Author Event

Daniel José Older - BALLAD & DAGGER - in conversation with Maurice Ruffin

Event date: 

Monday, May 2, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

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

Join us with author Daniel José Older for a presentation, reading and booksigning celebrating the launch of his new book, BALLAD & DAGGER, the first YA novel in the new Rick Riordan Presents Outlaw Saints duology - a brilliant story that will transport you to a world where magic, myth, and gods reign over the streets of Brooklyn. He will appear in conversaion wih Maurice Carlos Ruffin (author of We Cast a Shadow and The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You).

Tom Sancton - THE LAST BARON

Event date: 

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Please join us with Tom Sancton (author of THE BETTENCOURT AFFAIR and SONG FOR MY FATHERS) for a presentation, signing, and music celebrating the launch of his new book, THE LAST BARON: The Paris Kidnapping That Brought Down an Empire. Music will be by the amazing AURORA NEALAND TRIO (and if we are lucky, it is rumored, Sancton may just join in himself).

A riveting, on-the-edge-of-your-seat tale about the notorious 1978 kidnapping of Baron Édouard-Jean “Wado” Empain, intertwined with the story of his famous grandfather, the first baron and builder of the Paris Métro. A multigenerational saga told against the backdrops of both Belle Époque and 1970s high-fashion Paris.

Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival 2022

Event date: 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 8:00pm to Sunday, March 27, 2022 - 2:00pm

Event address: 

Hotel Monteleone - 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130,

Join us at the Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival 2022 where Octavia Books is the official bookseller. Our onsite bookstore will be at Hotel Monteleone Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. and at the Historic New Orleans Collection on Thursday and Friday with author signings following each session. From Grammy Award winner Rickie Lee Jones to Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown, you will find the list of featured titles by participating panelists and moderators at https://www.octaviabooks.com/event/tennessee-williams-new-orleans-literary-festival-2022.

You will find the full schedule at https://tennesseewilliams.net/tennessee-williams-new-orleans-literary-festival-2022-schedule/. To purchase tickets for events, see https://tennesseewilliams.net/festival/events/

THE BIG THE BOOK OF KING CAKE at Tuesday Crescent City Farmers Market

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 8:00am to 11:15am

Event address: 

Crescent City Farmers Market, Tulane University Uptown Square - 200 Broadway by the levee

Please join Octavia Books at the Tuesday Crescent City Farmers Market at Uptown Square for a with Matt Haines signing THE BIG BOOK OF KING CAKE.

"I once ate more than eighty king cakes in a single Carnival," author Matt Haines proudly remembers, demonstrating his dedication to this delicious Mardi Gras tradition. "So you can imagine how amazed I was to learn there has never been a coffee table book dedicated to king cakes!"

The Big Book of King Cake changes that, telling the thousands-year-old story through lush photography of more than one hundred and fifty unique king cakes, as well as stories from the diverse and talented bakers who make them.

Rajika Bhandari - AMERICA CALLING: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility

Event date: 

Monday, February 21, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

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

Join us in store for a presentation and signing with international higher education expert Rajika Bhandari featuring her new memoir, AMERICA CALLING: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility. She will appear in conversation with Megan Holt, Executive Director of One Book, One New Orleans.

Jami Attenberg - I CAME ALL THIS WAY TO MEET YOU - in conversation with Anne Giselson

Event date: 

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Event address: 

Octavia Book - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 7115

Please join us for a special evening on 2-2-22 with bestselling New Orleans author Jami Attenberg celebrating I CAME ALL THIS WAY TO MEET YOU: Writing Myself Home, her dazzling new memoir about unlocking and embracing her creativity—and how it saved her life. She will appear live at Octavia Books in conversation with author Anne Gisleson.

Mahyar A. Amouzegar - The Hubris of an Empty Hand

Event date: 

Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

Please join us for a special evening with Mahyar A. Amouzegar to celebrate the release of his fourth book of fiction, The Hubris of an Empty Hand. This program includes a talk about Yalda, a two-thousand-year-old Iranian winter solstice observance that the Amouzegar family has renewed with reverence and irreverence, wine and pasties, and millennial-old poems and more modern verse. The night will conclude with a reading from the new book, which finds the Gods returning to their meddling.

Indies First/ Small Business Saturday 2021

Event date: 

Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Indies First is a day of activities and events in support of independent bookstores that takes place on Small Business Saturday (November 27, 2021). On a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that help create jobs, boost the local economy, and preserve neighborhoods, Octavia Books is proudly hosting some wonderful local authors who are putting "indies first" and asking you to also. Come visit us on this fun and exciting day. And, ask the authors for a recommendation or to sign copies of their own books. And we will be giving away lots of special gifts too!

THE BIG THE BOOK OF KING CAKE - Matt Haines & Randy Krause Schmidt

Event date: 

Saturday, November 27, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Event address: 

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

Come join us as we celebrate Indies First / Small Business Saturday when author Matt Haines and photographer Randy Krause Schmidt sign THE BIG BOOK OF KING CAKE.

"I once ate more than eighty king cakes in a single Carnival," author Matt Haines proudly remembers, demonstrating his dedication to this delicious Mardi Gras tradition. "So you can imagine how amazed I was to learn there has never been a coffee table book dedicated to king cakes!"

THE BIG BOOK OF KING CAKE changes that, telling the thousands-year-old story through lush photography of more than one hundred and fifty unique king cakes, as well as stories from the diverse and talented bakers who make them.

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