8 Coziest Reading Nooks In New Orleans

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia

8 Coziest Reading Nooks In New Orleans

Read that book cover to cover in these cozy places.

Looking for a relaxing place to take out your book and read? New Orleans is full of cozy nooks that are just perfect for each and every bookworm.

We’ve made a list of places outdoors, indoors, quiet and noisy. You’ve got a handful of options!

1. New Orleans Public Library

The New Orleans Public Library opened in December of 1958 and offers a wide collection of books, music, and movies. Pick up a book and enjoy it inside its cultural walls.
Where: 219 Loyola Ave
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm


2. Latter Memorial Library

This library is in a historic building that provides a warm and comfortable atmosphere for all readers. There’s a book sale on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and there’s also outdoor space with benches to enjoy the sunlight.
Where: 5120 St Charles Avenue
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm


3. Carousel Bar

This is a classic bar at the Hotel Monteleone with a circular bar that revolves like a carousel. If you don’t mind reading in a noisy place, this is perfect. You’ll be able to enjoy your book while sipping on a cocktail overlooking Royal Street.
Where: Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street
Hours: Open daily 12:00pm-12:00am


4. Lakefront

The lake is a New Orleans staple. Sit on a bench and clear your mind looking at the water. It’s a spacious place for bike riders and walkers—the ideal place to flick through a magazine or a romantic novel.
Where: Lakeshore Parkway
Hours: Always open

5. City Park

City Park is one of the largest parks in the nation. Sit underneath a tree and enjoy your book.
Where: 1 Palm Drive
Hours: Open daily 8:00am-5:00pm



6. Audubon Park

Audubon Park is located in historic uptown. It’s one of the favorite spots for recreation, picnics, and relaxing. There’s a walking path with plenty of seating options. Prepare a picnic, take your blanket and read while having a bite.
Where: 6500 Magazine Street
Hours: Open daily 5:00am-10:00pm


7. Rue de la Course

This coffee shop will transport you to another time. Their menu includes daily brews, cappuccinos, teas, Italian creme sodas, and yummy food. There’s plenty of indoor and outdoor seating in case your dog is with you.
Where: 1140 S Carrollton Avenue
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-7:30pm
Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-7:30pm


8. Lafayette Square

This is a beautiful, memorable square in NOLA. Lafayette provides an open space with benches, statues, flowers and trees.
Where: S Maestri Place
Hours: Open daily 6:00am-9:00pm


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