Sat, Aug 19|
Mississippi State Capitol
Mississippi Book Festival
A Literary Lawn Party Each August, the Mississippi Book Festival unites readers and authors in an exhilarating celebration of books.
Time & Location
Aug 19, 2023, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mississippi State Capitol, 400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201, USA
About the event
The Capitol’s stately rooms and nearby Galloway Church turn into venues for distinguished panelists, the streets in-between transform into a bustling marketplace for booksellers, and the grounds and Capitol Rotunda become a hub of lively exchange. FREE AND OPEN TO ALL, the festival brings the written word to fun, festive life with authors, panel discussions, book signings, family-friendly activities, food trucks, live music, and more!
This ten-acre booklover’s paradise, set in and around the State Capitol Building, draws hundreds of visiting authors each year to engage with each other and the public to discuss their latest works. Dozens of panel discussions on a wide range of topics, book signings, Booksellers Row, Authors Alley, family-friendly activities, food trucks, Capitol tours, and much more, make this event one for the books!