Tuesday

"ECLIPSE ALLEY": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. David Fulmer launches the next book in his Valentin St. Cyr mystery series. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"THE BOY WHO CARRIED BRICKS — A TRUE STORY": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Alton Carter discusses and signs his book about an industrious young man. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

 Wednesday

"CITYSCAPES OF NEW ORLEANS": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Urban photographer Richard Campanella launches his book about the Crescent City. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"THE PEOPLE'S GROCER — JOHN G. SCHWEGMANN, NEW ORLEANS, AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN RETAIL WORLD": 6 p.m., East New Orleans Regional Library, 5641 Read Blvd., New Orleans. David Cappello discusses his new book about Schwegmann. (504) 596-0200. nolalibrary.org.

Thursday

"NAIL'S CROSSING": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Kris Lackey discusses and signs his book about a Native American policeman and county deputy tracking a murder. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"GIRL AFTER GIRL AFTER GIRL — POEMS": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Nicole Cooley reads and signs from her book, with series editor Ava Leavell Haymon and poet Martha Serpas. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"MENDING FROM MEMORY — SEWING IN LOUISIANA": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Editors Lee Meitzen Grue and Susan Tucker discuss and sign their anthology of needlework tales. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Saturday

"UP ALL NIGHT — FROM HOLLYWOOD BOMBSHELL TO LINGERIE MOGUL, LIFE LESSONS FROM AN ACCIDENTAL FEMINIST": noon, Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. New Orleans' Rhonda Shear signs her book about her life. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

"NEW ORLEANS VAMPIRES — HISTORY AND LEGEND": 2 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Marita Woywood Crandle signs her book about the lore woven into the city's rich history. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Oct. 31

"KRAUSS, THE NEW ORLEANS VALUE STORE": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Ed Branley discusses and signs his book about the Canal Street store. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Nov. 1

"STAND BY YOUR TRUTH — AND THEN RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!": 6 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Centre at Westbank, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Rickey Smiley signs his part memoir, part testimonial, part life guide. (504) 263-1146. barnesandnoble.com.

"TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF — SIX STEPS FOR ACCURATE AND ARTFUL SELF-DEFINITION": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Holley M. Murchison reads and signs her book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Nov. 2

"CITYSCAPES OF NEW ORLEANS": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Richard Campanella discusses his book about the Crescent City's architecture as part of the "Louisiana Literarti" series. (504) 8879-8143. jplibrary.net.

Nov. 3

"AS LIE IS TO GRIN": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Simeon Marsalis discusses and signs her book with Zachary Lazar. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Nov. 7

"GIVING AND GIFTS — THE ART OF THOUGHTFUL GIVING": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Lynne Farwell White signs her book on solving gift-giving dilemmas. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Nov. 9

"THE ORIGINS OF COOL IN POSTWAR AMERICA": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Joel Dinerstein discusses and signs his book with Maurice Carlos Ruffin. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"ALL DAT — NEW ORLEANS EATING, DRINKING, LISTENING TO MUSIC, EXPLORING AND CELEBRATING IN THE CRESCENT CITY": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Michael Murphy signs his guidebook to the city. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Nov. 11

"SING, UNBURIED, SING": noon, Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Jesmyn Ward signs her book about a dysfunctional Mississippi family. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

"DEFY THE STARS": 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Claudia Gray signs her sci-fi adventure about a woman willing to risk anything to protect her planet, Genesis. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Nov. 12

"AT THE SOUTHERN TABLE WITH PAULA DEEN": 7 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Deen signs her latest cookbook. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Nov. 14

"THE BOOK OF SEPARATION": 6 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Tova Mirvis signs and discusses her memoir of a woman who leaves her faith and marriage to navigate a newly mapless world. Octavia Books to sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Nov. 15

"ON BEING AWESOME — A UNIFIED THEORY OF HOW NOT TO SUCK": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Professional skater-turned-philosopher Nick Riggle reads and signs his book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Nov. 16

"THE UNEXPECTED PRESIDENT — THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHESTER A. ARTHUR": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Scott S. Greenberger reads and signs his book about the vice president who became commander-in-chief after the death of James A. Garfield. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Nov. 17

"IN THE MIDST OF WINTER": 7 p.m., The Academy of the Sacred Heart, 4521 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Isabel Allende discusses her book with Anne Gisleson. Tickets required. $30.80. Garden District Book Shop to sell. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Nov. 18

"HACK — THE INSIDE STORY OF THE BREAK-INS AND BREAKDOWNS THAT PUT DONALD TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE": 5:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Donna Brazile discusses and signs her book about the most recent presidential election. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"GONER": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Ann Goethe reads and signs her book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Nov. 20

"LEONARDO DA VINCI": 7 p.m., Henson Auditorium, New School, 5333 Danneel St., New Orleans. Walter Isaacson discusses and signs his book about the genius of the Italian's skill. A portion of the proceeds benefit the school. Garden District Book Shop to sell. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Nov. 21

"LEONARDO DA VINCI": 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Walter Isaacson reads and signs his new book about the Renaissance genius. Octavia Books to sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.