Tuesday

"KRAUSS, THE NEW ORLEANS VALUE STORE": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Ed Branley discusses and signs his book about the Canal Street store. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Wednesday

"STAND BY YOUR TRUTH — AND THEN RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!": 6 p.m., Barnes & 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.

"TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF — SIX STEPS FOR ACCURATE AND ARTFUL SELF-DEFINITION": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Holley M. Murchison reads and signs her book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday

"TOM BENSON — A BILLIONAIRE'S JOURNEY": 6 p.m., Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Kathy Finn discusses her book about Saints and Pelicans owner. (504) 596-2625. nolalibrary.org.

"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.

Friday

"AS LIE IS TO GRIN": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Simeon Marsalis discusses and signs her book with Zachary Lazar. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Nov. 7

"GIVING AND GIFTS — THE ART OF THOUGHTFUL GIVING": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Lynne Farwell White signs her book on solving gift giving dilemmas. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

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.

Nov. 11

"SING, UNBURIED, SING": noon, Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Jesmyn Ward signs her book about a dysfunctional Mississippi family. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

"DEFY THE STARS": 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Claudia Gray signs her sci-fi adventure about a woman willing to risk anything to protect her planet, Genesis. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Nov. 12

"AT THE SOUTHERN TABLE WITH PAULA DEEN": 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Deen signs her latest cookbook. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Nov. 14

"THE BOOK OF SEPARATION": 6 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Tova Mirvis signs and discusses her memoir of a woman who leaves her faith and marriage to navigate a newly mapless world. Octavia Books to sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

 Nov. 15

"ON BEING AWESOME — A UNIFIED THEORY OF HOW NOT TO SUCK": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Professional skater-turned-philosopher reads and signs his book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Nov. 16

"THE UNEXPECTED PRESIDENT — THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CHESTER A. ARTHUR": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Scott S. Greenberger reads and signs his book about the vice president who became commander-in-chief after the death of James A. Garfield. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"BLOOD MEMORY SOCIETY": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. D.A. Field discusses and signs his book about a reproductive doctor in the crosshairs of national and international secrets. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"OUT FOR QUEER BLOOD — THE MURDER OF FERNANDO RIOS AND THE FAILURE OF NEW ORLEANS JUSTICE": 7 p.m., Café Lafitte in Exile, 901 Bourbon St., New Orleans. Clayton Delery reads and signs his book about an anti-gay hate crime in 1958. (504) 522-8937. 

Nov. 17

"PARIS IN THE PRESENT TENSE": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Mark Helprin presents and signs his new novel. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"IN THE MIDST OF WINTER": 7 p.m., The Academy of the Sacred Heart, 4521 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Isabel Allende discusses her book with Anne Gisleson. Tickets required. $30.80. Garden District Book Shop to sell. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Nov. 18

"HACK — THE INSIDE STORY OF THE BREAK-INS AND BREAKDOWNS THAT PUT DONALD TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE": 5:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Donna Brazile discusses and signs her book about the most recent presidential election. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"GONER": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Ann Goethe reads and signs her book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Nov. 20

"LEONARDO DA VINCI": 7 p.m., Henson Auditorium, New School, 5333 Danneel St., New Orleans.Walter Isaacson discusses and signs his book about the the genius of the Italian's skill. A portion of the proceeds benefit the school. Garden District Book Shop to sell. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Nov. 21

"LEONARDO DA VINCI": 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Walter Isaacson reads and signs his new book about the Renaissance genius. Octavia Books to sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Nov. 25

"THE ADVENTURES OF SHIKO AND WALTER": 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Karen Wallsten reads and signs her children's book. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

Nov. 29

"SLOBBERKNOCKER — MY LIFE IN WRESTLING": 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Jim Ross signs his life in the sport. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.