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LPO Volunteers

LPO Volunteers is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to service and support for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since the early 1990s, the all-volunteer group has raised more than $2 million through its solely owned businesses – The Encore Shop and Symphony Book Fair – and contributed thousands of volunteer hours to support the LPO.

Learn more at symphonyvolunteers.org.

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415 30th St.
New Orleans, LA 70124

Upcoming LPO Volunteers Events:

Symphony Book Fair

June 2-4, 2017
Friday, 9am - 8pm
Saturday, 9am - 8pm
Sunday, 9am - 4pm

University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena

6801 Franklin Avenue (at Leon C Simon Blvd)

Book lovers of all budgets can peruse the expansive collection of books (fiction, cookbooks, history, self-help, science, mystery, sci-fi, biography, literary arts, foreign language, children’s books and more), original art, prints, frames, CDs, DVDs, sheet music, biographies and more.

Items range in price from 75 cents to $9, excepting collectible books. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

On Friday, June 2, patrons will be charged a $15 entry fee from 9 AM – 3 PM for access to the entire collection – 100,000 volumes and other items.

On Sunday, June 4, from noon till 2pm, all children’s books will be on sale for $5 for an entire bag.

Special donations have included such things as:

  • Books on military and science fiction aircraft
  • Books in Hungarian
  • Documents including 19th century estate inventories
  • Psychiatry books, many historic and on Freud
  • Ornithology and bird-watching books
  • Manga
  • Sci-fi books 
  • Marvel Omnibus and other pristine comic books
  • Gay liturature and biographies
  • Elementary teaching aids and readers
  • History of Magic, 8-volume set
For more information, call the warehouse at 504.861.2004 or use the contact info listed above.

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