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.

C. Carter Frank - The Adventurous NOLA Kids - Maple Street Book Shop

August 22nd, 2015

Please join us on Saturday, August 22nd, and 11:30 PM, when we will be hosting C. Carter Frank, the author of “The Adventurous NOLA Kids Go To the Ruined Mansion.” C. Carter Frank will be reading from and signing copies at the store.

The Adventurous NoLa Kids have found their first adventure! Join Jacob, Theresa, and Noah as their curiosity leads them to a ruined mansion in New Orleans. Years ago the mansion was one of the city’s most enjoyable places, until the parties suddenly stopped. The mansion is now barely standing and the grounds are so disheveled that no one ever visits!

What happened to the mansion? Can it be repaired? Follow The Adventurous NoLa Kids and discover how teamwork leads to miracles!

Gary Rivlin - Katrina: After the Flood - Maple Street Book Shop

August 26th, 2015

Gary Rivlin will be at Maple Street Book Shop, Wednesday, August 26th, at 6PM to read from his book, Katrina: After the Flood.

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana, journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm’s immediate damage, the city of New Orleans’s efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm’s lasting affects not just on the city’s geography and infrastructure—but on the psychic, racial, and social fabric of one of this nation’s great cities.

This book traces the stories of New Orleanians of all stripes—politicians and business owners, teachers and bus drivers, poor and wealthy, black and white—as they confront the aftermath of one of the great tragedies of our age and reconstruct, change, and in some cases abandon a city that’s the soul of this nation.