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Our 2016 Big Sale will be

Friday, June 3 through Sunday June 5, 2016

at the U.N.O. Lakefront Arena

6801 Franklin Ave

New Orleans, LA 70122

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(same university, but different building 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

 Special Donations on Sale this year at the Big Sale

Choral music (with many copies of same piece)

Vintage mysteries

Frank Baum “Snuggle” books

Military Aircraft

Science Fiction Aircraft

Books in Hungarian!

Old original documents from the collection of Dr. Joseph Cohen, including nineteenth century estate inventories

Psychiatrist’s personal collection of Psychiatry books, including many on history of psychiatry and Freud

Enormous collection of ornithology and bird watching books


Vintage Science Fiction books wrapped in plastic by the collector

Pristine comic books and collection of omnibus comic volumes

Gay literature and biographies

Elementary Teachers Aids and Readers, good for homeschooling, too

History of Magic, 8 volume set

And our usual selection of 50+ categories:

Fiction – Huge selection and cheap!

Non-fiction of many categories

CD’s, LP’s, DVD’s, Sheet music


Special Collectibles on sale this year:

  • Souvenir of New Orleans and the Exposition (1885)

  • Mardi Gras ball invitations and programs

  • Ted Williams autograph

  • Albums of vintage New Orleans and African-American postcards

  • Ruffindale Originals
  • Local Artists
    • Robert Guthrie
    • Matt Touchard
    • George Dureau
    • Karen Statsny
    • Jamie Hayes
    • K. Burke
    • Richard Thomas
    • Grace Newburger
    • George Schmidt
    • Johnny Donnels
    • Mona McRae
  • Others
    • Stephen Lyman
    • Chuck Ren
    • Guy Coheleach
    • Robert Bateman
    • Carl Brenders


If you are a dealer, would you be interested in buying a table of remainders after the sale ends? (whole table/category only, some categories off limits.)    If so, contact us via email at

* We are closed to Donations until June 28th *

*Thank you to our wonderful donors *

Once we’re open again, bring Donations to the


8605 OAK ST.

New Orleans 70118

The warehouse will reopen for donations after the sale on June 28, 2016.

Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 am – 1pm

 Symphony Book Fair accepts

books • art • sheet music

audio books • CDs • DVDs • puzzles & games

Donations are accepted during warehouse hours, Tuesdays and Fridays only, during hours above – 8605 Oak Street, between Leonidas and Monroe Streets.

Winter hours: September 15 – April:  10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays.

Summer hours: June 28 – Labor Day:  9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays.

Please do not leave donations unattended outside the warehouse.  We’d hate to lose a good donation to rain.