• ew Orleans AREA BOOK EVENTS

Monday, Feb. 1

  • “LEFT TO CHANGE — HURRICANE KATRINA AND THE STORY OF TWO NEW ORLEANS NEIGHBORHOODS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. UNO’s Vern Baxter and Pam Jenkins present and sign their book about two African-American neighborhoods and the storm. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

  • “THE ANIMALS’ SECRET KREWE”: 11 a.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Stephanie Bond Hulett reads and signs her new book. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Friday, Feb. 12

  • “YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Sunil Yapa reads and signs this debut novel set amid the heated conflict of Seattle’s 1999 WTO protests. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Saturday, Feb. 13

  • “A BAYOU HOME — THE ADVENTURES OF SWAMPMASTER BEJEAUX”: 11:30 a.m Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Nancy Backus Roniger reads and signs her book about the swamps and bayous of South Louisiana. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “THEN COMES MARRIAGE — UNITED STATES V. WINDSOR AND THE DEFEAT OF DOMA”: 2 p.m., Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Litigator Roberta Kaplan discusses her book about the historic case. Octavia Books to sell. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

  • “THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Melanie Benjamin reads and signs her book about the 1950s and the friendship of Truman Capote and Babe Paley. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

  • “FIVE DOLLARS AND A PORK CHOP SANDWICH — VOTE BUYING AND THE CORRUPTION OF DEMOCRACY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Mary Frances Berry reads and signs her book about voter manipulation and electoral corruption. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, Feb. 18

  • “FREE MEN”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Katy Simpson Smith launches and signs her book about an escaped slave, a white orphan and a Creek Indian who are being tracked down for murder. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

“DEATH EMBRACED — NEW ORLEANS TOMBS AND BURIAL CUSTOMS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Author and historian Mary Lacoste asks readers to ponder issues that should not be avoided. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Sunday, Feb. 21

  • “BIG NATE BLASTS OFF”: 3 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Lincoln Peirce reads and signs his eight novel in the series. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Monday, Feb. 22

  • “WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE — THE SOUNDTRACK OF THE VIETNAM WAR”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Craig Werner and Doug Bradley discuss their book that explores the songs of the era. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

  • “ANNA TENNA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Marisa Marchetto reads and signs debut novel of a gossip columnist and a challenge to change her life for the better. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

  • “COMPLICATED GRIEF”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Laura Mullen reads and signs her book of poetry. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, Feb. 25

  • “FALLEN LAND”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Taylor Brown discusses his debut novel about the Civil War with Kent Wascom, author of “Secessia” about New Orleans during the war. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “LOUISIANA AVIATION — AN EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY IN PHOTOGRAPHS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Vincent P. Caire discusses his new book about the state’s air history. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Saturday, Feb. 27

  • “LITTLE RED MEETS THE THREE LITTLE PIGS”: 3 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Alberta Dunn reads and signs her new children’s book. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Sunday, Feb. 28

  • “FREEDOM IN CONGO SQUARE”: Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Carole Boston Weatherford reads and signs her book about slaves’ experienced on Sundays in Congo Square. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbook shop.com.

Monday, Feb. 29

  • “THANKSGIVING”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. New Orleans native and journalist Mary Arno reads and signs her book about four teens in the summer of 1965. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, March 3

  • “URBAN REVOLUTIONS — A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO TWO-WHEELED TRANSPORTATION”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans.Emilie Bahr reads and signs her book about cycling in New Orleans. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “CONSTANCE FENIMORE WOOLSON — PORTRAIT OF A LADY NOVELIST”: 6 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Anne Boyd Rioux reads and signs her book about Woolson, her relationship with Henry James and death in Venice. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.