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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 good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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624 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
French Quarter
+1 504-524-2940
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was a very cool area near Jackson square off Pirates Alley. Being literature lovers we sought out this book store. It was cool to be in Faulkner's home but outside of that it wasn't much. Very small book store. The proprietor seemed pretty annoyed...More

Thank RitaLyC
Reviewed 25 January 2017

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

Thank Gracie99
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...More

Thank James C
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;...More

Thank mrm1008
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.

Thank Tina A
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...More

1  Thank Jeremiah G
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'

Thank FLtrotter
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...More

2  Thank GR8TravLs
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.

1  Thank Dominique M
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

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

Thank BayouBekah
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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