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War Writers to Take Stage at Festival in Honor of Veterans History Project’s 15th Year

This year’s 15th National Book Festival is all about milestones. Not only is the festival itself marking 15 years, it is also celebrating 200 years since Thomas Jefferson’s personal library came to the Library of Congress. Another key celebration is the 15th anniversary of the Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress. VHP […]

#TBT Festival Photo Flashback

It’s pretty spectacular that the National Book Festival is turning 15 this year! Started in 2001 by first lady Laura Bush and the Library of Congress, the event has experienced tremendous growth over the years. I’ve actually worked on the festival planning team in various capacities for the past ten years and by far the […]

Festival Scouting

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 […]

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

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 […]

A Whirlwind Tour of the Latin American Imagination–From Mexico to Argentina

The following guest post is a Q&A conducted by Marie Arana, co-director of the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Mystery! Drama! Romance! The 2015 National Book Festival will enjoy a rich infusion of all these in the Latin American authors program slated for the new International Pavilion. Among the many celebrated writers who will […]

Festival 15-year History on Display

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.

Channeling the Real Richard Nixon

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.