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Franklin Barbecue founder Aaron Franklin, along with co-author Jordan Mackay, recently came out with a little barbecue guide you might have heard of by now: “Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto.” He’ll be at BookPeople Wednesday to talk about some of the secrets he revealed in the book, which serves as a definitive resource for the backyard pitmaster.

Note that while the speaking portion of the event is free, wristbands are required for the signing and are available only with the purchase of a copy of “Franklin Barbecue” from BookPeople.

Details: 7 p.m. Free. 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 512-442-5050,