Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine, Powerpoint presentation, Q&A and book signing, 7 p.m., the Missoulian. 500 S. Higgins.
Reception and talk with Scott Ellsworth, author of "The Secret Game," 6-8 p.m., Alumni Center Board Room, UC, third floor, UM. Call 721-2881.
Devin Becker reads from his debut “Shame Shame” and Tod Marshall reads from his latest release “Bugle,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. Call 549-9010 or visit shakespeareandco.com.
David Gates reads from his new book “A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me,” 7 p.m., Shakespeare & Co., 103 S. Third St. W. Call 549-9010 or visit shakespeareandco.com.
Scott Ellsworth signs “The Secret Game,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, Fact & Fiction, University Center, UM. Call 243-1234 or visit factandfictionbooks.com.