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The Book Festival is Coming, See What’s in Store!

We are officially just 15 days away from the 17th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival and we can hardly contain our excitement! Doors to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. will open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2. kicking off a day full of presentations, panels, poetry, family-friendly activities, characters, games, giveaways and more, all in celebration of books and reading. More than 100 celebrated authors will present from ten different stages including Main Stage, Contemporary Life, Fiction, Graphic Novels, History & Biography, Poetry & Prose, Teens, Thrillers & Fantasy and two separate Children’s stages for a day full of fun that you won’t want to miss.

Don’t just take my word for it; check out our new video below featuring Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden giving you a glimpse of the authors and activities that are in store for this premier literary event. Then, check out the National Book Festival website or download the festival app for the full lineup and schedule to start planning your festival experience.


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The following is a guest post by Thomas Shaw, operations assistant in the Library’s Development Office. We are excited to announce a new opportunity for book lovers to support our beloved annual celebration of reading and literacy, the National Book Festival, while enhancing their own festival experience. Each year, the Library of Congress National Book […]