Friday, November 11

6:30 - 8:00 PM

A Family-Friendly Performance

Location to be Announced

Bring blanket and picnic basket, and join us for a night of song & dance!

Original illustration by Julia Sevin I

Saturday, November 12

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


New Orleans City Park

Come out with the whole family to enjoy readings and activities for the kids and adults alike!

...and the New Orleans Museum of Art just next to the festival is offering half-price admission!

The New Orleans Book Festival is a celebration of books for readers of all ages. The two-day festival includes a family-friendly evening performance and a full day of programming for book lovers ranging from new readers to literary scholars.


Twinkle Twinkle, the Friday night musical performance, will be held at a location to be announced.


The daytime festival on Saturday, November 12. It will feature readings, panel discussions, and an entire activity area for kids — all centered around books and stories.


Thanks to the Festival’s special partnerships, every child who attends the festival will receive free books. And in order to ensure that anyone who wants to attend is able, the Festival is free — including bus transportation and healthy snacks!

A Letter from First Lady Cheryl Landrieu

Dear Friends,


I would like to invite readers of all ages to come out and enjoy the New Orleans Book Festival. I strongly believe in literacy, and this free event gives people from all backgrounds an occasion to come together in celebration of books! The festival offers unique opportunities for adults and children to interact with exceptional writers and storytellers and to enjoy an inspiring variety of book-related activities, exhibitions, and demonstrations. Food, fun, books, and stories are FREE! I am very excited to see you all there!



Cheryl Landrieu

Participating Authors

Coming Soon!


Coming Soon!


Giant Peach Sponsors

Storyland Sponsors

Secret Garden Sponsors

Giving Tree Sponsors

Little Prince Sponsors