Tuesday

"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.

Wednesday

"THE PLACE OF PEACE AND CRICKETS": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Tricia Booker discusses her memoir about in vitro fertilization, not having children and international adoptions. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday

"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.

Saturday

"SING, UNBURIED, SING": noon, Barnes and 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 and 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 and 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 Nick Riggle 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 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 and 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

"FAIR LABOR LAWYER — THE REMARKABLE LIFE OF NEW DEAL ATTORNEY AND SUPREME COURT ADVOCATE BESSIE MARGOLIN": noon, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Marlene Trestman discusses Margolin's work and their impact on the Nuremberg Military Tribunals. (504) 528-1944, ext. 4636. nationalww2museum.org.

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

Nov. 30

"CONCIERGE — A BLACK RAVEN NOVEL": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Stella Barcelona discusses and signs her book about a New Orleans artist and human trafficking. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Dec. 2

"NEW ORLEANS — THE FIRST 300 YEARS": 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Project editor Errol Laborde discusses and signs the book. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.