James S. “Pebble” Rockefeller Jr. of Camden will sign copies of his memoir, “Wayfarer,” Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Owl & Turtle Bookshop Café, 33 Bay View St.

In his vividly wrought memoir, published in October by Islandport Press, Rockefeller recalls the moments and milestones in his long, adventurous life. From his old-fashioned childhood — filled with characters and wildlife — as a grandson of William G. Rockefeller and Sarah “Elsie” Stillman; to expeditions as a young man on his Indian motorcycle and his sailboat, Mandalay; to the fateful evening on Cumberland Island, Ga., when his heart was stolen by the luminous author Margaret Wise Brown, Rockefeller recounts his youth with wit and clarity. As he matures, his adventurous spirit takes him from Maine to Tahiti to Norway and back again.

Throughout his travels, he embraces deep loss and wondrous turns of fortune including danger, love, death, marriage, fatherhood and, always, an enduring passion for planes, boats and engines — a passion that led him to establish the Owls Head Transportation Museum.

For more information or to reserve copies of the books, visit owlandturtle.com or call 230-7335.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.