Author Event

Trenton Lee Stewart - The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages

Event date: 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

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

The brilliant and beloved gang from the New York Times bestselling series is back!

Join us for a special visit from Trenton Lee Stewart - author of the award-winning "Mysterious Benedict Society" series - when he comes to Octavia Books on the launch day for The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages.

Get your ticket(s) now, while they are still available.

Each ticket admits one and will be exchanged at the event for one free copy of The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages.

You will have the opportunity to meet Trent and have him sign your book(s) following his presentation. You must purchase a ticket from Octavia Books to enter the signing line.


The Mysterious Benedict Society is a modern classic, drawing comparisons to J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl, named a Time magazine "Best Young Adult Book of All Time," and selling over three million copies. Some time has passed since the inimitable quartet of Reynie, Sticky, Kate, and Constance have had a mission together. But with the arrival of a new Society member -- and a new threat -- they must reunite to face dilemmas more dangerous than ever before, including the villainous Mr. Curtain and a telepathic enemy tracking their every move, not to mention a dramatically preteen Constance.

Geoffrey H. Baker - NEW ORLEANS: An Intimate Journey Through a City with Soul - with photographer Timothy Dunford

Event date: 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us with architect/author Geoffrey H. Baker and architectural photographer Timothy Dunford as we celebrate the launch of their new book, NEW ORLEANS: An Intimate Journey Through a City of Soul. A booksigning will follow their presentation.

Andrew Lawler - THE SECRET TOKEN

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us when Andrew Lawler presents and signs THE SECRET TOKEN: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, a history/mystery nonfiction tale about the first English settlers in the New World--they utterly vanished--and the way their story has its echoes in the current debates about racism and immigration.

“Riveting and carefully researched…. Lawler takes us inside one of the oldest and most intoxicating mysteries in American history.” —Candice Millard, New York Times bestselling author of Hero of the Empire

Lisa Sandlin - THE BIRD BOYS

Event date: 

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Come meet award-winning crime fiction author Lisa Sandlin when she discusses and signs her new novel, THE BIRD BOYS.

The noir catches up with the almost-murdered secretary Delpha Wade (The Do-Right, 2015, set in 1973) as she’s released from a hospital in order to be tucked into the back seat of a police cruiser. Her boss, P. I. Tom Phelan, sets out to spring her. He needs her back in his investigation business, where he’ll soon be chasing a skulking grand larcenist and plotting how to keep a ganjapreneur out of the grabby hands of a brand new agency, the D.E.A. Delpha digs through old records and knocks on strange doors to unravel the dangerous case of two brothers with beaucoup aliases—verifying that sometimes truth is not true, but murder is always murder.

*** POSTPONED *** Amanda Little - THE FATE OF FOOD - in conversation with Nathaniel Rich - LOSING EARTH

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED BECAUSE THE AUTHOR'S FLIGHT WAS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Please join us for a special evening featuring award-winning environmental journalist, Amanda Little on her recently released book, THE FATE OF FOOD: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, and Smarter World, in conversation with writer Nathaniel Rich, author of LOSING EARTH: A Recent History.

Amanda Little, a Vanderbilt University professor and an award-winning environmental investigative journalist – and a failed vegetarian, a lousy backyard farmer, and a mother of little kids – whose new book is sort of Eat, Pray, Love meets The Sixth Extinction. And here’s why:

*** POSTPONED DUE TO TROPICAL STORM BARRY *** Kathy Curto - Not for Nothing: Glimpses Into a Jersey Girlhood

Event date: 

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

American Italian Cultural Center - 537 S Peters St - New Orleans, LA 70130

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO TROPICAL STORM BARRY

Join us at the American Italian Cultural Center for an author presentation and book signing with Kathy Curto featuring her memoir, NOT FOR NOTHING: Glimpes into a Jersey Girlhood.

"In this tense and tender memoir, Curto dishes up her family's crazy moody love like rich red Italian gravy. Sometimes platters of it smash against the wall, sometimes warm bowls are savored on a lap. Too often, the plate is empty - with devastating consequences. But the reader feasts...Mangia Bene!" -Irene O'Garden

Suzanne Stone - NEW ORLEANS COFFEE (with David Feldman) - launch

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us for the launch of Suzanne Stone's NEW ORLEANS COFFEE: A Rich History. The author will give a presentation with contributing writer David Feldman, followed by a booksigning.

New Orleans history is steeped in coffee. Outside the Cathedral of St. Louis in Jackson Square, early entrepreneurs like Old Rose provided eager churchgoers with the brew, and it was sold in the French Market beginning in the late 1700s. Café du Monde and Morning Call started serving café au lait more than a century ago. People gathered for business, socializing, politics and auctions at five hundred coffee exchanges and shops in the 1800s. Since 1978, myriad specialty coffee shops have opened to meet increasing demand for great coffee. Author Suzanne Stone presents the full story of this celebrated tradition, including how chicory became part of the city’s special flavor.

Daniel Brook - The Accident of Color

Event date: 

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Louisiana Humanities Center - 938 Lafayette Street - New Orleans, LA 70130

Come join us at the Louisiana Humanities Center, 938 Lafayette St, where Daniel Brook will give a lecture on his great new book, THE ACCIDENT OF COLOR: A Story of Race in Reconstruction, followed by a booksigning. We be there with books available for you to purchase onsite, of course.

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