Book events

NEW ORLEANS

Tuesday, Feb. 24

  • “GEORGE STACEY AND THE CREATION OF AMERICAN CHIC”: 4 p.m., Hazelnut, 5515 Magazine St. Author Maureen Footer will be on hand to sign her latest design book. (504) 891-2424

“Fun, funky & Fabulous — New Orleans’ casual restaurant recipes”: 4 p.m., Coquette, 2800 Magazine St. Jyl Benson and Sam Hanna sign their book about affordable restaurants and history. Books through Garden District Book Shop. (504) 895-0111.

  • “WE AS FREEMEN — PLESSY V. FERGUSON” AND “BLACK LIFE IN OLD NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., New Orleans Public Library, 219 Loyola Ave. Keith Weldon Medley discusses his books during a Black History Month talk. (504) 596-2560.

Wednesday Feb. 25

  • “GLASS HOUSE”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Chris Wiltz signs and discusses her novel about the racial divide in New Orleans. (504) 866-4916.

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.
  • “NEW ORLEANS MEMORIES — ONE WRITER’S CITY”: 6:30 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Writer Carolyn Kolb discusses her book about her column “Chronicles of Recent History.” (504) 596-2630.

Saturday, Feb. 28

  • “BEAUTY OF THE BROKEN”: 5 p.m., Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, 631 N. Carrollton Ave. Tawni Waters reads and signs her novel about a teen who seeks the courage to care for another girl despite her small town’s bigotry and her father’s violent threats. (504) 598-5536.

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.

Monday, March 2

  • “WINGS OVER NEW ORLEANS”: 6 p.m., Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 Broad St. John Taylor discusses his book of photography about the recording sessions of the rock group Wings while they were working at Allen Toussaint’s studio. Octavia Books will sell copies. (504) 596-2660.

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.

Wednesday, March 4

  • “LEMONADE FARM”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Laura Cayouette discusses and signs her book about a Maryland farm in the late 1970s. (504) 895-2266.
  • READING BETWEEN THE WINES: 7 p.m., Pearl Wine Co., American Can Company, 3700 Orleans Ave. Local authors Dawn Chartier, Erica Spindler, Deborah Burst and Alys Arden will discuss their books in a salon-type atmosphere. Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop coordinates. (504) 598-5536.

METAIRIE

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 3

  • “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW ORLEANS — UNFATHOMABLE CITY”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Rebecca Snedeker discusses her reinvention of the traditional atlas based on the Crescent City. (504) 889-8143.

Tuesday, March 10

  • “IRISH IN 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.

Thursday, March 26

  • “TAI CHI AMERICAN STYLE”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Terry Rappold discusses his simple guide to healthy living for those leading busy, fast-paced lives. (504) 889-8143.

Saturday, March 28

  • “SOCK SPOT”: 11:30 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Neil William Pierson read and sign his book about lost socks and teaches children to pick up after themselves. (504) 455-4929.

Wednesday, April 1

  • “TEMPESTA’S DREAM”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Chip Lococo discusses his work about a young singer’s quest for opera stardom and love. (504) 455-4929.

MANDEVILLE

Saturday, March 28

  • “IT’S GREAT TO BE A NOLA KID”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10. Melissa Wallace will sign her children’s coloring book. (985) 626-8884.

Saturday, April 11

  • “WINGS OVER NEW ORLEANS”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10. John Taylor discusses his book of photography about the recording sessions of the rock group Wings while they were working at Allen Toussaint’s studio. (985) 626-8884.