Downtown bookstore plans holiday event with author

Crystal Books and Gifts in downtown Grand Junction has scheduled a free event featuring local author Jan Weeks.

The event is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 9 as part of the Spirit of Christmas Walk. Weeks, author of “A Christmas Tale and Other Stories,” will read from her short story collections, sign books and meet with the public. Weeks has written five novels and four collections of short stories. She’s worked for more than 30 years as a writer and editor.

Crystal Books and Gifts is located at 439 Main St. For more information, call 242-5181 or visit