Romney Petite and Laurel Holden – Spiderella: The Girl Who Spoke With Spiders

Friday, June 8th


Meet Eleanor. Though she is prized by her boss, Minerva, above all the girls who work in the courtier's factory, no one knows why. It all began when Minerva discovered Eleanor has a secret--one involving her little eight-legged friends. Minerva will not stop until she unravels the mystery of Eleanor's magic. Trapped, Eleanor is determined not to let her secret fall into the wrong hands. With some help from her friends, soon, Minerva, the Royals, and all the kingdom will learn that Eleanor has another trick up her sleeve--one that just might grant her a chance at escape.

Spiderella: The Girl Who Spoke with Spiders is an enchanted tale that weaves together the fairy tale plot of Cinderella and the myth of Arachne. The collaboration bears stylistic and genre resemblances to Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, and Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince.

This book is available in paperback ($25.00).

Romney Petite and Laurel Holden discuss and sign, Spiderella: The Girl Who Spoke With Spiders.

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

Pasty Burdine and Moe: Miracle of Moe & Stella and Moe's Big Adventure

Sunday, June 10th


This short little story was written about a short little dog with a very big heart....literally. Moe has a heart defect called subaortic stenosis. It is severe enough that it cannot be fixed with surgery. Moe's heart has to work much harder to do the same job as other pets or people, so his heart becomes enlarged, leading to a much shorter life span. None of us know how many days we have and neither does Moe. He simply lives his best every day. If we could only do the same.



Stella and Moe are two precocious pups who's adventures, while sometimes leading them into danger, always teaches them a valuable lesson. Moe has a severe heart condition that should have shortened his life to one a year. At the time of this printing Moe is two and a half years old and living life to it's fullest each day.

Join us with Patsy Burdine and Moe, as she discusses and signs her books, Miracle of Moe and Stella and Moe's Big Adventure.

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



Teresa Toulouse and Barbara C. Ewell: Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans

Sunday, June 17th


Jazzmen define the sweet spot as the space between dancers/auditors and musicians where their sound achieves an ideal balance.Sweet Spots: In-between Spaces in New Orleans maps similarly elusive intersections between particular spaces, stories and cultural performances in the Crescent City. A dozen lively, richly illustrated essays from a range of disciplines--including architecture, art, literature, music, cultural studies, and philosophy--explore how features of the city’s platting, gardens, housing types, streetscapes and neighborhoods mediate complex relations of race, gender, community, history, and environment. The volume evokes, preserves, criticizes and amends understandings of a powerful and often-missed aspect of this remarkable city.

Teresa Toulouse and Barbara C. Ewell discuss and sign their book, Sweet Spots: In-Between Spaces in New Orleans.

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