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 […]
The following post is a Q&A with Bradley Graham, co-owner of Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC. Politics & Prose is the official bookseller of the 2015 National Book Festival. This will be your second year as the official bookseller at the National Book Festival. Was there anything that surprised you about the festival […]
The following post is a Q&A with Junior League of Washington President Cameron Gilreath. Many people are familiar with Junior Leagues in their hometowns, but for those who aren’t, can you share with us in brief the mission of the Junior League of Washington? The Junior League of Washington (JLW) is an organization of women […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
For the first time in its 15-year history, the Library of Congress National Book Festival is bringing romance to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 5. The festival runs 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. (doors open at 9) with pavilion presentations in Children, Teens and Picture Books; Fiction; Mysteries, Thrillers & Science […]
On June 10th, the Library of Congress announced the appointment of the 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, Juan Felipe Herrera. Herrera will begin his term as Laureate on September 1st, and his first official event as Poet Laureate will be at the National Book Festival.