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Unless otherwise indicated, event is a reading and/or book signing. Call the location for details. To list your event in this calendar, contact Jim Harris at “Books,” Arkansas Times, P.O. Box 34010, Little Rock, AR 72203 or by phone (501) 375-2985, fax (501) 375-3623 or e-mail: jim@arktimes.com.



6 Charlaine Harris (“Definitely Dead”), 2 p.m., BN-LR; Darren L. Johnson (“Letting Go of Stuff: Powerful Secrets to Simplify Your Life”), 2-4 p.m., BN-NLR; Springtime on the Mall: TBIB will be sponsoring a book drive for the New Orleans Public Library (20 percent off for purchases for the library) and a Life Blood drive in conjunction with Gwen McNutt signing her book “Angels Never Die,” 9 a.m. until dark, TBIB and Main Street, Blytheville

12 The NIA Art Collective, reception, 5-8 p.m., PA. The collective is made up of African-American artists Vitus Shell, Edwin Ray McSwine, Shahlisha Franklin, Lester Julian Merriweather, Anthony D. Lee and Frank D. Robinson Jr.

13 Allyson Lewis (“The Seven Minute Difference: Small Steps to Big Changes”), 1-2:30 p.m., and Becky Motew (“Coupon Girl”), 3:30-5 p.m., WW; The NIA Art Collective Rap Session, discussion of African-American art, 2-4 p.m., PA

16 WordsWorth Book Club discusses “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri, 7 p.m., WW

20 Michael Buckley (“Sisters Grimm”), 2 p.m., BN-LR; Real Talk: A conscious reading and discussion group, with a discussion of “The Covenant With Black America,” the first non-fiction titled published by an African American publishing company to top the New York Times Bestseller list, 2-4 p.m., PA

21 E. Lynn Harris (“I Say a Little Prayer”), 3-5 p.m., PA; Michael Buckley (“Sisters Grimm”), 2 p.m. reading and signing, TBIB Backroom

22 E. Lynn Harris (“I Say a Little Prayer”), 7 p.m., BN-LR

23 Ron Rash (“The World Made Straight”), 6 p.m., TBIB

June 1 Mary Kay Andrews (“Savannah Blues” and “Hissy Fit”), 5 p.m., TBIB

June 4 Judith Bader Jones (“Delta Plants”), 1:30 p.m., TBIB

Every Tuesday Little Rock Chess Association, learn how to play or enjoy a friendly game, 7 p.m., BN; Children’s Storytime with Ms. Monica, 10 a.m., BN; Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m., BAM

Every Thursday Children’s Storytime with Ms. Monica, 10 a.m., BN

Every Saturday Themed storytime, 10:30 a.m., BAM

AREA BOOKSTORES:

BAM: BOOKS-A-MILLION, 2747 LAKEWOOD VILLAGE DRIVE, NLR, 771-7581

BREN: BRENTANO’S BOOKSTORE, PARK PLAZA, 663-0324

BN-LR: BARNES & NOBLE-CHENAL, 11500 FINANCIAL CENTRE PARKWAY, 954-7648

BN-NLR: BARNES & NOBLE-NORTH LITTLE ROCK, 4000 MCCAIN BLVD., 771-1124

LB: LORENZEN & CO. BOOKSELLERS, 7509 CANTRELL ROAD, 663-8811

PA: PYRAMID ART, BOOKS AND CUSTOM FRAMING, MUSEUM CENTER, 500 E. MARKHAM ST., SUITE 110, 372-5824

RMBG: RIVER MARKET BOOKS AND GIFTS, COX CREATIVE CENTER, 120 COMMERCE ST., 918-3093

TBMP: THAT BOOKSTORE AT MOUNTEBANQ PLACE, 1107 OAK ST., CONWAY, 888-287-7791

TBIB: THAT BOOKSTORE IN BLYTHEVILLE, 316 W. MAIN ST., BLYTHEVILLE, 870-763-3333

T&T: TYLER AND TYLER BOOKSELLERS, 4558 JFK BLVD., NLR, 753-8530

WALD: WALDENBOOKS, MCCAIN MALL, 758-5447

WW: WORDSWORTH BOOKS & CO., 5920 R ST., 663-9198






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