Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Birding magazine editor Ted Floyd flies into the Boulder Book Store on May 14.
Birding magazine editor Ted Floyd flies into the Boulder Book Store on May 14.
This week’s literary landscape is for the birds...and also Egyptian history, suspenseful sisterhood, a poetic panoply, and an awards ceremony for the best Colorado books of 2018. Here are the five best bets for the third week in May.

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Penguin/Random House
Ted Floyd, How to Know the Birds
Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder
Colorado birdman Ted Floyd’s How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Bird Watching introduces a new, holistic approach to bird-watching by noting how behaviors, settings and seasonal cycles connect with shape, song, color, gender, age and other features used to traditionally identify species. It’s a celebration of the art, science and delights of bird-watching. Tickets to the event are $5, and are good for $5 off the purchase of this or any other book on the day of the event.

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Penguin Press
Peter Hessler, The Buried
Wednesday, May 15, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Colorado author Peter Hessler (contributing writer for National Geographic and correspondent for the New Yorker) brings his new book, The Buried: The Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution, to the Tattered Cover for a discussion and signing. The book is an intimate excavation of one of the world’s oldest civilizations at a time of convulsive cultural change, told through the lens of ordinary people in extraordinary times.