11 Books about New Orleans – Episode #126

About This Episode

Today’s episode is devoted to books about New Orleans. If you’re caught up on Netflix and want to spend some time reading instead, this one’s for you.

I recorded this in December 2020. Even if you are listening years from now, this will help you get to know the city better whether you are planning a trip or just wanting to stay connected with New Orleans.

We’ve done 125 episodes. Talked to many authors. This is the 2nd time I’m doing a show like this one. The first was back in epsiode 111.

Here’s what this is not. It is not a top 10 list. It’s not a comprehensive list. It’s just a list of very good books about New Orleans, across several categories.

Ready? The last one went well. Let’s see how this one goes. On to the books!


New Orleans bookstores:

Octavia Books
Garden District Bookshop
Blue Cypress Books

Reading List

New Orleans History Through our Streets

Military History


Life Along the Mississippi River

General Interest



Previous Episodes Mentioned

13 Books About New Orleans – #111
St. Louis Cemeteries of New Orleans – #57
Down on the Batture – #124
You Ought to Do a Story About Me – #122
Fire at the Upstairs Lounge – #66
Chasing Flavor with Chef Frank Brigtsen

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