Book Fair 2017

The Big 2017 Symphony Book Fair will be held

Friday, June 2 through Sunday June 4, 2017

at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena

6801 Franklin Ave

New Orleans, LA 70122

Click for map

(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

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

Visa, Mastercard, Discover accepted

Some special donations that will be on sale this year:

South American History (Tulane professor’s research library) – especially Argentina & Chile

Jewish History, Literature & Humor

Botany & Taxonomy  (Professor’s collection)

Helicopter training

Vintage cooking pamphlets

Greek and Latin

Vintage 1920-1950’s Broadway programs

Vintage mysteries

European medieval history

History of psychiatry, including WWII neuroses

Vintage readers

John Grisham first editions, some signed

German language books – many categories: philosophy, history, literature

Books about the Canary Islands 

Framed and Unframed Art:
  • 1984 Louisiana World Exposition Posters Signed and Numbered by Hugh Ricks and Charles Moore
  • J. Gould Lithograph Prints
  • 1983  and 2010 Jazz Fest Posters
  • Celebrity Photos (Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, James Cagney, Joan Crawford, Liza Minnelli, Gregory Peck, James Stewart. John Wayne, and many more…)
  • Linda Kinff Serigraphs
  • Original charcoal by Xavier de Callatay
Works by Local Artists:
  • Patti Harris Googe
  • Robert Guthrie
  • Richard Thomas
  • George Dureau
  • Charles H. Reinike
  • Jamie Hayes
  • Johnny Donnels
Frames, Shearwater Pottery, Lennox and Royal Tudor Ware Decorative Plates
Vintage New Orleans Postcard Collection
Boehm Porcelain
Beatrix Sherman Silhouettes 
Special Rare Books:
  • 1829 Edition of Don Juan by Lord Byron
  • Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole, first edition
  • Star Spangled Contract by Jim Garrison, signed
  • A Heritage of Stone by Jim Garrison, signed
  • Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, first American edition
  • Europe, Picturesque Scenes and Places of Note by John Sherer
  • Ma Gastronomie by Point