Literary: Book sales and swap, plus local academics reading, and the literature of Vietnam
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Holiday warehouse book sale

Scholastic Books Fairs will hold a book sale, offering discounts of 25-80 percent.

When • Today, noon-5 p.m.

Where • Summit County Library, 6505 N. Landmark Drive, Park City

Tickets • Free

Rumi for our times

This club invites readers to appreciate spiritual poetry in every day life. For the Dec. 10 meeting, participants are invited to share their favorite poems.

When • Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

Where • Anderson-Foothill Branch Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Melanie Rae Thon reading

Fiction writer Melanie Rae Thon, of the University of Utah, and writer Sian Griffiths, of Weber State University, will read from their work as part of the City Art Reading Series.

When • Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7-9 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Public Library - Main, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Book swap

The Republican Irish pub is hosting a First Thursday monthly book swap, and patrons are invited to swap books, graphic novels or anything that's readable.

When • Thursday, Dec. 6, 9 p.m.

Where • The Republican, 917 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; must be 21

Author extravaganza

Utah authors of best-selling books — Ally Condie, Chris Crowe, Jessica Day George, Nathan Hale, Dean Hughes, Lisa Mangum, Brandon Mull, Rick Walton and Robison Wells — will answer readers' questions and sign books at the annual Holiday Author Extravaganza.

When • Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where • Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St.

Info • Free; info at 801-229-7377

The literature of Vietnam

Walter Jones, a librarian and collector of Vietnam War literature, will speak at the J. Willard Marriott Library's Books and Authors Series. A veteran of the Army and Army National Guard, Jones plans to discuss literature that sheds light on the later U.S. involvement in Vietnam, as well as during the French wars in Indo-China.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m.

Where • University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, 295 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

The Wasatch, through the seasons

Photographer Howie Garber will show his work and sign his book, Utah's Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge.

When • Monday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

Where • Our Lady of the Snows, Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta

Tickets • Free