NEW ORLEANS AREA BOOK EVENTS

NEW ORLEANS

Sunday, Oct. 4

Monday, Oct. 5

  • “WITNESS TO CHANGE — FROM JIM CROW TO POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Sybil Haydel Morial reads and signs her memoir. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “RUN BABY RUN”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Michael Allen Zell reads and signs his book about a criminologist and a New Orleans crime. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

  • “WITNESS TO CHANGE — FROM JIM CROW TO POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Sybil Haydel Morial reads and signs her memoir. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “NIGHT BUS TO THE AFTERLIFE”: 6 p.m., Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave. Peter Cooley reads and signs his book for the 1718 Society. Maple Street Book Store to sell. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

  • “SOUTH TOWARD HOME”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Margaret Eby reads and signs her literary travelogue into the heart of classic Southern literature. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

Thursday, Oct. 8

  • “LOUISIANA WILD — THE PROTECTED AND RESTORED LANDS OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Photographer C.C. Lockwood presents his book of scenic images from Louisiana. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “CREOLE SON — A NOVEL OF DEGAS IN NEW ORLEANS” AND “THAT WINTER IN VENICE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Michael Llewellyn and Ciji Ware discuss their books, respectively. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Monday, Oct. 12

  • “DON’T SUCK, DON’T DIE — GIVING UP VIC CHESNUTT”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Kristin Hersh reads and signs her book about the songwriter and their relationship. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • “IT’S YOUR WORLD —GET INFORMED, GET INSPIRED & GET GOING”: 5:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Chelsea Clinton reads and signs her book. Tickets are required, will be exchanged for one copy and admit up to four family members. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES COOKBOOK — RECIPES FROM IGNATIUS J. REILLY’S NEW ORLEANS”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Cynthia LeJeune Nobles discusses and signs her book, with a Lucky Dog cart on hand. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

  • “GETTING OFF AT ELYSIAN FIELDS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. John Pope launches his collection of obituaries from The Times-Picayune. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, Oct. 15

  • “EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE — A SEMI-COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST FASCINATING INDIVIDUALS”: 5: 30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Michael Hearst offers music and a PowerPoint presentation. (504) 899*7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “ARTIST SPACES, NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave. Photographer Tina Freeman presents her book about the creative spaces of more than a dozen artists. (504) 596-2630. neworleanspublicplibrary.com.

Sunday, Oct. 18

  • “CITY ON FIRE”: 3 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Garth Risk Hallberg signs and discusses his book about 1970s New York and what it means to be human. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com

Monday, Oct. 19

  • “THE LAST LIGHT”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Elizabeth Sanders reads and signs her novel about bonfires and the families that build them. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

  • “SILENCE”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. John Biguenet discusses his book of short meditations about the subject, with Christopher Schaberg. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “MY SOUTHERN JOURNEY — TRUE STORIES FROM THE HEART OF THE SOUTH”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Rick Bragg reads and signs his collection of essays on life in the South. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “CRESCENT CITY GIRLS — THE LIVES OF YOUNG BLACK WOMEN IN SEGREGATED NEW ORLEANS”: 7 p.m., Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd. LaKisha Simmons presents her book about social history and cultural studies. (504) 596-3100. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

Friday, Oct. 23

  • “THE GORGE”: 6 p.m., Tubby and Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop, 631 N. Carrollton Ave. David Armand launches and signs his new novel. (504) 598-5536. tubbyandcoos.com.

Saturday, Oct. 24

  • “MONDAY AT JELLY ROLL DOG PARK”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Jennifer Schreiber reads and signs her children’s book about a group of dog friends. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “YARD WAR”: 3 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Taylor Kitchings shares his book about the simple game of football in 1960s Mississippi. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

  • “SCARS — AN ANTHOLOGY”: 5:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Erin Woood, Emilie Staat and Maurice Carlos Ruffin discuss and sign their book­ about people and what it means to live with physical scars. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “ALLUVIAL CITIES”: 6:30 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Christopher M. Hannan reads and signs his book of poetry. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

  • “THE PHOTOJOURNALISM OF DEL HALL, 1950S-2000 — NEW ORLEANS AND BEYOND”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Richard Campanella launches his book about the work of Hall. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

METAIRIE

Sunday, Oct. 4

  • “THIS MAY SOUND CRAZY”: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3712 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Actress Abigail Breslin reads from her new book for teens. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

  • “GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER —A LIFE”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Christina Vella discusses her book about the peanut wizard. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • “GETTING OFF AT ELYSIAN FIELDS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. John Pope discusses his book of obituaries from The Times-Picayune. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

  • “RUN, BABY, RUN”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Michael Allen Zell discusses his book about a New Orleans crime and the criminologist who investigates. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Saturday, Oct. 24

  • “DEATH EMBRACED — NEW ORLEANS TOMBS AND BURIAL CUSTOMS, BEHIND THE SCENES ACCOUNTS OF DECAY, LOVE AND TRADITION”: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Mary LaCoste reads and signs her book. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Thursday, Oct. 29

  • “NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS MOMENTS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Photographer Judi Bottoni and Carnival expert Peggy Scott Laborde discuss their collection of photographs and essays. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

MANDEVILLE

Saturday, Oct. 24

  • “LIL’ YAT ADVENTURES”: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190, Suite 10. Rhonda Valladares signs her books in the popular local series. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

SLIDELL

Thursday, Oct. 15

  • “CLASSIC EATERIES OF CAJUN COUNTRY”: 5 p.m., Artists’ Galleries de Juneau, 2143 First St., Slidell. Author Dixie Poche signs her book about regional eateries with recipes. (985) 326-8286.
  • “THE TROUBLE IN ME”: 6:30 p.m., St. Tammany Parish Library Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd. Jack Gantos visits library to discuss and sign his book, including other works in the “Joey Pigza” series. (985) 646-6470. sttammanylibrary.org.