Attending Exhibitors

2017 Exhibitors


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89.3 WRKF Public Radio

Sponsor Tents

89.3 WRKF-FM, Baton Rouge's independent nonprofit NPR station, informs and entertains the community with news and information such as Capitol Access with Sue Lincoln, WRKF's original coverage of Louisiana government and politics, and cultural programs like American Routes.


225 Magazine

Sponsor Tents

225 is a monthly lifestyle magazine based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Since its inception, it has become the city's go-to source for coverage on people, food, entertainment, and events. From new bikes to cocktail bars, the magazine strives to keep readers in the know about the people and places that are fueling the Capital City's exciting growth. It is available for free at restaurants, coffee shops, and entertainment venues around the city.


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Acadia Authors Collective

Exhibitor Tent B

Book signings by Louisiana authors Jack Caldwell, Scarlet Hawthorne, George Sanchez, and Colette L. Saucier


Acadian Books

Exhibitors' Row

Two books about the deportation of the Acadians from Nova Scotia in 1755 and 1758 and how they eventually settled in Louisiana


Adult Literacy Advocates

Exhibitors' Row

Adult Literacy Advocates helps adults in the Greater Baton Rouge area achieve personal, family, and employment goals by improving their literacy skills.


The Advocate

Sponsor Tents

The Advocate is a daily newspaper with editions in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette areas.


Angel Pennies

Exhibitor Tent C

Angel Pennies book is an interactive guide to assist children with the process of death. Promotional angel and grief healing items are available for sale. Information provided for the Angel Penny Foundation.


Mike Artell
Author/Illustrator

Exhibitor Tent C

Author of 2004 Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Award, Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood. Mike will also have his new 2017 books available for sale and autographing. 


Award-winning
Deep Denial
by David Billings

Exhibitors' Row

Award-winning history: Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremecy in U.S. History and Life by David Billings


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Baton Rouge Cartoonist Society

Exhibitors' Row

Original comic books, coloring books, and art by Baton Rouge cartoonists


Bayou Magazine

Exhibitors' Row

International literary magazine of prose and poetry


Bayou Santa

Exhibitors' Row

Discover how Papa Noёl came to be. A family holiday story!


Beautiful Crescent

Exhibitor Tent C

Books: Beautiful Crescent: A History of New Orleans and Louisiana: The First 300 Years


Belle Lutte Press

Exhibitor Tent C

An award-winning publisher in a bare-knuckled fight for the future of culture


Don Jeanpierre Bernard, Author

Exhibitors' Row

My Quintessential Woman by author Don Jeanpierre Bernard


BizEntine Press

Exhibitors' Row

Award-winning fiction and nonfiction; Best LA Historical Fiction Evangeline: Paradise Stolen; Genealogy; Dudley LeBlanc's True Story of the Acadians and The Acadian Miracle; Acadian/Cajun history; Copyright Handbooks (Films, Screenplays, Music); and more!


Black Sands Collection

Exhibitor Tent C

Chapter book, kids' book, comic books


Ashley Blake,
Louisiana Suspense Writer

Exhibitor Tent C

Stories filled with drama, violence, and mystery, Mr. Blake is the author of Nightriders, Dark Bayou, Dear Arial, and The Parent Killer. All of his novels are available on Amazon.com.


Books Along the Teche Literary Festival

Exhibitor Tent B

The official Books Along the Teche Literary Festival will be held April 6-8, 2018, predominantly in New Iberia's historic district, but will also include events around Iberia Parish.


Lira Brannon

Exhibitors' Row

Lira Brannon is an award-winning author with several books and short stories to her credit. Current projects include a steampunk adventure and the second book in the paraplegic athlete series.


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"…The Cajun French version of Forrest Gump"
Kirkus Reviews

Exhibitors' Row

"A delightfully quirky tale both unpredictable and affecting"
Kirkus Reviews


Lisa Poché Calhoun
Superflare: The Fortunate Ones

Exhibitors' Row

Lisa Poché Calhoun, author of Superflare: The Fortunate Ones, a five-star survival fiction novel
www.LisaPocheCalhoun.com


Carpe Librum Crafts

Exhibitors' Row

Handmade bookmarks and book-related crafts


Author Keke Chanel

Exhibitors' Row

Suspense fiction author of ten published books


The Chris James Journey

Exhibitors' Row

Poetry, books, and shirts


Colorism Healing

Exhibitors' Row

Anthologies of poems and essays exploring the issue of colorism


COOLCLUBWORLD

Exhibitors' Row

COOLCLUBWORLD is a mentoring program that recognizes and rewards positive young people.


