Sunday, March 13

  • “WILL WILDER — THE RELIC OF PERILOUS FALLS”: 1 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Raymond Arroyo introduces his YA book about a 12 year old with otherworldly gifts. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Monday, March 14

  • “FAREWELL, ALEPPO ­— MY FATHER, MY PEOPLE AND THEIR LONG JOURNEY HOME”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Claudette Sutton reads and signs her book about the Jewish community of Aleppo, Syria. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, March 15

  • “FAREWELL, ALEPPO ­— MY FATHER, MY PEOPLE AND THEIR LONG JOURNEY HOME”: 1:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5324 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Claudette Sutton reads and signs her book about the Jewish community of Aleppo, Syria. (504) 897-0143. nojcc.org.

“LOUISIANA WOMEN — THEIR LIVES AND TIMES, VOLUME 2”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Co-editor Mary Farmer-Kaiser and contributing writers Shannon Frystak, Tania Tetlow and Leslie Gail Parr will read. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

“SAVE ROOM FOR PIE — FOOD SONGS AND CHEWY RUMINATIONS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Roy Blount Jr. reads and signs his latest comedic look at eating. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

“LOVE LETS US DOWN”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Suzanne Heagy’s story of everyday life colliding with romantic illusions in an aging hotel. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“THE SAINTS OF LOST THINGS”: 6:45 p.m., Regatta Room, Pontchartrain Yacht Club, 140 Jackson Ave., Mandeville. C. H. Lawler will discuss his first novel. (985) 626-3192. pontyc.org.

Wednesday, March 16

  • “FORKED — A NEW STANDARD FOR AMERICAN DINING”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Saru Jayaraman reads and signs her insider’s view of the highest- and lowest-scoring restaurants for worker pay and benefits in each sector of the restaurant industry, and with it, a new way of thinking about how and where to eat. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, March 17

  • “UNITED STATES OF JIHAD — INVESTIGATING AMERICA’S HOMEGROWN TERRORISTS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Peter Bergen discusses his book about Americans who have been indicted or convicted on terrorism charges. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.
  • “WHY THE HISTORY OF WOMEN WRITERS MATTERS”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Author and professor Anne Boyd Rioux discusses the topic. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.
  • “WE HAVE RAISED ALL OF YOU — MOTHERHOOD IN THE SOUTH 1750-1835”: 7 p.m., Nix Library, 1401 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans. Katy Simpson Smith discusses this and her novels. (504) 596-2630. neworleanspubliclibrary.org.

Saturday, March 19

  • “HERCULES ON THE BAYOU”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Connie Collins Morgan reads and signs her book about the mythic hero in the Louisiana swamps. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “WHAT JESUS SAYS ABOUT IT”: 3 p.m., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Premier Center II, 3414 Hwy. 190 Suite 10, Mandeville. Bren Daniels signs her inspiration books. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

Sunday, March 20

  • “THE SANGUINARIAN ID”: 4 p.m., BB’s Stage Door Canteen, National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., New Orleans. Author and illustrator L.M. Labat, a student at Xavier University, signs her illustrated book, the first in the series. thesanguinarianid.com.

Tuesday, March 22

  • “TRAVELERS REST”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Keith Lee Morris reads and signs his thriller about a family marooned in a snowbound town. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, March 23

  • “THE BEST OF PETER FINNEY, LEGENDARY SPORTSWRITER”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Peter Finney Jr. discusses his book about his father’s color career covering sports in New Orleans. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net.

Thursday, March 24

  • “WILLIE ­— THE LIFE OF WILLIE MORRIS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Author Teresa Nicholas and photographer David Rae Morris read and sign the book about the Mississippi nonfiction author. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

GIRL’S LITERARY NIGHT OUT: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie. Authors Carroll Devine (“Sleeping Between the Rails: A Woman’s Odyssey), Juyanne James (“The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories”) and Vicki Salloum (“Candyland”) discuss their new works and the art of writing. (504) 889-8143. jplibrary.net

Saturday, March 26

  • “A BAYOU HOME — THE ADVENTURE OF SWAMPMASTER BEJEAUX”: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble Bookseller, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Nancy Backus Roniger reads and signs her children’s book. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

“you may just be a dinosaur”: 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble Bookseller, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Illustrator Jason Gillard signs his children’s book. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

