Indies First/ Small Business Saturday 2018

Indies First is a day of activities and events in support of independent bookstores that takes place on Small Business Saturday (November 24, 2018). 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" by volunteering as front-line booksellers for the day - including historian Justin Nystrom (11AM - 1PM) who wrote CREOLE ITALIAN and journalist John Pope (2PM - 4PM) who wrote GETTING OFF AT ELYSIAN FIELDS. Do 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 special gifts, too -- from tote bags to T-shirts.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

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Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Creole Italian: Sicilian Immigrants and the Shaping of New Orleans Food Culture (Southern Foodways Alliance Studies in Culture #11) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780820353555
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Georgia Press - August 1st, 2018

In Creole Italian, Justin A. Nystrom explores the influence Sicilian immigrants have had on New Orleans foodways. His culinary journey follows these immigrants from their first impressions on Louisiana food culture in the mid-1830s and along their path until the 1970s.

Getting Off at Elysian Fields: Obituaries from the New Orleans Times-Picayune Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496803757
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: University Press of Mississippi - October 19th, 2015

No city in America knows how to mark death with more funerary panache than New Orleans. The pageants commemorating departed citizens are often in themselves works of performance art. A grand obituary remains key to this Stygian passage. And no one writes them like New Orleanian John Pope.

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