Sunday

"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.

Tuesday

"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.

Wednesday

"DR. MARY'S MONKEY — HOW THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF A DOCTOR, A SECRET LABORATORY IN NEW ORLEANS AND CANCER-CAUSING MONEY VIRUSES ARE LINKED TO LEE HARVEY OSWALD, THE JFK ASSASSINATION AND EMERGING GLOBAL EPIDEMICS," "ME & LEE — HOW I CAME TO KNOW, LOVE AND LOSE LEE HARVEY OSWALD" AND "KENNEDY AND OSWALD — THE BIG PICTURE": 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Centre at Westbank, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Ed Haslam and Judyth Vary Baker sign their books. (504) 263-1146. barnesandnoble.com.

"BUTTERFLY POLITICS — A THEORY OF SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH LEGAL PRACTICE: 4:30 p.m., Winmann Hall, Tulane University Law School, 6328 Freret St., New Orleans. Catharine A. MacKinnon lectures and signs her book for the Dreyfous Lecture on Civil Liberties and Human Rights. (504) 865-5422. law.tulane.edu.

"AIRPORTNESS — THE NATURE OF FLIGHT": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Christopher Schaberg discusses and signs his book about the connections between common experience of air travel and how we think about nature. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"THE PEOPLE'S GROCER — JOHN G. SCHWEGMANN, NEW ORLEANS, AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN RETAIL WORLD": 6 p.m., Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. David Cappello discusses his book about the Crescent City icon. (504) 596-3100. nolalibrary.org.

Thursday

"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.

Friday

"THE LAST CASTLE — THE EPIC STORY OF LOVE, LOSS, AND AMERICAN ROYALTY IN THE NATION'S LARGEST HOME": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Denise Kiernan discusses and signs her book about Biltmore in Asheville, N.C., and the Vanderbilt family. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

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

Saturday

"CINDERELLA BATISTELLA": noon, Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. David Cuthbert and Robert Bruce sign their New Orleans-flavored Cinderella story. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

"NEW ORLEANS VAMPIRES — HISTORY AND LEGEND": 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Centre at Westbank, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Marita Woywood Crandle signs her investigation of the origins of these legends. (504) 263-1146. barnesandnoble.com.

 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.

 Oct. 31

"KRAUSS, THE NEW ORLEANS VALUE STORE": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Ed Branley discusses and signs his book about the Canal Street store. (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.

Nov. 2

"CITYSCAPES OF NEW ORLEANS": 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Richard Campanella discusses his book about the Crescent City's architecture as part of the "Louisiana Literarti" series. (504) 8879-8143. jplibrary.net.

Nov. 9

"THE ORIGINS OF COOL IN POSTWAR AMERICA": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Joel Dinerstein discusses and signs his book with Maurice Carlos Ruffin. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Nov. 11

"SING, UNBURIED, SING": noon, Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Jesmyn Ward signs her book about a dysfunctional Mississippi family. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

"DEFY THE STARS": 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Claudia Gray signs her sci-fi adventure about a woman willing to risk anything to protect her planet, Genesis. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Nov. 12

"AT THE SOUTHERN TABLE WITH PAULA DEEN": 7 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Deen signs her latest cookbook. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.