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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Common Places - O


Communal Places for Literary Enthusiasts

O   Voted the best Locally Owned (Independent) Bookstore in uptown New Orleans in 2020, Octavia Books remains open (with restrictions) and ready to entertain with numerous events, and inspire with endless choices for every passionate reader. Quiet areas are provided to enhance the experience of serendipitous pleasures found in the company of books. Extensive browsing is encouraged!

“Bookstores, like libraries, are the physical manifestation of the wide world’s longest, most thrilling conversation” ~ Richard Russo


  1. Glad it's still in business! Looks like a neat little store.

    1. Hi Alex!

      Definitely worth a visit - or two. The locals love it, and tourists keep coming back.

  2. Hi Diedre - I'm loving reading about these ... a wonderful selection ... and all would be fun to visit. All the best - Hilary

    1. Hi Hilary!

      Aw, thanks. I can hardly compare to the tours you share with us. But I try ;-)

  3. Howdy, dIEDRE! ~

    How've ya been?

    I've been mostly absent from the Blogosphere, but I'm trying to catch up a bit right now.

    I really like your A To Z theme -- bookstores and libraries -- what a neat idea, and for someone like you, it's a natural!

    A few blog bits back you posted the following quote which I agree with 100% :

    “Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary”
    ~ Jim Rohn

    Sadly, most bookstores have gone the way of the Stegosaurus and the Triceratops. But, as I'm sure you have, I used to get lost in them for hours at a time.

    I hope you're having a terrific weekend, my friend!

    ~ D-FensDogG

    1. Good to see you, Stephen T!

      Bookstores, especially small Indy-owned shops are some of my favorite haunts, as it were. I love rare finds and free inspiration ;-)

      Hope you're having a favorable April!


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