Faulkner House Books
Faulkner House Books
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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.
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Barbra S
Arvada, CO144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Family
Our entire family are avid readers. We look for little bookstores wherever we go and this one did not disappoint. They only allow around 6 patrons at a time since it's so narrow/tiny - but it was spectacular! The selection was diverse, it was very tidy/neat, and it felt like you were stepping back in time. Highly recommend this charming spot.
Written 7 June 2024
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Rob R
Allen, TX605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
A quaint little shop with a mix of mostly new and some used. Look closely and you can find some amazing books.
Written 22 January 2020
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Georgia_Peach30650
Athens, GA129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
There wasn't much to see, but it was a cool place to stop in. My boyfriend bought the book Faulkner wrote while there, so that was ironically awesome.
Written 30 November 2019
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blueXjello
Clayton, GA634 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
I love walking around bookstores, and I never come back from my travels without picking up a few new books to add to the collection. This store is gorgeous, also historical. I was considering buying a book from here, however, the lady that was running the store was kind of rude to customers that were coming into the store (max of 6 guests at a time), but people outside cant see how many guests are already in the store. This place could benefit from helping customers know when to come in, rather being than less than kind to the ones that do enter, even if its not at the right time.
Written 2 August 2023
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Mark R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
Everybody talks about the music of New Orleans which is undeniably fantastic but I was pleased to learn of the tremendous literary contributions this fascinating city has made. One of American's greatest writers William Faulkner got his start writing his first novel in this enchanted building on Pirates Alley. The shop is also something of a shrine and museum dedicated to several significant writers.
Written 20 November 2014
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Flagman00
San Antonio, TX121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We were running around looking for this place. Hard to find but worth the search. You have to get out of the car and use the your phone gps and it is not on a road but an alley between buildings. It was small and cramped but the lady working there helped us find what we were looking for. If you want books on New Orleans or Louisiana, here's your place.
Written 6 November 2019
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Derek
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Family
If you like books and antique buildings with history and you don't mind small spaces you will love this great book store. If you by chance write like I do, get a book then go write at the pub alley way next door. Sometimes there are credit card issues so bring cash. Great place to go, price is higher than expected but not bad.
Written 2 July 2019
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Reggie
North Charleston, SC17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Family
It was a quaint little store with built in book cases and lots of interesting reads. Being inside was a great feeling and hearing the history of the place. We did end up buying a few books. Definitely a place to visit and browse around if nothing else.
Written 27 June 2019
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carknol
Newport, OR15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
Faulkner Books is one of my very favorite places to be. Never have I left New Orleans without pile of New Orleans themed books purchased there. The agenda is check into the hotel, stop for a cocktail, go buy books.
Written 22 July 2018
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Guitarjess
Ankeny, IA675 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Family
Wandered down a Pirate Alley and found this place. Took a picture of the plaque about Faulkner, went inside and looked at the 4 bookcases of books. Said hello to the nice lady sitting inside and then left. Unless you are a big Faulkner fan, I'd skip it.
Written 17 July 2018
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