COVID19 Update


At this time, due to the new citywide mandate, we have sadly made the decision to not allow customers to browse in the store. Please know that we take the health of our customers and booksellers very seriously.  We are taking extra steps to clean and sanitize the shop and also the books that go out for pickup and delivery. 

We will still be available every day from 10:00AM - 5:00PM to help you with your book needs. You can call us (504-895-2266) or contact us via email ( or place orders through our website (

We are offering multiple ways to get books to you:

  • Curbside pickup for orders - Give us a call, and we will run your order down to the front door or to your car. 
  • We are offering free delivery within a 5 mile area of the Book Shop for phone orders.
  • We offer free media mail shipping on orders over $25 for website and phone orders.

Like many small business we are already feeling the impact of this virus, in the form of cancelled events, lower traffic, and diminished sales.  We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to seeing you back in the book shop in the not too distant future. 


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In times like this a book may seem like a frivolous expense but it just might be the distraction you need to regroup and face the day.

At this time many of the events listed on our calendar have been  postponed or cancelled.  We will update you of any postponement or cancellation on a case-by-case basis. 

Authors need our support now as well. Many authors who have had their events cancelled have agreed to send us signed book plates so that you can still get a signed book. We will be posting this information as we find out. 

Feel free to call us 504.895.2266.

Thank you for all your continued support.

Britton Trice and the Krewe at Garden District BookShop

Postponed - Katy Simpson Smith in Conversation with Nathaniel Rich: The Everlasting


Wednesday, April 1st


Spanning two thousand years, The Everlasting follows four characters whose struggles resonate across the centuries: an early Christian child martyr; a medieval monk on crypt duty in a church; a Medici princess of Moorish descent; and a contemporary field biologist conducting an illicit affair.

Outsiders to a city layered and dense with history, this quartet separated by time grapple with the physicality of bodies, the necessity for sacrifice, and the power of love to sustain and challenge faith. Their small rebellions are witnessed and provoked by an omniscient, time-traveling Satan who, though incorporeal, nonetheless suffers from a heart in search of repair.

As their dramas unfold amid the brick, marble, and ghosts of Rome, they each must decide what it means to be good. Twelve-year old Prisca defiles the scrolls of her father’s library. Felix, a holy man, watches his friend’s body decay and is reminded of the first boy he loved passionately. Giulia de’ Medici, a beauty with dark skin and limitless wealth, wants to deliver herself from her unborn child. Tom, an American biologist studying the lives of the smallest creatures, cannot pinpoint when his own marriage began to die. As each of these conflicted people struggles with forces they cannot control, their circumstances raise a profound and timeless question at the heart of faith: What is our duty to each other, and what will God forgive?

This book is available in hardcover ($28.99).

Katy Simpson Smith in conversation with Nathaniel Rich, discussing her book, The Everlasting. A booksigning will follow.

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

Postponed - Sidney Thompson: Follow the Angels, Follow the Doves: The Bass Reeves Trilogy – Book 1


Sunday, April 5th


Before Bass Reeves could stake his claim as the most successful nineteenth-century American lawman, arresting more outlaws than any other deputy during his thirty-two-year career as a deputy U.S. marshal in some of the most dangerous regions of the Wild West, he was a slave.

After a childhood picking cotton, he became an expert marksman under his master’s tutelage, winning shooting contests throughout the region. His skill had serious implications, however, as the Civil War broke out. Reeves was given to his master’s mercurial, sadistic, Moby-Dick-quoting son in the hopes that Reeves would keep him safe in battle. The ensuing humiliation, love, heroics, war, mind games, and fear solidified Reeves’s determination to gain his freedom and drew him one step further on his fated path to an illustrious career.

This book is available in paperback ($19.95).

Sidney Thompson discusses and signs his book, Follow the Angels, Follow the Doves: The Bass Reeves Trilogy – Book 1.

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

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