Downtown bookstore plans event with authors

Crystal Books and Gifts has scheduled presentations and book signings featuring Australia authors Melinda Brown and Michael Riddell.

The free event is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the store, located at 439 Main St. in downtown Grand Junction.

Brown is a Ngunnawal woman who’s become an expert in indigenous healing and trauma as well as a professional speaker and trainer. Riddell has written two books about an everyday man who rebuilds his life by finding his soul mate.

For additional information about upcoming events at Crystal Books and Gifts, call 242-5181 or visit the website located at