We have a mystery author, the author of a horrible licensed Disney book, a discussion about "The New Jim Crow," a "curator of vertebrate paleontology," a memoir, the author of a book on "the small farm movement," and much more tonight.

Sam Cutler will do a signing at Easy Street Records in West Seattle tonight. He is, reportedly, "the only man ever to work as tour manager of both the Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead." You Can't Always Get What You Want is a book about those experiences.

Barnes & Noble University Village hosts Anne Lamott tonight. Lamott, who is a wildly popular author, reads from her newest novel, Imperfect Birds. Lamott is actually not as popular for her fiction: She's best-known for her books about Christianity (Traveling Mercies and Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith.) She also wrote a popular book about writing titled Bird by Bird. It's kind of a hippie writing guide, but it's one of maybe three how-to-write manuals I've read that gets the basics exactly right.

Robert Elias reads at Town Hall tonight. The Empire Strikes Out is about how baseball spread the American Empire far and wide across the globe. This sounds like a fascinating reading to me.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here. And if you're planning on staying in and you're looking for personalized book recommendations, feel free to tell me the books you like and ask me what to read next over at Questionland.