Independent Bookstore Day 2015

New Orleans Independent Bookstore Day

Event date: 

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 9:00am to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia St. - New Orleans, LA 70115

Please come by to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with us and show your support for this amazing movement. We’ll have fun together along with stimulating activities all day long.  We're opening at 9:00AM and there will be story time beginning at 9:15 with Miss Holly and special guest, author Claudia Gray. Also in the morning, there will be coffee and Rebecca's famous carrot cake chip cookies, brownies and a blueberry coffee cake to go along with a discussion of The Golem and the Jinni by the Science Fiction Book Club.  In the afternoon, New Orleans piano man Armand St. Martin gives a solo performance, and we'll have special author visits by Irvin Mayfield presenting NEW ORLEANS PLAYHOUSE, Carrie Rollwagen discussing THE LOCALIST, and Sarah J. Maas reading A COURT OF THORNS & ROSES. We are also featuring some exclusive literary-themed art and gift items you will want to have to remember this special day.

Octavia Books, Garden District Book Shop, and Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop are celebrating Independent Bookstore Day. Each store is planning special activities; and together we are offering the chance to win $75 in gift certificates to book lovers who visit all three participating bookstores as part of a fun scavenger hunt. The three stores have also joined together to give away a limited number of Blackbird Letter Press New Orleans City Notebooks (printed in Louisiana) to customers who purchase a limited edition Independent Bookstore Day book or item, or who spend $25 or more on May 9th.

Story time with Miss Holly and special guest author Claudia Gray.

Event date: 

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 9:15am

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia St. - New Orleans, LA 70115

For the kickoff of Independent Bookstore Day and the final day of Children's Book Week, please join us at 9:15AM for story time with our own Miss Holly and special guest author Claudia Gray.

Featured books include, Captain Cat, This Orq, and Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads.  And, we will be giving away Children's Books Week book tote bags and gifts.

Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club - The Golem and the Jinni - May 2015

Event date: 

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 10:30am

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia St. - New Orleans, LA 70115

The Octavia Books Science Fiction Book Club will be discussing Helene Wecker's popular book, THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI.  You are alway invited - but we especially hope you will read the book and join the discussion as part of our Independent Bookstore Day celebration. There will be coffee and Rebecca's famous carrot cake chip cookies, brownies and a blueberry coffee cake.

Piano Man Armand St. Martin - Independent Bookstore Day performance

Event date: 

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia St. - New Orleans, LA 70115

New Orleans piano entertainer Armand St. Martin will give a special afternoon performance at Octavia Books for New Orleans Independent Bookstore Day. You can browse to great music or sit down and listen with undivided attention to Armand's music and related New Orleans stories.  Following his performance, he'll sign CDs.

Irvin Mayfield - NEW ORLEANS PLAYHOUSE

Event date: 

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia St. - New Orleans, LA 70115

As a special feature of our New Orleans Independent Bookstore Day celebration, please come meet Grammy and Billboard Award winner Irvin Mayfield when he performs and presents & signs NEW ORLEANS PLAYHOUSE, his just released 304-page coffee table book that includes seven CDs of live music recorded at his Bourbon Street Jazz club.

"With this book and these recordings, Irvin Mayfield connects our past and present with vignettes on three muses: truth, love, and beauty. As a son of New Orleans, as a trumpeting descendant of Buddy Bolden, as a proprietor of the most successful bona fide Jazz club on historic Bourbon Street, he is absolutely qualified to tell our story. He understands that if we are to remain ourselves, our story must be told and retold—remembered and reinvented—at each telling."
- Wynton Marsalis

Carrie Rollwagen - THE LOCALIST: Think Independent, Buy Local, and Reclaim the American Dream

Event date: 

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia St. - New Orleans, LA 70115

As a special feature of New Orleans Independent Bookstore Day celebration, please join us when small business advocate Carrie Rollwagen leads a discussion about shopping locally and signs THE LOCALIST, the story of one girl’s journey from buy-local blogger to woman entrepreneur and indie-shop advocate.

When Carrie Rollwagen decided to give up corporate shopping for a year and instead shop local-only, she knew that she’d have to learn how to shop local, that she’d discover new indie businesses, and that she’d need to makeover her shopping habits. What she didn’t know is that

Sarah J. Maas - A COURT OF THORNS & ROSES

Event date: 

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia St. - New Orleans, LA 70115

For our Independent Bookstore Day celebration finale, please join us for an evening with New York Times bestselling YA author Sarah J. Maas presenting  and signing A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES.

“A completely new spin on a classic fairytale.”
Teen Vogue

Sarah J. Maas’ New York Times and USA Today bestselling Throne of Glass series has captured readers all over the world. Maas is an epic storyteller, spinning intricate tales of worlds in peril and the incredible characters who work to save them. Now, in the first book in her new series, A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES, she introduces a new world with

New Orleans Independent Bookstore Day Scavenger Hunt 2015

Event date: 

Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia St. - New Orleans, LA 70115

As part of our Independent Bookstore Day celebration, Octavia Books is working together with two other local independent bookstores, Garden District Book Shop and Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop, and with Yelp to bring you a fun scavenger hunt! The idea is to encourage you to visit all three book shops on New Orleans Independent Bookstore Day - Saturday, May 9 - looking for clues to put together a secret phrase. Figure out the phrase and say it, and you’ll be entered to win $75 in gift certificates from all three book shops.

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