William Faulkner’s Louisiana Apartment
William Faulkner’s French Quarter apartment, where he lived in 1925 when he we was in his late twenties, is now a fabulous small independent book shop known as Faulkner House Books. The shop, nestled between storefronts at 624 Pirate’s Alley, is a must for all ages visiting the French Quarter. Tightly packed with a wide range of books, including many that speak to local history and culture, Faulkner House Books offers friendly and knowledgeable staff who will welcome you and take an interest in your literary quests. Relics from the eras of its past are also on display.
Here’s our video glimpse of the house: https://youtu.be/_iwLdMecJWc.
Around the corner from the shop, you may discover artists displaying their work. The artists vary daily. A cornucopia of fanciful shops line the same street.
“The past is never dead. It’s not even past. All of us labor in webs spun long before we were born, webs of heredity and environment, of desire and consequence, of history and eternity. Haunted by wrong turns and roads not taken, we pursue images perceived as new but whose providence dates to the dim dramas of childhood, which are themselves but ripples of consequence echoing down the generations. The quotidian demands of life distract from this resonance of images and events, but some of us feel it always.” –William Faulkner
Ideas for More Reading
Read more about Faulkner through our Mississippi Author Adventures page.
Learn more about literary landmarks in the French Quarter of New Orleans here: French Quarter in Louisiana. Bear in mind that the population of the French Quarter part of New Orleans is a fairly small portion of the overall city.
Faulkner House Books is the third stop on our Louisiana Author Adventures Trail.