Dozens of author presentations and panels from the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival are now online and available for viewing on our website!
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Were you onsite in Washington on September 1 and couldn’t be in two places at once? Or maybe you weren’t able to join us this year. Or perhaps you’d like to recapture the experience of seeing your favorite author once again.
Whatever the case, you can settle in and enjoy hours of talks and presentations by authors of many genres: history and biography, science, fiction, graphic novels, children’s books, young adult readers, poetry and contemporary issues.
Re-live the special day last month, or experience this celebration of readers and reading for the first time. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for the 2019 National Book Festival, Saturday, August 31!
Getting ready to attend the 2018 National Book Festival here in D.C.? Here are some tips to make it easier for you to get here and enjoy your day: Download the App. There’s a version of the National Book Festival App for all smartphones, and you’ll find it to be a great way to plan your […]
C-SPAN2’s Book TV has covered the National Book Festival since its founding and will be back with live coverage for the 18th year this year. Peter Slen, senior executive producer of Book TV, discusses how Book TV became a destination for authors and books. How did C-SPAN2’s Book TV get started – and how has […]
Hot off the press! The Children’s Guide to 2018 National Book Festival is now available for download. With more than 100 stellar authors, nine stages, the Library of Congress Pavilion and a bustling Family-Friendly Activities area, there is truly something for everyone at this 18th annual celebration of books and reading. >> Download the 2018 […]
The National Book Festival is free to the public, thanks to our sponsors and supporters. This includes the generous members of the Booklovers Circle who make a gift of $1,000 to support the festival and can experience the festival in a whole new way. Booklovers are recognized for their support with expedited entry, two Booklovers […]
The days are ticking off until the Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will take place over Labor Day Weekend. And with just over a week to go until the 18th annual literary extravaganza, we can’t wait to celebrate with you — so we will start the celebration early! You can virtually attend our […]
What? You haven’t decided whether or not you’re going to be coming to Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Sept. 1 for the Library of Congress National Book Festival? Well, here’s ten things about the festival that should help you make up your mind: A Spectacular Setting. Washington, D.C. is a great city to visit, and the […]
E. Annie Proulx, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Shipping News” and the short story “Brokeback Mountain,” will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during this year’s National Book Festival. Proulx was selected by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden based on the recommendation of a jury of previous winners, distinguished authors and […]
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will launch her first children’s book, along with a young readers adaptation of her memoir, as part of the Main Stage lineup of authors at the 2018 National Book Festival, the Library of Congress announced today. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will interview Justice Sotomayor about her new book, […]
The Library of Congress, along with libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region, recently kicked off the annual “A Book That Shaped Me” National Book Festival Summer Writing Contest! The program asks young people to reflect on the power of books in their lives, AND offers them a chance to actually take part in the book festival alongside […]