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In the house where William Faulkner wrote his first novel, this rare bookstore has Faulkner's complete works, including first editions.
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624 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
French Quarter
+1 504-524-2940
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Faulkner Books is one of my very favorite places to be. Never have I left New Orleans without pile of New Orleans themed books purchased there. The agenda is check into the hotel, stop for a cocktail, go buy books.

Thank carknol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wandered down a Pirate Alley and found this place. Took a picture of the plaque about Faulkner, went inside and looked at the 4 bookcases of books. Said hello to the nice lady sitting inside and then left. Unless you are a big Faulkner fan,...More

1  Thank Guitarjess
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Can't-Miss bookshop for lovers of used and antiquarian volumes like me. It's smaller than most of the other bookshops in the Quarter, but don't let that dissuade you: it's extremely well-appointed and organized, and there are plenty of treasures in stock. What there *isn't*...More

1  Thank NewYorkTom77
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This shop has a wonderful selection for being so tiny. When I was there a knowledgeable and sweet woman was running the place. The shop specializes in nice collections and editions of classics and New Orleans related books. It is a great place to pick...More

Thank SanDiegoHistProf
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

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 books.

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

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!

Thank Emily Y
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

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 what to read next.

Thank megan b
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I like to support private bookstores when I travel. This is a cute, little bookstore and the staff was helpful in recommending a New Orleans based read for me.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Fantastic little book store tucked away from it all. Small but excellent selection of books and staff was extremely friendly. Building is beautiful with great history.

Thank Marian G
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is a great, little bookshop in a historic setting, the Pirates Alley behind St. Louis Cathedral. We stayed on Royal Street, just a few steps around the corner, and passed by at the start of each day. Home to a young Faulkner for a...More

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living
lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty
Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port
of call for folks in search of a good time and a great
story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs
across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied
around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively
well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the
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