NEW ORLEANS

Tuesday, May 26

  • “MILLION DOLLAR ROAD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Amy Conner discusses and signs her Louisiana novel of a young woman yearning for a better existence and the secret longings that will change the lives of those around her. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, May 28

  • “OFF THE PAGE”: 6 p.m., Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave. Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer present and sign their book about young romance and magic. Tickets required through Octavia Books. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • “IN BLOOM”: 7:30 p.m., United Bakery Gallery, 1337 St. Bernard Ave. Jason Kerzinski reads and signs from his book. (802) 310-3719.

Saturday, May 30

  • “WALKING NEW ORLEANS”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Barri Bronston signs her book about 30 self-guided walking tours throughout the city. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.

Monday, June 1

  • “THINGS YOU WON’T SAY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Sarah Pekkanen reads and signs her book about a family in crisis and a marriage on the brink after a tragic shooting. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, June 4

  • “RIDING WITH THE BLUE MOTH: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Bill Hancock discusses and signs his book about his cross-country bicycle adventure following the death of his son. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, June 11

  • “HENRY HOWARD — LOUISIANA’S ARCHITECT”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Robert S. Brantley discusses and signs his book about this 19th Century architect. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, June 18

  • “NEW ORLEANS HISTORIC HOTELS”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Paul Oswell discusses his book about hotels and his annually updated travel guide. (504) 596-2630. www.neworleanspuybliclibrary.com.

Tuesday, June 23

  • “DOLLBABY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Laura Lane McNeal signs her book about coming of age in civil rights-era New Orleans. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, June 25

  • “NO FEAR ZEN — DISCOVERING BALANCE IN AN UNBALANCED WORLD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Richard Collins presents and signs his book that focuses on concentration and sitting (shikantaza) as a discipline that can be practiced in everyday life with the dedication of the samurai. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Saturday, June 27

  • “JADEN TOUSSAINT, THE GREATEST — EPISODE 1, THE QUEST FOR SCREEN TIME”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Marti Dumas signs his book about an amazing five-year-old who actually does know it all. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.

Tuesday, July 7

  • “SCOTLANDVILLE”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Drs. Rachel L. Emanuel, Ruby Jean Simmons, Charles Vincent and Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden read and sign this story of the town in East Baton Rough Parish that is home to Southern University. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.

Thursday, July 9

  • “TROUTMOUTH — THE TWO CAREERS OF HUGH CLEGG”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Ronald F. Borne discusses his book about the Mississippi figure and his careers at Ole Miss and the FBI. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

METAIRIE

Tuesday, May 26

  • “LAKEVIEW MEMORIES”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Muriel Machauer discusses her book about the history of the Lakeview neighborhood. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us/
  • “THE BOOK OF LIFE”: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Deborah Harkness reads and signs her sequel and finale to “A Discovery of Witches” and “Shadow of Night.” (504) 455-4929. www.barnesandnoble.com.

Tuesday, June 2

  • “LIVING YES — A HANDBOOK FOR BEING HUMAN”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Psychotherapist Mark Morris discusses his book and the human condition. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us/

Saturday, June 6

  • “MILLION DOLLAR ROAD”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Amy Conner discusses and signs her Louisiana novel of a young woman yearning for a better existence and the secret longings that will change the lives of those around her. (504) 455-4929. www.barnesandnoble.com.

Tuesday, June 9

  • “IN THE WAKE OF THE FLAGSHIP”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Fredrick Barton discusses and signs his satire chronicling one man’s battle against bureaucracy and corruption. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

Thursday, June 11

  • “A BIG EASY CHILDHOOD”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Guy Lyman discusses and signs his memories about growing up in the Crescent City. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

Tuesday, June 16

  • “WINGS OVER NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. John Taylor discusses and signs his book about Paul and Linda McCartney’s stay in New Orleans during the recording of the Wings’ album “Venus and Mars.” (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.