Below is the name of the person who built the building the bookshop is in. He was an Italian physician who treated the Pirate Lafitte and his men. In turn, Lafitte said he could have anything his heart desired. What it desired was a lovely widow so he asked Lafitte for safe passage to see the widow. He got it. They married and he built the building in 1835. He set up shop as a physician and they lived in the apartment overhead.
Information courtesy of the woman working at the bookstore who is also a 40-year resident of the French Quarter.
It was glorious weather for a little excursion! I wish I had thought to get photos inside the Louisiana Loom Works we went into that, despite its small size, houses three working looms and nine cats. I would LOVE to have a large woven rug made by them!