Cypress Authors Collective

Exhibitor Tent B

Book signings by Louisiana authors Neal Bertrand, Marina Landry, and Carrie Simon


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Erion Davison
Keep Running

Exhibitors' Row

Keep Running: How to Endure When Life Looks Impossible
by 16-year-old author Erion Davison


Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

Exhibitor Tent B

Learn about all of the wonderful initiatives overseen by the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, including the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, Louisiana Scenic Byways, the Audubon Golf Trail, Louisiana State Parks, Office of Cultural Development, and more.


Carroll Devine, Author
Eve Brouwer, Author

Exhibitor Tent C

Carroll Devine signs her memoir, Sleeping Between the Rails, a global saga, and her children's book, The Mystery of the Missing Smile. Eve Brouwer presents My Grandmother Danced, a lyrical romantic epic.


Dianetics Foundation of Baton Rouge

Exhibitor Tent B

Self-improvement/self-help and life improvement books


Diocese of Baton Rouge
Archives Department

Exhibitor Tent A

Abstracts of the birth, marriage, and death records of the Catholic church in southeast Louisiana. Invaluable resources for family historians and genealogists!


Do You Believe in Magic?

Exhibitors' Row

Books sales of Do You Believe in Magic? by M. E. Nevill


Donkey Otie -
Christmas Tradition

Exhibitors' Row

Children's pictorial Christmas poem book, Donkey Otie's Forever Birthday Story, by Louisiana author Vicky Branton


Drawings Brought to Life

Exhibitor Tent C

Books on how to build a model using poster board


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East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Bookmobile and Tents at the intersection of
Spanish Town Road & North 4th Street

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library Bookmobile and staff will be on hand to celebrate Baton Rouge's Bicentennial, announce the 2018 Spring One Book One Community series, register attendees for cards, and award prizes to those competing in the games!


Madelyn Bennett Edwards, Author

Exhibitors' Row

The novel Catfish tells how Louisiana native Susie Burton's life changed when she met a Black man called Catfish in a small town in 1960s South Louisiana.


Enjoyable Reading

Exhibitors' Row

Author Lizy Jacob promises that her very enjoyable books will keep you entertained and wanting more!


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Fairy Surreal

Exhibitors' Row

Literary-themed jewelry and art prints as well as original poetry books


Melinda Taliancich Falgoust

Exhibitors' Row

Melinda Taliancich Falgoust is an author of fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. Her novels and picture books have won international awards.


Flippy and Friends

Exhibitors' Row

Children's books


Four Strength Lions
by C.J. Gray

Exhibitor Tent C

The adventures of four lions as they fight against Danny the Raging Lion. Danny unleashes a war, while the four lions fight to save the people from destruction.


Stephanie Fournet, contemporary romance author

Exhibitor Tent B

Amazon best-selling author Stephanie Fournet has written five novels and one novella. All titles will be available for purchase and signing by the author.


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Geaux Vintage Market

Exhibitor Tent B

Vintage - Rare Books, Postcards, and Ephemera


Dima Ghawi,
International Leadership Speaker

Exhibitor Tent B

Dima Ghawi shares her Middle Eastern background through her books, posters, and other creative materials. DimaGhawi.com


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Leon Hardnett /
JATAL Enterprises, Inc.

Exhibitors' Row

Books of poetry and prose


The Historic New Orleans Collection

Sponsor Tents

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South.


David Hollier
Ashley Wilson

Exhibitors' Row

Christian inspirational - holliersbooks.com


LTG Russel L. Honoré

Exhibitors' Row

Lt. General Russel L. Honoré helps organizations develop a culture of preparedness and problem-solving with strategies for transforming individuals into take-charge leaders.


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Identity Crisis

Exhibitors' Row

Living in a fatherless generation


If I Only Had 25 Hours
in a Day…

by Melinda Turner

Exhibitors' Row

If I Only Had 25 Hours in a Day… is an inspirational book to get you "Refocused, Redirected, and Renewed" - three words that helped change my life. Also "LIVING MY BEST LIFE" t-shirts.


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Jewell Jordan Publishing, LLC

Exhibitors' Row

Ordinary Extraordinary African American Women: The Elders, our most recent project, is an collection of true candid narratives celebrating African American women who have lived their 'ordinary' lives in an extraordinary way. 


Joy of Art, LLC

Exhibitors' Row

The Lost Rabbit, a colorful picture book about a young boy, Mike, and his pet rabbit, Snowball, by Anne Edwards and Tribulations in the Flesh, a poetry compilation by Evangela Joy Nichols.


