Ammi-Joan Paquette (“The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids”) reads at 2 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley . . . Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (“Exit: The Endings That Set Us Free”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Book Shop, 65 Main St., Concord.
Cynthia Levinson (“We’ve Got a Job”) and Meira Levinson (“No Citizen Left Behind”) read at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.
Andrew Blum (“Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library, Copley . . . Doron Weber (“Immortal Bird”) reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre (free ticket required) . . . Daniel Chamovitz (“What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store.
Scott Jurek (“Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets at Harvard Book Store) . . . Jay O’Callahan (“Harry’s Our Man”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith . . . Katie Gustafson (“Change Comes to Dinner”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . Jonathan Lethem discusses Talking Heads’ “Fear of Music” with live music from Winterpills at 7 p.m. at Watch City Brewery, 256 Moody St., Waltham (Tickets online at www.backpagesbooks.com).
Richard Ford (“Canada”) reads at 6 p.m. at Coolidge Corner Theatre ($5 tickets) . . . Dan Ariely (“The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone – Especially Ourselves”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre ($5 tickets) . . . Penelope Kleespies (“From the Heart of Cambridge”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . Michael Bronski (“A Queer History of the United States”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Coop . . . Nichole Bernier (“The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley.
Carlin Romano (“America the Philosophical”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store.
Jim Redfearn (“The Rising at Roxbury Crossing”) reads at 10 a.m. at the Irish Cultural Center Festival, 200 New Boston Dr., Canton . . . Thomas J. Foley (“Most Wanted: Pursuing Whitey Bulger, the Murderous Mob Chief the FBI Secretly Protected”) reads at 1 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough.