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Advocate file photo -- The Louisiana Book Festival brings authors and readers together on a more personal basis than do other, bigger festivals.

The Louisiana Book Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with events at the State Library of Louisiana, 701 N. Fourth St.; the Capitol Park Museum, 660 N. Fourth St.; and the Louisiana State Capitol, North Third Street and Capitol Drive.

Produced by the Louisiana Center for the Book and the State Library of Louisiana, the festival is free, and refreshments and live music will be available for purchase, a news release said.

A discussion of “Henry Howard: Louisiana’s Architect,” with author and architectural photographer Robert S. Brantley and The Historical New Orleans Collection Senior Editor Dorothy Ball, will be held from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in House Committee Room 6 at the State Capitol. The authors will appear at a book signing from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble book tent on Spanish Town Road.

“The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City,” with author and photographer David G. Spielman and contributing essayists Jack Davis and John H. Lawrence, also will be discussed from 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at House Committee Room 6. A book signing with the authors will be held from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble book tent.

Retired THNOC senior curator and historian John T. Magill will lead a discussion on “Shaking Up Prohibition in New Orleans: Authentic Vintage Cocktails from A to Z” from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Senate Committee Room F. A book signing will be held from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble book tent.

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