Faulkner House Books, New Orleans

4.5
A sanctuary for bookworms, Faulkner House Books is housed inside an attractive historic building. The iconic store features a handpicked collection of literature, including many books about Faulkner himself. You can also find a selection of works by past and present local authors, with the emphasis here on serious literature rather than light bestsellers. Make Faulkner House Books a centerpiece of your New Orleans vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our New Orleans trip itinerary planner.
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  • Have been here several times to enjoy the small, but choice selection of books. The staff has always been spot on with their recommendations, especially about Southern literature and history.  more »
  • Easy to miss but so close to all the other tourist spots! Tiny shop but filled with great quality books. It's organized and the woman at the desk was very helpful.  more »
  • If you're a fan of Southern writers, then don't miss this place. Found a beautiful first-edition Sherwood Anderson here at an attractive (affordable!) price. Very close to Jackson Square where you can...  more »
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  • Very beautiful bookstore. Been around for 27 years. Nice selection of books. Small and lovely. The owner is very sweet and willing to make recommendations.
  • Faulkner and southern writers in general. Heavy on the twentieth century. Don't be intimidated, the first editions are behind glass, everything else you can touch.
  • Nestled in the French Quarter's Pirate Alley, this shop served as home to Ernest Hemingway when he wrote his first novel. He went on to complete several others in the small home. It is now an amazing rare book store. Highly highly recommended.
  • Love the smell. If you love books you know what I mean.
  • A very very cool spot to visit! I heard about this store on Anthony Bourdain's show and knew I had to go. Plan to spend a little time here, as there are many rare, first editions to look through. I bought a book by Faulkner to get the authentic experience!
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