Celebrating Thomas Jefferson, His Love of Books, and Fifteen Years of the National Book Festival

This year the National Book Festival is bigger than ever with over 200 authors, 1000 volunteers and tons of opportunities to celebrate the joys of reading. As this year is the 200th anniversary of the purchase of Thomas Jefferson’s books to help rebuild the Library of Congress we are saluting Thomas Jefferson and using his comment, “I Cannot Live Without Books” as the theme for this year’s festival.