Author Event

Indies First on Small Business Saturday - Shop Indies Local

Event date: 

Saturday, November 26, 2022 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books LLC, 513 Ocravia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Join us all day in celebrating putting Indies First on Small Business Saturday.


Click to play short message from Celeste Ng

We start the day with a visit from Neal Bodenheimer of the James Beard Award-winning bar Cure who will sign copies of CURE: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ’Em from 10:00 p.m. till noon. He will also be offering some free Cure roach pins.

Jane Dwinell - ALZHEIMER'S CANYON: One Couple's Reflections on Living with Dementia

Event date: 

Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, 70115

Please join us for a Sunday afternoon (after game) booksigning and presentation with Jane Dwinell featuring her new book, ALZHEIMER'S CANYON: One Couple's Reflections on Living with Dementia.

“This exquisite and intimate book is like a love letter from an unknown address. Jane Dwinell and Sky Yardley take us on a journey with them into the uncharted world of Alzheimer's Disease. They bravely navigate the depths of Alzheimer's Canyon, shining a light in a disorienting landscape. Their unflinching honesty about their lived experience serves as an emotional road map for anyone facing an unexpected challenge. Out of her grief, Dwinell offers this gift, and hope.” —David Goodman, New York Times bestselling author

Thomas Beller - LOST IN THE GAME - in conversation with Nathaniel Rich and Christian Clark

Event date: 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Come join us for a special evening with author Thomas Beller celebrating the launch of his new book, LOST IN THE GAME: A Book about Basketball. He will appear in conversation with author Nathaniel Rich and sports writer Christian Clark, followed by a booksigning and reception.


Capturing the magnificence and mastery of today’s most accomplished NBA players while paying homage to the devotion of the countless congregants in the global church of pickup basketball, Thomas Beller charts the game’s inexorable gravitational hold on those who love it.

World Fantasy Authors Night with Charlaine Harris, Andrei Codrescu, Alex Jennings, Ursula Vernon/T. Kingfisher, and Iris Compiet

Event date: 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us for readings and a book launch with an outstanding cast of authors who are arriving in town for the World Fantasy Convention. We are especially excited to be featuring Charlaine Harris for the early book launch of her new novel, THE SERPENT OF HEAVEN, a couple of weeks before the official on sale date. Joining her will be esteemed authors Andrei Codrescu reading from TOO LATE FOR NIGHTMARES, Alex Jennings reading from THE BALLAD OF PERILOUS GRAVES, Ursula Vernon/T. Kingfisher reading from WHAT MOVES THE DEAD and NETTLE AND BONE, and artist Iris Compiet presenting JIM HENSON'S LABYRINTH: BESTIARY and THE DARK CRYSTAL BESTIARY. Following the readings will be a reception and book signing.

Molly Kimball - CRAFT - launch event

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

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

Join us at Octavia Books for the launch party of CRAFT: The Eat Fit Guide to Zero Proof Cocktails, the latest book from author, dietitian and nutrition journalist Molly Kimball, in collaboration with bar expert Ethan Skaggs and executive editor Melanie Warner Spencer, and with input from dozens of Ochsner Eat Fit restaurant partners. We'll have tastes, some demonstrations, a few words, and (of course) book signing time.


The clink of ice, the fragrance of fresh herbs, and the ritual of pouring artisanal spirits into a shaker or glass are all integral to the timeless experience of crafting a sophisticated cocktail. When we aren’t drinking, whatever the reason may be, we still want to enjoy elegant, thoughtful beverages. This philosophy is at the heart of CRAFT.

Rodger Kamenetz - THE MISSING JEW: Poems 1976-2022

Event date: 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

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

Come join us for a special reading and signing featuring writer Rodger Kamenetz celebrating the publication of THE MISSING JEW: Poems 1976-2022. As a special treat, Glenn Hartman of the amazing New Orleans Klezmer All Stars will be setting the mood before the reading.

Neal Bodenheimer - CURE: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em

Event date: 

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

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

Come join us with Neal Bodenheimer of the James Beard award-winning bar, Cure, for a presentation and book signing, and to raise a toast in celebration of his new book, CURE: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'EM. The special cocktail being prepared for the evening will be St. Charles Punch from the book.


From the foremost figure on the New Orleans' drinking scene and the owner of renowned bar Cure, a cocktail book that celebrates the vibrant city

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