Chasing Alaska, 2:30 p.m., Newburyport Art Association. With C.B. Bernard and Leslie Hendrickson.
Puritan Myths & Stereotypes Debunked, 2:30 p.m., The Book Rack. With Tom Juergens.
Ann Hood reads from “The Obituary Writer: A Novel,” 2:30 p.m., Jabberwocky Bookshop.
Neil Swidey reads from “Trapped Under the Sea,” 2:30 p.m., Newburyport Public Library Program Room.
A Bilingual Reading by Rhina P. Espaillat, 3 p.m., Central Congregational Church Social Hall.
Marge Piercy reads from “The Cost of Lunch, Etc.,” 4 p.m., Firehouse Center for the Arts.
Julia Spencer-Fleming reads from “Through the Evil Days,” 4 p.m., Newburyport Art Association.
Paul Doiron reads from “Massacre Pond,” 4 p.m., The Book Rack.
Historical Fiction: Fleshing Out the Bones of History, 4 p.m., Jabberwocky Bookshop. With Anne Easter Smith.
Closing Ceremony, 7 p.m., Old South Church. Discussion on the business of book selling and the influence of Oprah’s Book Club and magazine reviews. With Jenna Blum, Andre Dubus III, Wally Lamb and Richard Russo. Moderated by Lucy Kaylin.