The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
AMHERST COLLEGE: Amity Gaige reads from her new novel Thursday, 8 p.m., Amherst College Alumni House, Churchill St., Amherst. Refreshments.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT BOOKS: A reading group is forming in preparation for a March 8 presentation and discussion with Dan Georgakas and Marvin Surkin, authors of “Detroit: I do Mind Dying: a Study in Urban Revolution.” The first of three meetings is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. at the bookstore, 106 North Pleasant St., Amherst. The second meeting will be Feb. 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. The third is yet to be determined. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-5432.
FORBES LIBRARY: Elan Barenhama reads from his new novel, “Finding Bluefield,” Monday, 7 p.m., at the library, 20 West St., Northampton. 587-1011.
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Tim Federle, author of “Better Nate Than Ever,” reads today, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307
∎ Corrine Demas reads from her book “Here Comes Trouble” Saturday, 11 a.m.
∎ The Odyssey Crime Club discusses Lori Roy’s “Bent Road,” Monday, 7 p.m.
∎ Bob Pollin, author of “Back to Full Employment,” reads Tuesday, 7 p.m.
∎ Amy Martin, author of “Alter-Nations: Representing Nationalisms, ‘Terror,’ and the State in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Ireland” reads Wednesday, 7 p.m.