Thursday, April 24, 2008

Literary Births & Deaths

Today's literary births and deaths of note -

Anthony Trollope was born in 1815 in London.
Robert Penn Warren was born in 1905 in Guthrie, Kentucky.
Willa Cather died in 1947 in New York City.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Environmentalism is a key factor at Blue Cypress Books. The whole store was painted using low VOC paint. Also all of our light bulbs are compact florescent lights. Clean up is done with earth-friendly products such as Method.

And finally, what could be more environmentally friendly than gently reused books?

Friday, April 18, 2008

What's New & Interesting This Week

This week of April 14 through April 19 brought some really great things into Blue Cypress Books.

"The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao", by Junot Diaz arrived this week, just after its Pulitizer Prize win in Fiction. An outside shelf has been organized with all my in-stock Pulitizer Prize winning fiction and non-fiction.

On a local New Orleans note, "Voices from the Storm, The People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and its Aftermath" arrived new from McSweeney's. This series is the 2nd book in the Voice of Witness Series, which collected oral histories on the human-rights crisis in the United States and around the world.

Also, especially relevant, is the arrival of "The Incomplete, Year-By-Year, Selectively Quirky, Prime Facts Edition of the History of The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival." Jazz Fest is just around the corner. Confession: I will be cutting work and closing down on the first Friday, April 25th to enjoy a full Fest day!

Going great with the above, was the arrival of 4 brand new "Rand McNally - New Orleans Street Guide." This is completely updated post-K.

Blue Cypress Books - Up & Running!

Blue Cypress Books is finally opened at 8128 Oak Street, first block off Carrollton, before Dublin. I'm sharing space with The Mockingbird, this great cafe, coffeeshop, bakery, lunch space.

Always stocking high quality used books:
Contemporary Fiction * Classic Literature * History
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Religion & Spirituality * Health & Wellness * Occult
Parenting * Cookbooks * Foreign Language
Rare & Unusual * Signed 1st Editions
Regional & Local Interest
Gift Certificates & Special Orders
Blue Cypress Books
8128 Oak Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
(504) 352-0096
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10-5