Friday, November 11

6:30 - 8:00 PM

A Family-Friendly Performance

Latter Branch Library

5120 St Charles Ave


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

Jeff Abbott,

“The First Order” (Sam Capra Series #5)


Alys Arden,

“The Casquette Girls”


Ann Benoit,

“New Orleans Best Seafood Restaurants”


Jean Cassels,

 “Two Bobbies”


Colin Dickey,

 “Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places”


Johnette Downing (author) and Heather Stanley (Illustrator),

“Petit Pierre and the Floating Marsh”


Nancy Dixon,

“N.O. Lit: 200 Years of New Orleans Literature”


Kathy Finn,

“Tom Benson: A Billionaire's Journey”


Simon Hardeveld,

“Simon of New Orleans”


Emile Henriquez, Sr.,

“Mr Okra Sells Fresh Fruit and Vegetables” (kids art demonstration)


Bobbi Hess,

“Merry the Christmas Witch”


Greg Iles,

“The Bone Tree”


Happy Johnson,

“Backyard Bayou”


Mike Kimmel,

“Scenes for Teens”


Fred LeBlanc,

“Fred the New Orleans Drummer Boy”


Stephen Maitland-Lewis,

“Botticelli’s Bastard”


Denise McConduit,

“The Boy Who Wouldn’t Read”


Grace Milsaps and Ryan Murphy,

“What the Sleepy Animals Do at the Audubon Zoo”


Robert G. Mueller,

“Coast Guard Heroes of New Orleans”


Michael Murphy,

"Hear Dat New Orleans; Fear Dat New Orleans”


Jenn P. Nguyen,

“The Way to Game the Walk of Shame”


Nancy Parker,

“The Adventures of Yat and Dat: Superdome!”


Yvonne Perret,

“Simon of New Orleans”


Kat Pigott,

“Green Dinosaur Pancakes”


Ralph Presley III,

“Can We Get Back?”


Stephen Rea,

“Finn McCool's Football Club”


Laura Roach Dragon,

“The Bayou Bogeyman Presents Hoodoo and Voodoo”


Willie Robertson,

“The American Fisherman: How Our Nation's Anglers Founded, Fed, Financed, and Forever Shaped the U.S.A.”


Jack Roth,

“Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg: Searching for Spirits on America's Most Famous Battlefield”


Peggy Scott Laborde (author) and Louis Hodges Jr (Illustrator),

“The Fair Grounds Through the Lens”


Whitney Stewart,

“Meditation is an Open Sky”


Linda Thurman,

“Hollywood South: Glamour, Gumbo and Greed”


Freddi Williams Evans,

“Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans”




Algiers Regional Library

3014 Holiday Dr

New Orleans, LA  70131


Cite Dennis Hubbell Library

725 Pelican Ave

New Orleans, LA  70114





Martin Luther King Library

1611 Caffin Ave

New Orleans, LA  70117


Alvar Library

913 Alvar St.

New Orleans, LA  70117





East New Orleans Regional Library

5641 Read Blvd

New Orleans, LA  70127


Norman Mayer Library

3001 Gentilly Blvd

New Orleans, LA  70122





Robert E Smith Library

6301 Canal Blvd

New Orleans, LA  70124


Mid-City Library

3700 Orleans Ave.

New Orleans, LA  70119





Latter Library

5120 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70115


Children’s Resource Library

913 Napoleon Ave

New Orleans, LA  70115





Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center

4300 South Broad

New Orleans, LA  70125



Pick Ups are every 30 minutes from the below locations from 9:30AM/10:00AM to 2:00PM (Last departure from City Park)



Giant Peach Sponsors

Storyland Sponsors

Secret Garden Sponsors

Giving Tree Sponsors

Little Prince Sponsors



Food Vendors