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Bryan Wagner: The Life and Legend of Bras-Coupe: The Fugitive Slave Who Fought the Law, Ruled the Swamp, Danced at Congo Square, Invented Jazz, and Died for Love.

03/20/2019 - 6:00PM

Wednesday, March 20th 6-7:30PM Although few recognize the name of Bras-Coupé today, Bryan Wagner's riveting history The Life and Legend of Bras-Coupé illustrates why the saga of this notorious, escaped slave should be a touchstone among scholars and students of the African diaspora. After losing an arm in a pitched battle with the New Orleans police in the 1830s, Bras-Coupé hid for several years in a swamp near the city. During this time, law enforcement widely publicized their manhunt for...

William Guion: Quercus Louisiana: The Splendid Live Oaks of Louisiana

03/24/2019 - 2:00PM

Sunday, March 24th 2-4PM Quercus Louisiana is a rare and remarkable book that follows one artist’s journey to document Louisiana’s oldest live oak trees, before they are lost and forgotten. This book reveals, through photos and text, the magic and mystery of Louisiana’s old live oaks – its oldest historic oaks, that pre-date European settlement; the historic allees, how the live oak became a cultural icon of Louisiana. And it shares some of the human stories connected with the oaks –...

Samantha Downing: My Lovely Wife

03/26/2019 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, March 26th 6-7:30PM Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting... Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get...

Samantha Downing in Conversation With Marti Dumas: My Lovely Wife

03/26/2019 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, March 26th 6-7:30PM Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting... Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get...

Veronica Roth in Conversation with Daniel Jose' Older: The Fates Divide - Discussion and Booksigning - Ticketed Event

04/02/2019 - 6:00PM

                                                        Join us for a special evening with New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth in conversation with Daniel Jose' Older to celebrate the paperback release of her newest book The Fates Divide. In the second book of the Carve the Mark duology, Roth reveals how Cyra and Akos fulfill...

C. S. Harris: Who Slays the Wicked

04/03/2019 - 6:00PM

Wednesday, April 3rd 6-7:30PM When the handsome but dissolute young gentleman Lord Ashworth is found brutally murdered, Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, is called in by Bow Street magistrate Sir Henry Lovejoy to help catch the killer. Just seven months before, Sebastian had suspected Ashworth of aiding one of his longtime friends and companions in the kidnapping and murder of a string of vulnerable street children. But Sebastian was never able to prove Ashworth's complicity. Nor was he...

Nathaniel Rich in conversation with Tegan Wendland @ Tulane River and Coastal Center, 1370 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, 70130: Losing Earth: A Recent History

04/04/2019 - 6:00PM

Thursday, April 4th At Tulane River and Coastal Center 1370 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, 70130 6:00PM Nathaniel Rich in conversation with Tegan Wendland discussing Losing Earth: A Recent History. Nathaniel will sign his book following the discussion.  Co-sponsored by the Garden District Book Shop and WWNO,  and hosted by the ByWater Institute at the Tulane River and Coastal Center By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change—...

Lydia Fitzpatrick: Lights All Night Long

04/08/2019 - 6:00PM

Monday, April 8th 6-7:30PM Fifteen-year-old Ilya arrives in Louisiana from his native Russia for what should be the adventure of his life: a year in America as an exchange student. The abundance of his new world--the Super Walmarts and heated pools and enormous televisions--is as hard to fathom as the relentless cheerfulness of his host parents. And Sadie, their beautiful and enigmatic daughter, has miraculously taken an interest in him. But all is not right in Ilya's world: he's consumed by...

