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The Law Library of Congress at the 19th Annual National Book Festival

2019 National Book Festival Poster [Illustration by Marian Bantjes]

This Saturday, August 31, join us for our 19th Annual National Book Festival. Starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, more than a hundred best-selling authors, novelists, historians, poets, and children’s writers will take the stage, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

While at the festival, come visit the Law Library of Congress table located at the Expo Floor, where you can learn more about our services in a fun game of trivia, get one of our popular gavel pencils, and interact with our librarians. The full National Book Festival schedule can be found here: //www.loc.gov/events/2019-national-book-festival/schedule/

For more information about the National Book Festival, please visit: //www.loc.gov/events/2019-national-book-festival/festival-information. Also, check out the National Book Festival Blog, where you can find more information about this year’s festival, the featured authors and tips on how to organize your day.

We hope to see you there this weekend!

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