New Orleans Independent Bookstore Day

Support your local independent bookstores all day long, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13.

Octavia Books, Garden District Book Shop, Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop and Maple Street Book Shop are celebrating Independent Bookstore Day in New Orleans. Each store is planning special activities; and together, they are offering the chance to win $100 in gift certificates for book lovers who visit all four participating New Orleans bookstores as part of a fun, city-wide scavenger hunt. The four stores have also joined together to give away a limited number of Blackbird Letter Press New Orleans City Notebooks (printed in Louisiana) to customers who make purchases of $25 or more on Saturday, May 13.

Over 400 independent bookstores are celebrating Independent Bookstore Day nationwide. New Orleans is choosing its own special day to celebrate, 2 weeks later in deference to Jazz Fest (where you can find book tents).