The 14th Annual New Orleans Book Fair this Saturday at Clouet Gardens

Apparently, no building can contain the awesome explosion that is the New Orleans Book Fair—it’s outdoors again this year, and as anti-capitalist as ever. (There will be a burning of tires on the steps of the AirBnB house across the street afterward; just kidding … maybe).

The 14th year of this fantastic event will take place from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, in Clouet Garden in the Bywater (on Clouet Street between Royal and Dauphine).

As always, the festival will feature an exciting array of independent booksellers hawking wares whose scope spans from the most local zine to the most international glossy treatise.

Admission is free, no tickets are required, and children are very welcome (as are cats, dogs, goats, and other pets). And, since it’s outside, you can smoke cigarettes!

Along with the vendors, the Book Fair will feature performances, poetry, and “provocative panels pinpointing pertinent political problems.”

Pray for the sun to shine on this glorious event.