Stores plan book signing events

Two Grand Junction book stores have scheduled book signing events with authors.

Crystal Books and Gifts plans a book signing event from 5 to 8 p.m. June 28 at the store at 439 Main St.

The event will feature Sherry Ficklin, the author of young adult and paranormal novels, including the “Gods of Fate” and “Palmetto Moon” series as well as the new “Lost Imperials” series.

For more information about Crystal Books and Gifts, call 242-5181 or log on to

Barnes & Noble Booksellers plans a book signing event at 6:30 p.m. June 29 at the store, 2451 Patterson Road.

The event will feature Rod Martinez, an outdoor photographer and avid hiker who served as project manager for a new guide book titled “The Best Grand Junction Hikes.” Martinez and other members of the Colorado Mountain Club hiked, photographed, wrote about and created maps for 20 hikes in the Grand Junction area. The book is the sixth in a series of hiking guidebooks the Colorado Mountain Club Press has published.

For more information about Barnes & Noble, call 255-1382.