New Orleans area Book events

NEW ORLEANS

Tuesday, July 14

  • “WALKING NEW ORLEANS”: 6:30 p.m., Cita Dennis Hubbell Library, 725 Pelican Ave. Barri Bronston discusses her book about touring the Crescent City by foot. (504) 366-0657. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Wednesday, July 15

  • “THE KATRINA DECADE — IMAGES OF AN ALTERED CITY”: 6 p.m., Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St. David G. Spielman discusses and signs his book of black and white photographs of the city following the storm. (504) 523-4662. www.hnoc.org.

Thursday, July 16

  • “NIGHT WATCHMAN”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Tony Dunbar reads and signs the latest Tubby Dubonnet mystery. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “SOUTHERN LADIES AND SUFFRAGISTS — JULIA WARD HOWE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS AT THE 1884 NEW ORLEANS WORLD’S FAIR”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Miki Pfeffer speaks about her book on voting and the exposition. (504) 596-2630. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Friday, July 17

  • “MOM AND DAD ARE PALINDROMES”: 4 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Mark Shulman hosts a “wordplay playday.” (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, July 21

  • “THE KATRINA DECADE — IMAGES OF AN ALTERED CITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. David G. Spielman discusses and signs his book of black and white photographs of the city following the storm. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Wednesday, July 22

  • “BOOM AND BLACKOUT — ONE HUNDRED DAYS IN AMERICA’S COOLEST HOT SPOT”: 5:30 p.m., The Cabildo, 701 Chartres St. Brian Boyles reads and signs his book for the preseason opener of Young Leadership Council’s One Book One New Orleans series to foster literacy and access to resources through the city. www.ylcnola.org.
  • “CENTER OF GRAVITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Laura McNeill discusses and signs her book about a woman’s life as it unravels. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Thursday, July 23

  • “FLEXIBLE WINGS”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Veda Stamps discusses and signs her book about a military kid and the quest to tackle life’s challenges. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “N.O. LIT —200 YEAS OF NEW ORLEANS LITERATURE”: 7 p.m., Mid-City Library, American Can Building, 3700 Orleans Ave. Nancy Dixon discusses two centuries of local writing. (504) 596-2654. www.neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Friday, July 24

  • “THE WORLD’S LARGEST MAN — A MEMOIR”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Harrison Scott Key shares his funny memoir. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • “GINGER SNAPS — A JACK PATTERSON THRILLER”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Webb Hubbell discusses and signs his next installment of Patterson’s capers. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Saturday, July 25

  • “FLEXIBLE WINGS”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7532 Maple St. Veda Stamps discusses and signs her book about a military kid and the quest to tackle life’s challenges. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.

Sunday, July 26

  • “LOW & SLOW 2 — THE ART OF BARBECUE, SMOKE-ROASTING AND BASIC CURING”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Gary Wiviott and Colleen Rush sign and offer tastings from the second in their culinary series. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, July 30

  • “NAVEL OF THE MOON”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Mary Helen Lagasse launches her novel about a New Orleans freelance writer and journalist who explores the issues that impacted her childhood. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.
  • “THE BIPOLAR MILLIONAIRE AND THE OPERATION”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. John E. Wade II discusses and signs his memoir about his personal struggle. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Monday, August 3

  • “THE STORY OF LAND AND SEA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Katy Simpson Smith has a discussion with Laura Lane McNeal on the release of the book in paperback. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Monday, August 10

  • “KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST”: Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. J. Ryan Stadal reads and signs his book about the people and food of the region. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.