Join us at the 13th Annual Kerrytown BookFest on Sunday, September 13 at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market. There’s a full day of author programming, over 100 vendors, children’s activities, printing demonstrations, and this year, an Edible Book Contest. Anyone is welcome to enter. We also have a writer in residence, John Smolens, who will sit down with you the day of the festival and give a one on one critique. To sign up, e-mail

Mystery authors attending this year are Andrew Grant, Julie Hyzy, Owen Laukkenen, G.M. Malliet, Edith Maxwell, Jenny Milchman, PJ Parrish (Kelly Nichols), Denise Swanson and newcomer Vu Tran. Signing after the traditional mystery panel at the tent is Isabella Alan. At our booth we’ll also have Patricia Abbott, D.E. Ireland (Meg Mims), Michele May, Bryon Quartermous and Ann Yost. We are also welcoming, among others, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Thomas Lynch, and Mary Doria Russell. We are offering free coffee & donuts in the Main Tent starting at 10:30. Visit for a complete schedule.

Brian Freeman joins our book club on Wednesday, September 23 at 7 PM, to talk about his Jonathan Stride novel The Cold Nowhere as well as his new thriller, Season of Fear. He’ll also be presenting a PowerPoint: “Jonathan Stride’s Duluth.”

On Tuesday, September 29 at 7 PM, join us at the Pittsfield Library (2359 Oak Valley Drive) to hear Julia Keller talk about her latest Bell Elkins book, Last Ragged Breath.

Wednesday, October 14 at 7 PM, Tasha Alexander joins us to talk about her latest Lady Emily mystery, The Adventuress.

Join us for an event celebrating Michigan Notable Books at the downtown library on Saturday, October 24 at 6 PM. We’ll be there selling books for keynote speaker Loren D. Estleman.

Monday, November 2 at 7 PM, meet both the minds behind Michael Stanley, Stan Trollip and Michael Sears. They’ll be discussing their latest Detective Kubu novel, A Death in the Family.

And don’t miss our Christmas party on Saturday, December 12 at 2 – we’re offering cookies & discounts as well as a visit with Jane Cleland (Ornaments of Death) and D.E. Ireland (Move Your Blooming Corpse).