8 Booklover’s Anonymous Club discusses “Confessions of a Shopaholic” by Sophia Kinsella, 6:30 p.m., BN-LR
9 Steve Whisnant (“Yesterday Again), 4:30-6 p.m., WW; Terri Roberts Luneau (“Big Wood Bird: An Ivory-Bill Story”), 2 p.m., Central Arkansas Main Library; Alan Rhody, O’Susanna Concerts, 7 p.m., TBIB, $8; Maxine Brown (“Looking Back to See”), 2 p.m., BN
14 Roger Bruner (“I Started a Joke”), self-publishing seminar, 5:30 p.m., Westminister Village, Blytheville (sponsored by TBIB)
15 Denise Michelle Harris (“Sweet Bye-Bye”), 6-8 p.m., PA; Harry Potter Party (release of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), games, costume costumes, 10:30 p.m.-midnight, WW; “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” lock-in, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Blytheville (sponsored by TBIB), $50 (includes 8 a.m. breakfast), benefits Red Cross; Midnight Magic Pre-Release Party of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” with trivia, costume contest, games, face painting, pictures and arts and crafts, 9 p.m., BN-LR (book goes on sale at midnight).
16 Brian Jay Corrigan (“The Poet of Loch Ness”), 1 p.m., TBIB
17 Susan Wittig Albert (“The Tale of Holly How”), 3 p.m., TBIB
18 Terry Turner (“Baseball in Little Rock”), 5 p.m., TBIB; Cookie’s Book Group will discuss “100 Years of Solitude,” 7 p.m., TBIB
19 Michael Lee West (“Mad Girls in Love”), 5 p.m. potluck supper and signing, TBIB; Wordsworth Bookclub discusses William Faulkner’s “As I Lay Dying,” 7-8 p.m., WW
23 Patricia Brady (“Martha Washington: An American Life”), 1 p.m., TBIB
27 ABC Bookclub discusses “Main Street” by Lewis Sinclair, 7:30 p.m., BN-LR
28 Bert Mann (“Brick By Brick”), 5 p.m., TBIB
30 Allan Ward (“Lucian”), 3-5 p.m., WW
Every Tuesday Little Rock Chess Association, learn how to play or enjoy a friendly game, 7-10:30 p.m., BN; Children’s Storytime, 10 a.m., BN; Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., BAM
Every Thursday Storytime, 10 a.m., BN
Every Thursday morning Books-a-Million Buddies (geared to elementary and pre-school children), call Pam for reservations, 771-7581
Every Saturday Themed storytime, 10:30 a.m., BAM;
Last Sunday of month Pajama storytime, 6 p.m., BN; Family Game Night, 7 p.m., BN
Every second and fourth Thursday C.U.R.E. meeting, 7 p.m., BN
Area Bookstores:
BAM: Books-A-Million, 2747 Lakewood Village Drive, NLR, 771-7581
BREN: Brentano’s Bookstore, Park Plaza, 663-0324
BN-LR: Barnes & Noble-Chenal, 11500 Financial Centre Parkway, 954-7648
BN-NLR: Barnes & Nobel-North Little Rock, 4000 McCain Blvd., 771-1124
LB: Lorenzen & Co. Booksellers, 7509 Cantrell Road, 663-8811
PA: Pyramid Art, Books and Custom Framing, Museum Center, 500 E. Markham St., Suite 110, 372-5824
RMBG: River Market Books and Gifts, Cox Creative Center, 120 Commerce St., 918-3093
TBMP: That Bookstore at Mountebanq Place, 1107 Oak St., Conway, 888-287-7791
TBIB: That Bookstore in Blytheville, 316 W. Main St., Blytheville, 870-763-3333
T&T: Tyler and Tyler Booksellers, 4558 JFK Blvd., NLR, 753-8530
WALD: Waldenbooks, McCain Mall, 758-5447
WW: WordsWorth Books & Co., 5920 R St., 663-9198