Author Events July 6-12

Beatriz Williams, “The Golden Hour.” The bestselling author of “The Summer Wives” is back with a dazzling WWII epic in which a beautiful young “society reporter” is sent to the Bahamas — a haven of spies, traitors, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. 6:30 p.m. July 10. Signing. Free. FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., Woodstock, 770-516-9989,

Bud Selig, “For the Good of the Game.” The longtime commissioner provides an unprecedented look inside the most difficult decisions and moments of his career, focusing on how he helped bring professional baseball into the modern age. In conversation with Jeff Hullinger, Emmy Award-winning news/sports anchor, Channel 11. 7:30 p.m. July 10. Talk, signing. $35 includes hardcover book. Marcus Jewish Community Center, Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 678-812-4000,

Keon Coates, “Chain Agent.” After graduating from high school with a scholarship to Georgia Southern University in hand, Coates visited a U.S. Navy recruiter simply to appease his best friend’s wishes — a move that ultimately changed his life forever. 4 p.m. July 11. Signing. Free. The Bookworm, 4451 Marietta St., Powder Springs, 770-439-2029,

Chuck Wendig, “Wanderers.” From the author of “Star Wars: Aftermath” comes a story about a decadent rock star, a deeply religious radio host, a disgraced scientist, and a teenage girl who may be the world’s last hope. 7 p.m. July 11. Signing. Free. Eagle Eye Book Shop, 2076 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, 404-486-0307,

Open Poetry Reading. The first 10 poets to sign up in advance by contacting may read for up to five minutes. 7:30 p.m. July 11. Open mic, poetry. Free. Library, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, 404-872-5338 ext. 228,

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