Make a Local Impact with Holiday Gift Giving at LSU Press Season’s Readings

11/14/2011 03:48 PM

BATON ROUGE – Music fans, green thumbs, art aficionados, architecture lovers, history buffs, sports fans – regardless of who’s on a holiday shopping list, LSU Press has the gift. Check off everyone on your list in one evening at the LSU Press holiday book sale. This year’s Season’s Readings at the Lod Cook Alumni Center, on Friday, Dec. 2, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., boasts a wide array of great titles, a dozen local authors, a 30 percent discount, free gift wrapping, and the opportunity to support a local, nonprofit business.


Special guests will be in attendance to sign copies of LSU Press books:


  • “Acadiana” photographer Philip Gould and author Carl Brasseaux
  • “Bayou-Diversity” author Kelby Ouchley
  • “Cruise of the Pintail” authors Robert Winans and James Turner
  • “Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds” author Robert Mann
  • “Dirtdobber Blues” author Cyril Vetter
  • “A More Noble Cause” author Rachel Emanuel
  • “Preservation Hall” photographer Shannon Brinkman
  • “Public Spaces, Private Gardens” author Lake Douglas
  • “Robert W. Tebbs, Photographer to Architects” author Anthony Lewis
  • “Treasures of LSU” editor Laura Lindsay
  • “We Were Merchants” author Hans Sternberg
  • “Atchafalaya” photographer C. C. Lockwood


In addition, The Southern Review will be offering discounted subscriptions and selling copies of its journal, as well as the acclaimed collection “Best of LSU Fiction.”


LSU Press Season’s Readings not only offers a convenient way to buy gifts – far away from the mall traffic and with a variety of titles in one place – it provides a culturally rewarding holiday shopping experience.


Many other LSU Press titles will be available for sale, all at a significant discount. Classics like “A Confederacy of Dunces” and “Fonville Winans’ Louisiana,” as well as new releases like “Crash & Tell” and “Look Away Dixieland” are discounted 30 percent and gift wrapping is free.


The Lod Cook Alumni Center is located at 3838 West Lakeshore Drive in Baton Rouge, and the event will be in the Noland Room. Parking is plentiful and free. For more information on Season’s Readings please contact LSU Press at 225-578-8282 or visit

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011