NEW ORLEANS AREA BOOK EVENTS

NEW ORLEANS

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

  • “ONCE UPON A PILLOW — A STORY OF HOME, DESIGN, AND EXQUISITE TEXTILES”: 4 p.m., Bremermann Designs, 3943 Magazine St. Rebecca Vizard signs her book about interior design elements. (504) 891-7763. bviz.com.

“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.

  • “THE LOWER QUARTER”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Elise Blackwell reads and signs her mystery novel about a murder, art theft and the French Quarter. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“THe Casualties”: 6 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Nick Holdstock will read and sign his novel about an apocalyptic event and the neighbors that survive. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

Thursday, Oct. 29

  • “THE UNRAVELING OF MERCY LOUIS”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Kaija Parssinen reads and signs her novel of a witch hunt in an east Texas town. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

“ACTS OF GOD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Ellen Gilchrist reads and signs her book about survival and perseverance. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

  • “SAINT MAZIE”: 6:30 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Jami Attenberg reads and signs her book about a New York City movie theater owner in the Jazz Age. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “NADIE ME VERÁ LLORAR,” “SIGNS PRECEDING THE END OF THE WORLD” AND “RUN, BABY, RUN”: 7 p.m., Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave. Cristina Rivera-Garza, Yuri Herrara and Michael Zell discuss their works for Room 220. press-street.org.

Saturday, Oct. 31

  • “FEAR DAT NEW ORLEANS — A GUIDE TO THE VOODOO, VAMPIRES, GRAVEYARDS AND GHOSTS OF THE CRESCENT CITY”: 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Michael Murphy reads and sign his book about the eccentric and often macabre corners of New Orleans. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

  • “MRS. SHAW”: 6 p.m., Columns Hotel, 3811 St. Charles Ave. Mukoma wa Ngogi reads and signs the novel of three expatriates for the 1718 Society. Maple Street Book Store to sell. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

“STORIES FROM THE ST. LOUIS CEMETERIES OF NEW ORLEANS” and “NEW ORLEANS NEIGHBORHOODS — A CULTURAL GUIDE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Sally Asher and Maggy Baccinelli discuss and sign their respective books. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

  • “RUN BABY RUN”: 6:30 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Michael Allen Zell reads and signs his book about a detective and a New Orleans crime. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

Thursday, Nov. 5

  • “NEW ORLEANS — LIFE AND DEATH IN THE BIG EASY”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Cheryl Gerber reads and discusses her visual insider’s tour of the city. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Saturday, Nov. 7

  • “LOUISIANA, THE JEWEL OF THE DEEP SOUTH”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Johnette Downing reads and signs her books about the Bayou State for young readers. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

Monday, Nov. 9

  • “ROOMS FOR LIVING ­— A STYLE FOR TODAY WITH THINGS FROM THE PAST”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Suzanne Rheinstein discusses and signs her book about focusing on the use of rooms to reflect style. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

“spectaCle — the astonishing life of ota benga”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Pamela Newkirk reads and signs her about an African man used as a zoo exhibit. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

  • “POSTCARDS FROM THE SKY — ADVENTURES OF AN AVIATRIX”: 6:30 p.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Erin Seidemann reads and signs her memories of her life as a female pilot. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

Thursday, Nov. 12

  • “THE AMERICAN SLAVE COAST — A HISTORY OF THE SLAVE-BREEDING INDUSTRY”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Ned and Constance Sublette read and sign their book about events and figures in a revealing new light. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Friday, Nov. 13

  • “THE NERDY NUMMIES COOKBOOK — SWEET TREATS FOR THE GEEK IN ALL OF US”: 1 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Rosanna Pansino will meet fans and pose for photos. To receive a wrist-band (required for meet and greet), purchase the book, on sale Nov. 3. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

Saturday, Nov. 14

  • “ANOTHER KIND OF HURRICANE”: 11:30 a.m., Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St. Tamara Ellis reads and signs her debut novel about young friendship. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

  • “GRANT PARK”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Leonard Pitts Jr. reads and signs his novel about race relations through the story of two Chicago journalists. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

  • “BUILDING THE LAND OF DREAMS — NEW ORLEANS AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF EARLY AMERICA”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Eberhard “Lo” Faber launches his book about the Crescent City’s history. (504) 899-7323.
  • “WITCHES OF AMERICA”: 7 p.m., Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave. Alex Mar will read and sign her book about real witches. Maple Street Book Shop will sell. (504) 866-4916. maplestreetbookshop.com.
  • “SOUTHERN LADIES AND SUFFRAGISTS — JULIA WARD HOWE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS AT THE 1884 NEW ORLEANS WORLD’S FAIR”: 7 p.m., Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St. Miki Pfeffer reads and discusses her book about women’s issues at and during the fair. (504) 596-2667. neworleanspubliclibrary.com.

METAIRIE

  • 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

  • “A FREE STATE — A NOVEL”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Tom Piazza discusses his about the south in the 1850s. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

  • “TUJAQUE’S — A COOKBOOK”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. Poppy Tooker discusses her book about the legendary restaurant. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Friday, Nov. 13

  • “BILLY CANNON — A LONG, LONG RUN”: 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Join former LSU great Billy Cannon and Charles N. deGravelles as they sign and discuss Cannon’s biography. (504) 455-4929. bardnesandnoble.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

  • “WITNESS TO CHANGE — FROM JIM CROW TO POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT”: 7 p.m., East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Esplanade Ave. New Orleans’ former first lady and first mom Sybil Morial discusses her book about race relations and politics in the Crescent City. (504) 889-8143. jefferson.lib.la.us.

Sunday, Nov. 22

  • “UNDER OUR SKIN — GETTING REAL ABOUT RACE AND GETTING FREE FROM THE FEARS AND FRUSTRATIONS THAT DIVIDE US”: 7 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Ben Watson reads and sign his new book. (504) 455-4929. bardnesandnoble.com.