Get a sneak peek of children’s author Kwame Mbalia’s appearance at this year’s virtual National Book Festival!
A look at one of the longest-running stages at the National Book Festival, or “pavilions,” as we used to call them: History. The History stage (now called History & Biography) has, since the very first festival, on Sept. 8, 2001, welcomed the nation’s preeminent historians to Washington.
We are five weeks away from the 20th annual National Book Festival! If you are a parent, you are likely a fan of the Library or the festival, but how could you get your kids excited, too? We challenge you and your family to read across the Library!
The National Book Festival website now features a virtually accessible archive of the festival’s 20-year history, which includes photo galleries, interviews, reflections, and infographics.
A review of the history of the Library of Congress National Book Festival, 2001-2019, as the Library prepares for the 2020 virtual festival.
PBS stations will broadcast “The Library of Congress National Book Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity” on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.
Announcement of the author lineup for the 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Our ongoing celebration of the Library of Congress National Book Festival continues with writer and illustrator Kadir Nelson discussing his young-adult book “Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans” on the Teens stage at the 2011 Festival. This post includes prompts for writing and thinking that young readers, families and teachers can use to explore the author and the author’s work—recommended for ages 8-12.
Our ongoing celebration of the Library of Congress National Book Festival continues with authors Margaret George and Philippa Gregory discussing their historical novels, “The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero” (George) and “Tidelands” (Gregory), on the Genre Fiction stage at the 2019 Festival.
Our ongoing celebration of the Library of Congress National Book Festival continues with Admiral James Stavridis discussing “Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans” on the History & Biography stage at the 2017 Festival.