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 Sunday Noon-5PM.

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 - Saturday 11:00-6:00PM and Sunday Noon-5PM. 

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 Happy Hour - Nathaniel Rich

Wednesday, August 5th


This week Nathaniel Rich will be joining us with a drink and some good conversation.

Nathaniel Rich is the author of three novels and the nonfiction book, Losing Earth: A Recent History. Rich is a writer-at-large for the New York Times Magazine; his essays on literature appear regularly in the Atlantic, Harper’s, and the New York Review of Books.

Have a question about writing? Book-selling? New Orleans? The weather? Bring it on! We'll answer them all.

Grab a drink and join us on our Facebook page for this Facebook Live event.

Virtual/Zoom Event: Last Call on Decatur Street Iris Cohen in Conversation with Alison Fensterstock, with a special performance by NOLA burlesque star Trixie Minx

Tuesday, August 11th


Iris Martin Cohen in conversation with Alison Fensterstock discussing her book, Last Call on Decatur Street.  Special Performance by Trixie Minx, a local New Orleans burlesque dancer (Iris will be sharing a short video by her during the event).

This event is free, however an RSVP is required. Limited space is available.


Set in Pre-Katrina New Orleans, Last Call On Decatur Street is an electrifying tale of friendship and betrayal, an exploration of racism and white privilege, and one woman’s journey to find herself in the seedy, glamorous world of burlesque.

Despite vowing to never return to New Orleans when she left for college, Rosemary quickly finds herself back in her hometown—kicked out of school, at odds with her best friend, and desperate to lose herself in a bright, kaleidoscopic nightlife of dive bars and burlesque dancing.

This night, though, is different. An unlikely companion, a secret sorrow, and an unexpected visitor force Rosemary to break free. From the burlesque stage in the French Quarter, strip clubs to strangers’ beds, a secret garden in Jackson Square, and ending at a raucous masquerade party, this night becomes a journey for Rosemary to come to grips with her past, grieve for those she has lost, and maybe, finally, acknowledge that she too deserves redemption.

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