain Management Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


SATURDAY 10/20

* Jeffrey Rothfeder
Every Drop For Sale: The World's Desperate Fight Over Water. Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


MONDAY 10/22

Judith Sherven and James Sniechowski
Be Loved For Who You Really Are: How the Differences Between Men and Women Can be Turned Into The Source Of The Very Best Romance... Barnes & Noble, 1720 N Jantzen Beach, 283-2800, 7 pm

* Rogue Publishing: Do it Yourself Books, Jim Munroe
After the reading at Reading Frenzy, come upstairs to talk about making the transition from zines to books. Independent Publishing Resource Center, 917 SW Oak Street, #218, 827-0249, 9 pm, donation

T.C. Boyle
A well loved author and New Yorker contributor, known for his stylized, rich-though-cold approach to emotional material. Sure to draw a crowd. Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, 228-4651, 7:30 pm

* Jim Monroe
Angry Young Spacemen. A crazy story of teaching English on other planets. Written by an author who's gone from zines to a commercial publishing house, and back to self-publishing books. Jim Monroe will read his work, followed by a discussion. Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak, 274-1449, 7 pm

Susan Griffin
The Book of the Courtesans Twenty-Third Avenue Books, 1015 NW 23rd Ave, 224-6203, 7:30 pm


TUESDAY 10/23

* Marjorie Kelly
The Divine Right of Capital, a "solid indictment of capitalist economics and the principal of shareholder value." Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Hwy, 246-0053, 5 pm

Annie Callan
Publication party for her first book, a young adult novel,Taf. Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, 284-1726, 7 pm

* Ken Wiwa
Part of a 15-city tour, speaking about human rights, environmental issues, the global economy, and more. Author of In The Shadow of a Saint: A Son's Journey to Understand his Father's Legacy. The author's father, a Nigerian,was murdered for his beliefs and activism. Portland State University, Smith Center, 1825 SW Broadway, 725-5666, 7 pm

The Northern Lights
By Lucy Jago. A study in the obsessed man who traveled far and looked deep into the aurora borealis. One of those books that proves science rich, history compelling. Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm


WEDNESDAY 10/24

Pam Gross and Peter Paskill
Want a New, Better, Fantastic Job? Learn what it takes. See the speakers, buy the book. Barnes & Noble-Beaverton, 18300 NW Evergreen Parkway, 645-3046, 7 pm

William T. Vollman
Fans get ready--here's the fourth installment in Vollman's seven-volume series, all looking at Native American and the Europeans who caused them endless grief. Kidnapping, lies, fires, Pocahontas. Argall Powell's Books on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, 238-1668, 7:30 pm