The Bayou is a locally-owned one-stop gift shoppe filled with unique and special treasures for just about every occasion. Although we started as a bookstore over two decades ago, we have become more of a specialty treasure trove with everything from candles and flags to home decor and jewelry. We offer a collection of Louisiana books, books written by local authors, cookbooks, and children's books. Taking great pride in our unique, custom Louisiana-themed merchandise offerings, we love being a happy place where family and friends gather and relationships are built. Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Hammond, the Bayou is known for our hospitality, gift-wrapping, and bubbles wafting and dancing down Thomas Street.