Book Fair 2018

The Big 2018 Symphony Book Fair will be held

Friday, June 1 through Sunday June 3, 2018

at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena

6801 Franklin Ave

New Orleans, LA 70122

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(same location as last year)

Free parking – enter from Franklin Avenue

Enter the sale under Ramp 1 (which faces Franklin Ave)


Friday 9am-8pm

Admission for best selection on first day only – $15 from 9am-3pm only, free admission after 3pm

Saturday 9am-8pm, free admission

Sunday 9am-4pm, free admission

All items budget priced. Many categories of books, including children’s and young adult.  Even rare items are priced at “wholesale” level prices.

Sunday 12 noon-2pm – Special Children’s Book Sale – Must be accompanied by a child! Color a bag and fill it with books for $5.

Some special donated collections that will be for sale this year

Vintage books collection on precious stones
Collectible opera programs, including from La Scale (1960s)
Beatles books
Vintage travel books from the 1920s
Crime file collection (solve a mystery puzzles)
Suzuki materials
Piano teaching materials
Vintage magazines from WWII era (detective, theatre, scholastic high school)
Beautiful children vintage books in German
LOTS of jigsaw puzzles
Henry James’ books
Year books from 1930’s-50’s
John Le Carre hardbacks
Car Racing
Entomology prof’s research library
Vintage cat books
Young Adult – large collection
Autographed Jack Dempsey photo postcard
Ed McBain mysteries
Classics – extra large collection this year
Large collection of books in French (including Occital) from a Tulane professor

 More Special Rare and Unusual Items are listed on a separate page. Link Here.


An Abundance of Frames – all shapes and sizes – perfect for that special piece of art!
A Variety of Framed and Unframed Art:
  • J. Gould Lithograph Prints
  • 1983 Jazz Fest Poster
  • Celebrity Photos (Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, James Cagney, Joan Crawford, Liza Minnelli, Gregory Peck, James Stewart. John Wayne, and many more…)
  • 2010 Jazz Fest Poster
  • Vintage Silhouettes
A Sampling of the many Artists Represented:
  • Colette Enard
  • Andrea Kostyal
  • Endre Szász
  • Rolland Golden (complete set of Civil War prints)
  • David Noll
  • Hugh Boycott Brown
  • Robert Guthrie
  • Grace Newburger
  • Richard Thomas
  • Mona McRae
  • Charles H. Reinike
  • Linda LeKinff
  • Carl Bianga
  • Johnny Donnels
  • Garland Robinette
Odds and Ends: Chess Sets; Waterford Ornament, Osiris ball favor