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We were in the Hotel Dauphine across the street from the book store. I wandered over there and went... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Sonya K
Amazing hole in the wall bookstore !!

Hands down the most unique bookstore i have ever been in. I went in looking for 2 specific areas... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Columbus, Ohio
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31 Oct 2018
19 Jun 2018
“Amazing hole in the wall bookstore !!”
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410 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112-3434
French Quarter
+1 504-525-1215
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

We were in the Hotel Dauphine across the street from the book store. I wandered over there and went back everyday! Amazing experience of culture, book, and the smell of a real bookstore. The owner is so classic and knows where to find everything in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sonya K
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Hands down the most unique bookstore i have ever been in. I went in looking for 2 specific areas of interest- Cajun/ regional cooking, and civil war. Both had a very wide selection and MANY titles I had never seen before. The owner was super...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

It's easy to overlook this shop and it's super small and tight inside but it's packed with a variety of books. I was in there for an hour before the shop owner approached me and asked if I was looking for anything specific, what were...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JessicaW5232
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We have seen this little pace several times while staying at the Dauphiné, but it was always closed. We finally got a chance by fluke. It is a small place, but crammed with used books. The owner is very pleasant and knows his inventory. He...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

I stumbled upon this gem of a bookstore while taking a walk during a NOLA visit and was blown away. For any big readers out there - or anyone who has interest in beautiful old spaces or supporting small local businesses - definitely make a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank RockyMtn2016
Reviewed 19 March 2017

With everything that goes on in the French Quarter, it is easy to miss this place. When they are open, the 2 wooden doors are thrown wide and a few boxes of discounted spill out onto the steps. When they are closed, you'd never know...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank hhstitches
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I thought this place was something you only read about in books. Just a tiny little spot with a very helpful pleasant person running it. Books floor to ceiling, every nook and cranny speaking to you. I wish this was where I lived. It is...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank heatherj189
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Across the street from our hotel. Well-read and very knowledgeable owner. Great selection of all kinds of books. Smelled and felt like what it is - a REAL bookstore.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Jan B
Reviewed 18 January 2015

We happened upon this gem while strolling down Dauphine and noticed a box of $1 books on some steps. The storekeeper came out to greet us as soon as we stopped and invited us in to the store. It's a tiny place, but filled with...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank StarfishandSeashells
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