Book events

NEW ORLEANS

Tuesday, Sept. 9

  • “ANDREW JACKSON’S PLAYBOOK: 15 Strategies for Success”: 6 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Morgan Molthrop examines the connection between Jackson’s successful New Orleans campaign and the strategies in the wake of Katrina. (504) 899-7323.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

  • “HOPE AGAINST HOPE: Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText ColorThree Schools, One City and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children”: 6:30 p.m. Tulane University Dixon Hall, Uptown Campus. Award-winning education reporter Sarah Carr will lecture about her book as this year’s Tulane Reading Project selection. (504) 865-5728.

Thursday, Sept. 11

  • “THE TIMES-PICAYUNE IN A CHALLENGING MEDIA WORLD”: 6 p.m. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Sherry Lee Alexander, with co-authors Alfred Lawrence Lorenz and Vicki Mayer discuss their study of the 2012-2013 transition of a daily newspaper to a three-day-a-week publication. (504) 895-2266.

Friday, Sept. 12

  • “UNFATHOMABLE CITY:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color A New Orleans Atlas”: 7 p.m. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. As part of the shop’s 50th anniversary, editor Rebecca Snedeker and several of the essayists from the book will be on hand to discuss the innovative atlas. (504) 866-4916.

Saturday, Sept. 13

  • CHILDREN’S DAY: 11:30 a.m. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. As part of the shop’s 50th anniversary, authors of three children’s books will be on hand to discuss their works and crafts. “What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo,” Ryan Murphy and Grace Millsaps at 11:30 a.m.; “Cinderellaphant,” Dianne de Las Casas at 1 p.m.; and, “Cook Kids Cook: Louisiana” and “Cook Kids Cook: Fresh and Fit” Kid Chef Eliana at 2 p.m. (504) 866-4916.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

  • “MEN WE REAPED”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Jesmyn Ward will sign her story about growing up in impoverished rural Mississippi and the pressures this brings on men who can do no right and the women who stand in for family in a society where the men are absent. (504) 895-2266.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

  • “HOPE & NEW ORLEANS: A History of Crescent City Street Names”: 6 p.m., 1850 House Museum Shop, 523 St. Ann St. Sally Asher will discuss and sign her book about the scandals and scoundrels involving the French Quarter streets: the famous, infamous, and unknown. Only 45 seats are available. (504) 524-9118.

Thursday, Sept. 18

  • “UNCLE ARNEL AND THE SWAMP WITCH: 5 p.m. Algiers Regional Library, Algiers. Author Allison Lane will read as well as have a mini presentation on local history. (504) 596-2641.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

  • “THE COTTONCREST CURSE”: 6 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Michael Rubin discusses his bold journey within an epic sweep of treachery and family rivalry ranging from the Civil War to the civil rights era. (504) 899-7323.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

  • “GREEN IN JUDGEMENT COLD IN BLOOD”: 6 p.m. Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Peter Abadie signs his book that looks at assassination and four sets of brothers whose desire to rule was paramount in most of their decisions: the Kennedys, the Bundys, the Castros and the Ngo Dinhs. (504) 895-2266.

METAIRIE

Tuesday, Sept. 9

  • “INEVITABLE CITY: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America”: 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Scott Cowen, former Tulane University president, signs his book about the resurgence of New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. (504) 455-4929.

MANDEVILLE

Saturday, Sept. 13

  • “LIL’ YAT ADVENTURE”: 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190. Local children’s author Rhonda Johnson Valladares will sign books from series. She will be joined by costumed characters Lil’ Yat and Drexel. (985) 626-8884.

Saturday, Sept. 20

  • “CROSSING THE ICE”: 1 p.m. Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190 Suite 10. Local author Jennifer Comeaux signs copies of her romance novel about two pairs of figure skaters bound for the Olympics and competition. (985) 626-8884.