• ew Orleans AREA BOOK EVENTS

Sunday, Dec. 13

  • “GARDENING AT NIGHT”: 11:30 a.m., Williams Research Center, Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans. Cig Harvey discusses and signs his photography book in conjunction with PhotoNOLA program. (504) 523-4662. hnoc.org.

Monday, Dec. 14

  • “BESH BIG EASY — 101 HOME COOKED NEW ORLEANS RECIPES”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Chef John Besh signs his latest book about local eats. (504) 899-73232266. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

  • “NEW ORLEANS — LIFE AND DEATH IN THE BIG EASY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Cheryl Gerber reads and signs her book about Crescent City culture. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “NEW ORLEANS ICONS — IRON LACE”: 7 p.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. Kit Wohl discusses her recent book and several others. (504) 596-2641. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Thursday, Dec. 17

  • “NEW ORLEANS HURRICANES FROM THE START”: 11 a.m., Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans. Nicholas Meis discusses and signs his book about Crescent City storms since 1718. (504) 596-2641. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.
  • “MAGIC IN A SHAKER — A YEAR OF SPIRITED LIBATIONS”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Marvin Allen signs and discusses his book about cocktails in the Crescent City. (504) 596-2630. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Saturday, Dec. 19

  • “BOGUE CHITTA FLATS”: 10 a.m., Camellia City Farmers Market Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar, East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, 1808 Front St., Slidell. John Case will be signing and sharing stories from his book. (985) 640-7112. facebook.com/camelliacitymarket.
  • “SOCK SPOT”: 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190 Suite 10, Mandeville. Jan Pierson reads and signs the children’s book. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

“SIR WHITE HOUSE CHEF”: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Master Chef Ronnie Seaton, chef of the White House for 34 years, signs his book and demonstrates. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 6

  • “THE STRUGGLE IS REAL —FINALLY BREAK THE DIETING CYCLE, TRANSFORM YOU MIND AND BODY AND EVOLVE INTO THE PERSON YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Karol Brandt-Gilmartin and Robby D’Angelo discuss and sign their book. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “YEAR OF THE GOOSE” AND “THE FINE ART OF F$#KING UP”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Carly Hallman and Cate Dicharry discuss their respective books. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS — BUT FOR A PIECE OF WOOD”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Rob Chapman discusses his book about the final days of the War of 1812. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Monday, Jan. 11

  • “THE BONE LABYRINTH”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. James Rollins discusses and signs his book about discoveries in Croatia. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, Jan. 14

  • “SPLINTER THE SILENCE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Val McDermid signs and discusses her book with local author Greg Herren. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “THE PERSIMMON TRAIL AND OTHER STORIES”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Juyanne James shares her collection of 17 stories of Louisiana. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Saturday, Jan. 16

  • “WHERE WE BELONG — JOURNEYS THAT SHOW US THE WAY”: Hoda Kotb discusses and signs her book of inspiring stories at two area book stores. 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com. 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Monday, Jan. 18

  • “FEVERBORN”: 9 a.m., Le Pavillon Hotel, 833 Poydras St., New Orleans. Karen Mari Moning launches her latest installment in the Fever series. Book must be purchased through Octavia Books to attend. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK — RECIPES FROM IGNATIUS J. REILLY’S NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Cynthia LeJeune Nobles will discuss and sign her book. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

  • “DARK BAYOU — INFAMOUS LOUISIANA HOMICIDES”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Alan G. Gauthreaux speaks about his collection of mysterious, bizarre and overlooked murders. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Wednesday, Jan. 27

  • “THE SIREN”: 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Kiera Cass reads and signs her new book about a siren and her love for a human. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.