The Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N Main St., Hudson, has a number of authors coming in the month of October for book signings and events. Here is list of who is scheduled to appear.
Scott Longert, author and Cleveland Indians expert, bringing his new book, "The Best They Could Be: How the Cleveland Indians Became the Kings of Baseball, 1916-1920" on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. Longert has an undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University and an master's degree in American History from Cleveland State University. He has spent many years in the history field serving as the Sports Archivist for the Western Reserve Historical Society and Site Manager for Shandy Hall, an 1815 home in northeast Ohio.
Josh Rolnick - Author of "Pulp and Paper," Rolnick will be teaching a writing workshop focusing on the art of the short story on Oct. 13 from 5-7 p.m. "Pulp and Paper," won the 2011 John Simmons Short Fiction Award, selected by Yiyun Li. His short stories have also won the Arts & Letters Fiction Prize and the Florida Review Editor's Choice Prize. Rolnick holds an master's degree from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and an master's degree in writing from The Johns Hopkins University. He is working on a novel. This is open to writers of any level. Registration is required and the cost of the class if $45. Space is limited.
Cinda Williams Chima returns with her latest release, "The Enchanter Heir," and will sign books Oct. 15 from 6-8 p.m. New York Times and a USA Today bestselling author, Chima grew up with talking animals and kick-butt Barbies. She began writing poetry and stories in third grade and novels in junior high school. Her Heir Chronicles young adult contemporary fantasy series includes: "The Warrior Heir" (2006), "The Wizard Heir" (2007), and "The Dragon Heir" (2008), all from Hyperion, with "The Enchanter Heir" released this month.
Celebrate Teen Read Week Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. and hang out with some of your favorite young adult authors, including: Julie Lindsey ("Deceived"); Leah Clifford ("A Touch Mortal"); Scott Tracey ("Witch Eyes"); Liz Coley ("Pretty Girl 13"); Mindy McGinnis ("Not a Drop to Drink"); and Lisa & Laura Roecker ("The Liar Society" and "This is W.A.R.").
Kelly Tooman will be doing a birthday-theme story time with her triples and their book, "The Birthday Triplets: Granny Rosie's Amazing, Magical Day" on Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. In her amazing magnificent magical adventure factory, sad Granny Rosie sits alone on her birthday. When she decides to create a birthday party adventure for herself, everything goes comically wrong. That is, until the magical Birthday Triplets, Candi, Cookie, and Coco, dance into her life and change it forever.
A froggy tea party and story time with Jonathon London's beloved character, Froggy, will be Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome to attend this free event. Call to register.
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austin's work at Case-Barlow Farm as it transforms itself to Pemberly Estate. On Oct. 20 and 27 from 1-4 p.m., experience life in the time of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Bring the entire family for English Country Dancing, games, anniversary goodies and tea, Raffles, crafts and silhouettes. Tickets are $6 each or 2 for $10 and are available at The Learnéd Owl Book Shop. Come to The Learnéd Owl Book Shop for book discussions and parties starting Oct. 29 to discuss "Pride and Prejudice" with Elizabeth and Jane Bennet in attendance. Come in costume and the Bennett sisters will vote for their choice for the most eligible Mr. Darcy. On Oct. 30, The Learnéd Owl Book Shop transforms into a haunted bookshop when "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" competes with the original "Pride and Prejudice" --vote for your choice! Jane and Elizabeth Bennet appear as Zombies; Mr. Darcy's get their chance for revenge too!
For more information or to register, contact the Learned Owl Book Shop at 330-653-2252.