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The Reading Life: Stephen Hales


On this week's Reading Life, Susan Larson talks with Dr Stephen Hales, whose new book is “Rex - 150 Years of the School of Design.”

Here’s what’s on tap in the literary life this week:

The Friends of the New Orleans Public Library celebrate the Book Sale grand reopening at Algiers Regional Library, Saturday, November 20, from 11-a.m. to 2 at the library, at 3014 Holiday Drive.

Words and Music: a Literary Feast in New Orleans, continues this weekend in its virtual form, concluding with an evening with Louisiana State Poet Laureate Mona Lisa Saloy, Sunday, November 20, at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at eventbrite. To see the whole schedule, check out

David Magee discusses and signs “Dear William: A Father’s Memoir of Addiction, Recovery, Love, and Loss, Tuesday, November 23, at 6 p.m. at Octavia Books.

Johnette Downing celebrates the release of her new board book, “Five Little Possums,” Saturday, November 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble/Metairie.

Dr. Stephen Hales appears with Walter Isaacson to discuss and sign the new book, “Rex: 150 Years of the School of Design,” Thursday, November 30, starting at 5 p.m. at The Garden District Book Shop. This is a ticketed event.

The Reading Life in 2010, Susan Larson was the book editor for The New Orleans Times-Picayune from 1988-2009. She has served on the boards of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and the New Orleans Public Library. She is the founder of the New Orleans chapter of the Women's National Book Association, which presents the annual Diana Pinckley Prizes for Crime Fiction.. In 2007, she received the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the literary community. She is also the author of The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans. If you run into her in a local bookstore or library, she'll be happy to suggest something you should read. She thinks New Orleans is the best literary town in the world, and she reads about a book a day.