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About Bienville Books We're a small independent new and used bookstore located in the heart of dwontown Mobile's business and tourist districts, within walking distance of all major hotels and the convention center. We carry a large selection of used hardcover and paperback fiction; local and regional authors; rare and first editions; history; and assorted other books. We also carry furniture and furnishings for sale, as well as art by local artists.

•  Mobile's Saenger Theater

Downtown Mobile's free MoDa Trolley passes in front of our store.

MARDI GRAS DATES: We include this information both because Bienville Books carries a number of Mardi Gras related books and because we are located within the parading areas, occasionally limiting access to our store. Mardi Gras is associated with Easter Sunday, so its dates change from year to year. Here are the dates for Fat Tuesday for 2012 - 2019.

2012 February 21
2013 February 12
2014 March 4
2015 February 17
2016 February 9
2017 February 28
2018 February 13
2019 March 5
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