16th Library of Congress National Book Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2016 — Dozens of Authors & Presentations!
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!
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.)
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
National Book Festival Blog
NEW! 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.
The National Book
Festival Starts In
News from the Festival
September 7, 2016
Stephen King Tickets Go on Sale Sept. 14
September 6, 2016
Sponsored Activities at the National Book Festival
August 24, 2016
App Puts National Book Festival at Your Fingertips
August 3, 2016
Full Slate of Authors Announced
March 15, 2016
Festival Welcomes Extraordinary Lineup of Writers
January 21, 2016
2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival To Be Held Sept. 24
Festival Posters & Gallery