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#TBT A Look at the 15th Anniversary Library of Congress National Book Festival

Wow! It’s hard to believe the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival has come and gone. The fifteenth anniversary of the festival was a huge success and boasted capacity crowds and more than 170 authors at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Festivalgoers, volunteers and authors turned out in full force for a magnificent and energetic celebration of books and reading that lasted from 10 a.m to 10 p.m.

People were abuzz on social media and #NatBookFest15 became a trending topic! Doing a search of that hashtag will turn up lots of great festival photos and conversation.

Folks couldn’t seem to get enough of the new book festival app introduced this year. We received positive feedback about how it helped people plan their day and schedule which of the author presentations to attend.

The festival presentations were taped and the videos will start to become available on the National Book Festival website in the next month or so. (There will be a blog post to let you know when.) In the meantime, if you couldn’t make the festival or would like to join me in reflecting, today’s #ThrowbackThursday post contains a collection of photos from Saturday’s festivities. Enjoy!

#TBT Festival Photo Flashback

It’s pretty spectacular that the National Book Festival is turning 15 this year! Started in 2001 by first lady Laura Bush and the Library of Congress, the event has experienced tremendous growth over the years. I’ve actually worked on the festival planning team in various capacities for the past ten years and by far the […]

#tbt Festival Posters in Review

As we prepare to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the National Book Festival, what better way to take a look back then with our own #ThrowbackThursday posts? And, since our 2015 festival poster designed by Peter de Sève was just announced, let’s start with a look back in the poster gallery at the festival posters and the many illustrators who’ve designed them over the years.