NEW ORLEANS

Tuesday, July 7

  • “SCOTLANDVILLE”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Drs. Rachel L. Emanuel, Ruby Jean Simmons, Charles Vincent and Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden read and sign this story of the town in East Baton Rough Parish that is home to Southern University. (504) 866-4916. www.maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “SECESSIA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Kent Wascom launches his novel about New Orleans in 1862 and the personal and private conflicts. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, July 8

  • “THE WITCH OF BOURBON STREET”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Suzanne Palmieri signs and reads from her book set in Louisiana about family, redemption and forgiveness. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, July 9

  • “TROUTMOUTH — THE TWO CAREERS OF HUGH CLEGG”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Ronald F. Borne discusses his book about the Mississippi figure and his careers at Ole Miss and the FBI. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “DOLLBABY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Laura Lane McNeal reads and signs her book about growing up in civil rights-era New Orleans. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.

Friday, July 10

  • “BIG FREEDIA — GOD SAVE THE QUEEN DIVA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Big Freedia launches her memoir. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.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 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.

Thursday, July 16

  • “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.

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

  • “CENTER OF GRAVITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Laura McNeille 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.

METAIRIE

Thursday, July 9

  • “THE WINTER CIRCUS”: 7 p.m., East Jefferson Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Author Emilie Staat is joined by fellow writer Maurice Carlos Ruffin to discuss their works. (504) 889-8143. www.jefferson.lib.la.us.