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Faulkner House Books

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Address: 624 Pirate's Alley, New Orleans, LA
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+1 504-524-2940
10:00 - 17:30
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In the house where William Faulkner wrote his first novel, this rare...

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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One of my favorite shops on earth

Beautiful shop with a hand-pick selection. Many hardcover editions (both new and vintage) a must shop for any book lover.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful shop with a hand-pick selection. Many hardcover editions (both new and vintage) a must shop for any book lover.

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Portland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a place to which I always make a strong effort to go when I am in New Orleans. I've read and truly enjoyed quite a bit of Faulkner's work, and it gives me a certain joy to visit a place where he lived and worked. I also find it interesting and stimulating to be in a bookstore where... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Blink and you might miss Faulkner House Books down a small side street, so keep your eyes open. This thoughtfully chosen selection has a large collection of local authors--past and present--and classics. A unique selection indeed, you won't find any cookbooks or DIY books here; it is a compilation of serious reads. As small as this store is, it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Staff are very knowledgeable about their book selection and can help any book lover find a book that they don't have and that they can't live without.

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Loma Linda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The fact that the house where Faulkner spent his time in New Orleans is now a bookstore is marvelous, as is the bookstore itself. Found some wonderful gems here, including a very nice edition of Faulkner's New Orleans Sketches. I only wish the receipt or bag had a name or logo on them, though you do get a Faulkner House... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Loved visiting this place, quaint and unique close to Jackson Square. Picked up a copy of 'The Sound Snd the Fury'

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Loved this little treasure trove of great literature. Excellent selection of local, regional and classics. The history of the building makes it extra special, so of course, I had to purchase one of Faulkner's works. I always want to visit independent bookstores when I travel and always try to support them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I read about the bookstore before I visited New Orleans otherwise I probably would have missed it. It is a real gem if you like books and bookstores. There were a few signed copies of different books and a great selection altogether.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The shopkeeper was very knowledgeable and nice. A great selection of Faulkner books and first editions.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I have passed by Faulkner House many times and never realized that a book store was located there. It is in a great location by Jackson Square, yet almost hidden. When I found it during a recent trip to New Orleans, I felt like I had stumbled upon a hidden gem in plain sight. The book store is small, but... More 

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