Saturday, November 17, 2012

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival ~ The Time is Nigh!

New Orleans premier festival, the Oak Street Po-boy Festival is tomorrow!  Yes, of course we are open.  Yes, we sell a lot of books that day.  And yes, we have some great author signings scheduled both here at the shop and at the History Venue (check out the Events page for the History Venue schedule) 

Here's who is signing here at shop:

11:00 ~ Stephanie Bruno will sign her book New-Orleans-Streets-A-Walkers-Guide. This presentation of the neighborhoods of New Orleans offers an expert's perspective on the city's architectural diversity and details, one block at a time. From the Garden District to Mid-City, each block included features photographs of the homes, a description of the buildings, and a map for easy access.

Noon ~ Children's book author Cornell Landry will be signing several of his books including his uber-popular Goodnight NOLA book in addition to some of his other books, such as Happy Mardi Gras, One Dat, Two Dat, Are You a Who Dat?, and Happy Jazzfest.

1:00 ~ Constance Adler will sign her new book My Bayou. A vividly described and intensely personal memoir,My Bayou charts a personal and spiritual transformation along the fabled banks of Bayou Saint John in New Orleans.

2:00 Stephen Rea will sign his book Finn McCool's Football Club: The Birth, Death, and Resurrection of a Pub Soccer Team in the City of the Dead. In this captivating debut, Belfast native Stephen Rea crafts a story of sportsmanship and strength built around an unusual pub soccer team in the heart of New Orleans.

3:00 ~ Carolyn Morrow Long, author of both Madame Lalaurie: Mistress of the Haunted House and A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau. 

4:00 ~ Author Reuven Bryer will sign his new novel, The Seminar. The Seminar is a fiction novel narrated by a cynical out of work aspiring actress recalling her mysterious epoch mesmerizing journey, all of which happens in one spectacular weekend. Every turn she takes, even outside of the seminar room, becomes more surreal than the last.

Don't forget to check out the Po-boy History Events schedule for more book signings!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Best Inscription Ever

Inscription on inside cover of local writer, William S. Maddox's "Scacciato."

Monday, October 15, 2012

Thanks for the buck Grandma.

Many people are familiar with my "Stuff I Find In Books" box.  Notes, religious cards, postcards, money (never American dang it!) and even a dental x-ray but this is one of my better one.

I thought I'd found the quintessential "Grandma" letter in a Science book collection:  numerous proud comments for child's big size, passive aggressive guilting towards little (big) David for being to busy to write to Grandma, folded over one dollar bill, encouragement to do well in school, and descriptions of a family picnic where Grandma could have had a good time were it not for loud people, but thankfully those people were white.  Wait, what?  Aww, racist Grandmas are the worst.

Friday, July 6, 2012

"The Seminar" Reuven Bryer

Reuven Bryer will sign and discuss his novel "The Seminar" at Blue Cypress Books on Saturday, July 7th from 2-3:30 p.m.

‘The Seminar’ is a fiction novel that includes actual valuable information about how to attain riches during any state of the economy, even when achieving success appears to be a futile endeavor. This is fueled by a mesmerizing mysterious love story composed with science-fiction overtones, yet exhibits reality and fiction (only paradigms) potentially separating winners from losers in the entrepreneurial realm.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kitty Meow a/k/a Bookstore Kitty

Whew, what a week!  For my Facebook followers ( the place I got to for most of my updates because sometimes just a sentence will do) the disappearance of Kitty Meow a/k/a Bookstore Kitty was very stressful.  KM loves to visit the alley next door to have her wild cat moments and was doing the same when I accidently locked her out.  When I came in the next morning, I realized my mistake and it's been a hard, sad week.  But she's returned!  A kind neighbor saw my flyer and brought her back this morning a little lighter and crazy eyed but safe and sound and curled up with a good book.