Sunday

"THE CAJUN CORNBREAD BOY AND THE BUTTERMILK BISCUIT GIRL": 1:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Illustrator Marita Gentry presents and signs the children's book by the late Dianne de Las Casas. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"SAINTS AND LESSER SOULS — THE NEW ORLEANS VIEWS OF RONNIE VIRGETS": 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Virgets signs and discusses his final in a trilogy of collected essays. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Monday

"THE ALLIES STRIKE BACK, 1941-1943 — THE WAR IN THE WEST, VOLUME TWO": 5 p.m., U.S. Freedom Pavilion, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. James Holland discusses his book about the activities as America formally entered the war. Part of the museum's Meet The Author Lecture Series. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museumorg.

Tuesday

"SHADOW OF THE LIONS": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Christopher Swann discusses and signs his book about a missing student and the roommate left behind who returns to the prep school to find answers. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

"SING, UNBURIED, SING": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Jesmyn Ward discusses and signs her book about a dysfunctional Mississippi family. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com

Wednesday

"THE PEOPLE'S GROCER — JOHN G. SCHWEGMANN, NEW ORLEANS, AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN RETAIL WORLD": 6 p.m., Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., New Orleans. David Cappello discusses his book about the legendary grocer. (504) 596-2667. nolalibrary.org.

Thursday

"THE MARSHALL PLAN — SINCE 1947 — SAVING EUROPE, REBUILDING AUSTRIA": 5 p.m., U.S. Freedom Pavilion, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Gunter Bischol, Hans Petschar and Ambassador Wolfgang Petritsch discuss the 70th anniversary of Secretary of State George C. Marshall's speech at Harvard announcing the European Recovery Program. Part of the museum's Meet The Author Lecture Series. (504) 528-1944. nationalww2museumorg.

"SING, UNBURIED, SING": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Jesmyn Ward discusses and signs her book with Zachary Lazar. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

"CARNIVAL IN LOUISIANA": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Brian J. Costello discusses his book about the varied and colorful celebrations throughout the state, as part of the "Louisiana Literarti" series. (504) 8879-8143. jplibrary.net.

Saturday

"LATIN AMERICAN PALEO COOKING — OVER 80 TRADITIONAL RECIPES MADE GRAIN AND GLUTEN FREE": 2 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Amanda Torres, founder of Curious Coconut, signs her cookbook. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Oct. 17

"THE FLOATING WORLD": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. C. Morgan Babst discusses and signs her book about a Creole family and the effects of Hurricane Katrina. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Oct. 19

"THE INCOMPARABLE MAGAZINE STREET": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. John Magill launches his book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"BLUE SUEDE SHOES — THE CULTURE OF ELVIS": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Thom Gilbert discusses and signs his visual history about "the King." (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"NEW ORLEANS — THE FIRST 300 YEARS": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Project editor Errol Laborde discusses the book about the state's tricentennial as part of the "Louisiana Literati" series. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Oct. 20

OLYMPIANS SERIES: 7 p.m., Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Author, illustrator and graphic novelist George O'Connor will be on hand to sign works from his Olympian series and "Kapow." (985) 646-6470. stpl.us.

Oct. 21

"CINDERELLA BATISTELLA": noon, Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. David Cuthbert and Robert Bruce sign their New Orleans-flavored Cinderella story. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

Oct. 24

"ECLIPSE ALLEY": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. David Fulmer launches the next book in his Valentin St. Cyr mystery series. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"THE BOY WHO CARRIED BRICKS — A TRUE STORY": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Alton Carter discusses and signs his book about an industrious young man. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Oct. 26

"NAIL'S CROSSING": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Kris Lackey discusses and signs his book about a Native American policeman and county deputy tracking a murder. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"MENDING FROM MEMORY — SEWING IN LOUISIANA": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Editors Lee Meitzen Grue and Susan Tucker discuss and sign their anthology of needlework tales. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Nov. 1

"STAND BY YOUR TRUTH — AND THEN RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!": 6 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Centre at Westbank, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Rickey Smiley signs his part memoir, part testimonial, part life guide. (504) 263-1146. barnesandnoble.com.

Nov. 2

"CITYSCAPES OF NEW ORLEANS": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Richard Campanella discusses his book about the Crescent City's architecture as part of the "Louisiana Literarti" series. (504) 8879-8143. jplibrary.net.

Nov. 9

"THE ORIGINS OF COOL IN POSTWAR AMERICA": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Joel Dinerstein discusses and signs his book with Maurice Carlos Ruffin. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.