Sunday, Dec. 6

  • “MY LIFE ON THE ROAD”: 3 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Gloria Steinem reads and signs her latest book. Rescheduled from earlier. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Monday, Dec. 7

  • “LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Carol McMichael Reese, Tina Freeman and Walter Stern discuss and sign the book. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“UNDER OUR SKIN — Getting Real about Race and getting free from the fears and frustrations that divide us”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Ben Watson reads and sign his new book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

  • “THE GREENEST TREE”: 4 p.m., NOLA Gifts and Decor, 5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Tracie Morris Schaefer will sign her new children’s book about recycling Christmas trees. (504) 407-3532. nolagiftsanddecor.com.

“BESH BIG EASY — 101 Home COokEd New Orleans Recipes”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Chef John Besh signs his latest book about local eats. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

  • “IRREPRESSIBLE —THE JAZZ AGE LIFE OF HENRIETTA BINGHAM”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Emily Bingham reads and discusses the book about her great aunt and her adventures. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK — RECIPES FROM IGNATIUS J. REILLY’S NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., Robert E. Smith Library, 6301 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Cynthia LeJeune Nobles will discuss and sign her book. (504) 596-2638. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

  • “SOPHISTICATION IS OVERRATED”: 3 p.m., Hazelnut New Orleans, 5515 Magazine St., New Orleans. Sisters Babs Horner and Susan Palma sign and discuss their book on entertaining. (504) 891-2424. hazelnutneworleans.com.

“LOUISIANA WILD — The Protected and restored lands of the nature conservancy”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Wildlife photographer C.C. Lockwood signs his latest compilation. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

  • “LOUISIANA SWAMPS AND MARSHES — EASY-ACCESS HIKES AND DRIVES”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Author Anne Butler and photographer Henry Cancienne discuss and sign their book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “CREOLE WORLD — PHOTOGRAPHY OF NEW ORLEANS AND THE LATIN CARIBBEAN SPHERE”: 6 p.m., Keller Library and Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St., New Orleans. Photographer Richard Sexton presents images and stories from his latest work, available for checkout or purchase. (504) 596-2660. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Thursday, Dec. 10

  • PANEL DISCUSSION ON HOW RESEARCH INFORMS BOTH FICTION AND NONFICTION: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Adam Johnson, Gilbert King, Scott Hutchins and Eric Puchner participate and their books will be available for purchase and autograph. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “HENRY HOWARD — LOUISIANA’S ARCHITECT”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Robert S. Brantley signs and discusses his book about the iconic home designer. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

Friday, Dec. 11

  • “CAN YOU DIG IT — LOUISIANA’S AUTHORITATIVE COLLECTION OF VEGETABLE COOKERY”: Chef John Folse signs and offers tasting from this latest cookbook at two area book stores. Noon, Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com. Also, 5 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Centre @ Westbank, 1601B Westbank Expressway, Harvey. (504) 263-1146. barnesandnoble.com.
  • “TIGER HEART — MY UNEXPECTED ADVENTURES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN DARJEELING, AND WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT FATE, FORTITUDE, AND FINDING FAMILY...HALF A WORLD AWAY ”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Katrell Christie reads and signs her book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Saturday, Dec. 12

  • “A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK — RECIPES FROM IGNATIUS J. REILLY’S NEW ORLEANS”: 8 a.m., Crescent City Farmers Market, 700 Magazine St. Cynthia LeJeune Nobles will be at the market signing her book. Octavia Books will sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “CAN YOU DIG IT — LOUISIANA’S AUTHORITATIVE COLLECTION OF VEGETABLE COOKERY”: 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190 Suite 10, Mandeville. Chef John Folse signs and offers tasting from this latest cookbook. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.
  • “JADEN TOUSSAINT THE GREATEST EPISODE 2 — THE LADEK INVASION”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Marti Dumas signs and discusses her book about a 5-year-old super genius. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

“CAN YOU DIG IT — Louisiana’s Authoritative Collection of Vegetable cookery”: 2:30 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Chef John Folse signs his new cookbook. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

“CATAHOULA — Louisiana State dog”: 3 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Photographer John Slaughter discusses and signs his book about the Bayou State’s official hound. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

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

  • “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.
  • “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.

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.

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.

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.