2523 Bayou Road, New Orleans
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Community Book Center is a bookstore; a culturally Afrocentric place to meet, to buy and to participate. The Center is a jewel in the city of neighborhoods; locals and tourists meet, conversations abound on global current events, the questions of Katrina never too far from memory, and the charm of this 4 block strip of single proprietorships that has survived so much and persists in spite of it all. American Express has launched a nationwide Small Business initiative and the Center became the focal point of their New Orleans coverage. A local atist was commissioned to paint a mural on the parking lot wall of the Center and Saturday, December 28th produced a small business event resplendant with a brass band, Second Line, and nearly every media outlet in the city, including media from the Home Office of American Express. The Centers activities included author book signings, poets, singers, musicians and vendors throughout the weekend. The Center continues to evolve towards thriving and meeting the interests and needs of the community.