Pop-Up Authors

Pop Up Authors

Coming in May

Robert B. Parker's Old Black Magic - book cover

Free Event – Author Visit with Ace Atkins

Best-selling author Ace Atkins will talk about his new novel Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic. Iconic, tough-but-tender Boston PI Spenser delves into the black market art scene to investigate a decades-long unsolved crime of dangerous proportions. Book signing immediately following with books available for purchase
Thursday, May 3 - 7:00pm

Ticketed Reception – Ace Atkins

Super-fans can meet and chat with Ace Atkins in this intimate reception. Tickets include a copy of Robert B. Parker’s Old Black Magic and front-row seating at the free event following the reception. Purchase tickets at friendsofplanolibrary.org. Ticket sales open one month prior. Reception sponsored by Friends of the Plano Public Library
Thursday, May 3 - 6:00pm

Ace Atkins (c) Joe Worthem

Coming in June

Manhattan Beach - book cover

Free Event – Author Visit with Jennifer Egan


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan will talk about her new novel. Manhattan Beach opens in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. Anna Kerrigan, nearly 12 years old, accompanies her father to the house of Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, where she becomes the first female diver, repairing the ships that will help America win the war. At a nightclub, she chances to meet Dexter Styles again, and she begins to understand the complexity of her father's life, the reasons he might have vanished. Book signing immediately following with books available for purchase
Monday, June 11 - 7:00pm

Ticketed Reception – Jennifer Egan


Super-fans can meet and chat with Jennifer Egan in this intimate reception. Tickets include a copy of Manhattan Beach and front-row seating at the free event following the reception. Purchase tickets at friendsofplanolibrary.org. Ticket sales open one month prior. Reception sponsored by Friends of the Plano Public Library
Monday, June 11 - 6:00pm

Jennifer Egan

C. J. Box - April 2018

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C.J. Box and Disappeared