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Prize-Winning Biographer A. Scott Berg to Present the Sweeping Multimedia Story of the Birth of Hollywood

The following guest post is a Q&A conducted by Marie Arana, co-director of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. You probably know A. Scott Berg as the author of numerous prize-winning biographies of American originals, among them “Maxwell Perkins: Editor of Genius,” which won him a National Book Award when he was barely out […]

There’s An App for It!

I’m excited to announce our newest enhancement to our big event–a National Book Festival App for smartphones hit the streets today! We’ve been keeping this little beauty under wraps as we’ve worked to develop a complete guide and a wonderful festival-at-your-fingertips experience. Now, if you use an Apple iPhone, iPad or Android device, you can […]

War Writers to Take Stage at Festival in Honor of Veterans History Project’s 15th Year

This year’s 15th National Book Festival is all about milestones. Not only is the festival itself marking 15 years, it is also celebrating 200 years since Thomas Jefferson’s personal library came to the Library of Congress. Another key celebration is the 15th anniversary of the Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress. VHP […]

#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 […]

Festival Scouting

Consider a trip for your troop to the Library of Congress National Book Festival to hear from popular authors and illustrators, get books signed and take part in fun activities. Then, mark the experience with the 2015 festival patch. Join book lovers of all ages on Sept. 5, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention […]

Una gira relámpago de la imaginación latinoamericana–desde México a Argentina–

Para la siguiente entrada del blog se invitó a Marie Arana, Co-directora del Festival Nacional del Libro de la Biblioteca del Congreso, para que colaborara con una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. ¡Misterio! ¡Drama! ¡Romance! El Festival Nacional del Libro 2015 contará con una rica infusión de todos estos elementos en el programa de autores […]