The New Orleans Book Festival {What to Know Before You Go}

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The New Orleans Book Festival {What to Know Before You Go}

The New Orleans Book Festival is a FREE event on November 11th and 12th that will include readings, food, music, and a full schedule of book themed fun. Headliners include Jeff Abbott, bestselling author of more than 15 books, Greg Iles, bestselling author of “The Bone Tree,” Colin Dickey, author of “Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places,” Willie Robertson, reality T.V. star and author of “The American Fisherman: How Our Nation’s Anglers Founded, Fed, Financed, and Forever Shaped the U.S.A.,” and Fred LeBlanc, lead singer and drummer of the band Cowboy Mouth and author of “Fred the New Orleans Drummer Boy.”

New Orleans Book Festival

The New Orleans Book Festival Line Up {What to Know Before You Go}

On Friday November 11th :: The Festival begins with evening performances by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra quintet and Young Audiences from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Latter Branch Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. The public is encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Local food trucks will be onsite, and attendees may bring their own picnics.

On Saturday, November 12th :: The Festival continues from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Big Lake in New Orleans City Park, near the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collin Diboll Circle. The day will feature readings, author signings, panels and other activities for readers of all ages.

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Why Attend the New Orleans Book Festival?

  • FREE admission
  • Thanks to the festival’s collaboration with Scholastic, free books are available from the Scholastic Possible Fund for children who attend the festival.
  • Free snacks will be provided, and dishes will be available for purchase from local restaurants and food trucks, including Bratz Y’all, Crepes a la Cart, Curly Q, Frenier Landing, Jamba Juice and Moe’s Original BBQ.
  • The New Orleans Museum of Art, located next to the festival grounds, is offering FREE admission to Book Fest-goers.
  • City Year, Big Class, Scholastic and others will lead fun activities for kids, and young readers will receive free books.
  • Free Transportation from Select Libraries :: To ensure that everyone can attend the festival, free shuttles run every 30 minutes from New Orleans Public Library branches. The shuttle schedule can be found below.

For more information visit the New Orleans Book Festival website and follow them on Facebook, on Twitter and Instagram. You can also use the hashtag #NOLABookFest to join the conversation. 

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