The Bookstore at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St., offers these events. Call 218-727-9077 or go to

  • 2-4 p.m. Sept. 18: Andrew Graff signs copies of his book, "Raft of Stars."

  • 6 p.m. Oct. 7: Book launch for Mark Munger's memoir "Duck and Cover: Things Learned Waiting for the Bomb," in Fitger's Theater of the North. Features music with Bill and Kate Isles.

Zenith Bookstore, 318 N. Central Ave., offers these events. Call 218-606-1777.

  • 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16: Chapter & Verse book club. Email with "Chapter & Verse" in the subject line to join.
  • 7 p.m. Sept. 21: Book launch for "Ward" by Ryan Vine.
  • 7 p.m Oct. 14: Linda LeGarde Grover book launch of "Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong," at the West Theater, across the street from the bookstore. Free.

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Barnes & Noble, Miller Hill Mall, offers author Chad Corrie signing copies of his book, "Triumph of the Wizard King," the last book in the trilogy, 2 p.m. Oct. 30. Call 218-786-0710.


What does it take to get published? Join Lake Superior Writers on 9-11 a.m. Sept. 18, for an informative, 2-hour virtual workshop with literary publicist Krista Soukup and prize-winning author Frank Weber, who writes true crime thrillers. (Prospective attendees should be aware that Weber’s talk includes details of his work as a forensic psychologist dealing with violent crimes.) Cost is $5 for members; $15 for non-members. For more information and to register: A Zoom link will be sent by email before the event. Registration deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Authors Meg Florence and Kelly Hafdahl offer these events. Their fourth book, "The Science of Serial Killers," will be released this fall. Go to for details.

  • Noon Sept. 29: "How to Tell a Scary Story," Duluth Chamber of Commerce.
  • 11 a.m. Sept. 30: "The Science of Serial Killers" presentation, Lake Superior College.
  • 7 p.m. Oct. 8: "Scream" movie showing, Q&A, and book signing, Zeitgeist.
  • 2:30 pm. Oct. 9: Twin Ports Horror Society Art & Hobby Bazaar, Zeitgeist.



Title: "Duck and Cover: Things Learned Waiting for the Bomb"

Author: Mark Munger

Release date: Oct. 1

Synopsis: A coming-of-age memoir set in Duluth during the Cold War, the book is a collection of essays chronicling one man's childhood, his family, and his time.

Cost: $20, $9.99 on Kindle

Publisher: Cloquet River Press



Title: "The Science of Serial Killers: The Truth Behind Ted Bundy, Lizzie Borden, Jack the Ripper and Other Notorious Murders of Cinematic Legend

Authors: Meg Florence and Kelly Hafdahl

Release date: Oct. 19

Synopsis: The authors present a guide to the serial killers who inspired the movies and media we all know and love. Delve into the brutal truth behind horror’s secret: many monsters portrayed on the silver screen are based on true murderers. Uncover the truth behind the real monsters of horror, answering such questions as:

  • What is the science behind serial killers’ motivations like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy?
  • How did detectives discover the identities of criminals like the Boston Strangler and the BTK Strangler?
  • Has science made it possible to unmask Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer?
  • What is the science behind female versus male serial killers?

Cost: $14.99, $10.99 on Kindle

Publisher: Skyhorse