Library of Congress

National Book Festival

2014 National Book Festival Videos

Browse and view dozens of presentations by authors, poets, storytellers and illustrators from the most recent event, August 30, 2014.

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2014 National Book Festival Podcasts

Each year, we do a series of interviews with authors and poets in advance of the festival, asking them about their work, their lives, their influences and more. Download the series.

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Books That Shaped America Videos

As part of our 2012 Celebration of the Book and recognition of Books That Shaped America, we asked several book enthusiasts to talk about the books that they believed shaped America. Would you like to share what books shaped you?

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Festival Posters & Gallery

This distinctive poster was created for the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival by illustrator Yuko Shimizu.
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