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#TBT A Look at the 15th Anniversary Library of Congress National Book Festival

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Wow! It’s hard to believe the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival has come and gone. The fifteenth anniversary of the festival was a huge success and boasted capacity crowds and more than 170 authors at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Festivalgoers, volunteers and authors turned out in full force for a magnificent and energetic celebration of books and reading that lasted from 10 a.m to 10 p.m.

People were abuzz on social media and #NatBookFest15 became a trending topic! Doing a search of that hashtag will turn up lots of great festival photos and conversation.

Folks couldn’t seem to get enough of the new book festival app introduced this year. We received positive feedback about how it helped people plan their day and schedule which of the author presentations to attend.

The festival presentations were taped and the videos will start to become available on the National Book Festival website in the next month or so. (There will be a blog post to let you know when.) In the meantime, if you couldn’t make the festival or would like to join me in reflecting, today’s #ThrowbackThursday post contains a collection of photos from Saturday’s festivities. Enjoy!


  1. Hello, the pictures and commentary whets my appetite for the next event. I look forward to attending in company of award winners from Ghana. This is the only way viable to ignite the reading public who’s pastime seem to have been overshadowed by stress governance. The race to design a program and its award winners starts from now! Commendation goes to organizers of the 2015 event and the award winners.

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