Krauss - The New Orleans Value Store is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Here's the back cover text:
For almost one hundred years, generations of New Orleans shoppers flocked to Krauss. The Canal Street store was hailed for its vast merchandise selection and quality customer service. In its early days, it sold lace and fabric to the ladies of the notorious red-light district of Storyville. The store’s renowned lunch counter, Eddie’s at Krauss, served Eddie Baquet’s ...authentic New Orleans cuisine to customers and celebrities such as Julia Child. Although the beloved store finally closed its doors in 1997, Krauss is still fondly remembered as a retail haven. With vintage photographs, interviews with store insiders and a wealth of research, historian Edward J. Branley brings the story of New Orleans’ Creole department store back to life.
The book will be in stores and other locations starting September 25. If you're an Amazon customer, you can pre-order now:
Was going to be at Blue Cypress Books to sign books at Po-Boy Fest. We'll be doing that on 12-Nov now!
Thanks to everyone who came out last night to Octavia Books to talk Krauss! We had a great chat, and Tom Lowenburg is a great host. I picked up a couple of books (shop local!) and it was wonderful to see folks asking me to inscribe the books they bought for parents who shopped at Krauss.
Now that I've got my RAV4 out of the shop, I'll always have books with me as I'm around town, so if you want a signed copy, you can always hunt me down. OR, you can pass by Octavia and get on...e--I signed the stock.
21-October at the 1850 House Museum Store, 2pm-4pm
22-October at Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, at Blue Cypress Books, 10am-12pm.
31-October - Jefferson Parish Library on W. Napoleon in #themetrys
4-November - Barnes and Noble on the West Bank!
TONIGHT! Come up to Octavia Books and we'll talk Krauss, Storyville, Treme, and a bit of Jewish history, 6pm.
Come reminisce tomorrow evening about Krauss! And buy local, even if you're ordering online...
Edward Branley - KRAUSS: The New Orleans Value Store | Octavia Books | New Orleans, Louisiana - Independent Bookstore http://www.octaviabooks.com/…/edward-branley-krauss-new-orl…
The Fair Grounds: multipurpose for a century! https://twitter.com/jameskarst/status/915614696497180675
just submitted a proposal to present a paper at next year's Louisiana Historical Association annual meeting. Title is, "From Touro to Mercier, the Evolution of Department Stores on Canal Street"
If anyone else has a group they'd like to have me speak/present to, let me know.
Nonprofit behind painted utility boxes to auction off 'mini-boxes' for benefit gala - Gentilly Messenger http://gentillymessenger.com/nonprofit-behind-painted-util…/
tnis month's story for supoorters is titled "Familiar"
Edward J Branley is creating Books, Blogs, and Podcasts | https://www.patreon.com/edwardbranley?utm_medium=social
Strahan's book, "Managing Ignatius" is a must-read to understand the French Quarter.