At the festival

The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana is proud to present the 20th edition of our free, world-class literary celebration. Come join the fun on November 2, 2024, in downtown Baton Rouge at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol, the Capitol Park Museum, and nearby locations.

The Louisiana Book Festival offers you a chance to meet exceptional writers, find new books to read, and enjoy thought-provoking presentations. Whether you're young or old, enjoy puzzling over a good mystery, have a thirst for history, can't get enough of poetry, or love to cook up some great Louisiana dishes, our national award winning event has something for every book lover.

Author pages will be posted in the coming months and the full schedule of programs will be available in mid-October. Check back here or follow us on Facebook for more details!

Visit our Featured Authors page for a complete list of all festival participants.

For a list of exhibitors registered for this year's Louisiana Book Festival, go to the Attending Exhibitors page of this website.

Click here to view information about parking, event locations, and more.

This was a truly wonderful literary experience! The talks were interesting, I was able to meet some authors and get my book signed. It was all so much fun. And all based on books. I can’t wait for the next one! -- 2019 Festival Attendee

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Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion, or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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