Young Adult Book Event

Joanne O'Sullivan - BETWEEN TWO SKIES - in conversation with- Sarah Tolscer - SONG OF THE CURRENT

Event date: 

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us as we wrap up Children's Book Week with a visit from author Joanne O'Sullivan, BETWEEN TWO SKIES. Ms. O'Sullivan will be in conversation with Sarah Tolscer, whose debut SONG OF THE CURRENT comes out in June (you can preorder from us now!).

Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift. But a new life -- and the promise of love -- emerges in this rich, highly readable debut. 

Claudia Gray - DEFY THE STARS book launch

Event date: 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

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

Come welcome Claudia Gray, one of our favorite New Orleans-based YA authors, when she returns to Octavia Books for the launch of DEFY THE STARS.

There will be a reception starting at 5:00pm. And, at 6:00pm, Claudia will give a presentation and reading, followed by a book signing.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline comes a thrilling sci-fi adventure that Kass Morgan, bestselling author of The 100 series, calls "startlingly original and achingly romantic...nothing short of masterful."

Stephanie Garber - CARAVAL

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Join us when author Stephanie Garber comes to Octavia Books to present CARAVAL, which promises to be a big YA hit this year.
An original world. A legendary competition. A mesmerizing romance. An unbreakable bond between two sisters. 

Welcome to Caraval!

Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game . . .

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.


Event date: 

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 1:30pm

Event address: 

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

Many loops exist in the world of the peculiar, but we are celebrating the one to which Ransom Riggs first introduced us: September 3 (1940) with some fun and games and the release of a new companion book called TALES OF THE PECULIAR

Please come dressed as your favorite peculiar character or invent one of your own! We will play Find the Wight, Carnelli, Pin the Pipe on Miss Peregrine, Peculiar Walk, Don't Wake the Hollowgast, and Find the Peculiar. We look forward to seeing you!

Aditi Khorana - MIRROR IN THE SKY

Event date: 

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

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

Author Aditi Khorana will join us for a signing and a question-and-answer session about her first book, MIRROR IN THE SKY.

For Tara Krishnan, navigating Brierly, the academically rigorous prep school she attends on scholarship, feels overwhelming and impossible. Her junior year begins in the wake of a startling discovery: A message from an alternate Earth, light years away, is intercepted by NASA. This means that on another planet, there is another version of Tara, a Tara who could be living better, burning brighter, because of tiny differences in her choices. 


Event date: 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

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

Hold on to your hats! Acclaimed YA novelist Libba Bray is coming to NOLA to celebrate the release of LAIR OF DREAMS, the follow-up to THE DIVINERS.

After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities...

Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?

Libba Bray is the author of the New York Times bestseller Beauty Queens, the 2010 Printz Award-winning Going Bovine, and the acclaimed Gemma Doyle trilogy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.



Event date: 

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 5:30pm

Event address: 

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

Come meet YA author Renee Ahdieh when she talks about her brilliant new book, THE WRATH AND THE DAWN - a sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights. - with New Orleans-based YA author Claudia Gray, author of A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU.



OFF THE PAGE - An Evening with Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer

Event date: 

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave. (corner of Calhoun), New Orleans, LA 70118

Please join us for a special evening with #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult and daughter/coauthor Samantha van Leer presenting and signing OFF THE PAGE, a tender and appealing romantic YA novel filled with humor, adventure, and just a little bit of magic.

Octavia Books is holding the event at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA.  Doors open at 5:00PM and the program will start promptly at 6:00PM.  To attend, you must purchase a ticket.


Tickets are required. Each ticket admits one person and will be exchanged at the event for a copy OFF THE PAGE. You will get to meet Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer when they sign your book(s) following their reading and presentation.

We strongly recommend purchasing your ticket today. You may purchase tickets online by clicking here. Or you may purchase them at Octavia Books  during store hours.  Tickets are non-refundable. Only books purchased through Octavia Books will be signed.


Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver—a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale. There are, however, complications now that Oliver has been able to enter the real world. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to take Oliver’s role in Delilah’s favorite book. In this multilayered universe, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, but all must be resolved for the characters to live happily ever after. Includes twelve full-color illustrations, and black-and-white decorations throughout.

Full of humor and witty commentary about life, OFF THE PAGE is a stand-alone novel as well as the companion to the authors’ #1 bestseller BETWEEN THE LINES.

JODI PICOULT is the author of twenty-three novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, Sing You Home, House Rules, Handle with Care, Change of Heart, Nineteen Minutes, and My Sister’s Keeper. She cowrote the #1 New York Times bestseller Between the Lines, the companion to Off the Page, with her daughter, Samantha van Leer. Jodi lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

SAMANTHA VAN LEER is a sophomore at Vassar College majoring in psychology with a minor in human development. She cowrote the #1 New York Times bestseller Between the Lines, the companion to Off the Page, with her mother, Jodi Picoult.


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

Natalie C. Parker (BEWARE the WILD) - Tessa Gratton (THE BLOOD JOURNALS) - Julie Murphy (SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY)

Event date: 

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 5:30pm

Event address: 

513 Octavia St
70115-2055 New Orleans


A triple-header - three authors on a YA Roadside Tour - is headed our way! Natalie C. Parker, debut author of BEWARE the Wild, and Jule Murphy, debut author of SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY, along with veteran author Tessa Gratton (THE BLOOD JOURNALS and THE ASGARD SERIES), will be here on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5:30.

Natalie C. Parker

NATALIE C. PARKER grew up in a navy family in which having adventures was as common as reading fairy tales. Though the roots of her family are buried deep in southern Mississippi, she currently lives in Kansas with her partner in a house of monsters. Beware the Wild is her first novel. You can visit her online at

Tessa Gratton

TESSA GRATTON has wanted to be a paleontologist or a wizard since she was seven. She was too impatient to hunt dinosaurs, but is still searching for someone to teach her magic. After traveling the world with her military family, she acquired a BA (and the important parts of an MA) in Gender Studies, and then settled down in Kansas with her partner, her cats, and her mutant dog.

Julie Murphy

JULIE MURPHY lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. When she's not writing or trying to catch stray animals, Julie can be found in a library smelling old books and manning the reference desk. You can visit Julie at


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