Sunday, April 3

  • “THE BOYS WHO CHALLENGED HITLER — KNUD PEDERSEN AND THE CHURCHILL CLUB”: 1 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Phillip Hoose discusses and signs his book about the young Danish resistance fighters in World War II. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, April 5

  • “BLACK HOLE BLUES AND OTHER SONGS FROM OUTER SPACE”: 6 p.m., Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Cosmologist and author Janna Levin discusses her book as part of the Crossroads Colloquium. tulane.edu.

Wednesday, April 6

  • “CHENIER PLAIN”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Richard B. Crowell chronicles the history and economic development of a region in southwest Louisiana. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, April 7

  • “TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD — TALES OF WEALTH AND MARRIAGE, SEX AND SNOBBERY”: 5 p.m., House of Broel, 2220 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. WYES and the English-Speaking Union of New Orleans sponsor author Carol McD. Wallace in a presentation about the book that served as the inspiration for “Downton Abbey.” $60 and up. wyes.org.
  • “BOOKSHELF — OBJECT LESSON SERIES”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Lydia Pyne and editor Christopher Schaberg discuss the latest in this series. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “PLATFORM REVOLUTION — HOW NETWORKED MARKETS ARE TRANSFORMING THE ECONOMY AND HOW TO MAKE THEM WORK FOR YOU”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Geoffrey Parker launches and reads his about digital networks. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

Saturday, April 9

  • “MARCO GETS A PUPPY”: 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble Bookseller, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Mary Bilich signs her children’s book. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

“GETTING OFF AT ELYSIAN FIELDS”: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. John Pope signs his book of noteworthy newspaper obituaries. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

“My Sunshine away”: 5:30 p.m., Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans. M.O. Walsh launches and signs his paperback about life and crime in Baton Rouge. Octavia Books to sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Sunday, April 10

  • “FAREWELL TO AN ANGEL — IT ALL BEGAN IN OLD NEW ORLEANS”: 3 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. John Hanson reads and signs his book about life and his late wife, Patty. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Monday, April 11

  • “OLLIE’S ODYSSEY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. William Joyce discusses and signs his book about the adventures of a stuffed animal to save himself and other “lost” stuffies. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“BEIRUT ON THE BAYOU — Alfred Nicola, Louisiana and the making of a modern Lebanon”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Raif Shwayri discusses and signs his book about a family’s saga in the Crescent City and the Fertile Crescent. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, April 12

  • “DEAD WAKE — THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA”: 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Erik Larson signs his book about the historic sinking and the world during World War I. Tickets required. Octavia Books to sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, April 13

  • “PRUNO, RAMEN AND A SIDE OF HOPE — STORIES OF SURVIVING WRONGFUL CONVICTION”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Courtney B. Lance and Nikki D. Pope read and sign their book of stories about innocent people eventually set free. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “GARDENS OF AWE AND FOLLY —A TRAVELER’S JOURNEY ON THE MEANING OF LIFE AND GARDENING”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Vivian Swift reads and signs her book about nine masterpiece gardens, including one in New Orleans. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, April 14

  • “TASTING ROME — FRESH FLAVORS AND FORGOTTEN RECIPES FORM AN ANCIENT CITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Katie Parla reads and signs her book about the ancient Italian city and the food culture. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“THEN COMES MARRIAGE — United states v. windsor and the defeat of doma”: 7 p.m., Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Litigator Roberta Kaplan presents her story about the victory for equality for all Americans, gay or straight. Octavia Books to sell.(504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Saturday, April 16

  • “A PLACE UNCHANGED — A NEW ORLEANS MYSTERY”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. George Sanchez reads and signs his book, the third in the Jeff Chaussier series. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

Sunday, April 17

  • “THE DOGS BURIED OVER THE BRIDGE— A MEMOIR IN DOG YEARS”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Rheta Grimsley Johnson shares and signs her book about life with dogs. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Monday, April 18

  • “DARK SPARKLER”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Amber Tamblyn reads and signs her book of stories behind the eyes of a century’s worth of starlets, the adored and the disappeared. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, April 19

  • “CALLED TO HEAL THE BROKENHEARTED — STORIES FROM KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY INTERNATIONAL ”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. William Barnwell discusses and signs his book about the volunteers and inmates, set mostly at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, April 21

  • “SHADOWS IN SUMMERLAND”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Adrian Van Young reads and signs her novel based on the life of a spirit photographer in 1860s Boston. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “SUNSET CITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Melissa Ginsburg reads and signs her murder mystery set in Houston. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“hear date new orleans — a guide to the rich musical heritage and lively current scene”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Michael Murphy signs his latest book about the Crescent City. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, April 26

  • “THE LAST GOODNIGHT — A WORLD WAR II STORY OF ESPIONAGE, ADVENTURE AND BETRYAL”: 6 p.m., US Freedom Pavilion, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Howard Blum presents and signs his book about Betty Pack, a debutante and spy in the war. Reception at 5 p.m. RSVP (504) 528-1944, ext. 412. nationalww2museum.org.

Wednesday, April 27

  • “SEWING HOLES”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Darlyn Finch Kyhn reads and signs her book about growing up in the 1960s and ’70s in a dysfunctional family. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Monday, May 2

  • “THE MATHEWS MEN — SEVEN BROTHERS AND THE WAR AGAINST HITLER’S U-BOATS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. William Geroux about the Merchant Marines in World War II. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, May 3

  • “JULIA REED’S SOUTH — SPIRITED ENTERTAINING AND HIGH-STYLE FUN ALL YEAR LONG”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Reed signs and discusses her book of entertaining options. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Wednesday, May 4

  • “THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Katarina Bivald discusses and signs her book about a Swedish bookseller in small-town America. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, May 10

  • “HOLY WATER”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Dr. Robert Schwab discusses and signs his novel about a young physician and his experiences in the Crescent City. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Saturday, May 14

  • “LIFE BETWEEN THE LETTERS”: noon, Barnes and Noble Bookseller, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Lana Lynne Higginbotham reads and signs her book. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

Monday, May 16

  • “THE ALASKAN LAUNDRY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Brendan Jones discusses and sign his paperback about fishing and friendship in the Bering Sea. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, May 17

  • “NEW ORLEANS WOMEN AND THE POYDRAS HOME — MORE DURABLE THAN MARBLE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Pamela Tyler discusses and signs this history of the venerable institution. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, May 18

  • “ALL SOULS — ESSENTIAL POEMS” AND “MARKING TIME, MAKING PLACE — A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF BLACKS IN NEW ORLEANS SINCE 1718”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Poet Brenda Marie Osbey with James B. Borders IV discuss their works. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, May 19

  • “BRIGHT STRANGER — POEMS”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Katherine Soniat discusses and signs her book of poetry. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Friday, May 27

  • “SWEETBITTER”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Stephanie Danler reads and signs her coming-of-age novel about a young women in New York. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.