Artist Nicolás Otero and translator Nasario Garcia will be at Page One Bookstore at 3 p.m. June 1 to talk about and sign the children’s book they worked on with well-known New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya, “How Chile Came to New Mexico.” While Anaya will not be present, he will be pre-signing copies of the book.
Also at Page One, Jon C. Stott, professor emeritus at the University of Alberta, will talk about and sign his nonfiction book “New Mexico Beer: A History of Brewing in the Land of Enchantment” at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31.
The bookstore is at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41 in the Mountain Run Shopping Center.
MYSTERY AUTHOR SPEAKS: Judith Van Giesen, author of 13 mystery novels, will speak at Croak and Dagger, the Albuquerque Chapter of Sisters in Crime, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27. The event will be in the James Joseph Dwyer Memorial Police Substation, 12700 Montgomery NE, one block east of Tramway. The program is free and open to the public.
AT BOOKWORKS: Albuquerque poet Richard Vargas will present new work in a Silver Conch Poetry Series collection at 3 today at Bookworks.
Peter Heller will talk about and sign his book “The Painter” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the bookstore. It is described as “a stunning, savage novel of art and violence, love and grief.”
Jeffe Kennedy and Darynda Jones will launch new novels at Bookworks at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. Kennedy will be present with his “The Twelve Kingdoms,” and Jones will be on hand with “Sixth Grave on the Edge.”
Gary Stewart Chorre presents poetry from his book “A Modern Luddite” and poet Ann Marie Pearson also will read at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 29.
Bookworks is at 4022 Rio Grande NW.
IN SANTA FE: Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee House will present chef and author Deborah Madison and Los Angeles-based writer, photographer and contributor to “Eat: Los Angles” Joseph Shuldiner at an event at 5 today at The Real Butcher Shop, 907 W. Alameda, Santa Fe. Madison is the author of “The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone” and Shuldiner is the author of “Pure Vegan: 70 Recipes for Beautiful Meals and Clean Living.”
At Collected Works, Peter Heller will sign his novel “The Painter” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 28. The bookstore is at 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe.
IN JEMEZ SPRINGS: The Jemez Springs Public Library will hold a summer reading kick-off event for readers of all ages from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 30. Explora! will provide a range of exhibits and activities in the Jemez Springs park, weather permitting, or inside the library otherwise. The library is at 30 Jemez Springs Plaza.
AT TREASURE HOUSE: Ellen Rippel discusses and signs her book “Outlaws & Outcasts: The Lost Cemetery of Las Vegas, New Mexico” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 31 at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town.