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The Book Festival is Coming, See What’s in Store!

We are officially just 15 days away from the 17th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival and we can hardly contain our excitement! Doors to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. will open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2. kicking off a day full of presentations, panels, poetry, family-friendly activities, characters, games, giveaways and more, all in celebration of books and reading. More than 100 celebrated authors will present from ten different stages including Main Stage, Contemporary Life, Fiction, Graphic Novels, History & Biography, Poetry & Prose, Teens, Thrillers & Fantasy and two separate Children’s stages for a day full of fun that you won’t want to miss.

Don’t just take my word for it; check out our new video below featuring Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden giving you a glimpse of the authors and activities that are in store for this premier literary event. Then, check out the National Book Festival website or download the festival app for the full lineup and schedule to start planning your festival experience.



  1. Jody Collins
    August 21, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Hello! I am a new author (to be published in Nov. 2017) and just found your website and info about the book festival.
    I love the poster, but I noticed you don’t have the location–i.e., city/state–listed.
    Where is this event? I might consider coming. Thank you!

    • Lola Pyne
      August 25, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Yes, the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Sept. 2. from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. Hope you can make it!

  2. Nora
    August 24, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    @Jody Collins
    It’s in Washington DC.

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