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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ASPEN HARDAWAY -- Author Michael Allen Zell will sign "Law & Desire," the next installment in the Bobby Delery series, in the book tent at 2 p.m. Friday.

The Book Tent is staffed by the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. All proceeds go to local literacy programs.

Friday, April 28

"LIFE IN JAZZ": 1:30 p.m. in the Grandstands. Gwen Thompkins signs Danny Barker's book, for which she wrote the forward.

"LAW & DESIRE": 2 p.m. Michael Allen Zell signs his next installment in the Bobby Delery series.

"NEW ORLEANS RHYTHM AND BLUES AFTER KATRINA — MUSIC, MAGIC AND MYTH": 3 p.m. Michael Urban signs his book

Saturday, April 29

"THE FAIR GROUNDS THROUGH THE LENS — PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES OF HORSE RACING IN NEW ORLEANS": Noon. Peggy Scott Laborde signs her book about the storied track and the city.

"THE AXEMAN OF NEW ORLEANS": 1 p.m. Miriam C. Davis signs her book about New Orleans' Jack the Ripper-style killer from the early 20th century.

"KRAZY — GEORGE HERRIMAN, A LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE": 2 p.m. Michael Tisserand signs his book about the New Orleans native illustrator, journalist and cartoonist.

"PETIT PIERRE AND THE FLOATING MARSH": 4 p.m. Johnette Downing signs her children's book.

"LET THE DEVIL OUT": 5 p.m. Bill Loehfelm signs his New Orleans-based crime drama.

Sunday, April 30

"THE LITTLEST STREETCAR": Noon. Vernon Smith signs his children's book about a streetcar.

"CAPTAIN DEADEYE — THE BULLY SHARK": 1 p.m. Dianne De Las Casas and John Couret sign their children's book about bullying. 

"HARD ROLL — A PARAMEDIC'S PERSPECTIVE OF LIFE AND DEATH IN NEW ORLEANS": 2 p.m. John McCarthy signs his book about EMS life.

"DRINK DAT NEW ORLEANS — A GUIDE TO THE BEST COCKTAIL BARS, DIVES AND SPEAKEASIES": 3 p.m. Elizabeth Pearce signs her book of local libation stations.

"MURDER IN THE BAYOU — WHO KILLED THE WOMEN KNOWN AS THE JEFF DAVIS 8?" 4 p.m. Ethan Brown signs the true-life story of investigation into the murders in a troubled Louisiana parish.