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Celebrate the Book with a Day & Night of Writers, Poets & Fun

Come to the 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event.

This year's festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of activities.

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View a gallery of photos from the 2013 Book Festival

NEW! 2014 National Book Festival Scout Patch

Consider a trip for your troop to hear from popular authors, get books signed and take part in the activities at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival. And for non-scouts, it’s a fun souvenir of your visit to the festival.

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News from the Festival

June 9, 2014
A Book Festival for the Bird(er)s

May 30, 2014
Stay Up With a Good Book, Too –

May 29, 2014
Stellar Authors Join 2014 Book Festival

April 10, 2014
Preliminary Author Lineup Announced for 2014 Festival

January 8, 2014
Book Festival Presents New Events in New Venue in 2014

September 22, 2013
David Rubenstein Donates Additional $5 Million to National Book Festival

Press Room

Media registration for author interview requests & press room featuring video, audio, photos & bios.

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National Book Festival 2012 Press Release National Book Festival Site