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."