NEW ORLEANS

Tuesday, Feb. 3

  • “THE MARAUDERS”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Tom Cooper signs and reads his work about a one-armed treasure hunter in south Louisiana and his travails and encounters. (504) 895-2266.
  • “THE TEST — WHY OUR SCHOOLS ARE OBSESSED WITH STANDARDIZED TESTING”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Anya Kamenetz signs and discusses her book about the increase in testing. (504) 899-7323.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

  • “THE GIRL FROM STATION X”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Elisa Segrave signs and discusses her book about her mother’s adventures during World War II. (504) 895-2266.

Thursday, Feb. 5

  • “THE LOVE BOOK,” “NEW ORLEANS NOIR” AND “SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Nina Solomon, Julie Smith and Barbara J. Taylor sign and discuss their respective books. (504) 895-2266.
  • “THE ART OF DINING IN NEW ORLEANS 2”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Joy Bateman, author and illustrator, will launch her second book on the Crescent City’s culinary cuisine. (504) 899-7323.

Thursday, Feb. 19

  • “HOW TO TRAVEL THE WORLD ON $50 A DAY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Matt Kepnes, “Nomadic Matt,” signs and discusses his book about making the most of a few dollars when traveling. (504) 895-2266.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

  • “FIFOLET”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Johnette Downing and Jennifer Lindsley read and sign their book about chasing the fifolet to find a mysterious treasure. (504) 866-4916.
  • “WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. T. Geronimo Johnson signs and reads his novel that is a coming-of-age tale for a new generation. (504) 899-7323.

Thursday, Feb. 26

  • “MY SUNSHINE AWAY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. M.O. Walsh signs and discusses his book about a Baton Rouge summer of adolescence, love and crime. (504) 895-2266.

Sunday, March 1

  • “A PENGUIN NAMED PATIENCE — A HURRICANE KATRINA RESCUE STORY”: 11 a.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Suzanne Lewis launches her book about a South African penguin from the Aquarium of the Americas and her travails following the storm. (504) 899-7323.

Tuesday, March 3

  • “WHO BURIES THE DEAD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. C.S. Harris reads and signs his British murder mystery set in the early 1800s. (504) 895-2266.

Friday, March 13

  • “I LEFT IT ON THE MOUNTAIN — A MEMOIR”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Kevin Sessums signs his book about his life as a writer and his spiritual redemption found while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. (504) 895-2266.

Wednesday, March 18

  • “THE OTHER JOSEPH”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Skip Horack signs his novel about a Louisiana man’s search for his late brother’s legacy. (504) 895-2266.

Sunday, March 22

  • “BLUE STEEL CRUCIFIX”: 2 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. S.R. Perricone reads and signs his book about a young Native American lawyer, corrupt politicians and law-enforcement officials, the mob and murder in New Orleans. (504) 895-2266.

Wednesday, March 25

  • “WHAT STANDS IN A STORM — THREE DAYS IN THE WORST SUPERSTORM TO HIT THE SOUTH’S TORNADO ALLEY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Kim Cross signs and discusses her book about the April 2011 tornadoes that devastated Alabama and 20 other states. (504) 895-2266.

METAIRIE

Tuesday, Feb. 3

  • “N.O. LITERATURE — 200 YEARS OF NEW ORLEANS LITERATURE”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Nancy Dixon discusses her collection that traces the city’s history through its authors. (504) 889-8143.

Monday, Feb. 9

  • “RED — A CRAYON’S STORY”: 5 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Michael Hall reads and signs his book about a mislabeled crayon, finding your inner self and following your own path. (504) 455-4929.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

  • “THE MARDI GRAS PAINTING OF BOB GRAHAM”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Graham discusses his art. (504) 889-81432.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

  • “BLACK LIFE IN OLD NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Keith Weldon Medley discuses his book on 300 years of history, focusing on the African-American communities’ social, cultural and political pasts. (504) 889-8143.

Tuesday, March 10

  • “IRISH NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Historian Laura D. Kelley talks about her book and the Irish experience in New Orleans. (504) 889-81432.

Tuesday, March 17

  • “THE ICE GARDEN”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Moira Crone discusses her book about small-town life in the South during the 1960s. (504) 889-8143.

Thursday, March 19

  • “ROYAL AND ST. LOUIS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Renee Austell discusses her book about corporate mayhem and murder. (504) 889-8143.

MANDEVILLE

Saturday, Feb. 7

  • “LIL YAT”: 11:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190. Rhonda Johnson Valladares signs copies of her books in the “Lil Yat” series. (985) 626-8884.
  • “HAPPY MARDI GRAS”: 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190. Cornell Landry reads and signs his book about Carnival. (985) 626-8884.

Saturday, Feb. 14

  • “THE FIRST WIFE”: 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190. Erica Spindler reads and signs her newest book about a new wife and finding out about her husband. (985) 626-8884.
  • “CONCEALED NAMES”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190. Crysta Carter reads and signs her book co-written with Stacie S. Triche about a supernatural young man. (985) 626-8884.