After Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Murder by the Book opened its doors as a safe, dry place for neighbors to come by for coffee, cookies, and general respite. Soon after, they began asking for donations for a charity auction. Well, that auction goes live today and runs through Sunday. Check it out for hundreds of signed books by the likes of Richard Ford, Lee Child, Nicholas Spark (and me!). Great for gifts – and a great cause. (For the full story, click here.)


* 90% of the money raised will go to Direct Relief, a highly-rated charity providing worldwide relief, specifically to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and the Mexico City earthquake.

* 10% of the money raised will go to the BINC Foundation – the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, providing aid to booksellers in time of crisis.

Also, anyone who wins also gets a gift card to Murder By The Book!