General Information

When and where

When and WhereThe 2013 Louisiana Book Festival is Nov. 2 in downtown Baton Rouge at the State Library of Louisiana, the State Capitol, the Capitol Park Museum and nearby locations.


ParkingIn 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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Information centers

Information CentersInformation centers are located in front of the State Capitol and at the corner of Spanish Town Road and N. Fourth Street. Centers provide information concerning special needs access; arrange sign language interpretation and on-site transportation for visitors with disabilities; and distribute maps, schedules and programs. Reproductions of the LBF program are available here as well.

Additional services include first aid and lost and found.

Special needs

Special NeedsFree wheelchair accessible parking is available in the south parking lot of the State Library (enter from N. Third Street) and in designated spaces at the southeast corner of the Capitol. See our overview map.

On the day of the festival, those with special needs may request on-site transportation at either 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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