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November 4, 2012

Books in Brief: 11/04/2012

Youth book drive

traverse city — The Grand Traverse Book Marathon, hosted by a group of local students and the Traverse Bay Twilight Rotary Club, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at Books A Million.

Donations of new and used children's books and young adult literature are requested. Drop boxes will be available at Traverse Motors, Cherry Capital Cadillac, JP's Hard Luck Cafe Diner and Century 21 (State St.) through Nov. 17.

Bay Ridge club

traverse city — The Village at Bay Ridge Book Club will present author Stephen M. West and his book, "A Vicious Triangle Plus Two Other Michigan Stories," at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Space is limited. A reservation with prepayment of $6 for lunch is required by Nov. 18.

The Village at Bay Ridge is located at 3950 Scenic Ridge Road. Call 932-9455 to reserve your place or for more information.

Busch makes visit

traverse city — Benjamin Busch will make a National Writers Series appearance with guest host Doug Stanton on Nov. 8 as part of Busch's 50-state book tour for his new memoir, "Dust to Dust."

Busch is a photographer, actor and former United States Marine Corps officer who served two combat tours in Iraq. Tickets are available by calling the City Opera House box office at 941-8082 or visiting

Saturn a favorite

gaylord — Saturn Booksellers will hold a day-long celebration to feature the new book, "My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places To Browse, Read and Shop," on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Well-known authors from across the country were invited to write about their favorite bookstores. Saturn Booksellers is among the 82 shops, one of only three in Michigan, chosen as a favorite.

For more information, call 989-732-8899 or visit

Comic-Con to stay

LOS ANGELES — Storm Troopers, cyborgs, superheroes and other comic-book fans can count on their annual pilgrimage to San Diego for another four years.

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