This year marks the 16th anniversary of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. The event has experienced tremendous growth over the years and we pride ourselves on flexibility and adaptability to continually change and improve upon the festival’s successes. One exciting change for this year is the addition of the Main Stage.
The festival’s Main Stage will feature our headliners, if you will, in a massive event hall big enough to accommodate their adoring fans. This was set up in response to the space needs of über-popular authors at festivals past and to put these literary superstars all in one place to give presentations throughout the day (and into the night).
So without further ado, here is the list of authors who will grace the National Book Festival’s inaugural Main Stage. Visit the schedule page for presentation and book-signing times and more information. (Please note: free tickets will be required for the Stephen King presentation.) We hope to see you soon at the Main Stage of the main event on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
The 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which is free for everyone, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 1. The festival is made possible by the generosity of sponsors. You too can support the festival by making a gift now.