2019 National Book Festival
The 19th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. For news and updates, follow the festival blog and subscribe to latest updates.
News from the Festival
- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Join Top Authors at Festival Festival lineup also includes José Andrés, Barbara Kingsolver, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and dozens of other best-selling authors.
- Plan Your Visit Find details on the festival location, accessibility and transportation options.
- 2019 National Book Festival Poster Download this year's poster and read about the unique vision of designer Marian Bantjes.
Highlights from Past Festivals
- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: 2018 National Book Festival
- Jacqueline Woodson and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden: 2018 National Book Festival
- Jon Meacham: 2018 National Book Festival
- Danica McKellar: 2018 National Book Festival
- Matt de la Peña and Loren Long: 2018 National Book Festival
- 2018 National Book Festival: Poetry Slam Presentation