  • “HERCULES ON THE BAYOU”: 3 p.m., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Connie Morgan reads and signs her book, a mix of myth, culture and Louisiana spice. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

Monday, March 28

  • “INCARCERATION NATIONS — A JOURNEY TO JUSTICE IN PRISONS AROUND THE WORLD”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Baz Dreisinger shares insights from her new book about criminal justice in nine countries. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, March 29

  • “MY JOURNEY THROUGH WAR AND PEACE — EXPLORATIONS OF A YOUNG FILMMAKER, FEMINIST AND SPIRITUAL SEEKER”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Melissa Burch discusses and signs her book about her experiences as a war correspondent. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Saturday, April 2

  • “THE FINAL SEVEN” AND “THE WEDDING TREE”: 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble Bookseller, Premier Center II, 3414 U.S. 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Erica Spindler and Robin Wells sign their respective books. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

Sunday, April 3

  • “THE BOYS WHO CHALLENGED HITLER — KNUD PEDERSEN AND THE CHURCHILL CLUB”: 1 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Phillip Hoose discusses and signs his book about the young Danish resistance fighters in World War II. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, April 6

  • “CHENIER PLAIN”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Richard B. Crowell chronicles the history and economic development of a region in southwest Louisiana. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, April 7

  • “BOOKSHELF — OBJECT LESSON SERIES”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Lydia Pyne and editor Christopher Schaberg discuss the latest in this series. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Saturday, April 9

  • “GETTING OFF AT ELYSIAN FIELDS”: 1 p.m., Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. John Pope signs his book of noteworthy newspaper obituaries. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

“My Sunshine away”: 5:30 p.m., Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans. M.O. Walsh launches and signs his paperback about life and crime in Baton Rouge. Octavia Books. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Sunday, April 10

  • “FARWELL TO AN ANGEL — IT ALL BEGAN IN OLD NEW ORLEANS”: 3 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. John Hanson reads and signs his book about life and his late wife, Patty. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Monday, April 11

  • “OLLIE’S ODYSSEY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. William Joyce discusses and signs his book about the adventures of a stuffed animal to save himself and other “lost” stuffies. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “BEIRUT ON THE BAYOU — ALFRED NICOLA, LOUISIANA AND THE MAKING OF A MODERN LEBANON”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Raif Shwayri discusses and signs his book about a family’s saga in the Crescent City and the Fertile Crescent. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, April 12

  • “BEIRUT ON THE BAYOU — ALFRED NICOLA, LOUISIANA AND THE MAKING OF A MODERN LEBANON”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Raif Shwayri discusses and signs his book about a family’s saga in the Crescent City and the Fertile Crescent. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “DEAD WAKE — THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA”: 7 p.m., Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Erik Larson signs his book about the historic sinking and the world during World War I. Tickets required. Octavia Books. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, April 13

  • “PRUNO, RAMEN AND A SIDE OF HOPE — STORIES OF SURVIVING WRONGFUL CONVICTION”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., New Orleans. Courtney B. Lance and Nikki D. Pope read and sign their book of stories about innocent people eventually set free. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

“gardens of awe and folly —a traveler’s journey on the meaning of life and gardening”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Vivian Swift reads and signs her book about nine masterpiece gardens, including one in New Orleans. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday, April 14

  • “TASTING ROME — FRESH FLAVORS AND FORGOTTEN RECIPES FORM AN ANCIENT CITY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Katie Parla reads and signs her book about the ancient Italian city and the food culture. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.
  • “THEN COMES MARRIAGE — UNITED STATES V. WINDSOR AND THE DEFEAT OF DOMA”: 7 p.m., Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Litigator Roberta Kaplan presents her story about the victory for equality for all American, gay or straight. Octavia Books.(504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Sunday, April 17

  • “THE DOGS BURIED OVER THE BRIDGE— A MEMOIR IN DOG YEARS”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Rheta Grimsley Johnson shares and signs her book about life with dogs. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Monday, April 18

  • “DARK SPARKLER”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Amber Tamblyn reads and signs her book of stories behind the eyes of a century’s worth of starlets, the adored and the disappeared. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Tuesday, April 19

  • “CALLED TO HEAL THE BROKENHEARTED — STORIES FROM KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY INTERNATIONAL ”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. William Barnwell discusses and signs his book about the volunteers and inmates, set mostly at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.