Alexander McCall Smith, author of the internationally acclaimed No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency mystery series featuring Precious Ramotswe, will be at the Main Library on Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. Alexander McCall Smith will discuss his life and work and take questions from the audience. Following his presentation, he will be available to sign books until 5:00 p.m. in the Reading Garden Lounge on the first floor of the Atrium. He will sign a maximum of three books per customer. Books will be available for sale courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
Alexander McCall Smith’s 2:00 talk at the Main Library is free and open to the public, but for those who would like a more personal experience, The Library Foundation is hosting a special fundraising reception with the author. It will take place from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at Nicholson’s Restaurant just a block and a half away from the Main Library at 625 Walnut Street. Tickets are $125 and will include lunch with the author, a private book signing of his newest book, The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds, and front row seating Reading Garden Lounge, where he will be discussing his work. Reservations are limited. Please use the registration form to mail or fax your ticket purchase to the Foundation. Contact the Foundation by phone (513-369-4595) or email for questions and reservations.