Tuesday, Sept. 12

Lake Grove author Reed Farrel Coleman talks about and signs copies of “Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet (A Jessie Stone Novel).” At 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 600 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove; 631-724-0341

Thursday, Sept. 14

Brad Abraham talks about and signs copies of his novel “Magicians Impossible.” At 7 p.m., Turn of the Corkscrew, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-764-6000, turnofthecorkscrew.com

WNYC “Studio 360” host Kurt Andersen discusses his book “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire — A 500-Year History” with Diane Masciale, general manager of WLIW21, part of Long Island LitFest. Tickets, $45 (includes a copy of the book), must be purchased in advance. At 7:30 p.m., Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave. Huntington; 631-423-7611, cinemaartscentre.org

Friday Sept. 15

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Steven Gaines, author, of “Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and Property in the Hamptons,” talks about and signs copies of his memoir, “One of These Things First,” part of the Authors and Artists series. Tickets, $20, include a wine and cheese reception. At 7 p.m., Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society, 12 Bell St., Bellport; bbhsmuseum.com

Saturday, Sept. 16

Kimberly Rae Miller, journalist and author of the memoir “Coming Clean,” talks about and signs copies of her new book, “Beautiful Bodies.” At 3:30 p.m., Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach; 631-288-3335, westhamptonlibrary.net