Octavia Book - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans - 504-899-READ

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.

Esteban the Green Crayon Storytime

Event date: 

Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Come meet Esteban the Green Crayon, star of the bestselling CRAYONS series, when he visits Octavia Books in person celebrating Earth Day with a special storytime reading of the new book THE CRAYONS LOVE OUR PLANET, plus photo opportunities, fun activities, and prizes. Hope to see you there!

Brittany Williams - SAINT-SEDUCING GOLD - in conversation with Marti Dumas

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Come join us for a book launch party with New Orleans author Brittany N. Williams celebrating the kick off of her national author tour for her new YA novel: SAINT-SEDUCING GOLD. She will be appearing in conversation with author Marti Dumas.

An Evening with David Sedaris at the Orpheum Theater

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024 - 7:30pm

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Orpheum Theater 129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans

Champion storyteller, David Sedaris, comes to New Orleans with a new collection of personal essays at the Orpheum Theater on April 24. With an evening of all new readings, a Q&A, and book signing (including his latest book, Pretty Ugly), this is an evening you do not want to miss.

BRENDAN WENZEL - TWO TOGETHER

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Friday, April 26, 2024 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us for a book signing party with Caldecott Honor winning author Brendan Wenzel celebrating his new children's picture book, TWO TOGETHER.


A journey home leads to unexpected adventures for a cat and dog. A playful, imaginative story of friendship, empathy, and discovery by Caldecott Honor winner Brendan Wenzel.

Cat and Dog are headed home. A simple route lies ahead of them . . . or does it? There’s so much to see and smell and hear, and the two of them experience the world very differently. A stream, for instance, is watery fun for Dog, but it may not be so delightful for Cat!

Independent Bookstore Day 2024

Event date: 

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Come celebrate the 11th annual Independent Bookstore Day 2024 with us in-store and all over town, and show your support for this amazing movement.

Independent bookstores are not just stores—they are community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

Independent Bookstore Day (Indie Bookstore Day) was established in 2013 to promote, celebrate, and highlight the value of the Independent bookstore community. The day has been observed on the last Saturday of April every year since 2013. This year there are over 1,000 stores participating across the country.

Leslie Hebert Helakoski - WHEN THE RAIN CAME DOWN and GATOR'S BIG MOUTH

Event date: 

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us for special Independent Bookstore Day story time activities and book signings when children's picture book author Leslie Hebert Helakoski returns to Octavia Books with her two new spring books: WHEN THE RAIN CAME DOWN and GATORS BIG MOUTH. Both speak to our corner of the world which includes gators and storms and flooding and community helping each other.

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