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New Orleans area book events for May 24 - June 11

“MILLION DOLLAR ROAD”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Amy Conner discusses and signs her Louisiana novel of a young woman yearning for a better existence and the secret longings that will change the lives of those around her. (504) 862-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com.… Continue reading →

‘Monkey and Duck’ fun for the kids

?Monkey and Duck Quack Up!? by Jennifer Hamburg, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

“Monkey and Duck Quack Up!” by Jennifer Hamburg, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham. Scholastic, 2015. $17.99. Vivacious Monkey wants to win a rhyming contest with his partner the laid-back Duck. He soon hits a snag, however, when he realizes that the only word Duck says is “quack.”… Continue reading →

New Orleans book events for May 17 - June 9

'Dollbaby' by Laura McNeal

ew Orleans area Book events “ALLEN THE ALLIGATOR COUNTS THROUGH NEW ORLEANS”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Author Megan Braden-Perry and illustrator Lyn Vicknair read and sign their children’s book. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com. “The Book that Every Black Christian Should Read” and “How… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events for May 10-17

“NEW ORLEANS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Irvin Mayfield signs and discusses his book with seven CDs on his experiences as a New Orleans native, jazz musician and the influences in his life including musicians, artists, photographers, chefs, teachers and mentors. Continue reading →

LSU library’s rare book collection grows

The LSU Libraries’ Special Collections acquired several rare books in the past year: “Monstrorum Historia,” a 1642 book by Renaissance naturalist Ulisse Aldrovandi, was acquired last summer. It’s an illustrated history of monsters and deformities that’s “a window into the world of early modern science, pseudo-science, religion and philosophy,” according to… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events

Sunday, May 3, at the Jazz Festival “NEW ORLEANS — BOOM AND BLACKOUT”: 1 p.m. Brian Boyles signs his book about the events leading up to the infamous Super Bowl blackout at the Superdome. “FIFOLET”: 2 p.m. Johnette Downing signs her tale about the Cajun legend. “And a bottle of… Continue reading →

Authors sign work in Jazz Fest book tent

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Book Tent is staffed by the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. All proceeds go to local literacy programs. “WALKING NEW ORLEANS”: 1 p.m. Barri Bronston signs her book of 30 tours exploring historic neighborhoods, waterfront districts, culinary and music corridors and recreational wonderlands.… Continue reading →

New Orleans book events through May 30, 2015

ew Orleans area Book events “FLOOD OF IMAGES — MEDIA, MEMORY AND HURRICANE KATRINA”: 5 p.m., Cafe Instanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. Author Bernie Cook and filmmakers Katherine Cecil, Luisa Dantas and Rebecca Snedeker discuss his book and screen and discuss scenes from… Continue reading →

Area book events for April 26 - May 1

Book events E-BOOK BASICS: 3 p.m., Greenwell Springs Regional Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. STORY TIME: 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble CitiPlace, 2590 CitiPlace Court. “Olivia Opens a Lemonade Stand.” JANE AUSTEN TEA PARTY:… Continue reading →

Authors sign books this weekend at Jazz Fest

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Book Tent is staffed by the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. All proceeds go to local literacy programs. “DOLLYBABY”: 2 p.m. Laura Lane McNeal’s novel of life in New Orleans during the Civil Rights era. “THE MARAUDERS”: 3 p.m. Tom Cooper signs… Continue reading →

‘Sock Thief’ a charming lesson in manners, values

'The Sock Thief' by Ana Crespo and Nana Gonzalez

“The Sock Thief” by Ana Crespo and Nana Gonzalez. Albert Whitman & Co., 2015. $16.99. Felipe has mangoes and needs socks. This delightful story follows Felipe around the town as he exchanges mangoes for socks and, ultimately, explains why he needs them. This book teaches manners, values and a smattering of… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events through May 26

“CHOOSING THE SIMPLY LUXURIOUS LIFE — A MODERN WOMAN’S GUIDE”: 2 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Shannon Ables discusses and signs her book about making choices. (504) 895-2266. www.gardendistrictbookshop.com “MEMORY MAN”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. David Baldacci… Continue reading →

