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Views from the Day: Aug. 31, 2019

It was a busy, fun and exciting day. So much to see and do, so many memorable moments.

The 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival is now in the history books, but you’re in luck: we took pictures. Check out our big new 2019 #NatBookFest album on the Library Life site on Flickr.

Here are just a few of our favorites, but go to the site and see them all!


Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden opens the Main Stage. Photo by Shawn Miller.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks on the Main Stage. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Poetry Out Loud second-place winner Scottlynn Ernestine Ballard. Photo by Kimberly T. Powell.

José Andrés speaks with Diane Rehm on the National Book Festival Main Stage. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Raina Telgemeier speaks on the Main Stage. Photo by Shawn Miller.

A young poet participates in the annual Poetry Slam. Photo by Shawn Miller.

David McCullough greets the Main Stage crowd. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Daniel Wesely of Purcellville, Va., reads with his daughter on the Expo Floor. Photo by David Rice.

The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which is free for everyone, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 29. You can get up-to-the-minute news, schedule updates and other important festival information by subscribing to this blog. The festival is made possible by the generosity of sponsors. You too can support the festival by making a gift now.

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