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A Gallery of Wonders

Last week, we introduced our 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival poster and talked with this year’s poster designer, Gail Anderson. Through the years, our posters have been a delightful kaleidoscope of expressions of the love of books and reading. Check them out, from 2001 to today:

2022
Artist: Gail Anderson
Download 2022 poster (PDF)
2021
Artist: Dana Tanamachi
Download 2021 poster (PDF)
2020
Artist: Rodrigo Corral Studio / Tyler Comrie
Download 2020 poster (PDF)
2019
Artist: Marian Bantjes
Download 2019 poster (PDF)
2018
Artist: Gaby D’Alessandro
Download 2018 poster (PDF)
2017
Artist: Roz Chast
Download 2017 poster (PDF)
2016
Artist: Yuko Shimizu
Download 2016 poster (PDF)
2015
Artist: Peter de Sève
Download 2015 poster (PDF)
2014
Artist: Bob Staake
Download 2014 poster (PDF)
2013
Artist: Suzy Lee
Download 2013 poster (PDF)
2012
Artist: Rafael López
Download 2012 poster (PDF)
2011
Artist: John J Muth
Download 2011 poster (PDF)
2010
Artist: Peter Ferguson
Download 2010 poster (PDF)
2009
Artist: Charles Santore
Download 2009 poster (PDF)
2008
Artist: Jan Brett
Download 2008 poster (PDF)
2007
Artist: Mercer Mayer
Download 2007 poster (PDF)
2006
Artist: Gennady Spirin
Download 2006 poster (PDF)
2005
Artist: Jerry Pinkney
Download 2005 poster (PDF)
2004
Artist: Floyd Cooper
Download 2004 poster (PDF)
2003
Artist: Joey Manlapaz
Download 2003 poster (PDF)
2002
Artist: Carol Dyer
Download 2002 poster (PDF)
2001
Artist: Lu Ann Barrow
Download 2001 poster (PDF)

The 2022 Festival Schedule is Live!

Big news! The full schedule of author presentations and book signings for the 2022 National Book Festival on Saturday, Sept. 3 is live! You can check out the complete schedule on the National Book Festival website: loc.gov/bookfest. With more than 120 authors, writers and poets, this year’s festival has something for every reader. Plus, we’ve […]

Mississippi Author Jesmyn Ward: Winner of the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today that the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction will be awarded to Jesmyn Ward. The 45-year-old Mississippian is the two-time winner of the National Book Award for the novels “Salvage the Bones” and “Sing, Unburied, Sing” among other major literary awards.