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`Pedaling to Hawaii'

writer at Tsunami Friday

Author Stevie Smith will read from and sign copies of his book `Pedaling to Hawaii: A Human Powered Odyssey' at 5 p.m. Friday at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St.

Smith was an out-of-shape, inexperienced and broke young bureaucrat before he and a friend decided to circumnavigate the globe by bicycle, pedal boat and in-line skates.

What started as a lark became a trek to the limits of human endurance.

New novel released

by Springfield writer

"Spider Silk," a debut novel by Springfield author Rod Collins, has been released by PublisherAmerica.

Collins also has a nonfiction book set for release in July, "What Do I Do When I Get There? A New Manager's Guidebook."

Former Eugene resident

wins national book award

"Live Your Road Trip Dream," by Oregon authors Phil and Carol White, has won the Benjamin Franklin Award at Book Expo America in Washington, D.C.

The Independent Book Publishers Association tapped the Whites for their award in the category of Marketing Excellence and Innovation. "Live Your Road Trip Dream" was previously a finalist in the 2004 ForeWord Magazine competition for Travel Book of the Year.

RLI Press published the Whites' how-to book in 2004. It is in its second printing and is available through AAA, Camping World, bookstores, Amazon.com and the couple's Web site, www.roadtripdream .com.

Carol White grew up in Eugene and graduated from South Eugene High in 1965.

Magazine sale today

at Eugene Public Library

The Friends of the Library magazine sale begins at 10 a.m. today and runs through 4 p.m. at the Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave.

Admission is free. The sale offers thousands of "gently read" recent issues of popular magazines on all topics for rock-bottom prices.

The selection includes magazines on cooking, gardening, travel, nature, news, science, home decor, finance, fashion, crafts and other topics. Vintage magazines and posters are individually priced.

All proceeds go to support Eugene Public Library programs and materials.

Readings and signings

MONDAY

Kenny Moore - The former University of Oregon runner talks about his biography of legendary UO track coach Bill Bowerman, ``Bowerman and the Men of Oregon.'' 7 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid on the UO campus. 346-4331.

Out of Town

WEDNESDAY

Anthony Bourdain - The chef and best-selling author of ``Kitchen Confidential'' talks about his new book, ``The Nasty Bits.'' 6 p.m., Heathman Hotel, 1001 S.W. Broadway, Portland. A special dinner with Bourdain at the Heathman Restaurant will follow his reading and booksigning. To purchase tickets: (503) 790-7752.
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Date:Jun 11, 2006
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