It’s pretty spectacular that the National Book Festival is turning 15 this year! Started in 2001 by first lady Laura Bush and the Library of Congress, the event has experienced tremendous growth over the years.
I’ve actually worked on the festival planning team in various capacities for the past ten years and by far the best part has been interacting with diverse festivalgoers from all over and witnessing them enjoy this grand celebration of authors, books and reading.
For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday post, here’s a slideshow of the festival and some of its attendees over the years. I hope this gives you a peak into the joy and excitement to be had for all at the nation’s book festival.