Author Event

Lane Moore - HOW TO BE ALONE

Event date: 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us when Lane Moore—former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live—presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book, HOW TO BE ALONE: If You Want To, and Even If You Don't. Lane will appear in conversation with New Orleans-based writer, performer, and radio enthusiast Aura Bishop.

David Shannon - MR. NOGGINBODY GETS A HAMMER

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Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for a very special afternoon with the beloved children's author/illustrator David Shannon - creator of the Caldecott Honor- winning NO, DAVID! - presenting his brand new picture book, MR NOGGINBODY GETS A HAMMER.

David Shannon introduces a new character in a satisfyingly silly and subversive take on a familiar parable.

If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

After snagging his toe, Mr. Nogginbody makes a visit to his local hardware store in search of solutions. Armed with a shiny new hammer, he successfully fixes the nail protruding from his floor. But the satisfaction of his first repair carries him away, and he figures that anything resembling a nail—from a lamp switch to a fire hydrant—can be fixed with a good whack. The results are predictably and theatrically disastrous, until Mr. Nogginbody arrives at a gentle awakening and recognizes that not everything is a nail.

Adam Chandler - DRIVE-THRU DREAMS

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Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

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

Please do drop in for a Sunday afternoon presentation and signing with journalist Adam Chandler featuring DRIVE-THRU DREAMS: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom. His book is a social and cultural history of America told through fast food. It also traces how the American obsession with fast food reflects national values.

"This fun, argumentative, and frequently surprising pop history of American fast food will thrill and educate food lovers of all speeds."
Publishers Weekly

Tenney Flynn - THE DEEP END OF FLAVOR - tasting, talk, signing

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us in celebrating the launch of Tenney Flynn new cookbook, THE DEEP END OF FLAVOR: Recipes and Stories from New Orleans' Premier Seafood Chef.

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “the fishmonger czar of the Gulf region,” Tenney Flynn of GW Fins restaurant unlocks the mysteries of great seafood cooking in his first book.

“Tenney Flynn’s The Deep End of Flavor goes far beyond the classics that make New Orleans America’s premier seafood city. A clean, modern, comprehensive and delicious approach to all that is seafood!” - Paul Kahan, James Beard Award-winning Chicago chef/restaurateur, author of Cheers to the Publican: Repast and Present

W. Caleb McDaniel - SWEET TASTE OF LIBERTY

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us when historian W. Caleb McDaniel presents and signs his new book, SWEET TASTE OF LIBERTY: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America, telling the story of a woman who was born enslaved, freed before the Civil War, kidnapped and re-enslaved, and then freed again by the war. In 1870, she sued the man who had kidnapped and enslaved her in a federal court--and won. A jury awarded her \$2,500 in a rare case of restitution that has relevance to ongoing debates about reparations for slavery. The woman at the center of the book, Henrietta Wood, spent part of her life in slavery in New Orleans, and a major plot turning point is connected to what happened there.

Stephen Y. Landry - BEATLES DAY IN NEW ORLEANS

Event date: 

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Please join us on the 55th anniversary of the Beatles 1964 New Orleans City Park concert for the launch of  Steven Y. Landry's new book, BEATLES DAY IN NEW ORLEANS.

On September 16, 1964, the Beatles made the twenty second stop of their first North American tour in New Orleans. It was a day unequaled in Beatles—and New Orleans—history. Author Steven Y. Landry takes an in-depth look at the intertwined melodies of New Orleans and the lads from Liverpool through the lens of their historic 1964 performance. With a focus on the New Orleans artists that inspired the band, most notably Fats Domino, Landry offers a comprehensive overview of this momentous day through the eyes of a true fan. This meticulous look at the unique relationship between the band and the city combines original photographs, first-hand accounts, and documents including the paperwork giving the mayor’s OK to allow the performance.

Poppy Tooker - DRAG QUEEN BRUNCH

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Please join us for the bookstore launch of Poppy Tooker's DRAG QUEEN BRUNCH.

Tag along with Poppy’s bevy of rollicking drag queens for an unforgettable time. Stunning photos of glamorous divas vie with world-famous brunch dishes bringing a surprise with every turn of the page.

John P. Clark - BETWEEN EARTH AND EMPIRE - launch

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Come join us for the launch of philosopher John P. Clark's new book, BETWEEN EARTH AND EMPIRE: From the Necrocene to the Beloved Community.

BETWEEN EARTH AND EMPIRE focuses on the crucial position of humanity at the present moment in Earth history. We are now in the midst of the Necrocene, an epoch of death and mass extinction. Nearing the end of the long history of Empire and domination, we are faced with the choice of either continuing the path of social and ecological disintegration or initiating a new era of social and ecological regeneration.

Nevada Barr - WHAT ROSE FORGOT

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for a reading and signing with Nevada Barr featuring her new novel, WHAT ROSE FORGOT.

In New York Times bestselling author Nevada Barr's gripping standalone, a grandmother in her sixties emerges from a mental fog to find she's trapped in her worst nightmare.

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