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Festival Scouting

Posted by: Lola Pyne

Consider a trip for your troop to the Library of Congress National Book Festival to hear from popular authors and illustrators, get books signed and take part in fun activities. Then, mark the experience with the 2015 festival patch. Join book lovers of all ages on Sept. 5, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention …

Dark-haired woman in a gray top, holding a stack of twelve books while she looks down at more books. Several people are behind her

Una gira relámpago de la imaginación latinoamericana–desde México a Argentina–

Posted by: Lola Pyne

Para la siguiente entrada del blog se invitó a Marie Arana, Co-directora del Festival Nacional del Libro de la Biblioteca del Congreso, para que colaborara con una sesión de preguntas y respuestas. ¡Misterio! ¡Drama! ¡Romance! El Festival Nacional del Libro 2015 contará con una rica infusión de todos estos elementos en el programa de autores …

Dark-haired woman in a gray top, holding a stack of twelve books while she looks down at more books. Several people are behind her

Festival 15-year History on Display

Posted by: Lola Pyne

The following is a guest post by John Y. Cole, Director, Library of Congress Center for the Book. The double anniversary of the Library's most popular public event and most important historical acquisition is celebrated in a three-case display opening today and on view through September 14 in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.

Dark-haired woman in a gray top, holding a stack of twelve books while she looks down at more books. Several people are behind her

Channeling the Real Richard Nixon

Posted by: Lola Pyne

Evan Thomas is one of the most successful nonfiction authors publishing today. He is the author of nine books, among them a great assortment of bestsellers. We are delighted that he'll join us at the National Book Festival to talk about "Being Nixon: A Man Divided," published this month.

Dark-haired woman in a gray top, holding a stack of twelve books while she looks down at more books. Several people are behind her

Read, Write, Enter, Win!

Posted by: Lola Pyne

Calling all students in the Mid-Atlantic area entering 5th or 6th grade this fall! Tell the Library of Congress what book shaped you, and you could win a trip to the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., this Labor Day weekend. The “A Book That Shaped Me” annual summer writing contest which asks students to …

Dark-haired woman in a gray top, holding a stack of twelve books while she looks down at more books. Several people are behind her

#tbt Festival Posters in Review

Posted by: Lola Pyne

As we prepare to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the National Book Festival, what better way to take a look back then with our own #ThrowbackThursday posts? And, since our 2015 festival poster designed by Peter de Sève was just announced, let's start with a look back in the poster gallery at the festival posters and the many illustrators who've designed them over the years.

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It’s the Festival 15th, Let’s Celebrate with a Blog

Posted by: Lola Pyne

Hello and welcome to the first installment of the Library of Congress National Book Festival blog! This September will mark the 15th anniversary of the nation’s premier celebration of books and reading, and the launch of this blog is just one of the many ways we’ll be marking the occasion. This year’s festival will take …