Sunday, November 23, 2008

Today is the Day

Today is the day! Oak Street Festival begins at 12 and going on to 6. Gotta bless New Orleans for having a festival dedicated to a sandwich. Blue Cypress Books will definitely be open for business starting at 11 and will be busy selling high quality secondhand books in addition to cleaning up shreaded lettuce.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Stay Local ya'll

From the Stay Local website:

Join Stay Local! on Saturday, November 22 and help inject $1.8 million* into New Orleans through shopping & dining only locally-owned! Thousands of other conscientious shoppers across the country will be unchaining themselves right along with you.

Your choice of where to spend your money has an impact on New Orleans' public services, its schools, its character, and its eco-friendliness.

Studies demonstrate that dollars spent at locally-owned independent businesses generate three times more economic activity in our community than dollars spent at chains. Gambit Weekly has jumped on the Local First train and is urging readers to stay local with their holiday spending, too, with a special promotion for those who pledge to shop local.

BUSINESS OWNERS: Use November 22 to show how local businesses give back to their community in diverse, creative ways. Donate a percentage of the day's sales to your favorite charity, or give a discount to shoppers as a way to thank them for staying local this holiday season. Check out the exciting community events La Divina Gelateria and Mat & Naddie's have already planned for November 22.

N.O. Surf Shop is taking it one step further: between now and the end of the year, mention the "Stay Local! discount" before you make your purchase and get 5% off all regularly priced items.Let us know what you plan to do on November 22, and we'll spread the word. Email Katie Jacobowski at or call 504-232-7821.

Blue Cypress Books is thinking it through and will post tomorrow on our special!

*Conservative estimate based on November 2007 sales tax figures for Orleans Parish.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Upcoming Book Event

Shreveport author Michael Aro will read from his satirical novel "The Rapture" at Blue Cypress Books, 8126 Oak Street in New Orleans, on Sunday, November 16, at 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and the author will be available to sign books and answer questions. For more information, contact 352-0096 or

Check the Calender of Events for more upcoming author signings/readings.

First Monthly Gift Certificate Drawing

This month's first Blue Cypress Books gift certificate drawing winner is *drumroll*

Laurie M*

Come on down and get it!

Also, the first monthly email list is going out today. If you don't want to be on this very awesome email, don't hesitate to contact BCB and let me know!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Goodbye Mr. Terkel

My favorite Studs Terkel quote:

"I want, of course, peace, grace, and beauty. How do you do that? You work for it."

May his memory be for a blessing.