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Attend one of these book and author events at the Boulder Bookstore tonight

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So this is kind of last minute. Sorry? But if you have no conflicting plans on this fine Wednesday afternoon/evening in Boulder (and isn't it nice to catch a break from the heat now and again?), you might consider meeting up tonight with a book club especially for writers.

Lori DeBoer of the Boulder Writers' Workshop is leading a book club that's "just like a regular book club, only kicked up a notch to talk about the writing. That is, we’ll be digging into what makes a book the kind of book that attracts readers."

The book they'll be digging into tonight is Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. If your favorite bookstore doesn't have it in stock for you today... well, it looks like all of the Boulder Public Library's physical copies are out or on hold at the moment, though the two electronic copies look available for "borrowing"; check their catalog and see. You can also start getting up to speed by reading an excerpt on Strayed's website.

Strayed will not be present for the discussion, unless something very surprising happens. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP not required.

The book club meets every third Wednesday, which includes 7:00 p.m. tonight, August 20, at the Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street, in downtown Boulder. The club will meet in the store's Upper North Room.

Also at the Boulder Book Store, and also tonight (speaking of conflicting plans!), Margot Brandenburg will speak about and sign the brand-new book she co-wrote with Judith Ronin, The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good. This will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight, August 20, at the Boulder Book Store.

This event requires the purchase of a $5 voucher in advance or at the door from the Boulder Book Store. Vouchers are good for $5 off the author's featured book or on any purchase on the day of the event.