Monthly Archives: May 2010

Latter Library, New Orleans, May 19

On Wednesday, May 19, I’ll be signing books at the wonderful old Latter Library in New Orleans, 6:00-7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

The Latter Library is on St. Charles Avenue, in a mansion built in the early 1900s by the founder of the Maison Blanche department stores and then donated as a library to the city by the subsequent owners in memory of their son, who was killed in WWII. In addition to readings, talks, and signings, the library also hosts a Poetry by Candlelight series. I used to enjoy coming here when I was a student at Loyola–the most elegant public reading rooms in the city.
They have a Facebook page, here.

Alabama Visit

Enjoyed my trip to Alabama last week, to sign books at the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham and Page and Palette in Fairhope. If you’re ever near one of these cities and you like books, be sure to stop in and visit these places.

Jake Reiss, the owner of Alabama Booksmith, is a huge fan of books with good taste in literature. His store is one of the must-stop venues for author signings, and so he has a wonderful selection of signed new books and first editions. Good cookies, too. Ask him about how he used to be a tailor.
Page and Palette is right on the main street of Fairhope, and gets its traffic from plenty of loyal locals as well as all the tourists who come to see the town. Karin and Kiefer Wilson, the owners, keep the story busy with author visits and signings throughout the week. They have a great coffee shop, too, where you can sit in one of the unusual high wooden chairs (shoe-shine chairs?) and read the books you just bought while sipping your iced mocha.

More Readings and Signings

I’ll be doing a couple more readings and signings this week. On Monday, May 3 at 4pm I’ll be at the Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham. Then on Saturday, May 8 at 2pm I’ll be at Page & Palette bookstore in Fairhope.

Drop by these fine bookstores if you’re in the neighborhood. Here are the links: