Top of page

Category: National Book Festival

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

One Day, 15 Hours, 53 Minutes and Counting …

Posted by: Jennifer Gavin

The Library of Congress National Book Festival is just hours away! It’s free … it’s open to the public on the National Mall … and it’s got fun and fascination for readers of all ages and tastes. No fewer than 112 stellar authors – historians, novelists, children’s and teens’ authors, poets, biographers, illustrators and graphic …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Carrying a Torch — Ours!

Posted by: Jennifer Gavin

With the Library of Congress National Book Festival just days away (it’s a week from this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, free of charge on the National Mall) we have a lot to share in addition to more than 100 best-selling authors for readers of all ages.  One of the great stops …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Ink-Stained Riches

Posted by: Jennifer Gavin

This year’s casting call for the Library of Congress National Book Festival is complete, and our lineup for the free event Sept. 21 and 22 will include writers Don DeLillo, Joyce Carol Oates and Khaled Hosseini, graphic novelists Lynda Barry, Fred Chao, Jonathan Hennessey, Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez, and authors Linda Ronstadt, Christopher Buckley, …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

First Batch of Authors for 2013 National Book Festival

Posted by: Jennifer Gavin

Authors and poets Margaret Atwood, Marie Arana, Taylor Branch, Don DeLillo, Khaled Hosseini, Barbara Kingsolver, Brad Meltzer, Joyce Carol Oates, Katherine Paterson and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will be among more than 100 writers speaking at the 13th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

National Book Festival: Save the Date, Take the Survey

Posted by: Jennifer Gavin

There’s news on two fronts for you book-lovers out there: first, the 13th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held on the National Mall between 9th and 14th Streets on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 from noon to 5:30 p.m., rain …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Library in the News: October Edition

Posted by: Erin Allen

With the November opening of the new exhibition “The Civil War in America” only a month away, media outlets picked up on the announcement of a new blog featuring historical voices from the war. The Associated Press wrote an announcement that many outlets ran with, including The Washington Post, WTOP, military.com and various broadcast affiliates …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

Library in the News: September Edition

Posted by: Erin Allen

With the announcement of the new Library website, congress.gov (you can read more about it here and here), media outlets in September were all over the story. The Washington Post’s Ideas & Innovations column called the site’s design a “boon” for mobile users, allowing those pages to expand or contract based on screen size. Other …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

InRetrospect: September Blogging Edition

Posted by: Erin Allen

Here’s a roundup of some September selections in the Library blogosphere. In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog New Dance Collections in the Performing Arts Encyclopedia (PAE) Presentations on Bronislava Nijinska and the Ballet Russes de Serge Diaghilev are now featured in the PAE.  The Signal: Digital Preservation Yes, the Library of Congress Has Video Games: …

Image of an ornate clock showing 2:05 with sculpted male figures sitting on each side of the clock face

A Book (Festival) With a Happy Ending

Posted by: Jennifer Gavin

The 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival closed up shop Sunday evening – leaving more than 200,000 delighted book-lovers thrilled to have heard from and met their favorite authors, stoked up with new titles to read, and exhilarated by two days of gorgeous fall weather there on the National Mall. One couple even got …