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Written by on October 23, 2008

Thursday 10/23

   Michael Largo will discuss "Genius and Heroin," in which he explores why so many creative geniuses are also ruinously self destructive. From Charlie Parker to Janis Joplin, Mr. Largo explores the untidy lives of some of the greatest artists and thinkers and chronicles how the notoriously creative lived and died. 7:30 p.m. Books and Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.

Friday 10/24

   Humorist Dave Barry will be signing copies of his newest novel, "Science Fair." The story follows Toby Harbringer as he tries to win the $5,000 prize at his school science fair. Little does he know, his classmates have bought their projects from a rogue nation trying to take over the American government. 7 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com

Saturday 10/25

   The Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade County is partnering with Barnes & Noble to hold a book fair for families. The day will include music, arts and crafts, and story-telling. Racquel Roque of "Cocina Cuban" will be offering food samplings of recipes from her book. 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 152 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 646-7220 or www.elcmdm.org.

Monday 10/27

   The theater company Shakespeare Miami and Books and Books present a staged reading of the bard’s play "Macbeth." 7 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com

Wednesday 10/29

   Books and Books hosts Lucia Gonzalez, associate director of programming and youth services for Broward County Libraries, as she offers her perspective on the growing bilingual and Spanish-language market for children’s books as well as how they can be used to promote bilingualism. 6:30 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com

Thursday 10/30

   Richard Fleming had a girlfriend, a downtown Manhattan apartment and a thriving career but fears his life is falling into "nightmarish mediocrity." In his book "Walking to Guantánamo," he leaves his life behind to solve his problems by crossing Cuba on foot. The author will be discussing his trip and signing copies of his book. 8 p.m. Books and Books, 264 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com

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