Tuesday, 5 p.m.: Larkin Square Author Series featuring novelist Ann Hood reading from, discussing and signing copies of her most recent books “The Obituary Writer,” (W.W. Norton) and “Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting,” a collection of essays, excerpts,and incidental writings she has edited for W.W. Norton. The Filling Station at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.
Tuesday, 7:30 P.M.: The Jewish Community Boor Fair presents a lecture, question-and-answer session and book signing with David Laskin, author of “The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of 20th Century America” (Viking Books). Jewish Community Center, Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville. $12, students $6.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Talk and book signing by Chana Kotzin, author of “The Jewish Community of Greater Buffalo” (Arcadia Publishers Images of America Series), a pictorial and narrative history of Jews in Buffalo from 1847 through the 1950s to the present. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Just Buffalo Literary Café featuring poets Stephen Paskey, Trudy Stern, and Marek Parker. Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.
Wednesday, 7:30 P.M.: Jewish Community Book Fair presents a lecture, question-and-answer session and book signing with Robert Minkoff, author of “I Dream the Rebbes,” a collection of poems and stories featuring illustrations by local designer and artist Michael Morgulis in which Minkoff imagines conversations with famous rabbis of generations past. Jewish Community Center, Benderson Building, 2640 North Forest Road, Getzville. $12 , students $6.
Thursday, 4:30 P.M.: Visiting Poets Series at St. Bonaventure University present a reading by Washington, D.C.-based poet, editor and publisher Rod Smith. Smith is the author of 11 books, including “In Memory of My Theories” (O Books, 1996), “Protective Immediacy” (Roof Books, 1999), “Music or Honesty” (Roof Books, 2003), and “Deed” (University of Iowa Press, 2007). He currently teaches at the Maryland Institute College of Art, has also taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the Corcoran College of Art + Design and George Mason University. With Kaplan Harris and Peter Baker, he is the co-editor of “The Collected Letters of Robert Creeley” to be published early next year by the University of California Press. The Loft, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure University, 3261 West State Road, Olean.
Friday, 6:30 P.M.: Book signing with libertarian political strategist and consultant Roger Stone, author of “The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ” (Skyhorse Publishing), a controversial new book about the JFK assassination that implicates his vice president, the 36th president of the United States. Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.
Friday, 7 p.m.: Book signing by Buffalo-based freelance cartoonist and greeting card artist Steve Delmonte. His latest collection of family-themed humorous cartoons is titles “Family Ties.” Talking Leaves Books-Elmwood, 951 Elmwood Ave.
Saturday, 8 p.m.: Reading and book release party to celebrate the publication of poet Noah Falck’s new book “Celebrity Dream Poems” (Poor Claudia Press), featuring Falck, the education director of Just Buffalo Literary Center and author of a previous full-length collection “Snowmen Losing Weight” (BatCat Press, 2012), and featured guest readers Barbara Cole, Michael Flatt, Joe Hall and Aaron Lowinger, plus a performance by Kevin Cain’s Dreamscapes of the Beloved Flite. The Gypsy Parlor, 376 Grant St.