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Mark your calendars for the 19th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at the Washington Convention Center. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest.

Videos from the National Book Festival

All videos from the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival

National Book Festival Blog

The National Book
Festival Starts In

News from the Festival

September 1, 2018
18th Annual National Book Festival Draws Tens of Thousands of Book Lovers

August 29, 2018
Schedule Changes on Book Festival Main Stage

August 23, 2018
Festival Offers Adventures for Families, Readers of All Ages

June 14, 2018
Full Author Lineup Announced

All Library of Congress News Releases

Festival Posters & Gallery

This distinctive poster was created for the 2018 National Book Festival by illustrator Gaby D'Alessandro.
Download the 2018 poster (PDF, 3.71MB)
See gallery of all posters

National Book Festival 2012 Press Release National Book Festival Site