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Plan Your Book Festival Adventure with the 2017 App!

The following is a guest post by Rebecca Naimon, National and International Outreach Intern.

The 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival App is now LIVE and ready for download. The free app is newly updated with everything you’ll need to know before and during this year’s festival on Saturday, Sept. 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Love mapping out your route to see all the authors you love? You can use the app now to plan your adventures at the festival – from who to see to what activities you don’t want to miss. The app contains the full schedule of author events, book signings, panels, and Library and sponsor special events, complete with their times and locations. You can even build a personalized schedule within the app so you can dive right into all the fun at the festival as soon as you get there.

Prefer to fly by the seat of your pants? On the day of the Festival, the app will be invaluable for finding your way through the convention center, reading up on author bios and the festival sponsors, and deciding which activity or booth to visit in between the two speakers you just have to see. Plus, the app will always have the most up-to-date information on the festival, and provide notice if anything changes during the day.

The festival app is also a great way to tell us what you think! You can use the app to rate each event, post photos directly to Twitter and Instagram, and see what you and everyone else on social media are saying on the live Social Media Wall, which will be visible during the festival both in the app and in-person all around the convention center.

The app is available for iOS and Android. If those don’t work for you, never fear, there’s a fully-functional web version too! Take advantage of this invaluable opportunity to make the most of your day on Sept. 2, and use the app to make the festival a seamless, stress-free, and fun adventure to remember.

You can find links to download your version of the app at loc.gov/apps. Check it out and start planning your schedule for the big day!


  1. Barbara McDowell Whitt
    August 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    I’m looking forward to taking in the author events at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival. The event is a high point of my husband’s and my spring-summer-fall stay in our nation’s capital.

  2. Anne VanRaepenbusch
    August 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Thank you

  3. Jacqueline Michelle Brown Ramirez-Martinez
    August 16, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Thanks you for informing regards viewed of the National Book Festival it’s a wonderful, exciting information.

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