President, Mrs. Obama Honorary Chairs of Book Festival

Both the President and the First Lady will be Honorary Chairs of the 2009 National Book Festival, to be held Saturday, Sept. 26 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. between 7th and 14th Streets, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., rain or shine.

This colossal event, heading into its ninth year, lets book-lovers hear and meet their favorite authors, gives children a chance to meet favorite characters and engage in fun activities, and offers a simply delightful fall day to the thousands upon thousands of folks who attend.
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You can read details of the book festival announcement here and see webcasts from last year’s National Book Festival here and on the Library’s site on YouTube.

Save that date!

3 Comments

  1. Wanda D.
    May 28, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    This is so wonderful. I love to read and I think reading (more than short posts or articles) is becoming a lost form of entertainment and enlightenment. Bravo!

  2. Joe
    May 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Thank you to former First Lady Laura Bush for starting this annual event in Washington D.C. back in 2001.

  3. John A. Zawora
    June 25, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I am so grateful to the LOC for this annual event. It is such a special experience for the very young and the young-at -heart. See you there !

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