I'm so glad to have found Crescent City Books on this trip. I'm definitely making a point to stop in on my next visit this May.
The selection of beautiful books was actually overwhelming and I could have spent hours in the store. I swear I pulled every book off the shelf in the mystery section just to see all the amazing vintage hardback jackets.
I'm such a sucker for gold foil on book covers. I can't help it. Which is why I have complete regret over not buying this Louisiana guide. It was $50, but in retrospect I really think it would have been a worthy purchase. Not only did the cover have gold, it featured a beautiful fold-out map.
Instead, that $50 went towards delicious New Orleans cuisine and drinks so I guess it's not the biggest regret of my life.
Of course, no rare books shop would be complete without a cat. Meow.
Crescent City Books has definitely joined my list of favorite book stores.
More beautiful vintage books
One of my favorite uses for old books