Pittsfield native Mark Vanhoenacker, author of "Imagine a City: A Pilot’s Journey Across the Urban World," will be joined in conversation by Desirae Randisi from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North St.

A team from The Bookstore in Lenox will be on hand to sell signed copies of the new book as well as his previous books, "Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot" and "How to Land a Plane."

Born in Pittsfield, Vanhoenacker trained as a historian and worked in business before starting his flight training in Britain in 2001. He now flies the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from London to cities around the world. Vanhoenacker is a regular contributor to the New York Times and columnist for the Financial Times.

The event is free, but registration is required. Sign up through Eventbrite at tinyurl.com/2az5dr53.

Information: Dottie’s at 413-443-1792 or The Bookstore at 413-637-3390.

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or jmaschino@berkshireeagle.com.

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.