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Book signings

Moreno to sign new ‘Nevada Curiosities’

Former Nevada Appeal columnist and Nevada Magazine publisher Richard Moreno will be at the Carson City Borders from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, to sign copies of his newest book, “Nevada Curiosities.”

The book spotlights more than 135 of the state’s most unusual places ranging from the famed Shoe Tree on the Loneliest Road in America (U.S. Highway 50) to the Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas, where old neon signs are put out to pasture.

Readers will learn where to find the world’s most expensive drinks, a cafe devoted almost entirely to chocolate and the site of the world rock-paper-scissors championship.

Moreno wrote The Backyard Traveler column for the Nevada Appeal for nearly two decades. He currently is director of student publications and a journalism instructor at Western Illinois University. In 2007, he was honored with the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen Award.

The Carson City Borders Books is located at 911 Topsy Lane.

C-SPAN Books to film ‘Tahoe Boy’ book reading/signing

Carson native Pat Hickey will read portions of his book “Tahoe Boy- a Journey Back Home” at 6 p.m. today during a reading and signing event at Comma Coffee.

A former Nevada assemblyman, Hickey’s globe-trotting book of self-discovery includes growing up at Lake Tahoe, the Catholic Church, boarding school, a teenage visit to Moonlite Ranch, Party School USA, refusing the draft, an arranged marriage by Reverend Moon, reporting for KOH Radio, writing for the Nevada Appeal and serving in the Nevada Legislature.

C-SPAN Books will tape the event, which includes reading humorous portions of “Tahoe Boy,” taking questions and signing books at the reception.

Comma Coffee is located at 312 S. Carson St. For more information, call 883-2662.

Authors gather at Minden library

The Douglas County Public Library in Minden presents An Afternoon with Local Authors from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

The free event features area authors Elizabeth Leiknes, “The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns;” Megan Avila, “The Vitals: An Absolutely Essential Volume of Poetry;” William Hill, fiction writer of 10 novels; Charity Meadows, co-editor of “Hara-wan Anthology: A Collection of Poetry, Prose, and Short Stories;” and Pat Hickey, “Tahoe Boy.”

The Douglas County Public Library is at 1625 Library Lane in Minden.

Information at douglas or 782-9841.