Library of Congress

National Book Festival

To promote a culture of reading and literacy, the Library of Congress presents the annual National Book Festival — a book lover's dream come true. Each year, the festival brings together the nation's greatest authors, poets and illustrators with their many fans for author talks, book-signings and family and children's activities both in-person and virtually, entirely free of charge.

The Festival is only possible because of donors who share a commitment to advancing reading and literacy, led by National Book Festival Co-Chairman David M. Rubenstein.

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National Book Festival Booklovers Circle

This year, the Library is again offering festival fans and literacy champions a limited opportunity to join the Booklovers Circle and experience the festival in a whole new way.

For a $1,000 gift, Booklovers will be recognized for their support of the festival with:

  • Expedited entry at the Washington Convention Center
  • Two Booklovers Circle badges on the National Book Festival lanyard
  • Reserved seating in the Main Stage
  • Priority line access and seating for all festival stages
  • Invitations to Library of Congress literacy events throughout the year, including the opening reading of the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry
  • Limited edition signed National Book Festival poster

Join The Booklovers Circle

More Information

For more information on supporting the festival, contact Sara Karrer.
Phone: (202) 707-6150
E-mail: [email protected]

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