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Agnes Gomillion - THE RECORD KEEPER

Event date: 

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

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Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

THIS EVENT, ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR JULY 14, HAS BEEN RE-PROGRAMED FOR SUNDAY, JULY 28 AT 2PM

Please do join us for a Sunday afternoon reading and signing with author Agnes Gomillion featuring her debut novel, THE RECORD KEEPER, a visceral and thrilling near-future dystopia examining past and present race relations.

Suzanne Stone - NEW ORLEANS COFFEE (with David Feldman) - launch

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us for the launch of Suzanne Stone's NEW ORLEANS COFFEE: A Rich Histrory. The author will give a presentation with contributing writer David Feldman, followed by a booksiging.

New Orleans history is steeped in coffee. Outside the Cathedral of St. Louis in Jackson Square, early entrepreneurs like Old Rose provided eager churchgoers with the brew, and it was sold in the French Market beginning in the late 1700s. Café du Monde and Morning Call started serving café au lait more than a century ago. People gathered for business, socializing, politics and auctions at five hundred coffee exchanges and shops in the 1800s. Since 1978, myriad specialty coffee shops have opened to meet increasing demand for great coffee. Author Suzanne Stone presents the full story of this celebrated tradition, including how chicory became part of the city’s special flavor.

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