We’re always really excited about a new bookstore opening, gives us faith that people still love reading and resting among stacks of books. The Conundrum, owned by Missy Couhig, will open at 11917 Ferdinand St. in St. Francisville this month, offering special events between now and Christmas. Children’s authors J. Steven Spires, author of “Three Little Shrimp,” will perform an interactive storytime and book signing on Saturday and Leif N. Pederson, author of “The Swamp Kids” series, will visit on Sunday, Dec. 20. Jeffrey Marx will sign his LSU sports book, “Walking with Tigers” on Dec. 4, part of the town’s Christmas in the Country celebration. Learn more at https://Facebook.com/conundrumbooks.
Cheré Dastugue Coen is the author of “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country: A Historic Guide to Acadiana” and co-author of “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets.” She also writes Louisiana romances under the pen name of Cherie Claire, “A Cajun Dream” and “The Letter.” Write her at firstname.lastname@example.org.