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The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans: Updated Edition

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The literary tradition of New Orleans spans centuries and touches every genre; its living heritage winds through storied neighborhoods and is celebrated at numerous festivals across the city. For book lovers, a visit to the Big Easy isn't complete without whiling away the hours in an antiquarian bookstore in the French Quarter or stepping out on a literary walking tour. ...more
Paperback, Updated, 249 pages
Published September 5th 2013 by Louisiana State University Press
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Teresa
Oct 26, 2013 Teresa rated it it was amazing
I read the first edition of this reference book from cover to cover. Not sure when I will do that with this updated edition, but as soon as I got the book home, I read the Lafcadio Hearn entries since I'm rereading Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, and learned new things about him that surprised me, not to mention the title of a Hearn biography I want to read one day.

I'm sure there will be more in this space at a later time.

Susan is not only a pleasant, openhearted person, but one
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Maryann
Dec 27, 2014 Maryann rated it it was amazing
The booklover's guide to most anywhere would appeal to me, but to NOLA? I'm so excited to own this! It will be coming with me on my trips to the city. The guide starts with the literary history of New Orleans, from the French on through A Confederacy of Dunces and into contemporary literature and poetry. It includes lists of literary places, resources, and bookstores. And then.... the BOOK LISTS! Fiction, non-fiction, African-American, gay, poetry, art and architecture, and Katrina-specific ...more
Haley Whitehall
Jun 28, 2015 Haley Whitehall rated it liked it
Learn about famous authors who have called New Orleans home. This book would be great if you're planning a trip to New Orleans and are looking to add some literary stops on your tour.

There was nothing wrong with this book. It was just different from what I was expecting. There is a lengthy list of New Orleans bookshops and a New Orleans reading list for all tastes and ages.
Esther
Jun 09, 2014 Esther rated it really liked it
A must have resource book if you're a book nerd and plan to visit New Orleans! Gives info on author's of New Orleans, bookstores to visit while in the Big Easy, bars and restaurants frequented by writers and authors. Fun book!
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Jun 21, 2016 John rated it really liked it
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This has it all in regards to New Orleans literature: a history, residence guide, bookstore listing, and guide to NO books. Very comprehensive and well written.
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