Thursday

"CASHED OUT": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Michael H. Rubin launches his legal thriller set in Louisiana about a failed lawyer. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Friday

"GLASS HOUSES" AND "OUT OF THE BLUES": 6 p.m., Nims Fine Arts Center, Academy of the Sacred Heart, 4301 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Author Louise Penny and Trudy Nan Boyce will be presented honors in the Pinckley Prizes for crime and fiction for their books, respectively. Tickets required. Octavia Books to sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Saturday

"THE LOUISIANA URBAN GARDENER — A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO GROWING VEGETABLES AND HERBS": 8:30 a.m. to noon, Crescent City Farmers Market, 750 Carondelet St., New Orleans. Kathryn K. Fontenot signs her book. Garden District Book Shop to sell. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"THE PEOPLE'S GROCER — JOHN G. SCHWEGMANN, NEW ORLEANS AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN RETAIL WORLD": noon, Kitchen Witch Cook Book Shop, 1452 N. Broad St., New Orleans. David Cappello signs his book, with vendors and bakers. (504) 528-8382. 

 Sept. 10

"A MINOR FALL": 2 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Price Ainsworth discusses and signs his book about a young lawyer and his obsessions. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Sept. 12

"SAINTS AND LESSER SOULS — THE NEW ORLEANS VIEWS OF RONNIE VIRGETS": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. The local writer discusses and signs the final in his trilogy of collected essays. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

 Sept. 14

"THE HIDDEN LIGHT OF NORTHERN FIRES": 6 p.m., Octavia Book Shop, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Daren Wang discusses and signs his novel about the Civil War. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Sept. 16

"SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK": 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Robert Beatty reads and signs his young adult book about mysterious goings on at Biltmore Estate and a servant's daughter who works to solve the mystery. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

 Sept. 19

"SCOPENA — A MEMOIR OF HOME": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Former governor and congressman Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer discusses and signs his book about his early years. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"AMERICA INVADED — A STATE BY STATE GUIDE TO FIGHTING ON AMERICAN SOIL": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Christopher Kelly discusses and signs his book about battles in each of the 50 states. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

"ABSOLUTE VENGEANCE — THE ALEX SHEPHERD STORY": 6 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. C.W. Lemoine signs his book about a SWAT sniper who attempts to stop a suburban terrorist attack and save his family. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com

 Sept. 21

"AN ORGANIZED PANIC — A NOVEL": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Patty Friedmann discusses and signs her book about siblings and faith in New Orleans. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

Sept. 23

"SONG OF THE CURRENT": 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Sarah Tolcser signs her young adult fantasy about finding one's place in the world. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

"A GOOD GIRL": noon, Barnes & Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Johnnie Bernhard signs her book about a woman facing her painful past and future with the approaching death of her father. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

Sept. 25

"ELSIE MAE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY": 4:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Nancy J. Cavanaugh signs her young adult book about a girl's interesting summer in the Okefenokee Swamp. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

 Sept. 28

"NEW ORLEANS — THE FIRST 300 YEARS": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Project editor Errol Laborde and production supervisor Peggy Laborde are joined by contributors Angus Lind, Sally Asher and John Magill. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

"AMERICAN ROUTES — RACIAL PALIMPSESTS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF RACE": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Angel Adams Parham signs the analysis of the migration and integration of white and free black refugees from Haiti to Louisiana, following the descendants for 200 years. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"THE MYSTICAL LIFE OF TREES": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Deborah Burst reads and signs her book. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

 Oct. 1

"THE BOOK OF CHEESE — THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DISCOVERING CHEESES YOU'LL LOVE": 5 p.m., St. James Cheese Company, 641 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Liz Thorpe launches her book, with tastings of six cheeses. Purchase required to attend. Octavia Books. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

 Oct. 3

"AFTER THE FALL — HOW HUMPTY DUMPTY GOT BACK UP AGAIN": 3:45 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Dan Santat discusses and signs his children's book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.