Tuesday

"THE MISSING INGREDIENT — A CHARLOTTE READE MYSTERY": 4 p.m., Trashy Diva, 2048 Magazine St., New Orleans. Laura Cayouette signs her latest book. Garden District to sell. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"NEW ORLEANS AND THE WORLD — 1718-2018 A TRICENTENNIAL ANTHOLOGY:" 6 p.m. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Editors and contributors to the book of essays will discuss and sign the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Wednesday

"CODE GIRLS — THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE AMERICAN WOMEN CODEBREAKERS OF WORLD WAR II": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Liza Mundy discusses and signs her book about the American women who helped win the war. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

"LAST CHRISTMAS IN PARIS — A NOVEL OF WORLD WAR I": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Heather Webb discusses and signs her romantic novel of the Great War. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

Thursday

"SAY BONJOUR TO THE LADY — PARENTING FROM PARIS TO NEW YORK": 5 p.m., The French Library, 3811 Magazine St., New Orleans. Florence Mars signs her illustrated guide to bicontinental child-rearing.

"UP DECATUR": 6 p.m., Alvar Library, 913 Alvar St., New Orleans. Spoken word artist, writer, graphic designer and actor Valentine Pierce will read from her new book of poetry. (504) 596-2667. nolalibrary.org.

Friday

"SECRET NEW ORLEANS": 6 p.m., Swirl Wine Bar and Market, 3143 Ponce De Leon St., New Orleans. Chris Champagne signs his book about some of the city's unique attractions and attributes. (504) 304-0635. swirlnola.com.

Saturday

"THE DANCE HALLS OF SPANISH LOUISIANA": 10:45 a.m., Chalmette Battlefield, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, 8606 W. St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. Sara Ann Harris signs her book about community gathering places nurtured in the Isleños culture. (504) 281-0510. nps.gov/jela.

"THE CAJUN CORNBREAD BOY AND THE BUTTERMILK BISCUIT GIRL": 11:30 a.m., Barnes and Noble Westbank, Westbank Centre, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Illustrator Marita Gentry discusses and signs the book. (504) 2663-1146. barnesandnoble.com.

"THE INCOMPARABLE MAGAZINE STREET": 1:30 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. John Magill presents his book about the New Orleans shopping thoroughfare. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

"GOODNIGHT TO DA PARISH": 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble Westbank, Westbank Centre, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Cornell Landry signs his newest children's book about St. Bernard. (504) 2663-1146. barnesandnoble.com.

"YOUNG COMIC'S GUIDE TO TELLING JOKES — BOOK 1": 2 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Michael Strecker discusses and shares his comedy. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

"THE GROUCHY HISTORIAN — AN OLD-TIME LEFTY DEFENDS OUR CONSTITUTION AGAINST RIGHT-WING HYPOCRITES AND NUTJOBS": 3 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. The Emmy Award-winning actor discusses and signs his book. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

"THE PEOPLE'S GROCER — JOHN G. SCHWEGMANN, NEW ORLEANS, AND THE MAKING OF THE MODERN RETAIL WORLD": 3:30 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. David Cappello signs and discusses his book about the legendary Schwegmann. (504) 455-4929. barnesandnoble.com.

 Dec. 10

"BAYOU ST. JOHN — A BRIEF HISTORY": 12:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Cassie Pruyn discusses her book about the waterway. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

 Dec. 11

"LEONARDO DA VINCI": 7 p.m., The New Orleans Advocate, 840 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Walter Isaacson discusses his book with Susan Larson as moderator and a question-and-answer period. Garden District Book Shop to sell. Reserve book at lruello@theadvocate.com by Dec. 6. Reserve seat at noawalterisaacson.eventbrite.com.

 Dec. 12

"BEYOND THE CROSSROADS — THE DEVIL AND THE BLUES TRADITION": 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St., New Orleans. Adam Gussow discusses and signs his book examines the relationship between the music and the figure. (504) 895-2266. gardendistrictbookshop.com.

 Dec. 13

"CRAZY ON THE BAYOU — FIVE SEASONS OF LOUISIANA HUNTING, FISHING, AND FEASTING": 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., New Orleans. Humberto Fontova discusses and signs his book about a proposed reality TV show. (504) 899-7323. octaviabooks.com.

 Dec. 14

"SECRET NEW ORLEANS": 7 p.m., F and M Patio Bar, 4841 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Chris Champagne signs his book about some of the city's more unique attractions and attributes. fandmpatiobar.com.

 Dec. 16

"THE VERY FIRST CHRISTMAS STOCKING" AND "THE GIFTS OF THE 7 COINS — THE NEVER BEFORE TOLD NATIVITY STORY": 2 p.m., Premier Center II, 3414 Highway 190, Suite 10, Mandeville. Terry Lafargue signs his children's books. (985) 626-8884. barnesandnoble.com.

"NUMBER ONE OVERALL — IN THE THIRD PERSON": 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble Westbank, Westbank Centre, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey.Gregory Forney signs his reality-based novel as seen by someone in the third person. (504) 2663-1146. barnesandnoble.com.