Octavia Books continues to advance New Orleans' fine tradition of independent bookselling. We carefully handpick every title to ensure a quality selection. Patrons also return to savor the store's relaxing natural ambiance, spacious aisles, high ceilings, exposed New Orleans hard-tan brick walls, coffee bar, outdoor courtyard and waterfall -- complete with hungry goldfish and tropical plants. Octavia Book's renovation of this hundred-year-old building, which once housed a corner grocery and stable for the Laurel Streetcar line, earned them Best of New Orleans Architecture honors from New Orleans Magazine and a Golden Hammer award from the City of New Orleans.
The Octavia Books family hopes you will stop by, explore our shelves, and share your thoughts about books with us. And when you can't shop in person at our physical store, we hope you'll enjoy visiting us here on the web where you can find out the latest news, check out upcoming events and order from well over two million titles at your fingertips. We are happy to ship directly to you; or you can arrange to pick up your order at our store.
Thank you for acknowledging the importance of our role as an independent bookstore and for making us your bookstore of choice!