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About Us

Established fifteen years ago on William Faulkner’s birthday, September 25, Faulkner House Books has been a full-service new and used book store serving the New Orleans, Louisiana, area and customers around the world.

Faulkner House Books is located at 624 Pirate’s Alley in the heart of New Orleans’ beautiful and historic French Quarter, just off Jackson Square, behind the Cabildo and opposite St. Louis Cathedral’s rear garden.

Owned and operated by attorney Joseph J. DeSalvo Jr., Faulkner House Books is a sanctuary for fine literature and rare editions, including, of course, books by and about Mr. Faulkner. Frequently featured in the national news media, Faulkner House Books has been described by both collectors and writers as America’s most charming book store. Newcomers to the book store find the owner and managers knowledgeable, helpful, and hospitable.


In addition to William Faulkner, our specialties include Tennessee Williams, Walker Percy, Modern First Editions, Southern Americana with an emphasis on New Orleans and Louisiana-related titles, and Johnsoniana.

We welcome special requests and do custom searches. There are thousands of additional titles in our open shop and off-site warehouses that are not yet on this Web site. In addition, our dedicated staff members make several book-buying trips a year, in the United States and abroad.

Be sure to let us know about your special requests, and we will keep a sharp lookout for you!

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