NEW ORLEANS

Tuesday, July 21

  • “THE KATRINA DECADE — IMAGES OF AN ALTERED CITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. David G. Spielman discusses and signs his book of black and white photographs of the city following the storm. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Wednesday, July 22

  • “BOOM AND BLACKOUT — ONE HUNDRED DAYS IN AMERICA’S COOLEST HOT SPOT”: 5:30 p.m., The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St. Brian Boyles reads and signs his book for the preseason opener of Young Leadership Council’s One Book One New Orleans series to foster literacy and access to resources through the city. www.ylcnola.org.
  • “CENTER OF GRAVITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Laura McNeill discusses and signs her book about a woman’s life as it unravels. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“THE GREAT NEW ORLEANS KIDNAPPING CASE — Race, law and justice in the reconstruction era”: 6 p.m., Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St. Michael A. Ross lectures and signs his book about the 1870 kidnapping of an Irish child by two African-American women. The book is the winner of the 2014 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History. (504) 523-4662. www.hnoc.org.

Thursday, July 23

  • “FLEXIBLE WINGS”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Veda Stamps discusses and signs her book about a military kid and the quest to tackle life’s challenges. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “N.O. LIT —200 YEAS OF NEW ORLEANS LITERATURE”: 7 p.m., Mid-City Library, American Can Building, 3700 Orleans Ave. Nancy Dixon discusses two centuries of local writing. (504) 596-2654. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Friday, July 24

  • “THE WORLD’S LARGEST MAN — A MEMOIR”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Harrison Scott Key shares his funny memoir. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • “GINGER SNAPS — A JACK PATTERSON THRILLER”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Webb Hubbell discusses and signs his next installment of Patterson’s capers. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Saturday, July 25

  • “FLEXIBLE WINGS”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7532 Maple St. Veda Stamps discusses and signs her book about a military kid and the quest to tackle life’s challenges. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.

Sunday, July 26

  • “LOW & SLOW 2 — THE ART OF BARBECUE, SMOKE-ROASTING AND BASIC CURING”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Gary Wiviott and Colleen Rush sign and offer tastings from the second in their culinary series. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, July 30

  • “NAVEL OF THE MOON”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Mary Helen Lagasse launches her novel about a New Orleans freelance writer and journalist who explores the issues that impacted her childhood. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • “THE BIPOLAR MILLIONAIRE AND THE OPERATION”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. John E. Wade II discusses and signs his memoir about his personal struggle. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Monday, August 3

  • “THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Katy Simpson Smith has a discussion with Laura Lane McNeal on the release of the book in paperback. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Monday, August 10

  • “KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST”: Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. J. Ryan Stadal reads and signs his book about the people and food of the region. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Sunday, August 16

  • “THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Dana Gynther signs and reads her novel about a young woman’s life in Paris in the ’20s and ’30s. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, August 18

  • “WHAT WENT MISSING AND WHAT GOT FOUND”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Fatima Shaik reads and signs her collection of stories about New Orleans individuals pre-Katrina. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, August 19

  • “VOICES OF ANGELS — DISASTER LESSONS FROM KATRINA NURSES”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. John R. Batty reads and signs his compendium of interviews with healthcare professionals and lessons. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, August 20

  • “PLEASE FORWARD — HOW BLOGGING RECONNECTED NEW ORLEANS AFTER KATRINA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Editor Cynthia Joyce and some of the bloggers read, discuss and sign the collection of Internet posts surrounding the storm. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Monday, August 24

  • “LANDFALL”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Ellen Urbani reads and signs her novel about four women whose lives collide in a fatal car crash in the wake of Katrina. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, August 25

  • “BORN ON THE BAYOU — A MEMOIR”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Blaine Lourd reads and signs his about south Louisiana heritage. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, August 26

  • “KATRINA — AFTER THE FLOOD”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Gary Rivlin reads and signs his book about New Orleanians and the aftermath of the storm. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.

Thursday, August 27

  • “STANDING IN THE NEED — CULTURE, COMFORT, AND COMING HOME AFTER KATRINA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Katherine E. Browne reads and signs her account of an African-American family’s ordeal after the storm. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Sunday, August 30

  • “MARVELOUS CORNELIUS — HURRICANE KATRINA AND THE SPIRIT OF NEW ORLEANS”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Phil Bildner reads and signs his children’s book about a humble man and his heroic difference in the aftermath of the storm. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

METAIRIE

Thursday, August 13

  • “A BIG EASY CHILDHOOD” AND “VEIZERVIZERWIESERWIESER — A MEMOIR”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Authors Guy Lyman and Keith Viezer, respectively, discuss their memoirs about New Orleans and Granite City, Ill. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.