The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:
AMHERST BOOKS: Nonfiction writer George Howe Colt reads from his work Tuesday, 8 p.m., at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547.
BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Eleanor Morse reads from her new novel, “White Dog Fell from the Sky,” Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, 247 Main St., Northampton. 586-4235.
ERIC CARLE MUSEUM: Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of “Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman,” speaks Saturday 1 p.m., at the museum, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst. Free with museum admission. 658-1100.
ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: The Open Fiction Group discusses “Running the Rift” by Naomi Benaron Monday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307
∎ Richard Ford reads from his novel “Canada,” Wednesday, 7 p.m., Requires book purchase or $5 event ticket.
∎ Manil Suri reads from her new novel, “The City of Devi,” Thursday, 7 p.m. Requires book purchase or $5 event ticket.
SMITH COLLEGE: Carolyn McKeown and Jonathan Wright read from their work Sunday, 3 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room, at the college in Northampton. Part of the Gallery of Readers series.