Sunday

"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.

Tuesday

"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.

"BARRED FROM BOOKS": 6:30 p.m., Old Point Bar, 545 Patterson Drive, New Orleans. New Orleans Public Library sponsors readings from forbidden tomes during Banned Books Week while enjoying a beverage. Readers requested to sign up. (504) 596-3113. nolalibrary.org

Wednesday

"THE INTERNATIONALISTS — HOW A RADICAL PLAN TO OUTLAW WAR REMADE THE WORLD": 5 p.m., U.S. Freedom Pavilion, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro discuss their book about the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928. nationalww2museum.org.

"SAINTS AND LESSER SOULS — THE NEW ORLEANS VIEWS OF RONNIE VIRGETS": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Virgets signs and discusses his final in a trilogy of collected essays. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday

"THE TOPOGRAPHY OF LIFE, LOVE AND TRAVEL": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Litigator Russ Herman discusses his first book of poetry. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

"LINCOLN IN NEW ORLEANS — THE 1828-31 FLATBOAT VOYAGES AND THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY": 6 p.m., Central St. Matthew United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Richard Campanella discusses his book for the Louisiana Landmarks Society. (504) 482-0312. louisianalandmarks.org.

"THE CEMETERIES OF NEW ORLEANS — A CULTURAL HISTORY": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Peter Dedek discusses his book about Crescent City's burial customs as part of the "Louisiana Literarti" series. (504) 8879-8143. jplibrary.net.

Friday

"MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD — THE SHIP OF THE DEAD": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Rick Riordan discusses and signs his book about Magnus Chase and Norse mythology. Tickets required. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Saturday

"PREDICTING PEARL HARBOR — BILLY MITCHELL AND THE PATH TO WAR": noon, Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Ronald J. Drez signs his book about Gen. Mitchell's predictions and the lead-up to war. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com

"THE CEMETERIES OF NEW ORLEANS — A CULTURAL HISTORY": 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Peter Dedek guides tours of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 and signs his book, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Save Our Cemeteries. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

 Oct. 8

"THE CAJUN CORNBREAD BOY AND THE BUTTERMILK BISCUIT GIRL": 1:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Illustrator Marita Gentry presents and signs the children's book by the late Dianne de Las Casas. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"SAINTS AND LESSER SOULS — THE NEW ORLEANS VIEWS OF RONNIE VIRGETS": 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Virgets signs and discusses his final in a trilogy of collected essays. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

 Oct. 10

"SHADOW OF THE LIONS": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Christopher Swann discusses and signs his book about a missing student and the roommate left behind who returns to the prep school to find answers. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

"SING, UNBURIED, SING": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Jesmyn Ward discusses and signs her book about a dysfunctional Mississippi family. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com

 Oct. 12

"SING, UNBURIED, SING": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Jesmyn Ward discusses and signs her book with Zachary Lazar. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

"CARNIVAL IN LOUISIANA": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Brian J. Costello discusses his book about the varied and colorful celebrations throughout the state, as part of the "Louisiana Literarti" series. (504) 8879-8143. jplibrary.net.

 Oct. 17

"THE FLOATING WORLD": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. C. Morgan Babst discusses and signs her book about a Creole family and the effects of Hurricane Katrina. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

 Oct. 19

"THE INCOMPARABLE MAGAZINE STREET": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. John Magill launches his book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"BLUE SUEDE SHOES — THE CULTURE OF ELVIS": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Thom Gilbert discusses and signs his visual history about "the King." (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"NEW ORLEANS — THE FIRST 300 YEARS": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Project editor Errol Laborde discusses the book about the state's tricentennial as part of the "Louisiana Literati" series. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

 Oct. 20

OLYMPIANS SERIES: 7 p.m., Slidell Branch Library, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Author, illustrator and graphic novelist George O'Connor will sign works from his Olympian series and "Kapow." (985) 646-6470. stpl.us.

 Oct. 24

"ECLIPSE ALLEY": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. David Fulmer launches the next book in his Valentin St. Cyr mystery series. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"THE BOY WHO CARRIED BRICKS — A TRUE STORY": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Alton Carter discusses and signs his book about an industrious young man. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

 Oct. 26

"NAIL'S CROSSING": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Kris Lackey discusses and signs his book about a Native American policeman and county deputy tracking a murder. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"MENDING FROM MEMORY — SEWING IN LOUISIANA": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Editors Lee Meitzen Grue and Susan Tucker discuss and sign their anthology of needlework tales. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

 Nov. 1

"STAND BY YOUR TRUTH — AND THEN RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!": 6 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Centre at Westbank, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Rickey Smiley signs his part memoir, part testimonial, part life guide. (504) 263-1146. barnesandnoble.com.