Author appearances



Ransome Riggs: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” 2 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables.



Barbara Park: Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus.” 6 p.m. Books & Books, Gables.


Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody, Emmy Laybourne and Gennifer Albin: The Fierce Reads Tour. 7 p.m. Books & Books, Gables.

Laurence Leamer: “The Price of Justice.” 8 p.m. Books & Books, Gables.


David Leavitt: “The Beauty of Men Never Dies.” 7:30 p.m. Books & Books, 927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach.

Anton DiSclafani: “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls.” 8 p.m., Books & Books, Gables.


Penny Burke and Joan Bernstein Dunn: “From Granny Panties to Thongs.” 8 p.m. Books & Books, Gables.


David Mezzapelle and Becky Woodbridge: “Contagious Optimism.” 1 p.m. Murder on the Beach, 273 Pineapple Grove Way, Delray Beach.

Antonio Guernica: “A Cuban in Paradise.” 4 p.m. Books & Books, Gables.

Bria Williams and Reginae Carter: “Paparazzi Princesses.” 7 p.m. Books & Books, Gables.

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