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Poppy Tooker: Pascal's Manale Cookbook: A Family Tradition

10/25/2018 - 6:00PM

Thursday, October 25th 6-7:30PM Author and culinary historian Poppy Tooker combines family photographs, stories, and recipes from Pascal's Manale into a collection that is much more than a cookbook. Tooker's exploration into the storied Uptown restaurant, one of the "jewels in New Orleans' culinary crown," reveals the history of the family behind it and their influence on the city's culinary culture. In contrast to the chef driven French dishes of the Creoles, Sicilian cuisine came straight...

Rien Fertel: Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera @ The Church of Yoga, 1480 N Rocheblave St.

10/27/2018 - 6:30PM

Saturday, October 27th At The Church of Yoga, 1480 N Rocheblave St. 6:30-8:30PM Join us at The Church of Yoga, 1480 N Rocheblave St., as Rien Fertel discusses and signs his book, Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera.   There will be free red beans and rice, wine, and a southern rock dance party to follow. The Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera takes listeners on a road trip through the American South, with stops along mean old highways and...

Webb Hubbell: The Eighteenth Green

11/01/2018 - 6:00PM

Thursday, November 1st 6-7:30PM Who was Harold Spencer? All D.C. Lawyer Jack Patterson knew was that Spencer’s dead body had been found on the 18th Green of Columbia Country Club, canceling Jack’s Saturday golf game. Who is Rachel Goodman? Her name has been plastered on the front page of every newspaper in the country for weeks, branded as a thief of confidential information vital to U.S. National Security and a spy for Israel. Turns out she is also the daughter of Jack’s long-time friend...

Bryan Batt and Katy Danos: Pontchartrain Beach: A Family Affair

11/07/2018 - 6:00PM

Wednesday, November 7th 6-7:30PM "A thrill is a tingling and exquisite sensation and I'm happy to say that the business of supplying thrills to folks is the most satisfying thrill I know. I haven't ever lost any zest for it. No youngster ever quite forgets their first thrill on a merry-go-round and no teenager the thrill of a roller-coaster." --Harry Batt, Sr., founder of Pontchartrain Beach amusement park In the early part of the twentieth century, iceman Harry Batt, Sr., saw a speeding...

James Nolan: Nasty Water: Collected New Orleans Poems

11/08/2018 - 6:00PM

Thursday, November 8th 6-7:30PM James Nolan describes this collection of his New Orleans poems as an “autobiography of place,” for which he selected fifty poems written over a span of fifty years focused on his native city. This book is a companion volume to Nolan’s recent, Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy. Some of these poems are arias, while others are portraits of a Creole childhood, elegies about family members, jazz riffs on local culture, and commemorations of historic...

Maria Olsen: 50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life

11/12/2018 - 6:00PM

Monday, November 12 6-7:30PM At age 50, Maria Leonard Olsen drank her way out of her 25-year marriage. She had, against advice, put all her eggs in the motherhood basket, willfully derailing her successful law career. As teenagers, her precious children did not need her in the hands-on way they previously had. Her husband and she had grown apart because, among other things, they failed to nurture that important relationship. She was depressed and stuck. When she turned 50, she had the...

Jason Berry: City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300

11/13/2018 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, November 13th 6-7:30PM In 2015, the beautiful jazz funeral in New Orleans for composer Allen Toussaint coincided with a debate over removing four Confederate monuments. Mayor Mitch Landrieu led the ceremony, attended by living legends of jazz, music aficionados, politicians, and everyday people. The scene captured the history and culture of the city in microcosm--a city legendary for its noisy, complicated, tradition-rich splendor. In City of a Million Dreams, Jason Berry delivers a...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

11/14/2018 - 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. Wednesday, November 14th

Dalt Wonk: Spiritual Gifts

11/28/2018 - 6:00PM

Wednesday, November 28th 6-7:30PM A piano bar on lower Bourbon Street. The kind of place tourists peek into but then avoid. Brenda Saenz, an elderly woman, holds court at the piano. She is abundantly made up and carries herself with the hauteur of a White Russian exile. In brief chapters, we meet Brenda’s staff and customers. The cleaning lady – a once famous rhythm and blues star. The waitress – a rebellious runaway from the Northeast. A carriage driver, who tries to help promote the bar...

Desirée Kent: 100 First Dates: A Collection of Encounters That Will Make You Laugh, Cry, and Cringe

11/29/2018 - 5:30PM

Thursday, November 29th 5:30-7:00PM Desirée Kent has been on over one hundred first dates and lived to tell about it. In her quest to find her match she has experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly of dating - and she reveals it all here. In each of her one hundred stories, Desiree describes navigating online dating in Los Angeles, dating in foreign countries, and learning to love herself in the process. Whether you’re single and looking to commiserate about dating, or married and curious...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

12/12/2018 - 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. Wednesday, December 12th

Brandi Perry: Splintered

01/06/2019 - 2:00PM

Sunday, January 6th 2-3:30PM Keaton Fordyce was once a celebrated and prosperous writer, but the excesses accompanying his success came at a steep cost—the loss of his family and his career. Living in a dingy river-front room in Natchez, Mississippi, Fordyce is caught in a vicious cycle of alcoholism and despair. As fate would have it, an old friend offers him an opportunity to help get his life and career back on track. He owns an old mansion in New Orleans that he can’t sell because of...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

01/09/2019 - 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. Wednesday, January 9th

Jen Sincero: You Are A Badass Everyday: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable

01/15/2019 - 6:00PM

Tuesday, January 15th 6-7:30PM From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, pocket-size inspiration and guidance to keep your transformation on track. For anyone who has ever had trouble staying motivated while trailblazing towards badassery, You Are a Badass Every Day is the companion to keep you fresh, grateful, mighty, and driven. In one hundred exercises, reflections, and cues that you can use to immediately realign your mind and keep your focus unwavering, this guide will show you...

Mesha Maren: Sugar Run

01/17/2019 - 6:00PM

Thursday, January 17th 6-7:30PM On the far side the view was nothing but ridgelines, the craggy silhouettes rising up against the night sky like the body of some dormant god. Jodi felt her breath go tight in her chest…As much as she had desired to return here, this place was itself a prison of sorts, and she could feel herself dissolving into it. Coming home was like disappearing in a way, she thought, slipping back into the past. Jodi McCarty was only seventeen when she was sentenced to...

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

02/13/2019 - 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. Wednesday, February 13th

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

03/13/2019 - 6:00PM

Join us for the discussion the second Wednesday of every month.   New Members are always welcome.  Purchase book in-store for a 20% discount. Wednesday, March 13th

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...

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