Book signings at Jazz Fest Book Tent

The Book Tent is staffed by the New Orleans Gulf South Booksellers Association. All proceeds go to local literacy programs. “DOLLYBABY”: 2 p.m. Laura Lane McNeal’s novel of life in New Orleans during the Civil Rights era. “THE MARAUDERS”: 3 p.m. Tom Cooper signs his novel of treasure hunting and characters in south… Continue reading →

Lobrano’s tour of Paris written in memoir style

'Hungry for Paris'

“Hungry for Paris” by Alexander Lobrano. Random House, 2014. $18. Food writer Alexander Lobrano takes the reader on a gourmet tour of Paris in this updated edition of his 2008 guide. Detailing his 109 favorite restaurants, grouped geographically, the chapters are interspersed with short essays on life in… Continue reading →

Area book events for April 12 - 17

“HOT PURSUIT”: 6 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Stuart Woods reads and signs his latest book in the Stone Barrington series. (504) 899-7323. “SOIL”: 6 p.m., Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania St. Jamie Kornegay discusses and signs his book about a paranoid farmer’s… Continue reading →

New Orleans-area book events fro April 7-11

ew Orleans area Book events “LITTLE ELLIOT, BIG CITY”: 4:30 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Mike Curato will read and sign his children’s book about a polka-dotted elephant. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com. “DEEP-ROOTED WISDOM — SKILLS AND STORIES FROM GENERATIONS OF GARDENERS”: 7 p.m., New… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events March 29 through April

ew Orleans area Book events “AFRO-VEGAN — FARM FRESH AFRICAN, CARIBBEAN AND SOUTHERN FLAVORS REMIXED”: 11 a.m., Bourbon House, 144 Bourbon St. Chef and food activist Bryant Terry and New York magazine food critic Adam Platt discuss Terry’s new book, with tastings — part of… Continue reading →

Well-researched book tells personal story of slavery

'Beyond Freedom's Reach' by Adam Rothman

“Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery” by Adam Rothman. Harvard University Press, 2015. $29.95. Historians tend to view slavery in economic and social terms. Adam Rothman, associate professor of history at Georgetown University goes beyond the institution itself to tell the very… Continue reading →

New Orleans area book events, March 22-April 13, 2015

“WALKING NEW ORLEANS”: 2 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Barri Bronston launches her book of 30 tours exploring historic neighborhoods, waterfront districts, culinary and music corridors and recreational wonderlands. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.… Continue reading →

‘Holy Mark’ explores priest’s dark secrets

'The Holy Mark' by Gregory Alexander

“The Holy Mark. The Tragedy of a Fallen Priest” by Gregory Alexander. Hill City Press, 2014. $14.99. “But we can’t keep our true selves bottled up forever. They’ve got to come out.” Native New Orleanian Gregory Alexander introduces us to Father Tony, originally born Joe Broussard,… Continue reading →

New Orleans book events, March 15-April 23, 2015

This photo provided by Penguin Young Readers shows the cover of the book, "The Nonsense Show," by author, Eric Carle. (AP Photo/Penguin Young Readers)

ew Orleans area Book events “THE JAGUAR STONES, BOOK FOUR — THE LOST CITY”: 4 p.m., Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St. Jon and Pamela Voelkel present and sign the latest book in their adventure series. (504) 899-7323. www.octaviabooks.com.… Continue reading →

Characters take journey to remember, if they can

'The Strange Library' by Haruki Murakami

“The Buried Giant” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. $26.95 The latest novel from Kazuo Ishiguro (“The Remains of the Day”) is set is the distant past in misty Britain. Axl and Beatrice, two elderly Britons, set off across a land filled with ogres and pixies and even… Continue reading →

La. attorney makes mark with ‘Crude Justice’

'Crude Justice: How I Fought Big Oil and Won, and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America' by Stuart H. Smith

“Crude Justice: How I Fought Big Oil and Won, and What You Should Know About the New Environmental Attack on America” by Stuart H. Smith. Ben Bella, 2015. $24.95. New Orleans lawyer Stuart Smith is a veteran of the fight against Big Oil and pollution. Making his mark… Continue reading →