General Information

When and where

The 2023 Louisiana Book Festival is on Saturday, October 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in downtown Baton Rouge.


In addition to parking along the street, you will find parking lots near the Capitol. The Galvez Parking Garage (see our overview map) will be available as well.


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Featured Authors

Featured authors appearing at this year's festival may be found on the Featured Authors, Panelists and Other Participants page.


You may see a list of all exhibitors appearing at this year's Louisiana Book Festival on the Attending Exhibitors page.

If you're interested in exhibiting at the Louisiana Book Festival, contact Lesli Gray at

Information centers

Information centers are located near the corner of N. 4th Street and North Street, near the intersection of Spanish Town Road and N. 4th Street, and in the ground floor breezeway of the State Capitol. These Centers distribute maps, schedules, and programs and provide information concerning special needs access – arranging sign language interpretation, onsite transportation for visitors with disabilities, and large print and braille reproductions of the LBF Program.

Additional services include First Aid and Lost and Found.

Special needs

Free wheelchair accessible parking is available in the south parking lot of the State Library (enter from N. 3rd Street) and in designated spaces at the southeast corner of the Capitol.

On the day of the festival, those with special needs may request onsite transportation at any of the LBF information centers. Sign language interpretation is available upon request at the information centers. Service is limited and will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Those with special needs who would like to make inquiries before the festival may call 225.219.9503.


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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