“Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans”
- Author lecture: Pamela Arceneaux will discuss the book
- Queen Anne Ballroom of the Hotel Monteleone: 214 Royal St.
- When: Friday, Feb. 3, 5:30 p.m.
- More information: The lecture will be followed by a reception and signing at the collection, 533 Royal St. The lecture is free, but reservations are required. They can be made by writing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 504.523.4662.
“What the blue books give you is the sizzle but not the steak,” Arceneaux said.
This promises to be a landmark book uncovering an often misunderstood era of New Orleans. Arceneaux is a very well-respected librarian and researcher and an expert on Storyville. The event on Friday will be fascinating but if you miss it you can grab a copy of the book at HNOC’s lovely gift shop in the 500 block of Royal.