Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Activist George Lakey talks about How We Win at the Boulder Book Store on Tuesday, November 27
Lauren Gilger - KJZZ
Activist George Lakey talks about How We Win at the Boulder Book Store on Tuesday, November 27
You’ve emerged from your tryptophan coma, the cans of cranberry and corn are in the recycling bin, and you’re ready to swear off pumpkin-pie filling for another 364 days. It's time to start doing something something different: maybe focus on what’s happening in the world politically, or think about your own legacy, or maybe even take a chance on romance. As December drops on Colorado, here are the five best bookish bets for the week:

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Melville House
George Lakey, How We Win
Tuesday, November 27, 7:30 p.m.
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder
Author George Lakey will be at the Boulder Book Store to talk about and sign How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. In his new book, lifelong activist Lakey discusses how to effectively address the current political moment, talks about how to overcome polarization, and explains how to put these plans into action. This is, as the chant goes, what democracy looks like. The $5 entry fee can be applied to the purchase of this or any book; check the Boulder Book Store website for more information.

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Mascot Books
Aaron LaPedis, A Boy Named Penguin 2
Wednesday, November 28, 5 to 7 p.m.
Fascination St. Fine Art
315 Detroit Street
Join the Autism Society of Colorado in welcoming author Aaron LaPedis to a celebration of his second book, A Boy Named Penguin: The Mystery of the Albino Calf. Logan/Penguin, LaPedis and illustrator Scott Johnson will personalize any and all copies sold, and half of all proceeds will benefit the Autism Society of Colorado. Tickets and more information are available on the ASC website.

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Marc Freedman, How to Live Forever
Thursday, November 29, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover Colfax
2526 East Colfax Avenue

Author Marc Freedman is the founder of, a member of the Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” group, and a frequent media commentator. Now he comes to the Tattered Cover with a new book, How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations. It’s a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our now-longer life spans by maintaining significant contact with successive generations, forging a legacy of love that can last longer than any human life.