At the festival

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 31, when the 2020 Louisiana Book Festival comes to town!

The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana is proud to present the 17th edition of this free, world-class literary celebration. Come join the fun from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. downtown at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol, the Capitol Park Museum, the Capitol Park Welcome Center, and nearby locations.

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.

The Louisiana Book Festival is your chance to meet exceptional writers while enjoying book-related activities and presentations.

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

For a list of exhibitors who registered for the 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.

Download the Louisiana Book Festival app!

The 2019 App is still live. Information will be posted here when the 2020 mobile app is available.



2018 Louisiana Writer Award Presentation

2018 LBF Video

2017 Louisiana Writer Award Presentation


Comment from a 2017 LBF attendee

This was a truly wonderful literary experience.


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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