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This year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival already promises the biggest lineup of literary stars this side of the Crab Nebula. Book-lovers can look forward, on Saturday, Sept. 26, to hearing from David Baldacci, John Grisham, John Irving, Julia Alvarez, Judy Blume, Ken Burns, Gwen Ifill and Jodi Picoult–not to mention celebrity chef Paula Deen.

But that’s not all!

Today the Library announced that authors James Patterson, George Pelecanos, Nikki Grimes, Marilynne Robinson, Sharon Creech, Daniel Silva and W. Ralph Eubanks have signed on for the ninth annual festival, to be held on the National Mall from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. As always, the event is free and open to the public.

In addition to this amazing lineup of more than 70 authors — the full list is available here–this year’s book festival will feature many social-networking features, including updates through Twitter and Facebook. To receive up-to-the-minute information for this year’s event, such as author activities, day-of-event details and much more, follow the library on Twitter (@librarycongress, hashtag #nbf) or become a fan of the Library on Facebook ( There will be new podcasts of interviews with festival authors available free of charge on the Library’s website ( and on iTunes U (link here, opens in iTunes).

Want your own copy of the National Book Festival Poster, by author/illustrator Charles Santore? It’s here. For more information about this year’s National Book Festival, click here.

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