Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us," will be at Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, Tuesday, 7 p.m., tickets are $10 (581-7100 or www.kingsburyhall.org)

Alexander McCall Smith, author of "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," "44 Scotland Street" and the "Dr. Von Igelfeld" series, will have a reading/lecture/fundraising dinner for the Ogden School Foundation, Tuesday evening, $70-120 per plate (801-737-7305)

Davis County Library will host a book discussion on "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir" Thursday, 7 p.m., at the North Branch Library (451-2322)

William A. Wilson, Doug Thayer and Steven Walker will read from their essays on "The Reader's Book of Mormon" at Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library, Friday (801-422-2363)

Ann Patchett, author of "Bel Canto" and "The Magician's Assistant" and "Run," will lecture at Salt Lake City Library Auditorium, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (524-8234)

Chris Stewart, Greg Olsen and Jason Wright will be signing, Friday, 6-7:30 p.m., at Layton Hills Deseret Book; Allyson Condie will be signing, Friday, 5-7 p.m., at Mountain West Bookstore, 111 S. Main, Cedar City; G.G. Vandagriff and Jenny Phillips will be signing, Saturday, noon-8 p.m., at Fort Union Deseret Book, 1110 E. Fort Union Blvd.; Jenny Jordan Frogley, Lauri Hyer, Nancy Anderson and Rachel Ann Nunes will be signing, Saturday, noon-8 p.m., at University Mall Deseret Book, 575 E. University Parkway, Orem; Josi Kilpack, Mercy River and Sharon Larsen, will be signing, Saturday, noon-8 p.m., at Layton Hills Deseret Book, Layton Hills Mall; Allyson Condie will be signing, Saturday, noon-8 p.m., at St. George Deseret Book, 735 S. Bluff, St. George; Barbara Barrington Jones, Chad Hawkins, Chris Stewart, Emily Freeman, Hilary Weeks, Jason Wright, Jenny Oaks Baker, Jill Stevens, John Bytheway, John Hilton III, Kenneth Cope and Paul Brandt will be signing, Saturday, noon-8 p.m., at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, 15 E. South Temple, Floor 9.