Neil Baum, MD: How's It Hanging: Expert Answers to the Questions Men Don't Always Ask

04/09/2019 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, April 9th 6-7:30PM Everything you need to know about men's health in one handy package. In their decades of clinical practice, Dr. Neil Baum and Dr. Scott Miller have treated sexual problems, prostate problems, urinary leakage, pelvic pain, urinary tract infections, and questions about infertility. They have seen countless male patients describe the problem simply as "something's not right down there," either because they are embarrassed about the issues or unaware of them. How's...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

04/10/2019 - 6:00PM

Join us for the discussion the second Wednesday of every month.   New Members are always welcome.  Members can purchase book in-store for a 20% discount.

e. E. Charlton-Trujillo: Fat Angie – Rebel Girl Revolution

04/11/2019 - 6:00PM

Thursday, April 11th 6-7:30PM More trouble at school and at home — and the discovery of a missive from her late soldier sister — send Angie and a long-ago friend on an RV road trip across Ohio. Sophomore year has just begun, and Angie is miserable. Her girlfriend, KC, has moved away; her good friend, Jake, is keeping his distance; and the resident bully has ramped up an increasingly vicious and targeted campaign to humiliate her. An over-the-top statue dedication planned for her sister, who...

Gwendolyn Womack: The Time Collector

04/16/2019 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, April 16th 6-7:30PM Travel through time with the touch of a hand. Roan West was born with an extraordinary gift: he can perceive the past of any object he touches. A highly skilled psychometric, he uses his talents to find and sell valuable antiques, but his quiet life in New Orleans is about to change. Stuart, a fellow psychometric and Roan's close friend, has used his own abilities to unearth several out-of-place-artifacts or "ooparts"--like a ring that once belonged to the...

Diane C. McPhail: The Abolitionist's Daughter

05/07/2019 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, May 7th 6-7:30PM On a Mississippi morning in 1859, Emily Matthews begs her father to save a slave, Nathan, about to be auctioned away from his family. Judge Matthews is an abolitionist who runs an illegal school for his slaves, hoping to eventually set them free. One, a woman named Ginny, has become Emily’s companion and often her conscience—and understands all too well the hazards an educated slave must face. Yet even Ginny could not predict the tangled, tragic string of events set...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

05/08/2019 - 6:00PM

Join us for the discussion the second Wednesday of every month.   New Members are always welcome.  Members can purchase book in-store for a 20% discount.

Allison Levy: House of Secrets: Many Lives of a Florentine Palazzo

05/16/2019 - 6:00PM

Thursday, May 16th 6-7:30PM This book tells the remarkable story of Palazzo Rucellai from behind its celebrated façade. The house, beginning with its piecemeal assemblage by one of the richest men in Florence in the fifteenth century, has witnessed endless drama, from the butchering of its interior to a courtyard suicide to champagne-fueled orgies on the eve of World War I to a recent murder on its third floor. When the author, an art historian, serendipitously discovers a room for let in the...

Editors: Catharine Savage Brosman and Olivia McNeely Pass and Contributors: Darrell Bourque, Ava Leavell Haymon, Julie Kane, and William Lavender : Louisiana Poets: A Literary Guide.

05/19/2019 - 2:00PM

Sunday. May 19th 2-4PM   Louisiana has long been recognized for its production of talented writers, and its poets in particular have shined. From the early poetry of the state to the work crafted in the present day, Louisiana has nurtured and exported a rich and diverse poetic tradition. In Louisiana Poets: A Literary Guide authors Catharine Savage Brosman and Olivia McNeely Pass assess the achievements of Louisiana poets from the past hundred years who, Brosman and Pass assert, deserve...

Ani DiFranco in conversation with Gwen Thompkins (Ticketed Event) at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center (JCC), 5342 St. Charles Avenue: No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir

05/22/2019 - 7:00PM

                                         Join us for an enlightening evening with the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco. Ani will be discussing her new memoir No Walls and the Recurring Dream. Joining Ani in conversation will be Gwen Thompkins, NPR veteran and host of WWNO's Music Inside Out. Doors will open at 6:00 PM Parking: Street parking Each...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

06/12/2019 - 6:00PM

Join us for the discussion the second Wednesday of every month.   New Members are always welcome.  Members can purchase book in-store for a 20% discount.

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

07/10/2019 - 6:00PM

Join us for the discussion the second Wednesday of every month.   New Members are always welcome.  Members can purchase book in-store for a 20% discount.

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