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Faulkner House Books

624 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
+1 504-524-2940
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“local authors” (5 reviews)
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624 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
French Quarter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank William F
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We've been visiting New Orleans for many years, and just discovered this place. Like many places in NOLA, it has historical significance, and present day appeal and usefulness. The woman working there was very patient with us (we didn't buy any books), and took time...More

Thank AlanMHa
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Have been here several times to enjoy the small, but choice selection of books. The staff has always been spot on with their recommendations, especially about Southern literature and history.

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

Easy to miss but so close to all the other tourist spots! Tiny shop but filled with great quality books. It's organized and the woman at the desk was very helpful.

Thank Jessica W
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

If you're a fan of Southern writers, then don't miss this place. Found a beautiful first-edition Sherwood Anderson here at an attractive (affordable!) price. Very close to Jackson Square where you can tuck in and read your new literary purchase.

Thank Catie V
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Step back into real literary history and shop for books at Faulkner House Books. There are so many excellent choices here. I went with my daughter who is in Grad School at Tulane. We loved the big variety and especially the southern selections. Such a...More

Thank 12dbryan
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Yes, this bookstore is VERY small. It is packed floor to ceiling, wall to wall with books. The owner is quite knowledgeable and if you are looking for something specific they would certainly be able to help you. Worth a quick peek. I would avoid...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Another visit to this site showed what an excellent site it is. The books are very interesting and cover a lot of subjects.

Thank Thomas H
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

I have read, maybe all the reviews on Faulkner House Books. They leave me wondering what do people want from a bookstore. I have lived through many idiosyncratic bookstores that were a joy, before the arrival of malls; and then the huge bookstores were you...More

1  Thank Markey2
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

It was a real treat to visit the very apartment where William Faulkner wrote his first novel! A beautiful building with an amazing collection of books. It’s also only one block away from where Tennessee Williams write A Streetcar Named Desire!

Thank kenth0mp
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