Desire Street Books & Press Opens Web Store on Southern and Christian Literature

Online bookstore with New Orleans flavor sits at intersection of commercial fiction, literature and non-fiction about American South and Judeo-Christian faith.

New Orleans, LA, November 03, 2010 --( Desire Street Books & Press has launched a New Orleans-focused online bookstore for readers who enjoy fiction and literature about the American South and Judeo-Christian faith.

“Fans of Southern literature will find captivating works at Desire Street Books,” said business development director Hugo H. Ottolenghi. “We have organized titles under one of New Orleans’ most famous streets – Desire. Readers can travel from Dixie Main Street to Mystery Alley to Big Easy Place using our subject categories.”

Ottolenghi and store owner, Louis Hillary Park, both published authors, developed Desire Street Books & Press to perpetuate the fine tradition of Southern literature. The site gives authors and publishing houses of Southern fiction a forum for publicizing and selling their newest works.

“Fans of Christian literature are also welcome at Desire Street Books & Press,” Ottolenghi said. “We devote a main section called Piety to works for the soul, inspiration and hope, topics for women, and new Christian fiction.”

Desire Street Books also features:

* Titles from university presses in the South
* Blog and Facebook page about new titles, authors and upcoming literary festivals
* Tools in the Dis’n’Dat section such as the Amazon’s Kindle
* News in the Crescent City Lagniappe section about New Orleans, including nightlife, dining, culture and entertainment and opinion.
* An extensive library of videos on new book titles and authors
* The jazz sounds of WWOZ-New Orleans

About Desire Street Books & Press

Desire Street Books & Press is a New Orleans-focused online bookstore where commercial fiction and literature about the American South and Judeo-Christian faith intersect.

The online bookstore carries non-fiction regarding Southern history (including the Civil War, Colonial Era, cowboys slavery, Reconstruction, and the civil rights movement), faith-based leadership, politics, sports (from football to golf), religion and music (jazz, blues, country, rockabilly, rock 'n' roll, Southern Gospel and Contemporary Christian); fiction (including mainstream, mystery, suspense, romance, horror and Christian topics); and a full line of cookbooks and coffee table photography books.

Desire Street Books & Press features published materials related to Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana (including Creole tradition and Cajun Country), Mississippi (the Delta and more), North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and the entire Gulf Coast region.

The online bookstore also has a selection of movies on DVD, audio books, and music CDs and downloads. Desire Street Books & Press features a fine line of readers' and writers' supplies, including Kindles, lapdesks, booklights, bookshelves, desks, pens, pencils, highlighters and Post-Its.

Desire Street Books & Press publishes news on its blog about authors, conferences for writers, Southern books, Christian books and New Orleans books. The online bookstore also posts news about News Orleans life, culture, dining, arts and entertainment. For more information, visit Desire Street Books & Press.

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Hugo H. Ottolenghi