Throughout the year Maple Street Book Shop hosts authors for book signings, readings and other events. We provide drinks and refreshments at book signings for the comfort of our authors and customers. If you can’t make it to a book signing, but would like a signed copy of the book, we’ll be happy to take your order over the phone or via our new online service, have the book signed, and ship it to you.

And if you’re interested, watch for our story times and other kids events listed on New Orleans Macaroni Kid.

First Tuesday Book Club (September) - Euphoria

September 1st, 2015

The First Tuesday Book Club will meet at Maple Street Book Shop, Tuesday, September 1st, at 5:45PM. Their September selection is Euphoria by Lily King. Euphoria is Lily King’s nationally bestselling breakout novel of three young, gifted anthropologists of the ’30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives. Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is “dazzling… suspenseful…brilliant…an exhilarating novel.”—Boston Globe

Newcomers are always welcome. Refreshments will be served. And don’t forget: Maple Street gives a 10% discount on all book club titles.

Storytime with Miss Maureen - Saturdays at 11:30am at Maple Street Book Shop

September 5th, 2015

We’ll read The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers.

The highly anticipated companion to “The Day the Crayons Quit”. Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group of crayons who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan’s stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.

Storytime with Miss Maureen - Saturdays at 11:30am at Maple Street Book Shop

September 12th, 2015

We’ll read McToad Mows Tiny Island by Tom Angleberger, illustrated by John Hendrix.

McToad likes Thursdays. Why? Because on every other day of the week, McToad mows Big Island, but on Thursdays, McToad mows Tiny Island. To do so, he puts his mower on the back of a truck, which drives to a train, which goes to a helicopter, which flies to a boat, which uses a crane to put the lawn mower onto Tiny Island. There McToad mows and drinks some lemonade, and before you know it, it’s time to turn around and go back home. But first, the mower has to get lifted by a crane, to get put back on a boat, which is lifted by a helicopter, and . . . well . . . you get the idea. From master storyteller Tom Angleberger and celebrated illustrator John Hendrix comes this playful narrative that treasures the journey over the destination, with lots of planes, trains, and automobiles to boot.

Michael Murphy - Fear Dat - Maple Street Book Shop

September 30th, 2015

Michael Murphy will be signing Fear Dat at Maple Street Book Shop, Wednesday, September 30th, at 6PM.

Fear Dat New Orleans explores the eccentric and often macabre dark corners of America’s most unique city. In addition to detailed histories of bizarre burials, ghastly murders, and the greatest concentration of haunted places in America, Fear Dat features a bone watcher’s guide with useful directions of who’s buried where, from Marie Laveau to Ruthie the Duck Girl. You ll also find where to buy the most authentic gris-gris or to get the best psychic reading.
The Huffington Post tagged Michael Murphy’s first book Eat Dat, about the city’s food culture, the #1 essential book to read before coming to New Orleans. New Orleans Living called it both reverent and irreverent, he manages to bring a sense of humor to serious eating and that’s what New Orleans is all about. In Fear Dat, Murphy brings similar insights and irreverence to New Orleans voodoo, vampires, graveyards, and ghosts.