The following events this week are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. This is not a complete listing. For additional events, see Bookshop on our pages or log on to eg.washingtonpost.com/section/books.
7 P.M. Hari Kunzru reads from and signs his new novel, Transmission, at Olsson's-Penn Quarter, 418 Seventh St. NW, 202-638-7610.
7 P.M. Dan Barry, the "About New York" columnist for the New York Times, discusses and signs his new memoir, Pull Me Up, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. Kim Addonizio reads from and signs her fourth collection of poetry, What Is This Thing Called Love, at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, 202-737-5553.
7 P.M. Nigel West discusses Mortal Crimes: The Greatest Theft in History: The Soviet Penetration of the Manhattan Project at the International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Tickets are $20 for nonmembers. Call 202-393-7798 or Ticketmaster at 800-551-SEAT to RSVP.
7:30 P.M. Edward H. Bonekemper discusses and signs A Victor Not a Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant's Overlooked Military Genius at Barnes & Noble-Rockville, 12089 Rockville Pike, 301-881-0237.
7:30 P.M. The Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series opens its 29th season with readings by Joelle Biele and Richard Blanco at Miller's Cabin, Picnic Grove # 6, Beach Dr. at the Military Rd. overpass in Rock Creek Park. For details, call 301-587-4954.
7 P.M. Journalist Jorge Ramos discusses and signs The Latino Wave: How Hispanics Will Elect the Next American President at Olsson's-Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703-525-4227.
7 P.M. Karen Joy Fowler reads from and signs her new novel, The Jane Austen Book Club, at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 202-737-5553.
7 P.M. Bridgett M. Davis reads from and signs her first novel, Shifting Through Neutral, at the New Carrollton Library, 7414 Riverdale Rd., 301-699-3500.
7 P.M. Thomas Frank, founding editor of the Baffler magazine, discusses and signs What's the Matter With Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. Courtney Rubin, the former "Weight-Loss Diary" columnist for Shape magazine, discusses The Weight-Loss Diaries: A Tale of Binges, Guilt, Fat Days, Late-Night Refrigerator Raids, New-Me Shopping Sprees . . . as part of Washingtonian magazine's book club at Barnes & Noble-Metro Center, 555 12th St. NW, 202-347-0176.
7:30 P.M. The Embassy of Israel co-sponsors a discussion with journalists Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev for their new book, In Our Hearts We Were Giants: The Remarkable Story of the Lilliput Troupe, a Dwarf Family's Survival of the Holocaust, at Barnes & Noble-Rockville, 301-881-0237.
1 P.M. Carole Burns hosts an online discussion with Peter Mayle for his new novel, A Good Year, as part of the Off the Page feature on www.washingtonpost.com under Live Online.
6:30 P.M. Former campaign manager for Al Gore Donna Brazile discusses and signs her new memoir, Cooking With Grease: Stirring the Pot in American Politics, at Karibu Books-Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, 301-352-4110.
6:45 P.M. Michael Vatikiotis, chief correspondent and editor-at-large for the Far East Economic Review, reads from and discusses his new novel, The Spice Garden, at the United States-Indonesia Society, 1625 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Ste. 550. Call 202-232-1400 to RSVP.
7 P.M. Children's writer Jack Gantos, author of the Joey Pigza series, reads from and discusses his new memoir of his teen years, Hole in My Life, at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd., Ashburn, Va., 703-737-8100.
7 P.M. Greg Behrman discusses and signs The Invisible People: How the U.S. Has Slept Through the Global AIDS Pandemic, the Greatest Humanitarian Crisis of Our Time at Borders-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999. He will also speak on Friday, June 11, at 6 p.m. at Luna Books, 1633 P St. NW as part of a benefit for the Global AIDS Alliance. For details, call 202-296-0260, ext. 211.
7:30 P.M. Fox News reporter Neil Cavuto discusses and signs More Than Money: True Stories of People Who Learned Life's Ultimate Lesson at Borders-Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, 703-556-7766.
4 P.M. Puerto Rican author Judith Ortiz Cofer, author of the novel The Meaning of Consuelo, and children's author and illustrator Yuyi Morales, author of Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book, receive the 2004 Americas Awards at the Library of Congress, James Madison Bldg., 101 Independence Ave. SW. A reception and signing follow.
7 P.M. Arturo Perez-Reverte reads from and sign his new novel, The Queen of the South, at Olsson's-Penn Quarter, 202-638-7610.
1 P.M. Gary J. Gates and Jason Ost discuss The Gay and Lesbian Atlas at Candida's World of Books, 1541 14th St. NW, 202-667-4811.
4:30 P.M. James Bradley discusses Flags of Our Fathers (written with Ron Powers), his book about his father, who was one of the soldiers depicted in the now-legendary photo of the 1945 flag-raising on the island of Iwo Jima, in conversation with Smithsonian curator Marilyn Zoidis at the National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium, 14th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, 202-633-1000. The talk is in conjunction with the museum's "So Proudly We Hail" exhibit of WWII flags now on display.
6 P.M. Washington Post columnist and Brookings Institution fellow E.J. Dionne discusses and signs Stand Up, Fight Back: Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps, and the Politics of Revenge at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.
2 P.M. Fifteen-year-old writer Flavia Bujor reads from and discusses her new young-adult fantasy novel, The Prophecy of Stones, at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., 301-986-1761.
5 P.M. Washington Post writer Joel Achenbach discusses and signs The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.