Author Event

IN THE HEIGHTS Virtual Book Launch with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes & Jeremy McCarter

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

via Zoom
registration required

Lights up on Washington Heights!

Octavia Books invites you to join us for a special virtual evening celebrating the launch of IN THE HEIGHTS: Finding Home featuring award-winning songwriter, actor, and director Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pulitzer Prize-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes, and acclaimed writer Jeremy McCarter.

Before Hamilton became a global phenomenon, before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name, a little show called "In the Heights" shook up Broadway with its hip-hop and salsa soundtrack and big, bilingual heart. In the new book IN THE HEIGHTS: Finding Home, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter tell the story of the show’s humble beginnings, from rehearsals in a bookstore basement to the Broadway smash (and soon-to-be feature film!) that created an unbreakable community and a new kind of family for everyone involved.

THE CONFIDENCE MEN - Margalit Fox in conversation with John Pope

Event date: 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

via Zoom

Join us virtually at 7:00PM CDT on June 2, 2021 for a special Wednesday evening with author and former New York Times senior writer Margalit Fox featuring her new book, THE CONFIDENCE MEN: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered The Most Remarkable Escape in History. She Fox will be "in conversation" with New Orleans journalist John Pope.

To participate in the Zoom event, please pre-purchase THE CONFIDENCE MEN from Octavia Books now at https://www.octaviabooks.com/book/9781984853844. We will provide registration instructions by the date of the event.

THEY CALLED US RIVER RATS - Macon Fry

Event date: 

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for an open air book signing with Macon Fry celebrating his new book, THEY CALLED US RIVER RATS: The Last Batture Settlement of New Orleans.

Please pre-order a signed copy now at https://www.octaviabooks.com/book/9781496833075.

"The batture has long been the most liminal of spaces in New Orleans, part land, part water, part urban, part rural. Here, finally, is the inside story of the city’s last batture community, told by long-time ‘river rat’ Macon Fry. Readers will learn how life in one of America’s most unusual neighborhoods imparts an important lesson about living with nature. "
- Richard Campanella, geographer, author, and professor at Tulane University School of Architecture

 

Reader Meet Writer - The Last Thing He Told Me with Laura Dave

Event date: 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

via Zoom

Join us for a virtual event featuring bestselling Eight Hundred Grapes  author Laura Dave presenting her new novel, The Last Thing He Told Me - A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Selection - in conversation with author Wiley Cash. Octavia Books is excited to offer this "Reader Meet Writer" program in partnership with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.

BEAUTIFUL BOOZE - Pisco Happy Hour with cocktail book author Natalie Migliarini in conversation with Neal Bodenheimer

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

via Zoom

Please join us for a special virtual evening with cocktail book author Natalie Migliarini presenting BEAUTIFUL BOOZE: Stylish Cocktails to Make at Home. She will be in conversation with Neal Bodenheimer, owner of James Beard Award-winning Cure New Orleans and co-chair of Tales of the Cocktail.

Our special guests will guide us in exploring Pisco, Peru’s national spirit, via the glorious cocktails found in BEAUTIFUL BOOZE. You’ll shake and stir along with Natalie as she introduces you to Pisco - an artisanal boutique product that is distilled from just eight grape varietals under strict denomination of origin guidelines.

To participate in the event register now.

Please also show your support now by treating yourself and friends to BEAUTIFUL BOOZE from Octavia Books at octaviabooks.com/book/9781984824332.

The first 20 people to register will receive a free signed copy of the book.

Reader Meet Writer - BLOOD AND TREASURE - Bob Drury and Tom Clavin

Event date: 

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

via Zoom

Join us for a virtual event featuring authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin presenting their new book, Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America's First Frontier. Octavia Books is proud to offer this "Reader Meet Writer" program in cooperation with our Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.

Independent Bookstore Day 2021

Event date: 

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Come celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2021 with us in-store, on-line, 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.

We will have activities going on in the bookstore including a special open-air, sidewalk book signing with Barri Bronston from 11am-1pm for the launch of her Walking New Orleans: 33 Historic Neighborhoods, Waterfront Districts, and Recreational Wonderlands.

Barri Bronston - WALKING NEW ORLEANS book launch

Event date: 

Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us on Independent Bookstore Day 2021, Saturday, April 24, for an open-air, sidewalk booksigning with writer Barri Bronston celebrating the launch of the new updated edition of WALKING NEW ORLEANS.

Featuring 33 self-guided walking tours, WALKING NEW ORLEANS leads readers through some of the city’s most interesting, scenic, and historic places - including our own "off-Magazine Street" Octavia Books neighborhood.

From Lakeview and Mid-City to the Saenger Theatre, our own New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating places to explore. Grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer as Barri Bronston leads you unique walking tours in this comprehensive guidebook.

THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOME ECONOMICS - Danielle Dreilinger in conversation with Judy Walker

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

via Zoom

Please join us virtually for a special evening with former Times-Picayune education reporter Danielle Dreilinger presenting her new book, THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOME ECONOMICS: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live. She will appear in conversation with longtime Times-Picayune food writer Judy Walker.

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Reader Meet Writer - SOBREMESA: A Memoir of Food and Love in Thirteen Courses with Josephine Caminos Oría

Event date: 

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event address: 

via Zoom

We invite you to join us for a virtual event with author Josephine Caminos Oría presenting her new book, SOBREMESA: A Memoir of Food and Love in Thirteen Courses in conversation with author Wiley Cash. Octavia Books is excited to offer this "Reader Meet Writer" program in partnership with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.

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