As big as the party scene is in New Orleans, there is a time where you have to take a break and relax from all the hustle and bustle. There are many great gems in the city that you could easily pass by if you didn't know they were there. This hidden bookstore in New Orleans is one of the coolest and quirkiest spots you just have to find. 

Faulkner House Books is one of the most unique bookstores in Louisiana. It is easily missed, but once you're inside, you'll be transported away from reality.

This is where William Faulkner lived years ago, and now it has been transformed into an aesthetically-pleasing book shop. There are both new and used books (and there is nothing like the smell of an old book). 

The outside of this bookstore is just as charming as the inside. You'll be welcomed by beautiful, rustic blue doors that are just too pretty not to notice. 

William Faulkner wrote famous works like As I Lay Dying and won a Nobel Peace Prize at one point in his life. He called this very spot his home as it has so much history. 

There are all different pieces of works here including fine literature, rare editions of novels and non-fiction and fiction books. You'll look up and just see rows and rows from the floor all the way to the ceiling. 

Some seem to think this spot is haunted (just like everything else in NOLA) by Mr. Faulkner himself. Whiffs of tobacco can linger at times so maybe you can visit and sniff out the ghost for yourself. 

While you're exploring New Orleans, head to these nine bars that tourists have no idea about and this 24-hour donut shop with over 75 flavors of donuts. 

 

Faulkner House Books

Price: 💸

Address: 624 Pirate’s Alley, New Orleans, LA 

Why You Need To Go: This old bookstore used to be the home of the famous William Faulkner and will give you all the vintage vibes. 


 

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