NEW ORLEANS

Monday, April 13

  • “HOT PURSUIT”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Stuart Woods reads and signs his latest book in the Stone Barrington series. (504) 899-7323.

Thursday, April 16

  • “SOIL”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Jamie Kornegay discusses and signs his book about a paranoid farmer’s life that slowly crumbles with the death of a tourist on his farm. (504) 895-2266.

Saturday, April 18

  • “DIFFERENT SPRINGS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. L. Kevin Coleman reads and signs his novel and offer a flamenco guitar presentation. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Sunday, April 19

  • “CHOOSING THE SIMPLY LUXURIOUS LIFE — A MODERN WOMAN’S GUIDE”: 2 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Shannon Ables discusses and signs her book about making choices. (504) 895-2266.

Tuesday, April 21

  • “MEMORY MAN”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. David Baldacci signs and discusses his 30th book, about a man who remembers everything, including the brutal murder of his family. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Wednesday, April 22

  • “SHAKING UP PROHIBITION IN NEW ORLEANS — AUTHENTIC VINTAGE COCKTAILS FROM A TO Z”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Editor Gay Leonhardt discusses and signs her recipe guide with beverages from the era of the speakeasy. (504) 899-7323.

Thursday, April 23

  • “DEAR HANK WILLIAMS”: 4:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Kimberly Willis Holt signs and discusses her book which is a series of letters from a Louisiana girl to the rising star. (504) 899-7323.
  • “IN THE WAKE OF THE FLAGSHIP”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Fredrick Barton discusses and signs his satire chronicling one man’s battle against bureaucracy and corruption. (504) 895-2266.

Monday, April 27

  • “FLOOD OF IMAGES — MEDIA, MEMORY AND HURRICANE KATRINA”: 5 p.m., Cafe Instanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Author Bernie Cook and filmmakers Katherine Cecil, Luisa Dantas and Rebecca Snedeker discuss his book and screen and discuss scenes from “Land of Opportunity,” “Race” and “Faubourg Treme.” (504) 975-0286.

Tuesday, May 5

  • “DELTA 88”: 7 p.m., Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave. Chris Chambers reads from his collection of flash fiction pieces for the 1718 Society. Maple Street Book Shop. (504) 866-4916.

Wednesday, May 6

  • “THE BONE TREE”: 7:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Greg Iles signs and discusses his thriller about corruption, racism, history and what people will do for their family. (504) 895-2266.

Saturday, May 9

  • “THE LOCALIST — THINK INDEPENDENT, BUY LOCAL AND RECLAIM THE AMERICAN DREAM”: 4 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Carrie Rollwagen discusses and signs her book about localist adventure as she embraces slow food, small business and the locavore movement. (504) 899-7323.

METAIRIE

Wednesday, April 15

  • “RUSSELL LONG — A LIFE IN POLITICS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. UL-Lafayette professor Michael Martin discusses his book about the former U.S. senator. (504) 889-8143.

Tuesday, April 21

  • “DELTA JEWELS — IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDMOTHER’S WISDOM”: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor Alysia Burton Steele combines photos and narrative of more than 50 female church elders in Mississippi. (504) 455-4929.

Thursday, April 23

  • “THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL OF ALL”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Gary L. Stewart discusses his book about his decade-long hunt for his birth father. (504) 889-8143.