It’ll be a busy week at The Bookworm, 87th and Pacific in Countryside Village (a small town in the city!) this week. Wednesday, Sept. 22, author David Herlihy will be on hand at 6 p.m. to sign copies of his new book The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance. The book, an Amazon Best Book of the Month when released in June, recounts the story of Frank Lenz, a man who dreamed of cycling around the world. In the spring of 1892 Lenz set out to cover 20,000 miles over three continents as a correspondent for Outing magazine. Two years later, after having survived countless near disasters and unimaginable hardships, he disappeared in eastern Turkey. Thursday kicks off Teacher Weekend at the store, which will have lots of free stuff for teachers, counselors and librarians as well as a discount on all purchases. The event ends Saturday. Finally, train fans take note: Lawson McDowell will be at the store Sunday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. to sign copies of Omaha Gold: A Story of the Transcontinental Railroad.   Stop by Castle Barrett, 4330 Leavenworth St., Thursday, Sept. 23, after 7 p.m. to check out Bob Huerter’s signing of his new novel Irish Twins, a Novel of The Troubles. Huerter will be telling a few stories and signing books for anyone who would like to buy one. And yes, there will be booze, so bring plenty of money for the cash bar and to pick up a copy of Huerter’s latest. They say everybody’s got a book in them. If you feel compelled to inflict yours on the world, consider attending this year’s Self-Publishing Expo, Oct. 2, in New York City. Panel discussions include “Do I Need an Agent?,” “Publicity: Targeting the Right Media for Your Book” and the absolutely essential, do-not-miss, for-the-love-of-God-make-sure-you-catch “Why a Professional Editor Can Be Your Best Friend.” Attendees will also have the opportunity for one-on-one reviews of their manuscript with publishing pros and a chance to win a free self-publishing package from CreateSpace worth $1,798. For more info, go to Note: materials for the manuscript review are due by Sept. 24, so get moving! Comments? Questions? Want more? Check out our Booked blog online at Or email us at

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