Located in uptown
New Orleans, Louisiana
513 Octavia Street
(corner of Laurel)
Welcome to Octavia Books, where our well-read staff is always happy to provide friendly assistance. Thank you for choosing to let Octavia Books serve you and be your independent bookstore.
EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS
Dec. 19-Dec. 23
9AM - 6PM
9AM till early evening
Christmas & New Year's Day
Tina Freeman, whose photographs grace the pages of ARTIST SPACES, will be on hand to sign and/inscribe copies from 1:30-2:30 on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. The perfect gift for this season (or a treat for yourself).
Few artists have the luxury of separate work and living spaces, thus work and life often end up compressed into a singular personal environment. Artist Spaces, New Orleans provides a comprehensive portrait of the city's artists and their relationship to space.
In 99 extraordinary photos taken by Tina Freeman and 21 artist interviews by Morgan Molthrop, ARTIST SPACES highlights the spaces of New Orleans art luminaries George Dureau, Ron Bechet, Ma-Po, Dawn Dedeaux, Elizabeth Shannon, Willie Birch, Ersy, David Halliday, Robert Tannen, Elenora "Rukiya" Brown, Nicole Charbonnet, Kevin Kline, Amy Weiskopf, Keith Duncan, Josephine Sacabo, Lin Emery, and graffiti artist "Fat Boy."
The interviews and photos provide a perfect complement. While Freeman poetically captures an intensely personal vision of the artists and their spaces, Molthrop unearths what the most accomplished artists in the city have to say about their relationship to that space. What results is an indication that each artist's style is often reflected in the quality, character, and aesthetic of their living/working environments--a striking illustration of how deeply personal, all-encompassing, and interconnected are life and art.
Bill Loehfelm continues the journey with Maureen Coughlin in his newest book, DOING the DEVIL'S WORK. When you purchase the book from us between now and the event (Thursday, January 15, 2015, 6:00 P.M.) , we'll donate a portion of the proceeds to The Roots of Music (Bill mentions Roots in the book!). We hope to hear some of the musicians play.
Maureen Coughlin is a bona fide New Orleans cop now, and, with her training days behind her, she likes to think she’s getting the lay of the land. Then a mysterious corpse leads to more questions than answers, and a late-night traffic stop goes very wrong. The fallout leaves Maureen contending with troubled friends, fraying loyalties, cop-hating enemies old and new, and an elusive, spectral, and murderous new nemesis—and all the while navigating the twists and turns of a city and a police department infected with dysfunction and corruption.
Bill Loehfelm is a rising star in crime fiction. And his Maureen Coughlin is the perfect protagonist: complicated, strong-willed, sympathetic (except when she’s not), and as fully realized in Loehfelm’s extraordinary portrayal as the New Orleans she patrols. The first two installments in this series won Loehfelm accolades as well as fans, and Doing the Devil’s Work only ups the ante. It’s even faster, sharper, and more thrilling than its predecessors. Taut and fiery, vibrant and gritty, and peopled with unforgettable characters, this is the sinuous, provocative story of a good cop struggling painfully into her own.
Bill Loehfelm is the author of The Devil in Her Way, The Devil She Knows, Bloodroot, and Fresh Kills. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, the writer AC Lambeth, and plays drums in the Ibervillains, a rock-and-soul cover band.
On Saturday, January 17, 2015, 6:00 P.M., the fabulous Tim Federle whoops it up with us and his book HICKORY DAIQUIRI DOCK: Cocktals with a Nursery Rhyme Twist.
Move over, Mother Goose.
Congratulations, and welcome to parenthood Babies are a miracle, but even miracles poop. A lot. Thank goodness she's got your twinkling eyes, he's got your perfect nose, and we've got your aching back. Welcome to "Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist"--the ultimate gift for new parents everywhere.
Featuring 20 classic nursery rhymes with a decidedly grown-up twist, it's time to lose the rattle, pick up a shaker, and throw yourself an extremely quiet party. Especially if you've finally gotten the baby to sleep, which is always worth toasting to.
--Eeny, Martini, Miny, Mo
--Jack and Coke (and Jill)
--Ring Around the Rose
--Old MacDonald Had a Flask
--Baa, Baa, Black Russian
--"and more "
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tim Federle is the author of Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist, which was named the 2013 Goodreads Cookbook o the Year and called "a joy" by the London Evening Standard. Though Tim is not a parent himself (that he knows of), he is a very cool uncle. Tim lives and drinks in New York City.