William Faulkner’s Bookstore…

What better place to buy my two favorites? Bought a copy of Wuthering Heights and a book of poetry by E.E. Cummings. Spent a couple hours in his bookshop. Faulkner lived in this building for almost 2 years. He was in New Orleans briefly; but still plenty of time for him to write both, “A Soldier’s Pay” and “Mosquitoes”. 

The store also has the poem by Robert Frost, “The Gift Outright” handwritten and hanging on the wall. As a huge Frost fan, I let out a slight squeal of excitement when I realized whose poem it was! 

It’s a little piece of literary heaven tucked safely inside, Pirates Alley. If you go, be sure to visit Faulkner (and Whitman’s) favorite drinking spot- The Old Absinthe House. The drinks are amazing (be sure to eat a meal beforehand though!)…


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