Tuesday, Sept. 27

Television cooking show host Alton Brown talks about and signs his latest cookbook, “EveryDayCook: This Time It’s Personal.” At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442, bookrevue.com

Michael Gross, the author of “Model” and “740 Park,” and who grew up in Rockville Centre, discusses and signs copies of his new book, “Focus: The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers.” At 7:30 p.m., Port Washington Public library, 1 Library Dr., Port Washington; 516-883-4400, pwpl.org

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Phillip Lopate, author of “Portrait Inside My Head,” “Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan” and other titles, reads from his work, part of the “Great Writers, Great Readings” series. At 7 p.m., Hofstra University, Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, South Campus, Hempstead; 516-463-5669, hofstra.edu/gwgr

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Saturday, Oct. 1

Commack children’s author Nancy Lang-Feldman reads from her book, “Hermann Finds Home,” with face painting and a craft projects for kids. At 3 p.m., Turn of the Corkscrew, 110 N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-764-6000 turnofthecorkscrew.com

Rose Calicchio Dunphy discusses her novel, “Orange Peels and Cobblestones,” and cookbook, “The Scent of Italian Cooking,” with a biscotti and drinks reception. At 5 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-4926, caniosbooks.com