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. Phyllis Vine discusses and signs One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.
7:30 P.M. Jennifer Gresham and Ron Mohring share their work as part of the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series held at Miller's Cabin, Picnic Grove #6, Beach Dr. at the Military Rd. overpass in Rock Creek Park, 301-587-4954.
7 P.M. Parry Brown reads from and signs her new novel, Fannin' the Flames, at the Spauldings Branch Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights, Md., 301-699-3500.
7 P.M. Tim Wendel, founding editor of the USA Today Baseball Weekly, discusses and signs The New Face of Baseball: The One-Hundred-Year Rise and Triumph of Latinos in America's Favorite Sport at Olsson's-Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703-525-4227.
1 P.M. Carole Burns hosts an online discussion with Dan Chaon about his new novel, You Remind Me of Me, as part of the Off the Page feature at washingtonpost.com under Live Online.
7 P.M. Philip Weiss discusses and signs American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps at Borders-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999.
7 P.M. Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait and Andrew Thomson, former members of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Cambodia, discuss and sign Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story from Hell on Earth at Olsson's-Courthouse, 703-525-4227.
7:30 P.M. Management advisor Steven L. Katz discusses and signs Lion Taming: Working Successfully with Leaders, Bosses, and Other Tough Customers at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., 301-986-1761. The event is part of the bookstore's "Business Appreciation Day."
3:30 P.M. Traci Maynigo signs her new book, A Girl's Guide to College: Making the Most of the Best Four Years of Your Life, at American Univ., Campus Store, Mary Graydon Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202-885-6320.
7 P.M. Mark Dow discusses and signs American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.
7:30 P.M. Adriana Trigiani reads from and signs her new novel, The Queen of the Big Time, at Borders-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, 703-998-0404.
1 P.M. Ammanuel Moore signs her new novel, Always Room for Dessert, at Karibu Books-Iverson Mall, 3817 Branch Ave., Hillcrest Heights, Md., 301-899-3730. She will also sign that afternoon at 4 p.m. at Karibu Books-Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, 301-352-4110.
3 P.M. Michael Mandelbaum discusses and signs The Meaning of Sports: Why Americans Watch Baseball, Football, and Basketball and What They See When They Do at Borders-Friendship Heights, 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-686-8270.
5 P.M. Chapters Literary Bookstore celebrates the birthday of Marcel Proust (July 10, 1871) with Roland Celette, cultural attache of the Embassy of France, giving a bilingual reading of his favorite passages from Proust's oeuvre at the bookstore's location, 445 11th St. NW. Call 202-737-5553 for details.
6 P.M. New Republic magazine editor Franklin Foer discusses and signs How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.
9 A.M. Retired Lt. Colonel Brian Birdwell, a survivor of American Airlines Flight 77's crash into the Pentagon, discusses and signs his new memoir, Refined in Fire: A Family's Triumph of Love and Faith (written with Mel Birdwell) at a worship service and signing event at the Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Rd., Springfield, Va. For details, call 703-354-5219.
6 P.M. Nate Powell, author of the graphic novels It Disappears and Tiny Giants, and Josh McPhee, author of Stencil Pirates: A Global Study of the Street Stencil, discuss and sign their work at the Brian MacKenzie Infoshop, 1426 Ninth St. NW, 202-986-0681.