Author signing event Aug. 12 with Larry Weill at Bookstore Plus

LAKE PLACID – The Bookstore Plus will host an author signing event with Adirondack local Larry Weill from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12.

It all began close to 40 years ago when Weill was stationed as a wilderness park ranger in the Adirondacks West Canada Lakes Wilderness Area.

His best-selling trilogy, starting with “Excuse Me, Sir … Your Socks are on Fire” has entertained an entire generation of Adirondack hikers and campers with the entertaining and often crazy life of the backcountry trail ranger. Now, Weill has published a new collection of stories from his last ten years of trekking around those very same woods. “Forget It, Sir…I’ll Sleep in the Tree” documents his most current walks and talks in the West Canada Lakes Wilderness, adding a final chapter to his life in the woods.

Weill still lives in Rochester, where he has retired from dual careers in the Navy Reserve and as a Xerox analyst. He still hikes and camps in the same woods he grew to love as a young man.