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Faulkner House Books

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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 2 weeks ago

I was in NOLA for business and made stopping by the Faulkner bookstore the first stop on my one free afternoon. I've wanted a signed Faulkner novel for probably decades now, so the chance to look over their first editions and signed copies was terrific....More

Thank LilyfromSantaFe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bookstore was a fine little place to visit. I guess I expected a little something more because I felt like this was just another small bookstore with ay unique location. The staff was friendly enough and didn't try to assist too much (in my...More

Thank Delphine384
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Visited with a few hours to spare in NOLA and was very happy with our visit. Small historic bookstore with extremely helpful staff. Requested to see some rare books by a favorite author and we were immediately given several books to look at. We didn't...More

Thank Boatbebargen
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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.

1  Thank carknol
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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

2  Thank Guitarjess
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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 17 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.

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