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Mark your calendars for the 16th Anniversary National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Washington Convention Center, open to the public and free to everyone. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest. Note: Visitors can expect enhanced safety and security measures when entering the Convention Center.

Stephen King on the Main Stage: Watch It Live!

Stephen King

Popular author Stephen King will open the Main Stage of the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival with a presentation and recognition of his lifelong work promoting literacy. Tickets for his presentation are no longer available, but you can watch the presentation LIVE at 11 am EDT September 24 on the Library’s Facebook page. (Tickets are not required for other presentations at the festival.)

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Children’s Guide to the National Book Festival

So many places to go, so many authors to see and hear and read. Use this guide to make sure your National Book Festival adventure is a real page-turner!

Download the 2016 Children’s Guide (PDF, 8.76 MB)

Videos from the National Book Festival

More videos from the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival

National Book Festival Blog

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NEW! 2016 National Book Festival Scout Patch

2016 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 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival. And for non-scouts, it’s a fun souvenir of your visit to the festival.

Buy the patch now (external link)

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