TUESDAY: Gail Caldwell discusses “Let’s Take the Long Way Home,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner . . . Dr. Srinivasan Pillay discusses “Life Unlocked,” at 7 p.m., at Borders Back Bay, 511 Boylston St.
WEDNESDAY: J.C. Hallman discusses “In Utopia,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith . . . Shirley Pieters Vogel signs “Whispers,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Books by the Sea, 1198 Route 28, S. Yarmouth . . . Martin Sandler will give a talk titled “Whalers and Rescuers,” at 6 p.m., at South Yarmouth Library, 312 Main St., S. Yarmouth.
THURSDAY: Mitali Perkins discusses “Bamboo People,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge.
FRIDAY: Kathleen Brunelle (“Bellamy’s Bride”), Elin Hilderbrand (“The Island”), P. Ann Pieroway (“A Taste of Lobsters and Some Tales Too”), and Wendy Rouillard (“Good Night Barnaby”) sign their books from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Osterville Historical Museum, 155 W. Bay Road, Osterville.
SATURDAY: The release reading for the literary journal Ibbetson Street Press takes place at 7:30 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge.
For an expanded listing, visit boston.com/ae/books/blog.