Blue Bicycle Books and Stars restaurant are hosting a special luncheon with best-selling author and Sullivan’s Island resident Dorothea Benton Frank at noon Wednesday. The restaurant is at 495 King St. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at or by calling 843-722-2666.

Attendees will receive a signed copy of Frank’s lastest release, “All the Single Ladies.” Frank’s book tour sponsor, Krispy Kreme, will be on hand giving away doughnuts and iced coffee.

In “All the Single Ladies,” Frank once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry where three middle-age women are bonded by a woman’s death. Through their shared loss, they forge a deep friendship, asking critical questions about friendship, aging and happiness.

On June 14, Friends of the Summerville Library will host “A Literary Tea Series: Dorothea Benton Frank” at 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1600 Old Trolley Road, Summerville. Advance ticket purchase is required: $35 includes a signed hardback copy of book and tea reception. Buy tickets online at friendsofthesummerville or at the Summerville Library on Old Trolley Road.

The Charleston Library Society is hosting a book talk by Adam Mendelsohn, author of “The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire,” 6 p.m. Thursday. To RSVP, email or call 843-723-9912.

The library is at 164 King St. The talk is free.

Mendelsohn has been a professor of Jewish studies at the College of Charleston for several years. This summer, he returns to his native Cape Town, South Africa, to assume a teaching position there.

Adam Parker