Sunday

"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.

"THE OTHER GIRL": 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Erica Spindler signs her book about a college professor's murder and the small-town cop who returns to the trauma she thought she had left behind her. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Thursday

"THE PEOPLE'S GROCER — JOHN G. SCHWEGMANN, NEW ORLEANS AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN RETAIL WORLD": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. David Cappello discusses and signs his book about the iconic businessman. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net

Sept. 7

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

Sept. 8

"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.

Sept. 9

"THE LOUISIANA URBAN GARDENER — A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO GROWING VEGETABLES AND HERBS": 8:30 a.m. to noon, Crescent City Farmers Market, 750 Cardondelet St., New Orleans. Kathryn K. Fontenot signs her book. Garden District Book Shop to sell. (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 Pyrtania 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 Gov. and Congressman 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 & 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 & 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. 26

"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.