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On August 5, a host of local authors will sign books at the Metairibano bookstore, celebrating the store’s 27th anniversary.

Authors schedule to work at the store at 3721 Veterans Memorial Drive at various times from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Those expected to arrive at 10 am are:

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  • Katie Shannon, “Antoine of Oak Lane: The Uncanny Origins of Southern Hickory Nuts and the Slaves Who Grow Them.”
  • pinna oak: “Romantic Realism for Artists and Teachers.”
  • Al Kennedy: “The Chief: Robert Nathaniel Lee and the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans 1915-2001” and “Chief Harrison and the Mardi Gras Indians.”
  • Laura Dragon: Hurricane Boys, Bayou Monsters Presents Hurdo and Voodoo Second Edition, and Ghost Stories from New Orleans.
  • Shannon Atwater: “Goodnight Pothole” and “Alligators Don’t Like Flowers”.

Book signings scheduled for noon include:

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  • Richard Stewart: “The Gumbo Shop: Traditional and Modern Creole Cuisine, New Orleans Restaurant Cookbooks. “
  • James Cobb: “Lies Abound: The Tragedy of the Santa Rita Nursing Home”.
  • Kathy Spieth, editor: “Beautiful Crescent: A History of New Orleans.”
  • Earl Higgins: “100 Catholic Things to Do Before You Die,” “Catholic Joy,” and “Metery, Ames, High: Streets of Jefferson Parish.”

The authors arriving at the store at 2pm are:


  • Richard Robbins: “We do what we have to do: blood, wine and the birth of the American Mafia in New Orleans.”
  • Armand Richardson: “Fire in My Lens: An Insider’s View of New Orleans.”
  • Nancy Wilson: “Italians, Food, Recipes, and Folklore in Louisiana.”
  • Robert Mueller: “The Miracle of the New Orleans Coast Guard”.
  • Peggy Scott Laborde: “The Fairgrounds Under Camera: Photos and Memories of the New Orleans Horse Racing,” “New Orleans’ Lost Restaurants,” and “New Orleans: The First 300 Years.”
  • Errol Laborde: New Orleans: The First 300 Years and Mardi Gras: A Chronicle of the New Orleans Mardi Gras.

Expected to be there at 4:00 p.m.:

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  • Kathy Finn: “Tom Benson: A Billionaire’s Journey”.
  • Robert Gold: “Cazin Naval Ground Forces: Citizen-Led Disaster Response.”
  • Molly Kimball: “Craft: A Healthy Eating Guide to Zero-Proof Cocktails.”

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