I went to a book event at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, New Jersey. It was great. The event featured writers, an agent, an editor and a book publicist. Bookstores have lots of events for everyone. Watchung Booksellers has a great newsletter that I get by email. They feature books of various genres and great events for book lovers of all ages.
Why don’t you check out your local independent bookseller and see what they have to offer?