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Karen Konnerth
The Sophisticated Sock: Project Based Learning Through Puppetry

Exhibitors' Row

Illustrated manual featuring specific projects to use right away, developed by internationally touring arts integration specialist, available for school visits. www.karenkonnerth.com


Steve Kubicek,
Award-winning Inspirational Author

Exhibitors' Row

Inspirational / leadership books: Visibly Struck, based on the true experiences of George Washington and his faith in the invisible hand of God; and UP and IN: Seven Keys to Unlocking Your Potential


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LSU English Department

Exhibitor Tent A

LSU's English Department provides information about literacy and cultural programs and events, a display of faculty publications, New Delta Review and Delta literary journals, and prizes from The Dickens Project.


LSU Libraries

Exhibitor Tent A

LSU Libraries' services to the public


LSU Press

Exhibitor Tent A

One of the South's leading scholarly publishers, LSU Press is noted for its books on southern history, literature, the Civil War, Louisiana culture, music, food, fiction, and poetry.


LSU School of Library
& Information Science

Exhibitor Tent A

Pop in for candy, bookmarks, and fun pictures!


Lavender Ink / Diálogos

Exhibitor Tent C

A literary publisher in New Orleans


Linda Leonard
Inspiration Publishing, LLC

Exhibitors' Row

Books: The ABC's of Success: 26 Keys to a Successful Life; Frugal Times; and Avi


Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

Sponsor Tents

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities provides all Louisianians access to their rich, shared, and diverse historical, literary, and cultural heritage through grant-supported outreach programs, family literacy and adult reading initiatives, teacher professional development institutes, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, cultural tourism, public lectures, library projects, and other public humanities programming.


Louisiana Library Connection

Exhibitor Tent C

The Louisiana Library Connection databases are a collection of online subscription databases that are provided to the people of Louisiana by the State Library.


Louisiana Life Magazine

Sponsor Tents

Louisiana's only statewide general interest magazine, and publisher of two cookbooks


Louisiana Peach Festival and Pageant

Exhibitors' Row

History of the Louisiana Peach Festival & Pageant is a chronological and pictorial history, from 1951 to 2016, including events, activities, and photographs associated with the festival.


Louisiana Public Broadcasting

Sponsor Tents

LPB provides informative, educational, and entertaining television and web programs to homes and schools. LPB's programs specialize in showcasing Louisiana's unique history, art, and culture.


Luna Press

Exhibitor Tent B

Founded in New Orleans, Luna Press is dedicated to the publishing of beautiful illustrated books that emphasize the correspondence between words and images.


Lune Spark Books

Exhibitors' Row

We live to create original tales!
www.lunespark.com


Deborah Lynne

Exhibitors' Row

Nonfiction and fiction books


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Ashley Merlin
Photographer, Author,
and Publisher

Exhibitors' Row

Statuesque New Orleans: a historical coffee table book about all the statues and monuments in Greater New Orleans


Mixed Nuts Publishing, LLC

Exhibitors' Row

Georges the Goose from Toulouse Who Only Ate Couscous


Momma I Should Have Listened

Exhibitors' Row

A story of a mother's pain for her broken son.


Fred Mulhearn, "Louisiana's Own Cartoonist"

Exhibitors' Row

The newly-released book, Looziana Political Cartoons: The Best of Fred Mulhearn, contains over 300 cartoons dating from 1980 to 2017 - all about Louisiana politics.


My Brother's Keeper
Chris Russo Blackwood

Exhibitor Tent C

A 30-year quest to bring two killers to justice


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National Federation of the Blind of Louisiana, Greater Baton Rouge Chapter

Exhibitors' Row

We have available free brochures and books, plus small items for donation to raise funds for our annual community service project to help change what it means to be blind.


Neutral Ground Press // The People's Grocer

Exhibitors' Row

Neutral Ground Press is an urban heritage publisher dedicated to the history, culture, and ecology of American cities. Its first book is The People's Grocer, a biography of legendary retailer John Schwegmann.


Nicole's Creations

Exhibitors' Row

Folded books and candy dolls


Northwestern State University
Department of English
Louisiana Folklife Center

Exhibitor Tent A

The Department of English will provide information and guidance on our academic programs at Northwestern State University and the Folklife Center.


