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Mississippi Book Festival

Web: https://msbookfestival.com/

The Mississippi Book Festival, a nonprofit founded by literacy advocates, launched in August 2015 on the State Capitol grounds and continues to draw thousands to its annual “literary lawn party” and book lovers’ celebration. Visit our Replay festival pages for highlights, pictures and videos of past festivals.


Mississippi State Capitol
Jackson, MS


    The festival takes place on
    August 19, 2023
    and is a single-day event

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