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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Baton Rouge has long had a book festival worthy of both local and national literary celebrity, and this year, New Orleans boasts a fest with a similarly impressive fleet. The 5th annual New Orleans Book Festival , which takes place ...

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The New Orleans Book Festival is back, this time better than ever



Baton Rouge has long had a book festival worthy of both local and national literary celebrity, and this year, New Orleans boasts a fest with a similarly impressive fleet.

The 5th annual New Orleans Book Festival, which takes place Nov. 14-15, promises richer finds than it has in the past, with a new City Park venue around Big Lake and books and authors for both adults and children, many that come with national prestige, thanks to a new partnership with Barnes and Noble.*

On Saturday in City Park, Wally Lamb kicks off the day at 10:30 a.m. with a reading from his latest novel, We Are Water, just before James Carville and Mary Matalin take the stage to talk about their 2013 memoir, Love and War. Also on tap are local favorites Julia Reed, Ian McNulty and Poppy Tooker.? [ Read more ]

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