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November 20, 2006
Searchable Books Database

Faulkner House Books now has a searchable database of books available for sale. Mind you, the database does not list every book in our holdings, but it does contain nearly 800 unique entries.

Spend a few moments searching the database. You just might find that special edition you’ve been searching for.

Once you find the selection that interests you, please contact us at 1-504-524-2940 to learn more or to purchase the edition.


March 24, 2006
My New Orleans is Jazz
Tom Piazza
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
The Cabildo, New Orleans
Signing and Reading

Tom Piazza, a nationally known jazz authority and author of the new book, Understanding Jazz, will sign his latest jazz book at a Faulkner Society event. Piazza has also written a post-Katrian memoir, Why New Orleans Matters, which has been selected by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities as one of the two “Books of the Year.”

To learn more about the event, visit Words and Music.
To order the books, contact Faulkner House Books

Tennessee Williams Festival
March 30–April 2
French Quarter, New Orleans

Meet the Author
Elizabeth Dewberry

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Faulkner House Books, New Orleans
Signing and Reading

Author of the new novel, His Lovely Wife, Ms. Dewberry will be the guest of honor at a signing/reading party March 29 at Faulkner House Books. She will also appear at The Tennessee Williams Festival, which opens the following day.

To learn more about the event, visit Words and Music.
To order the books, contact Faulkner House Books

March 22, 2006
My New Orleans is a Streetcar Named Desire
A Salute to Tennessee Williams/Tennessee Williams Festival
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
The Cabildo at Jackson Square, New Orleans
Readings and refreshments
Admission: Show your copy of one of the following books at the door:

  • Tennessee Williams in the South, W. Kenneth Holditch
  • The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell, Loraine Despres
  • My New Orleans: Ballads to the Big Easy by Her Sons, Daughters, and Lovers, Rosemary James

Presented by the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and the Louisiana State Museum, the event will feature readings from the plays of Williams, including a reading as Mrs. Venable of Suddenly Last Summer fame by Louisiana native Loraine Despres, a successful screenwriter and bestselling novelist, who trained for the stage.

Other participants include Arthur Mendoza, voice and talent coach to the stars in Hollywood, who is a big fan of the work of Williams, and LA screenwriter and actress Wendy Berman, who will read from The Rose Tattoo with Mendoza; and New Orleans actress Joanne Sealy, who will read from Sweet Bird of Youth.

W. Kenneth Holditch, an authority on Tennessee Williams as well as a co-founder of both the Tennessee Williams Festival and the Faulkner Society, is invited to participate in the program as well.

The books for admission are available at Faulkner House Books, which donates a percentage of sales to the Faulkner Society, and at the other fine book stores of the greater New Orleans area.

To learn more about the event, visit Words and Music.
To order the books, contact Faulkner House Books

March 20, 2006
Bookstore Hours Extended

Faulkner House Books is now open until 5:30 p.m. to accommodate working people who might wish to shop at the store.

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