TODAY: Philip McFarland discusses ''Hawthorne in Concord," at 3 p.m., at the Concord Book Shop, 65 Main St., Concord.
TOMORROW: Claire Cook (''Multiple Choice") reads at 6 p.m., at the Scituate Town Library, 85 Branch St., Scituate.
TUESDAY: Robert Reich discusses ''Reason," at 7 p.m., at WordsWorth Books, 30 Brattle St., Cambridge. . . . Zoe Heller (''What Was She Thinking") and Joanna Hershon (''The Outside of August") read at 7:30 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newton. . . . Claire Cook reads from ''Multiple Choice," at 7 p.m., at Buttonwood Books, Shaw's Plaza, Route 3A, Cohasset.
WEDNESDAY: Alex Garland reads from ''The Coma," at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline. . . . Ken Ellingwood discusses ''Hard Line," at 7 p.m., at WordsWorth Books.
THURSDAY: Phyllis Karas, Eddie MacKenzie, and Ross Muscato discuss ''Street Soldier," at 7:30 p.m., at Newtonville Books. . . . Philip Craig discuses ''Murder at a Vineyard Mansion," at 7 p.m., at the Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham.
FRIDAY: David Foster Wallace reads from ''Oblivion," at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge. . . . Joe Castiglione and Douglas B. Lyons discuss ''Broadcast Rites and Sites," at 12:30 p.m., at Borders Downtown Crossing, 10 School St.
SATURDAY: Barry Lopez discusses ''Resistance," at 5 p.m., at WordsWorth Books. . . . Rachel Kadish (''From a Sealed Room") and Michael Lowenthal (''Avoidance") read at 7 p.m., in Marran Theater, Lesley University.
Events are subject to change.