Sunday

"A GOOD GIRL": noon, Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Johnnie Bernhard shares and signs her novel about a woman and her place in the family. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

"BAYOU ST. JOHN — A BRIEF HISTORY": 12:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Cassie Pruyn discusses her book about the waterway. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Monday

"LEONARDO DA VINCI": 7 p.m., The New Orleans Advocate, 840 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Walter Isaacson discusses his book with Susan Larson as moderator and a question and answer period. Garden District Book Shop to sell. Reserve book at lruello@theadvocate.com by Dec. 6. Reserve seat at noawalterisaacson.eventbrite.com.

Tuesday

"COOKING UP A STORM": 5 p.m., Kitchen Witch Cookbook Shop, 1425 N. Broad St., New Orleans. Judy Walker signs her book about New Orleans recipes garnered after Katrina. (504) 528-8382. kwcookbooks.com.

"BEYOND THE CROSSROADS — THE DEVIL AND THE BLUES TRADITION": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Adam Gussow discusses and signs his book examines the relationship between the music and the figure. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Wednesday

"CRAZY ON THE BAYOU — FIVE SEASONS OF LOUISIANA HUNTING, FISHING, AND FEASTING": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Humberto Fontova discusses and signs his book about a proposed reality TV show. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday

"NEW ORLEANS REMIX": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Jack Sullivan of New York discusses and signs his book about the city's musical renaissance. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"SECRET NEW ORLEANS": 7 p.m., F and M Patio Bar, 4841 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Chris Champagne signs his book about some of the city's more unique attractions and attributes. fandmpatiobar.com.

Saturday

"CHICORY AND ROUX — THE CREOLE MOUSE AND THE CAJUN MOUSE": noon, Barnes and Noble Westbank, Westbank Centre, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Author Todd-Michael St. Pierre and illustrator Lee Brandt Randall read and sign their children's book. (504) 2663-1146. barnesandnoble.com.

"COOKING UP A STORM": 2 p.m., Kitchen Witch Cookbook Shop, 1425 N. Broad St., New Orleans. Judy Walker signs her book about New Orleans recipes garnered after Katrina. (504) 528-8382. kwcookbooks.com.

"THE VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS STOCKING AND THE GIFTS OF THE 7 COINS — THE NEVER BEFORE TOLD NATIVITY STORY": 2 p.m., Premier Center II, 3414 Highway 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Terry Lafargue signs his children's books. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

"NUMBER ONE OVERALL — IN THE THIRD PERSON": 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble Westbank, Westbank Centre, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey.Gregory Forney signs his reality-based novel as seen by someone in the third person. (504) 2663-1146. barnesandnoble.com.

Dec. 23

"A TREE IN THE SEA": 11:30 a.m., Barnes and Noble Westbank, Westbank Centre, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Author Holly Kern and illustrator Blaine Kern read and sign copies of their children's book. (504) 2663-1146. barnesandnoble.com.

Jan. 9

"KING ZENO": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Nathaniel Rich discusses and signs his novel about New Orleans in 1918 and a series of murders. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com