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Orderly for Lee

Exhibitors' Row

Books: Robert E. Lee's Orderly: A Black Youth's Southern Inheritance, and Robert E. Lee's Orderly: A Black Man's Confederate Journey


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Marcus Page

Exhibitors' Row

Books, poetry, short stories, children's stories


Pelican Publishing Company

Exhibitor Tent A

Regional books by Louisiana authors and about Louisiana for children and adults


Kat Pigott, Mason Sibley
Green Dinosaur Pancakes

Exhibitor Tent C

Green dinosaur pancakes magically come to life in Nana's kitchen in this children's book illustrated by teen Mason Sibley.


Poet Noble and Company

Exhibitors' Row

Books by author Kim Noble Calhoun. We also provide photography and creative services for individuals, businesses, churches, and nonprofits.


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River Road Press

Exhibitor Tent B

River Road Press is a full-service publishing company committed to publishing the highest quality books and encouraging collaboration and artistic partnership with its authors, illustrators, photographers, and artists.


River Road Recipes

Exhibitors' Row

River Road Recipes - community cookbooks of Junior League of Baton Rouge


Roux Publishing

Exhibitors' Row

Crawfish Stew, a children's picture book, available in hardcover and paperback


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SWLA Family Book Festival

Exhibitors' Row

We will be giving festivalgoers FREE bookmarks to encourage them to attend our book festival.


www.SaintCharlesPress.com

Exhibitors' Row

Books: The Soldier and the Camellia; French and Spanish New Orleans; and more


Salvation is a Process

Exhibitors' Row

Salvation is a Process is an evangelistic resource with a power-packed testimony that will bless nonbelievers, new believers, and mature believers. With an open heart, you will be blessed!


Sara Davis Designs

Exhibitors' Row

I take the printed word and use it as a material on canvas.


Thomas Savage, Bookseller

Exhibitors' Row

Used, rare, and out-of-print books


Shadow of Death
by Jean Sorrell

Exhibitor Tent C

A murder at the leper colony in Carville, Louisiana, terrifies patients. The victim's sister pieces clues together and discovers she's also marked for death. Historical, cozy mystery; 332 pages


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Exhibitors' Row

Writers of children's literature from Louisiana and Mississippi


The Southern Review

Exhibitor Tent A

The Southern Review, a literary journal published quarterly at LSU, features fiction, poetry, and non-fiction essays from many award-winning authors and poets.


Dr. Sheika Square

Exhibitor Tent C

As a strategist, speaker, and author of 21-Day Word Revolution and The Affirmation, Dr. Square speaks to groups on topics that offer insight into self and organizational maneuvering.


State Library of Louisiana

Exhibitor Tent B

The State Library provides Louisianians access to a wide array of print and electronic resources via statewide and international lending networks as well as its own collections, including the Louisiana Collection, an archival collection of all things Louisiana, including books, photographs, digital images, and more.


Stop Bully Stop!

Exhibitors' Row

An anti-bullying children's book


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Talking Books and Braille Library

Exhibitor Tent B

The Talking Books and Braille Library is a free service for qualified Louisianians whose visual or physical impairments cause difficulty reading standard books and print.


Author Darien Trask

Exhibitors' Row

Author of The Invitation Light series


A Truth Worth Tellin'
by Toni Teepell

Exhibitors' Row

A Louisiana tale of two girls and their mamas - a story of friendship, hope, and unconditional love filled with Southern charm and a family's struggle with schizophrenia.


'Twas the Night Before Bayou Classic

Exhibitors' Row

Celebrate the excitement, the rivalry, and the tradition of the Bayou Classic in spirited picture books for readers of all ages.


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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press

Exhibitor Tent A

Publisher of Louisiana-related books


Usborne Books and More

Exhibitors' Row

Usborne and Kane Miller books provide exciting, engaging, and educational books for children.


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Van Rijs and Cirfus, LLC

Exhibitor Tent C

Book No One Knows the Son


Visit Baton Rouge

Mobile Visitor Information Cart

There's never been a better time to explore Baton Rouge and Visit Baton Rouge is your official travel resource.
www.VisitBatonRouge.com


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Wanda's Books

Exhibitors' Row

Children's books


West Baton Rouge Museum

Exhibitor Tent A

The West Baton Rouge Museum is a regional history museum that tells the stories from South Louisiana's past - where history has a name.


Author Tanisca M. Wilson

Exhibitors' Row

Writer of the highly-anticipated books Proclivity and Forbidden Persuasion


White Bird Publications, LLC

Exhibitor Tent B

Books: fiction and nonfiction


Christine Word, Author

Exhibitors' Row

A children's book, Sparks of Light: a Teaching Story About the Circle of Life


Volunteer

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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