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GoNOLA Find: May Books

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May Books in Sterling Provisions (Photo: Liz Beeson)

Tucked away in the beautiful Sterling Provisions, a vintage furniture and houseware store in the Faubourg Marginy, the newly opened May Books is a hidden gem for enthusiasts of design, art, architecture and photography. Created as an extension of the May Art Gallery, this well curated book shop is home to a wide range of publications, including: contemporary art books, exhibition catalogues, monographs and international magazines one may only find at major art museums. New publications are offered weekly and book signings will take place regularly.

The Plant book - May Books
May Books  (photo: Facebook)

Emile Lamy, a graduate of the Sorbonne in Paris — which happens to be one of the first universities in the world — is the owner, founder and director of publications for May Books. An artist in her own right, Emile is thrilled to bring and share her passion for art and design with the citizens of New Orleans. And if this shop, while filled to the brim with beautiful and eclectic books, does not carry a favorite of yours, they are more than happy to place a custom order to bring you what you need.

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Art, design, and architecture books fill the space at May – photo by Liz Beeson

Visit May Books at 2402 Royal St. and follow their Instagram or Facebook page for upcoming events and new publications. While you’re at it, check out May Gallery at 2839 N. Robertson St. and attend their gallery opening on Oct. 25th as part of Prospect.3 New Orleans.

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Entrance to May Books (Photo: Liz Beeson)

Liz Beeson is an adventure-seeking marketing manager in New Orleans who loves the great outdoors and a good cup of coffee. When not plugging away at one of her many side projects, Liz can be found taking in a comedy show and exploring and photographing the many unique neighborhoods in the city.

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