Monday, Oct. 8
James Patterson talks about and signs copies of “Ambush," a Det. Michael Bennett thriller. At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442, bookrevue.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 10
New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul discusses “My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues.” Part of the Great Writers, Great Readings Series. At 6:30 p.m., Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, First Floor, Hofstra University South Campus, Hempstead; 516-463-5669, hofstra.edu/gwgr.
Friday, Oct. 12
Novelist Alice Hoffman ("Practical Magic," "The Dovekeepers") and knitting teacher Lisa Hoffman talk about and sign copies of “Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic.” At 7 p.m., Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-271-1442, bookrevue.com.
Saturday, Oct 13
Genie Chipps Henderson talks about and signs copies of her novel “A Day Like Any Other: The Great Hamptons Hurricane of 1938.” At 4 p.m., BookHampton, 41 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-4939, bookhampton.com.
Donna Gaines reads and signs copies of “Why the Ramones Matter.” At 5 p.m., Canio’s Books, 290 Main St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-4926, caniosbooks.com.