RESCHEDULED Cleo Wade in conversation with TBA: Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life


Monday, March 26


Join us with Cleo Wade in a conversation on Creativity & Radical Self Love with To Be Announced (TBA), discussing Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life. Cleo will sign books following the discussion.

Rupi Kaur meets Chicken Soup for the Soul in this powerful mix of poetry and spiritual advice from artist, poet, and storyteller Cleo Wade, who has been named by Marie Claire as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in the country and crowned by New York Magazine as the Millennial Oprah.

A potent mix of poetry, mantras, affirmations and inspirational advice that is relatable, practical, and digestible, Cleo Wade reminds us why Fast Company named her one of the country’s 100 most creative people. In the summer of 2016, Cleo Wade created the “ARE YOU OK” project, a public booth for free peaceful and loving conversation at the Hester Street Fair in New York City. Heart Talk is both an extension and reflection of this idea. It is not only a conversation with the reader, but also a conversation with Wade herself. Her wisdom applies to micro and macro problems, to the general and specific, to the romantic and the platonic. Arguing that self-love is the seed that gives form to transformative love and that optimism is both a choice and the antidote to despair, Heart Talk is timely and necessary.

This book is available in hardcover ($23.99) and paperback ($17.99).

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

C. S. Harris: Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery #13)

Tuesday, April 3rd


A brutal murder draws nobleman Sebastian St. Cyr into the tangled web of the British royal court in this gripping historical mystery from the national bestselling author of Where the Dead Lie.

London, 1814. As a cruel winter holds the city in its icy grip, the bloody body of a beautiful young musician is found half-buried in a snowdrift. Jane Ambrose's ties to Princess Charlotte, the only child of the Prince Regent and heir presumptive to the throne, panic the palace, which moves quickly to shut down any investigation into the death of the talented pianist. But Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, and his wife Hero refuse to allow Jane's murderer to escape justice.

This book is available in hardcover ($26.00).

C. S. Harris discusses and signs her book, Why Kill the Innocent (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery #13).

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


Scott Cowen @ The New Orleans Advocate, 840 St. Charles: Winnebagos on Wednesdays – Ticketed Event










Tuesday, April 3rd


Join us for an enlightening evening with Scott Cowen. Cowen, named one of the nation's top university presidents by Time magazine in 2009 will discuss his new book, Winnebagos on Wednesdays: How Visionary Leadership Can Transform Higher Education and a booksigning will follow. This is a ticketed event being held at the New Orleans Advocate.

Ticket cost is $10.00, books will be for sale at the event click here to purchase a ticket.

Doors will open at 6:00 PM

Parking: Street parking plus neighborhood parking lots.

Winnebagos on Wednesdays: How Visionary Leadership Can Transform Higher Educationis

a sweeping overview of the higher education landscape demonstrating that the courage of transformative leadership is essential for colleges and universities to remain vital. Scott Cowen acknowledges the crisis in higher education but also presents reasons for optimism as courageous leaders find innovative strategies to solve the thorny problems they face. Telling stories of failure and triumph drawn from institutions all across the nation, Cowen takes the reader on a fascinating trip through varied terrain.

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

Sloane Crosley in conversation with Nathaniel Rich: Look Alive Out There

Friday, April 6th


In Look Alive Out There, whether it’s scaling active volcanoes, crashing shivas, playing herself on Gossip Girl, befriending swingers, or staring down the barrel of the fertility gun, Crosley continues to rise to the occasion with unmatchable nerve and electric one-liners. And as her subjects become more serious, her essays deliver not just laughs but lasting emotional heft and insight. Crosley has taken up the gauntlets thrown by her predecessors—Dorothy Parker, Nora Ephron, David Sedaris—and crafted something rare, affecting, and true.

Look Alive Out There arrives on the tenth anniversary of I Was Told There’d be Cake, and Crosley’s essays have managed to grow simultaneously more sophisticated and even funnier. And yet she’s still very much herself, and it’s great to have her back—and not a moment too soon (or late, for that matter).

Sloane Crosley will be in conversation with another of our favorite authors, Nathaniel Rich (The Mayor's Tongue, Odds Against Tomorrow, King Zeno). Sloane with sign her book, Look Alive Out There, afterward.

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

Karen Kingsley & Lake Douglas: Buildings of New Orleans

Saturday, April 7th


"New Orleans isn’t like other cities," Stella tells her sister Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River and surrounded by water, the city has faced numerous challenges since its founding as a French colonial outpost in 1718. This detailed guidebook to New Orleans architecture—an authoritative, comprehensive, post–Hurricane Katrina overview of buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes—tells a compelling and fascinating story of the city through concise descriptions of nearly 300 significant structures, open spaces, and lesser-known places, enhanced by 175 photographs and 23 maps. Conveniently organized into thirteen neighborhood tours, two road trips into nearby parishes, and three excursions up and down the Mississippi River along the historic Great River Road, and enlivened by sidebars highlighting everything from renowned authors, cuisine, and jazz to public markets, green spaces, and historic preservation, this handy insider’s guide to New Orleans will appeal to all who are interested in the history of one of America’s most interesting places.

This book is available in paperback ($29.95).

Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas sign their book, Buildings of New Orleans.

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

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

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, April 11th

The Master and Margarita (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear (Translator), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translator)
ISBN: 9780143108276
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 3rd, 2016

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