Sunday

"FOOD TEMPTRESS": 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Rekaya Gibson signs her novel about Ambrosia Bourgeois, goddess of gastronomy, who tries to cook her way to finding Mr. Right. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Tuesday

"PURE DEATH," "DEAD AND BREAKFAST" AND "MURDER BEHIND THE MASK": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Liah Pen, Colleen Mooney and Nancy Bourgeois discuss and sign their respective books. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net

Thursday

"THE FUTILITARIANS — OUR YEAR OF THINKING, DRINKING, GRIEVING AND READING": 7 p.m., Saturn Bar, 3067 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Anne Gisleson launches her memoir. Octavia Books to sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Friday

"PENNIES IN MY POCKET": 6 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Centre at Westbank, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Jamie Mayes signs her book of poetry. (504) 263-1146. barnesandnoble.com

Aug. 26

"THE OTHER GIRL": 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Erica Spindler signs copies of her new release. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

"A KIND OF FREEDOM": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Margaret Wilkerson Sexton reads and signs her book about a black family and the city. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Aug. 27

"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. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Aug. 31

"THE PEOPLE'S GROCER — JOHN G. SCHWEGMANN, NEW ORLEANS AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN RETAIL WORLD": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. David Cappello discusses and signs his book about the iconic businessman. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Sept. 7

"CASHED OUT": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Michael H. Rubin launches his legal thriller about a failed lawyer set in Louisiana. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Sept. 8

"GLASS HOUSES" AND "OUT OF THE BLUES": 6 p.m., Nims Fine Arts Center, Academy of the Sacred Heart, 4301 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Author Louise Penny and Trudy Nan Boyce will be presented honors in the Pinckley Prizes for Crime and Fiction for their books, respectively. Tickets required. Octavia Books to sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Sept. 9

"THE LOUISIANA URBAN GARDENER — A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO GROWING VEGETABLES AND HERBS": 8:30 a.m. to noon, Crescent City Farmers Market, 750 Cardondelet St., New Orleans. Kathryn K. Fontenot signs her book. Garden District Book Shop to sell. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Sept. 12

"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.

Sept. 14

"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.

Sept. 16

"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. 19

"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.

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 & 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

"THE MYSTICAL LIFE OF TREES": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Deborah Burst reads and signs her book. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.