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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  • Love the books, character and staff. Hated rubbing bodies with anyone in the shop walking near me! Leave the kids with someone so you can peruse and check out some historic and never to be seen again ...  more »
  • Tiny independent bookshop packed with local & southern classics and literary momentos from celebrated authors and poets. A joy to browse - stop to enjoy an absinthe cocktail next door with your books!  more »
  • Nestled right in the center of the French Quarter, and filled floor to ceiling with books, and the personal belongings of William Faulkner. A great place to visit and to receive a recommendation for w...  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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