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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.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“local authors” (5 reviews)
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624 Pirates Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3233
French Quarter
+1 504-524-2940
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Step back into real literary history and shop for books at Faulkner House Books. There are so many excellent choices here. I went with my daughter who is in Grad School at Tulane. We loved the big variety and especially the southern selections. Such a...More

Thank 12dbryan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, this bookstore is VERY small. It is packed floor to ceiling, wall to wall with books. The owner is quite knowledgeable and if you are looking for something specific they would certainly be able to help you. Worth a quick peek. I would avoid...More

Thank EmsTravler
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Another visit to this site showed what an excellent site it is. The books are very interesting and cover a lot of subjects.

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I have read, maybe all the reviews on Faulkner House Books. They leave me wondering what do people want from a bookstore. I have lived through many idiosyncratic bookstores that were a joy, before the arrival of malls; and then the huge bookstores were you...More

Thank Markey2
Reviewed 18 August 2017

It was a real treat to visit the very apartment where William Faulkner wrote his first novel! A beautiful building with an amazing collection of books. It’s also only one block away from where Tennessee Williams write A Streetcar Named Desire!

Thank kenth0mp
Reviewed 17 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 24 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 29 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 27 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
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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