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We head down south to Louisiana for our October "Spooky Season" Literary Road Trip Box. 


The featured book is Attica Locke's The Cutting Season. This atmospheric mystery is set on the ficticious Belle Vie Plantation in Northern Louisiana. Caren Gray is the manager of the Belle Vie, where she balances educational reenactments of the antebellum past, with weddings and coporate parties that make use of the lush estate. When the body of a migrant worker on a neighboring farm is discovered, and one of Gray's employees is charged with the crime, Gray scrambles to uncover the truth of the murder, leading her down a sinister path. Locke's compelling characters and twisty plot will keep you intrigued until the last page!


Our indie bookstore collaboration for October is with The Conundrum Books and Puzzles located in Historic St. Francisville, Louisiana. The Conundrum is a charming small-town bookstore opened by  Missy Couhig in 2015. In keeping with the community spirit, Couhig stocks her store with regional favorites, local authors, and books that her local patrons request. Her store is a community gathering place, where booklover Couhig is always ready with a recommendation.


We have included The Conundrum's Carpe Librum tote bag as part of the October box merch. This tote bag is perfect for hauling your books, but as it is October, it would also make a great trick-or-treat bag! Couhig also generously sent store stickers and bookmarks for us to include in the boxes, as well as a tourism postcard for St. Francisville. We know where we want to go on our next vacation!


We couldn't create a Louisiana box without including an alligator. This adorable gator bath bomb has a citrus scent and was handmade by Essentially NOLA in Kenner, Louisiana.


Taste the state with a duo of Original Creole Pralinettes made by the New Orleans Famous Pralines Company. 


As this is October, our bookish item is the "Stuck in a Book" spider web sticker. Happy Halloween!




The October (Louisiana) Box Includes:


One Paperback Copy of Attica Locke's Novel The Cutting Season

Carpe Librum Tote Bag

Logo Sticker and Store Bookmark from The Conundrum

Tourist Postcard from St. Francisville, Louisiana

Alligator Bath Bomb

Duo of Original Creole Pralinettes

Stuck in a Book Sticker

Shipping within the United States



October Literary Road Trip Box (Louisiana)

  • The Louisiana box was formerly part of our Literary Road Trip subscription series. As we have now transitioned to sales for the next month, the remaining Louisiana boxes are being sold for single purchase. Join our Literary Road Trip Subscription to guarantee access to future boxes and to recieve the boxes at the lowest price. When they transition to single-sale boxes, the prices increase. This is so that our subscribers have the benefit of the lowest price.

  • Our boxes make excellent and convenient gifts. We can include a personalized note at no extra charge. Please indicate at check-out if you are purchasing a gift and please let us know what message you'd like us to include.

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