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"A Night with Louis" -- One Book, One New Orleans 2010 Kickoff

Event date: 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet
70130 New Orleans
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One Book, One New Orleans - 2010 - SATCHMOCome to celebrate the kickoff for the Sixth Annual One Book One New Orleans campaign for literacy and community. "A Night with Louis", will be held at the McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Many spectacular New Orleans eateries will be showcased, including:

...And more!

 

The book selection for this year is Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans, the 1954 Louis Armstrong memoir.

During a five-week reading period beginning at this kickoff event, you and everyone in the New Orleans area are encouraged to share a common experience of reading the same book at the same time. The challenge is to get people from throughout our community -- of every background and age  -- to come together to celebrate one book and its impact on our city.


Octavia Books will have Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans (and other related books) available at the kickoff for you to purchase!  We will donate a portion of sales at the event to the One Book One New Orleans program.

The New Orleans Public Library will be on-site to sign individuals up for library cards and the Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans will also be present. 

Please bring a copy of your favorite book to include in a session with Dear New Orleans photographer. If you like, all books may be donated to the New Orleans Public Library!

ONE BLOCK Block Party

Event date: 

Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

500 Caffin Ave.
(between Chartres and Douglas Streets)
70117 New Orleans
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ONE BLOCK - A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds

 

Come to a block party to celebrate ONE BLOCK: A New Orleans Neiborhood Rebuilds (Photographs by Dave Anderson, Essay by Chris Rose) with the folks who lived through it and made it all happen on 500 Block of Caffin Street in Holy Cross in the  Lower Nine. 

There will be performances by Rebirth Brass Band and Little Freddie King, a photography exhibition by One Block residents and local artists Chaundra McCormick and Keith Calhoun, and special guests.  And of course, there will be a booksigning and Octavia Books will have copies of ONE BLOCK at the event available for purchse.     

One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds (Aperture, August 2010), photographs by Dave Anderson, essay by Chris Rose, is a powerful portrait of post-Katrina New Orleans as seen through the prism of a single city block whose residents are attempting to rebuild their homes. Using portraiture and still lifes, Anderson explores the very nature of community while testing its resilience. The block party, which takes place on the block where Anderson made the photographs, will mark the fifth anniversary of Katrina and celebrate the resiliency of this block and community. 

Anderson’s compassionate treatment of the neighborhood’s difficult circumstances has drawn comparisons to the work of Dorothea Lange and other Farm Security Administration-funded photographers. Seventy years later, between the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina and the current housing crisis, the stability and permanence of the American home is once again in jeopardy. 

One Block reflects Anderson’s affection for New Orleans and his fascination with the power of human resilience – both individually and collectively.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Summer Reading Ice Cream Truck Visits Octavia Books

Event date: 

Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books
513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans
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Wimpy Kid 5 Ice Cream Truck


Join us as the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Summer Reading Ice Cream Truck rolls into town and pulls up to Octavia Books on Saturday August 21, 2010. Starting at 12:00 noon, come get a free frozen treat to celebrate the upcoming publication of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID BOOK 5: The Ugly Truth, which is on sale Tuesday November 9, 2010. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Ugly TruthOther free goodies will be handed out

PLEASE NOTE: JEFF KINNEY WILL NOT BE MAKING AN APPEARANCE OR SIGNING BOOKS AT THIS EVENT. However, you may pre-order Book 5 from us now or at the event; and other Wimpy Kid books will be for sale at the event as well.

 

Tales of the Cocktail 2010

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 10:00am to Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

Hotel Monteleone
214 Royal Street
70130 New Orleans
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Tales of the Cocktail 22Join Octavia Books at Tales of the Cocktail® 2010 where we will be operating the book store in the lobby of Hotel Monteleone at the most spirited festival this summer.  We will feature an impressive collection of titles with dozens of “Shots of Inspiration” book signings by some of the world's leading cocktail and culinary book authors.

Cocktail authors include, among others, Jill and Dale DeGroff, Tony Abou Ganim, Jeff Berry, David Wondrich and Robert Hess. Notable New Orleans figures include actor Bryan Batt, Wayne Curtis and Chef David Guas.

These signings are part of Tales of the Cocktail five-day festival in which authors share their expertise at various seminars, dinners and events! Each guest will be available for signings for one half-hour at their scheduled time.

For a sellect list of titles Octavia Books will be selling, click here.

Tales of the Cocktail is an internationally acclaimed festival of cocktails, cuisine and culture held annually in New Orleans. The event brings together the best and brightest of the cocktail community—award-winning mixologists, authors, bartenders, chefs and designers—for a five-day celebration of the history and artistry of making drinks. Each year offers a Spirited Dinner® series, demos, tastings, competitions, seminars, book signings, tours and parties all perfectly paired with some of the best cocktails ever made.

The on site bookstore hours are Wednesday - Saturday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sunday from 10:00 AM till sometime in the afternoon.

For more information on Tales of the Cocktail, visit the website at www.TalesoftheCocktail.com or call 504-948-0511.

Tom Fitzmorris's Hungry Town

Event date: 

Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books
513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans
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Tom Fitzmorris's Hungry TownTom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Please stop by for a late afternoon booksigning and tasting from Tom Fitzmorris's HUNGRY TOWN: A Culinary History of New Orleans, the City Where Food is Almost Everything and the new and updated edition of Tom Fitzmorris's NEW ORLEANS FOOD: More Than 250 of the City's Best Recipes to Cook at Home.

Hungry Town is Tom's history of the New Orleans restaurant scene over the past forty years that as he's covered it. And the updated edtition of Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food includes twenty-five new recipes not in the original edition. 

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