Garden District Book Shop resides inside the historic property called the Rink at the corner of Washington Avenue and Prytania Street, in New Orleans' beautiful Garden District.Plan your Garden District Book Shop visit and explore what else you can see and do in New Orleans using our New Orleans planner .
We carry a large collection of regional titles - new and used; design, art and gardening books; fiction and non-fiction; children's; and hundreds of signed first editions and limited editions by many regionally and nationally acclaimed authors.
The Rink, was originally built in 1884 as the Crescent City Skating Rink (roller skating), to lure passing tourists during the World's Cotton Centennial Exposition. Since then the building has housed a livery stable, mortuary, grocery store, and gas station.
Garden District Book Shop Reviews
A lovely place to browse for a few minutes or an hour while in the Garden District. I wish they had a few more places to sit down, however. more »
We've been here several times and always leave with multiple books. Great selection, and excellent (informed) service. If you want a real book, skip the chain stores, this is the place. more »
Lots of great books. I got a couple of classic crime books and Mardi Gras postcards. There's lot of books on local art and architecture. Service friendly.
The service was great!!! The lady that helped me today has a wonderful attitude. I couldn't have ask for better service. I recommend everyone go to this same store!!!
Plan your trip to New Orleans
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
View all >
Hidden gems in New Orleans
Side trips from New Orleans
View all >
Nearby attractions in New Orleans
Plans to Garden District Book Shop by other users
7 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in New Orleans BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium