The Mississippi Book Festival’s annual “literary lawn party” on the grounds of the Mississippi State Capitol Building turns the historic landmark into a hub of celebration in downtown Jackson. Stately rooms at the Capitol, Galloway United Methodist Church, and The Foundery at Galloway become venues for distinguished panelists, the verdant lawn a gathering spot for book lovers, and surrounding streets a marketplace for booksellers. C-SPAN broadcasts live from the Capitol’s Old Supreme Court Room. Capitol tours showcase the building’s Beaux Arts splendor throughout the day and a special Library of Congress exhibit is on view in the Rotunda. Live music, kids’ activities and food vendors turn bordering streets into a bustling family hangout. The entire event is handicapped accessible, with free parking on public streets and in parking garages at neighboring Woolfolk and Walter Sillers buildings. Check back often for the latest details.