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.

Olivia Grey Pritchard - MUTTS

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

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

Join us with New Orleans photographer Olivia Grey Pritchard for a presentation and signing celebrating her big beautiful new book, MUTTS: A Celebration of Mystery Mixed Breeds.

If you've ever loved a bonafide mutt, you know that they're some of the best, most loyal dogs ever.

 

MUTTS features more than 100 really cute pups from all different origins and breeds, photographed by Olivia Grey Pritchard. Each photo is accompanied by the pooch's name and best guess of breed mix, and list a unique trait about them. MUTTS aims to inspire joy and connection when readers look through these photographs. And for people who haven't considered adopting a rescue pet before, this book shows that mutts have just as many unique, lovable, and desirable qualities as pedigreed dogs.

Scott Billington - MAKING TRACKS: A Record Producer's Southern Roots Music Journey

Event date: 

Monday, October 3, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street

Meet three-time Grammy-winning roots music producer Scott Billington when he comes to present and sign his new memoir, MAKING TRACKS.

"I am honored to be a part of Making Tracks. Scott has a wonderful way of telling the story of our working together. The book reads like a song in print, and I love the beauty of his memory." - Irma Thomas, blues vocalist and “Soul Queen of New Orleans”

A firsthand remembrance of the artists, engineers, crews, and settings that make roots music magical

Anya Kamenetz - THE STOLEN YEAR

Event date: 

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

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

Join us when National Public Radio reporter and author Anya Kamenetz presents and signs her new book, THE STOLEN YEAR: How COVID Changed Children’s Lives, and Where We Go Now.

“The story of what happened to children during the pandemic isn’t over by a long shot. The decisions that led us here were made by powerful adults over centuries. We are still the ones in charge and there is time to make it right. We are at the start of what must be a generation-long process of redressing harms done to children. This is not the last global crisis they are going to see in their lives—this is a perilous world indeed we have brought them into. It’s our responses now that will be decisive going forward.” —from THE STOLEN YEAR

Octavia Books Bestseller List

Check out our Octavia Books bestsellers for the  weeks ended September 5, 2022 (including pre-orders):

Life on the Mississippi: An Epic American Adventure By Rinker Buck Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781501106378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - August 9th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Audacious…Life on the Mississippi sparkles.” —The Wall Street Journal * “A rich mix of history, reporting, and personal introspection.” —St.


Doll Apollo: Poems By Melissa Ginsburg Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780807177396
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LSU Press - August 3rd, 2022

The Paper Palace: A Novel By Miranda Cowley Heller Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593329832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - April 19th, 2022

REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

THE PAPER PALACE IS:


“Filled with secrets, love, lies and a summer beach house. What more could you ask?”—Parade


Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK • A must-read debut!


Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A novel By Gabrielle Zevin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593321201
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - July 5th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER In this exhilarating novel by the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry two friends—often in love, but never lovers—come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality.


The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501161933
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington Square Press - May 29th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“If youre looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and &ldq


Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou By Melissa M. Martin Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579658472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Artisan - April 21st, 2020

Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book in U.S.


The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You: Stories By Maurice Carlos Ruffin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593133415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - June 21st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A collection of raucous stories that offer a “vibrant and true mosaic” (The New York Times) of New Orleans, from the critically acclaimed author of We Cast a Shadow
 


Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin' in New Orleans [A Cookbook] By Mason Hereford, JJ Goode (With) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984858993
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - June 21st, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A fun, flavorful cookbook with more than 95 recipes and Power-Ups featuring chef Mason Hereford’s irreverent take on Southern food, from his awarding-winning New Orleans restaurant Turkey and the Wolf
 


Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right" (Alexandra Alter, The New York Times).


Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593158685
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - August 30th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An epic adventure about a female athlete perhaps past her prime, brought back to the tennis court for one last grand slam” (Elle), from the author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo


The story of the Cottage on Tchoupitoulas is a microcosm of the human experience in New Orleans — in all its manifestations, triumphant and tragic, good and bad, exceptional and quotidian — and its relationship to this subtropical deltaic environment. This book tells the history of the site and environs of this historical house — that is, the historical geography of how this space and this structure came into its current form.


What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo By Grace Millsaps, Ryan Murphy, John Clark IV (Illustrator), Alyson Kilday (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Grace Millsaps, Ryan Murphy, John Clark IV (Illustrator), Alyson Kilday (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780988760318
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Sleepy Animals, LLC - May 1st, 2014

Rhinos rock out. Alligators stroll under limbo polls. Elephants pound the piano. Pelicans cater.

Ever wonder why the animals at the zoo are always so sleepy? When Renee asks her father why the zoo animals are snoozing all day, he dreams up an elaborate answer.


Where the Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735219106
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 30th, 2021

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE—The #1 New York Times bestselling worldwide sensation with more than 15 million copies sold, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.”


Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524798642
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD! A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup—from the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Malibu Rising, and Carrie Soto Is Back


Portrait of an Unknown Woman: A Novel By Daniel Silva Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062834850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - July 19th, 2022

In a spellbinding new masterpiece by #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva, Gabriel Allon undertakes a high-stakes search for the greatest art forger who ever lived


The Idiot: A Novel By Elif Batuman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143111061
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - February 13th, 2018

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction • Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

“Easily the funniest book I’ve read this year.” —GQ


The Judge's List: A Novel (The Whistler #2) By John Grisham Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593157848
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 21st, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Investigator Lacy Stoltz follows the trail of a serial killer, and closes in on a shocking suspect—a sitting judge—in “one of the best crime reads of the year.… Bristling with high-tech detail and shivering with suspense…. Worth staying up all night to finish” (Wall Street Journal).


Boats on the Mississippi By Ryan Murphy Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780990409328
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Millfree Mursaps Media - December 10th, 2018

Take a trip on the river! See your favorite boats as you drift down the Mississippi from Baton Rouge to New Orleans and out to the Gulf.


Malibu Rising: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524798673
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - May 17th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo . . .


Every Cloak Rolled in Blood (A Holland Family Novel) By James Lee Burke Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982196592
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 24th, 2022

In his most autobiographical novel to date, James Lee Burke continues the epic Holland family saga with a writer grieving the death of his daughter while battling earthly and supernatural outlaws.

Novelist Aaron Holland Broussard is shattered when his daughter Fannie Mae dies suddenly.


The Shadow of the Wind By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by) Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

The New York Times bestseller

The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero.” —Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice)

“One gorgeous read.” —Stephen King


A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel By Amor Towles Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143110439
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2019

The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a Showtime/Paramount series starring Ewan McGregor as Count Alexander Rostov


The Ink Black Heart (A Cormoran Strike Novel) By Robert Galbraith Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780316413039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books - August 30th, 2022

The latest installment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Strike series finds Cormoran and Robin ensnared in another winding, wicked case.

When frantic, disheveled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn’t know quite what to make of the situation.


The Yellow House: A Memoir (2019 National Book Award Winner) By Sarah M. Broom Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802149039
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - June 30th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Winner of the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction

A brilliant, haunting and unforgettable memoir from a stunning new talent about the inexorable pull of home and family, set in a shotgun house in New Orleans East.


Verity By Colleen Hoover Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538724736
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 26th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
The Globe and Mail Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Whose truth is the lie? Stay up all night reading the sensational psychological thriller that has readers obsessed, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 


Subscribe to Octavia Books | New Orleans, Louisiana - Independent Bookstore RSS