Fort Smith author Wayne Hancock will be the guest for Authors in the Afternoon from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave., to promote and sign copies his recently released book, "The History of Retailing." Hancock, 90, is a Missouri native, a World War II veteran and the founder and president of Hancock Press and Papertown Publishing, which are now actively managed by his daughter, K.C. Shay.

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