Garden District Book Shop – Reopening for Browsers

As of Saturday, June 13, our store is open on a limited basis to the public Monday - Saturday 11:00-6:00PM and Noon-5PM Sunday.

No more than 7 customers are allowed in the shop at a time. You may wait in the Atrium if we reach capacity.

Please enjoy browsing the book shop by doing the following:

  • Wear a mask and keep it on while in the store.

  • Use hand sanitizer (located at the entrance) before handling books.

  • Maintain 6 feet of social distance and observe distancing at checkout.

  • No children (UNDER 10) at this time, please.

  • If you or someone you have been in contact with during the last 2 weeks has been sick, please stay at home.

Our curbside pickup and mailout services are available Monday - Sunday,  Noon-6:00PM. 

Our website is open 24/7.

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for the store during this time. We are so happy to be your booksellers. Our goal is to get you the books you want as safely, quickly, and pleasantly as possible. We appreciate your cooperation.

Feel free to call us 504.895.2266 
Thank you for all your continued support.
Britton Trice and the Krewe at Garden District BookShop

Virtual Event/Zoom: Jessica Harris in Conversation with Lolis Eric Elie: Vintage Postcards from the African World: In the Dignity of Their Work and the Joy of Their Play

Tuesday, July 7th


This event is free however an RSVP is required (no later than Noon CST on the day of the Event).

If you would like to attend please RSVP to

Join us for this very special Zoom event with professor and culinary historian, Jessica B. Harris in conversation with Lolis Eric Elie as they discuss Jessica's new book, Vintage Postcards from the African World.

For over forty years, Jessica B. Harris has collected postcards depicting Africans and their descendants in the American diaspora. They are presented for the first time in this exquisite volume. Vintage Postcards from the African World: In the Dignity of Their Work and the Joy of Their Play brings together more than 150 images, providing a visual document of more than a century of work in agricultural and culinary pursuits and joy in entertainments, parades, and celebrations.


Jessica B. Harris is author, editor, or translator of seventeen books, including twelve cookbooks documenting the foods and foodways of the African diaspora. She lectures and consults widely in the United States and abroad and has written extensively for scholarly and popular publications. Recently retired after five decades of teaching at Queens College, CUNY, Harris is the recipient of numerous awards for her work including an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Johnson and Wales University. She was recently inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame.

Lolis Eric Elie is a New Orleans born, Los Angeles based writer and filmmaker. Most recently, he joined the writing staff of the Amazon series "The Man in the High Castle." Before that, he wrote for the OWN series "Greenleaf" and the HBO series "Treme." Working with the award-winning director Dawn Logsdon, he co- produced and wrote the PBS documentary, Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans. His essay, “America’s Greatest Hits,” is included in Best African American Essays: 2009.

Vintage Postcards from the African World: In the Dignity of Their Work and the Joy of Their Play Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604735666
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Press of Mississippi - May 15th, 2020

Garden District Book Shop Book Club

Join us for the virtual discussion the second Wednesday of every month.   New Members are always welcome.  Purchase book in-store for a 20% discount.

We will be sending out the link to attend this book club event to current members one week before the event. If you are a new member who would like to join this month's bookclub event please email to request the link.

The Plague of Doves: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060515133
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - May 12th, 2009

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