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Join us for the 18th annual National Book Festival!

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The Library of Congress is celebrating the 18th annual National Book Festival on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., the Convention Center will be bursting with activities for all ages from all of the Library’s divisions. Over 100 authors will join the celebration throughout the day including U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, Former U.S. Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, and Former U.S. Ambassador of the European Union and attorney, Stuart E. Eizenstat.

Throughout the event, attendees will have the chance to meet, attend presentations by and even get their book signed by their favorite authors.The Law Library will once again be a part of this magnificent event where our staff will be delighted to discuss our legal collections and services with festivalgoers.

      Gavel Pencils with the 2018 National Book Festival Poster [Photo by Geraldine Davila Gonzalez]
Come visit our Law Library table at the LC Jefferson area located on the main floor of the Convention Center, right next to the Library of Congress pavilion. Bring your mobile device and test your knowledge about the Law Library of Congress in a game of Kahoot trivia. View and learn firsthand about some of the items we have available from our rare book collection.  While you are there, do not forget to grab some of our famous bookmarks, USB chargers, and gavel pencils!

In addition, please join us at the Library of Congress pavilion at 10:25 a.m. for a panel discussion about “Trials in History” with some of your favorite In Custodia Legis bloggers: Barbara Bavis, Robert Brammer, Hanibal Goitom and Jim Martin. Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sanchez will lead and moderate this discussion.

Remember to tweet your experiences at the festival to us at @LawLibCongress using the hashtag #NatBookFest!

For more information on the 2018 National Book Festival, please visit!

We hope to see you at the National Book Festival next weekend!

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