It's been a good deal of sweat and quite a few late nights, but we are extremely excited to invite everyone to our grand re-opening! We'll be opening our doors back up for browsing at our new location (114 N. Range Ave.) this Friday!
To celebrate we'll be joined by Sam and Sarah Hyde for the launch of their new book, Rebel Bayou, on our newly built stage at 5:30.
Come celebrate with us and check out the new bookshop!
About Rebel Bayou:
By the mid-1800s, the residents of the Florida Parishes in Louisiana, including Ready Wright’s family, had endured decades of instability. Outlasting multiple national overlords, popular uprisings, the horrific Civil War, and fierce nightriders determined to continue the violence, this community is desperate for peace and a semblance of unity.
Ready’s life includes one bright spot, Mollie Stansbury, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. From New Orleans to Mobile to Pensacola, the challenges of life in the post-Civil War Gulf South, replete with voodoo and other peculiarities distinctive to the region, play out in dramatic fashion as Ready and Mollie confront a world of risk to find elusive peace.
Historical fact and fiction merge in Rebel Bayou to create an exciting story of hardship and hope certain to both entertain and educate.
About the Authors:
Samuel Hyde is Leon Ford Endowed Chair, professor of history, and director of the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is the author of nine books, including the award winning Pistols and Politics: Feuds, Factions, and the Struggle for Order in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes, 1810–1935, and screenwriter of five docu-drama films.
Sarah Hyde is the author of Schooling in the Antebellum South: The Rise of Public and Private Education in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and professor of history at River Parishes Community College.