Cara Black joins our book club Thursday, June 30, at 7 p.m. to talk about her latest Aimee Leduc mystery Murder on the Quai, a prequel where we find out why she became a detective, how she found Miles Davis and met Rene, among other things. For this book club – and all are welcome – we’ll be reading any mystery set in France to celebrate Cara’s work & love of Paris. We’ll have a selection available to choose from or we’re happy to recommend one of Cara’s wonderful novels. The first couple readers will receive a free Cara Black tote bag.

Join us Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m. for our Summer Open House, complete with cupcakes and beverages. We’ll offer a chance to visit with authors Loren D. Estleman, David Bell, Larry D. Sweazy, J.C. Lane (a.k.a. Judy Clemens) and Andrew Walsh-Huggins. As this is an open house, it’s an informal structure and a way to talk with the authors and get a book—or several!—signed.

On Tuesday, July 19 at the downtown library, 7 p.m., meet author Linda Castillo when she comes to town to talk about her Kate Burkholder books, set in Ohio Amish country, and sign her latest, Among the Wicked.

On Tuesday, August 23 at 7 p.m. authors Julia Keller & Elsa Hart join our book club. For Julia, it’s the launch day of her new Bell Elkins novel, Sorrow Road, and our book club will be reading Elsa’s Jade Dragon Mountain, set in 18th century China on the tea route.

You won’t want to miss the 14th annual Kerrytown BookFest on Sunday, September 11, at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market. We’ve lined up speakers Patricia Abbott, Casey Daniels, Vicki Delany, Karen Dionne, Brian Freeman, Barbara Gregorich, William Kent Krueger, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Carrie Smith and many more, including Tom Daldin, host of Under the Radar, Michigan, Loreen Niewenhuis, who has walked around the Great Lakes, and B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger.