$10 for $20 Worth of New and Used Books at Blue Cypress Books

Riverbend Carrollton

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$10 for $20 Worth of New and Used Books

The store fills its shelves with used paperbacks ($2.50–$3 for small, $6–$6.50 for large) as well as brand-new books (manufacturer price) and hardcovers in excellent condition.

Blue Cypress Books

French children’s books. Rare, local cookbooks. Novels set in the muggy air of Louisiana. All of these tomes line the blonde wood shelves at Blue Cypress Books, home to a trove of more than 12,000 new and high-quality secondhand books. Gathered by the owner and chief bookkeeper, the store’s selection runs the gamut from New York Times bestselling paperbacks to antiquarian sets kept in slipcase in order to guard against spilling coffee or liquid nitrogen on their leather covers. The resident gray-and-white tabby cat, Kitty Meow, lounges amid browsers as they peek at the affordable prices penciled on the inside pages of an extensive youth collection.

Something always seems to be happening at Blue Cypress, too. Children's book readings captivate little ones, and author signings let guests hobnob with professional wordsmiths. The shop also hosts performances of local music as well as monthly book-club meetings, during which locals share favorite recipes for broiling mystery novels.

Reviews

I am simply unable to walk by this very inviting store, without seeing something in the window that I want.

Jen B., Yelp, 4/21/11

Great store with an impressive collection despite its small size.

Cork C., Yelp, 8/28/11
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    Riverbend Carrollton

    8126 Oak St.

    New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

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In a Nutshell

More than 12,000 books crowd shelves, including new & used paperbacks, an impressive children’s selection & rare, local cookbooks

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 14th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. In-store only. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. All services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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