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Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Us - Famous people: Susan Roesgen/ News With a Twist and Kristen Essig/ Coquette, Magical Goodies, and More

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Us - Famous People - Susan Roesgen/ News With a Twist and Kristen Essig/ Coquette ,  Magical Goodies, and More

  • Present a receipt from another local small business and get 10% off your purchase.

  • *Spend $30.00 and select a pre-publication copy of a book for free.

  • *Spend $50.00 and select a free tote bag.

  • Spend time with our Book Forecasters as they recommend books (Famous People):

               Noon - Kristen Essig/ Chef and Partner at Coquette

               2:00PM - Susan Roesgen/ News With a Twist

  • Enter into a Twitter and/or Instagram drawing for $1000 of free books for yourself and the tagged Independent Book Shop. Use the hashtag #shopindiesfirstsweepstakes together with the store handle. Click here for Official rules.

  • While visiting the book shop or online...receive a 50% off 53 digital audio books with Libro FM.

*While supplies last.


Why Shop Local? To Support and Sustain our Community.

The Economy

• Spend $100 at a local business and $68 of that stays in our community. Spend the same $100 at a chain, and our community only sees $43.

• Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
• Independent businesses obey the law and collect state sales tax, which is reinvested in communities and bolsters state budget deficits.

The Environment

• Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
• Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify our community.

The People

• Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
• Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
• More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

Louisiana Endowment For Humanities (LEH): Nancy Dixon, Jack Davis, Freddi Evans, and Alison Fensterstock: New Orleans & The World: 1718--2018 Tricentennial Anthology, Panel Discussion & Booksigning

Wednesday, November 29th


Nancy Dixon, the book's editor, will lead a panel discussion with contributors: Jack Davis, Freddi Evans, and Alison Fensterstock. They will discuss and sign their book, New Orleans & The World: 1718-2018 Tricentennial Anthology.

Published by the LEH in partnership the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, and the 2018 NOLA Foundation, New Orleans and the World explores the city’s first three centuries through the eyes of its finest historians. Contributors include Emily Clark, Erin Greenwald, Keith Weldon Medley, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, John Shelton Reed, Sally Reeves, Daniel Usner, and Dr. Michael White, with forewords from Leah Chase and Walter Isaacson. Richard Campanella, Robert L. Dupont, Freddi Williams Evans, Alecia P. Long, Kara Tucina Olidge, and Lawrence N. Powell served as the editorial board for the book, which was edited by Nancy Dixon.

This book is available in hardcover ($60.00).

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Stella Barcelona: Concierge: A Black Raven Novel

Thursday, November 30th


The Concierge delivers anything… for a price. A provider in the underworld of human trafficking, the Concierge fills deviant orders of an exclusive clientele with inventory collected from people who live on the streets. As client requests are delivered, a personal obsession with New Orleans artist Andi Hutchenson festers…until the predator’s quest is possession.

Andi Hutchenson lives in a world of fear-fueled shadows. Two and a half years ago, Andi was kidnapped, tortured, and left for dead. Since then, crippling fear has ruled her life. Round the clock security enables her to leave her French Quarter home to paint the world around her, but Andi’s past is about to collide with her lonely present.

Stella Barcelona discusses and signs her book, Concierge: A Black Raven Novel.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

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