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Travel Tips: Street Closures

Drivers to the National Book Festival, be aware! It’s going to be a  busy day in Washington, due to  tight security surrounding the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall. We’re excited to be sharing the big day with that event, as well as many others […]

Stage Spotlight: International

The following is a guest post by Marie Arana, literary director for the Library of Congress National Book Festival. There’s nothing as convincing as success! So when the National Book Festival opened the International Stage last year, featured some of the Spanish-speaking world’s most prominent writers, and found the hall packed for every session, we […]

Podcast: Gene Luen Yang

In the closing National Book Festival author podcast for 2016, Korey Freeman talks to Gene Luen Yang, our National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a writer of both graphic novels and comics. Listen to the podcast here. Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ve shared conversations with authors who will appear at this Saturday’s National Book […]

Tips to Make the Most of Your Day

So you’ve followed our advice and planned your trip to the National Book Festival on Sept. 24. Once you’ve arrived, the combined effect of the gigantic Washington Convention Center, a schedule of more than 120 authors and dozens of festival activities can all be a little overwhelming. Here, then, are some important tips on navigating […]

Learn About the Library of Congress at the National Book Festival

The following is a guest post by George Thuronyi, program manager in the Copyright Office and member of the Library of Congress National Book Festival team. Ever wonder what goes on at the Library of Congress? The National Book Festival is your chance to take a virtual journey through the Library’s rich treasure-trove of collections […]

Podcast: Eric Weiner

Today in our series of National Book Festival author podcasts, George Thuronyi talks to author Eric Weiner, author of “The Geography of Bliss” and his newest work “The Geography of Genius.” Listen to the podcast here. Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ve been sharing conversations with authors who will be appearing at this year’s National Book […]

Stage Spotlight: Food & Home

The following is a guest post by Susan Manus, co-director of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Food, the universally loved subject, will be on great display at this year’s National Book Festival. (Who doesn’t love to eat, right?) Some of the country’s top food authors will provide a glimpse into their special culinary […]

Stephen King Tickets Available Tomorrow

REMINDER: Popular author Stephen King will open the Main Stage of the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 24 with a presentation and recognition of his lifelong work promoting literacy. Tickets will be required for the King presentation. Tickets will be free and will be issued electronically beginning at 9 a.m. EDT […]

Podcast: Katherine Paterson

Former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Katherine Paterson is the newest in our series of National Book Festival author podcasts. Karen Jaffee talks to Paterson about the author’s new memoir, “Stories of My Life.” Listen to the podcast here. Every Tuesday and Thursday we’ve been sharing conversations with authors who will be appearing at […]