Nitza Rosovksy (“In the Land of Israel: My Family, 1809-1949”) reads at 2 p.m. at Newtonville Books . . . James Wood (“The Fun Stuff: And Other Essays”) reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord.
Catherynne M. Valente (“The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith . . . Carol Moldaw (“So Late, So Soon: New and Selected Poems”) and Rodney Wittwer (“Gone & Gone”) read at 8 p.m. at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St. ($3 tickets).
Merry White (“Coffee Life in Japan”) reads at 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 660 Beacon St., Boston.
Robert Olen Butler (“The Hot Country”) and William Kuhn (“Mrs. Queen Takes the Train”) read at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books . . . Noam Chomsky and Barbara Lubin (“A Child’s View of Gaza”) read at First Parish Cambridge, 3 Church St. . . . Barbara Shapiro (“The Art Forger”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books.
Joan Wickersham (“The News From Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story”) reads at 7 p.m. at Newtonville Books . . . Daniel Klein (“Travels With Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith . . . Tehila Lieberman (“Venus in the Afternoon”) and Peter Brown (“A Bright Soothing Noise”) read at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store . . . Mattea Kramer (“A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . Vernona Gomez (“Lefty: An American Odyssey”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley.
John Holl (“Massachusetts Breweries”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books . . . Damien Echols (“Life After Death”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store . . . C. A. Conrad (“A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.
Nancy Poydar (“Bus Driver”) reads at 1 p.m. at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord . . . Dennis Lehane, Marianne Leone, David Ryan (“Boston Noir 2: The Classics”) read at 7 p.m. with special guest Tanya Donnelly at Newtonville Books.