Sunday

"A MINOR FALL": 2 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Price Ainsworth discusses and signs his book about a young lawyer and his obsessions. Rescheduled. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Tuesday

"THE IMPOSSIBLE PRESIDENCY — THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICA'S HIGHEST OFFICE": 6 p.m., US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Jeremi Suri is interviewed by museum historian Robert M. Citino. Reception precedes at 5 p.m. RSVP required. nationalww2museum.org.

"SAINTS AND LESSER SOULS — THE NEW ORLEANS VIEWS OF RONNIE VIRGETS": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. The local writer discusses and signs the final in his trilogy of collected essays. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

"THE GENERAL'S NIECE — THE LITTLE-KNOWN DE GAULLE WHO FOUGHT TO FREE OCCUPIED FRANCE": 6:30 p.m., City Dennis Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave., New Orleans. Paige Bowers discusses her book about Genevieve de Gaulle, a devoted soldier in the French Resistance during World War II. (504) 596-3113. nolalibrary.org.

Thursday

"THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF NORTHERN FIRES": 6 p.m., Octavia Book Shop, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Daren Wang discusses and signs his novel about the Civil War. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHORS: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Four authors will discuss their work, including Dalt Wonk's "The Laughing Lady," Bob Bruce and David Cuthbert's "Cinderella Battistella" and Cornell Landry's "Goodnight NOLA." (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Saturday

"SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK": 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Robert Beatty reads and signs his young adult book about mysterious goings on at Biltmore Estate and a servant's daughter who works to solve the mystery. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

 Sept. 17

READ NOLA EVENT: noon, Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St., New Orleans. Luncheon, panels, signings and meetings with authors Joshilyn Jackson, Christina Baker Kline, Anne Bogel, Jamie DeMent, Lynette Eason, Alan Gratz, Denise Kiernan, Micah LeMon, Bernard Manshiem, Mary Alice Monroe, Scott Reintgen, Crabel Shofner, Andrea Thome, Sarah Tolcser, Leah Weiss and Kim Wright. $55. (803) 994-9530. sibaweb.site-ym.com.

"ROMANCING THROUGH ITALY": 6 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Robert James Connors signs his book about an intimate cultural journey through Italy. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com

 Sept. 19

"SCOPENA — A MEMOIR OF HOME": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Former governor and Congressman Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer discusses and signs his book about his early years. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"AMERICA INVADED — A STATE BY STATE GUIDE TO FIGHTING ON AMERICAN SOIL": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Christopher Kelly discusses and signs his book about battles in each of the 50 states. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

"ABSOLUTE VENGEANCE — THE ALEX SHEPHERD STORY": 6 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. C.W. Lemoine signs his book about a SWAT sniper who attempts to stop a suburban terrorist attack and save his family. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com

 Sept. 21

"AN ORGANIZED PANIC — A NOVEL": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Patty Friedmann discusses and signs her book about siblings and faith in New Orleans. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

Sept. 23

"SONG OF THE CURRENT": 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Sarah Tolcser signs her young adult fantasy about finding one's place in the world. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

"A GOOD GIRL": noon, Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Johnnie Bernhard signs her book about a woman facing her painful past and future with the approaching death of her father. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

Sept. 25

"ELSIE MAE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY": 4:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Nancy J. Cavanaugh signs her young adult book about a girl's interesting summer in the Okefenokee Swamp. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Sept. 26

"ANGELS IN THE WILDERNESS — YOUNG AND BLACK IN NEW ORLEANS AND BEYOND": 9 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. The Rev. William Barnwell launches his collection of stories about young African-Americans in the Crescent City. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com

"ORGANIZED PANIC — A NOVEL" AND "THINGS THAT CAN FALL": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Patty Friedmann and M.A. Harper discuss their books, respectively. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

 Sept. 27

"PREDICTING PEARL HARBOR — BILLY MITCHELL AND THE PATH TO WAR": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Ronald J. Drez launches his book about Gen. Mitchell's predictions and the lead-up to war. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

 Sept. 28

"NEW ORLEANS — THE FIRST 300 YEARS": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Project editor Errol Laborde and production supervisor Peggy Laborde are joined by contributors Angus Lind, Sally Asher and John Magill. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

"AMERICAN ROUTES — RACIAL PALIMPSESTS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF RACE": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Angel Adams Parham signs the analysis of the migration and integration of white and free black refugees from Haiti to Louisiana, following the descendants for 200 years. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"THE MYSTICAL LIFE OF TREES" and "SAINTS AND LESSER SOULS — THE NEW ORLEANS VIEWS OF RONNIE VIRGETS": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Deborah Burst reads and signs her book and Virgets discusses and signs his final in a trilogy of collected essays. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Oct. 1

"THE BOOK OF CHEESE — THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DISCOVERING CHEESES YOU'LL LOVE": 5 p.m., St. James Cheese Company, 641 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Liz Thorpe launches her book, with tastings of six cheeses. Purchase required to attend. Octavia Books. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Oct. 3

"AFTER THE FALL — HOW HUMPTY DUMPTY GOT BACK UP AGAIN": 3:45 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Dan Santat discusses and signs his children's book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Oct. 4

"SAINTS AND LESSER SOULS — THE NEW ORLEANS VIEWS OF RONNIE VIRGETS": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Virgets sign and discusses his final in a trilogy of collected essays. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Oct. 5

"THE TOPOGRAPHY OF LIFE, LOVE AND TRAVEL": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Litigator Russ Herman discusses his first book of poetry. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

"THE CEMETERIES OF NEW ORLEANS — A CULTURAL HISTORY": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Peter Dedek discusses his book about Crescent City's burial customs as part of the "Louisiana Literarti" series. (504) 8879-8143. jplibrary.net.

Oct. 6

"MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD — THE SHIP OF THE DEAD": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Rick Riordan discusses and signs his book about Magnus Chase and Norse mythology. Tickets required. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

 Oct. 7

"PREDICTING PEARL HARBOR — BILLY MITCHELL AND THE PATH TO WAR": noon, Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Ronald J. Drez signs his book about Gen. Mitchell's predictions and the lead-up to war. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com

"THE CEMETERIES OF NEW ORLEANS — A CULTURAL HISTORY": 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Peter Dedek guides tours of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 and signs his book, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Save Our Cemeteries. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

 Oct. 8

"THE CAJUN CORNBREAD BOY AND THE BUTTERMILK BISCUIT GIRL": 1:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Illustrator Marita Gentry presents and signs the children's book by the late Dianne de Las Casas. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Oct. 10

"SHADOW OF THE LIONS": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Christopher Swann discusses and signs his book about a missing student and the roommate left behind who returns to the prep school to find answers. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

"SING, UNBURIED, SING": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Jesmyn Ward discusses and signs her book about a dysfunctional Mississippi family. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com