• ew Orleans area Book events

NEW ORLEANS

Monday, June 1

  • “THINGS YOU WON’T SAY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Sarah Pekkanen reads and signs her book about a family in crisis and a marriage on the brink after a tragic shooting. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, June 2

  • “AFTER A WHILE YOU JUST GET USED TO IT — A TALE OF FAMILY CLUTTER”: 7 p.m., St. James Cheese Company, 5004 Prytania St. Launch party for Gwendolyn Knapp’s book about her sad and twisted life. Octavia Books to sell. (504) 899-7323.

Thursday, June 4

  • “RIDING WITH THE BLUE MOTH: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Bill Hancock discusses and signs his book about his cross-country bicycle adventure following the death of his son. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Tuesday, June 9

  • “WINGS OVER NEW ORLEANS”: Cita Dennis Hubbel Library, 725 Pelican Ave. John Taylor discusses and signs his book about Paul and Linda McCartney’s stay in New Orleans during the recording of the Wings’ album “Venus and Mars.” (504) 366-0657. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Thursday, June 11

  • “HENRY HOWARD — LOUISIANA’S ARCHITECT”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Robert S. Brantley discusses and signs his book about this 19th Century architect. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, June 18

  • “NEW ORLEANS HISTORIC HOTELS”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Paul Oswell discusses his book about hotels and his annually updated travel guide. (504) 596-2630. www. neworleanspuybliclibrary.com.

Friday, June 19

  • “A BOOK OF UNCOMMON PRAYER”: 6 p.m., Press Street, 3718 St. Claude Ave. Launch party for the anthology of everyday invocations by 64 authorrs edited by Matthew Vollmer. Maple Street Book Shop to sell. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.

Tuesday, June 23

  • “DOLLBABY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Laura Lane McNeal signs her book about coming of age in civil rights-era New Orleans. (504) 862-2266.

Thursday, June 25

  • “NO FEAR ZEN — DISCOVERING BALANCE IN AN UNBALANCED WORLD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Richard Collins presents and signs his book that focuses on concentration and sitting (shikantaza) as a discipline that can be practiced in everyday life with the dedication of the samurai. (504) 862-2266.

METAIRIE

Tuesday, June 2

  • “LIVING YES — A HANDBOOK FOR BEING HUMAN”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Psychotherapist Mark Morris discusses his book and the human condition. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us/

Saturday, June 6

  • “MILLION DOLLAR ROAD”: 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Blvd. Amy Conner discusses and signs her Louisiana novel of a young woman yearning for a better existence and the secret longings that will change the lives of those around her. (504) 455-4929. www.barnesandnoble.com.

Tuesday, June 9

  • “IN THE WAKE OF THE FLAGSHIP”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Fredrick Barton discusses and signs his satire chronicling one man’s battle against bureaucracy and corruption. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

Thursday, June 11

  • “A BIG EASY CHILDHOOD”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Guy Lyman discusses and signs his memories about growing up in the Crescent City. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.

Tuesday, June 16

  • “WINGS OVER NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. John Taylor discusses and signs his book about Paul and Linda McCartney’s stay in New Orleans during the recording of the Wings’ album “Venus and Mars.” (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.