Shelves of local favorites and colorful titles that depict life in New Orleans.. In Short Because of its downtown location, deVille lacks some of the neighborhood charm of other New Orleans independents. Yet the location draws inquisitive tourists, who routinely wander in asking for books on voodoo and cemetery tours. The best selection of jazz and blues titles in the city, including a pictorial history of Jazz Fest and the "Down Home Guide to the Blues." For those ramping up on the local music scene, "Jazz for Dummies" will clue you in on the basics.