Author events: Delia Ephron discusses new novel in Libertyville, Lake Forest
• Mawi Asgedom signs copies of his book "Of Beetles and Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey From a Refugee Camp to Harvard" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the book-signing line, purchase a copy of the author's book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.
• Mitch Davis signs copies of his book "Finding Richard" from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the Grayslake Farmers Market, outside of This Old Book shop, 138 Center St., Grayslake. (847) 548-6951 or thisoldbook.com/.
• "The Hopefuls" author Jennifer Close discusses her novel at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at The Book Stall, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.
• Best-selling romance author Lori Foster signs copies of her new title, "Don't Tempt Me," at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. For a place in the signing line, purchase a copy of the book from Anderson's in Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.
• Local author Jesse Jordan signs copies of his new book, "This is Not the End," at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at The Book Cellar, 4736-38 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (773) 293-2665 or bookcellarinc.com.
• Best-selling author and screenwriter Delia Ephron discusses her new novel, "Siracusa," at 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Register at (847) 362-2330 or cooklib.org. Ephron will also discuss her book at 6 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the Lake Forest Book Store, 662 N. Western Ave., Lake Forest. To register, call (847) 234-4420 or see lakeforestbookstore.com.
• Author Debbie Leoni discusses and signs copies of her book "I Am Fearless" from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Peaceful Parlor, 212 S. Third St., Geneva. The event will include appetizers and tea. (630) 232-6300 or debbieleoni.com.
• Mark Spreyer, director of the Stillman Nature Center in South Barrington, discusses his book "Natural Digressions" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at AuthorFest at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way. Spreyer will also have a live owl with him at the event. Spreyer is one of an estimated 30 authors who will be on hand to discuss their works at the free AuthorFest, which is being co-sponsored by This Old Book bookshop of Grayslake. thisoldbook.com.