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BOOK SIGNING: Lexington author Linnette R. Mullin will sign copies and celebrate the release of her book, “Finding Beth,” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at Atlanta Bread Company, 108 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia. Books will be available for purchase at the party. (803) 791-1150; www.linnettermullin.com
BOOK SIGNING: Elgin author Madge Black Strickland will sign copies of her book, “A Sand Hills Revelation: The History-Legend-Legacy of Blaney-Elgin, S.C.” from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Elgin Town Hall, 2469 Main St. (803) 408-9747
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY CENTER FOR THE BOOK: Author James L. Underwood will talk about his book, “Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor and Freedom of the Press,” as part of the library’s Speaker @ the Center program, Jan. 19 from noon-1 p.m., 1500 Senate St. Books will be available for purchase and autographing. The program is free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch. (803) 734-8666.
BOOK SIGNING: Author Karen White will speak and sign books Jan. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the Irmo Branch Library, 6251 St. Andrews Road. White is the author of numerous books, including “On Folly Beach.” (803) 798-7880
S.C. BOOK FESTIVAL 2014: The 2014 S.C. Book Festival will be held May 16-18, 2014, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Exhibitor applications are now being taken through April 15, 2014. Author submissions will be taken through March 1, 2014. More information is available at www.scbookfestival.org.