Schedule

All National Book Festival events on Aug. 31 will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. NOTE: Using the “Add to Calendar” tool places individual events in your personal calendar. It does not constitute a reservation or ticket to the event, nor does it guarantee you a seat.

Main Stage

Children's Green Stage

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    9:30 am - 9:55 am EDT
    Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg launch their new book "AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet" (Chronicle). Introduced by: Christina Barron. Welcome by: Carly Mitchell. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Brian Floca Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:05 am - 10:30 am EDT
    Brian Floca discusses "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11" (Atheneum/Richard Jackson). Introduced by: Nora Krug. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Linda Sue Park Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:40 am - 11:05 am EDT
    Linda Sue Park launches her new book "Nya’s Long Walk: A Step at a Time" (Clarion). Introduced by: Eun Yang. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Sherri Duskey Rinker Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:15 am - 11:40 am EDT
    Sherri Duskey Rinker launches her new book "Three Cheers for Kid McGear!" (Chronicle). Introduced by: John Kelly. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Cece Bell Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:50 am - 12:15 pm EDT
    Cece Bell launches her new book "Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!" (Candlewick). Introduced by: Nicole Y. Chung. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Sophie Blackall Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:25 pm - 12:50 pm EDT
    Sophie Blackall discusses "Hello Lighthouse" (Little, Brown). Introduced by: Guy Lamolinara. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Jon Klassen Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:25 pm EDT
    Jon Klassen discusses "Circle" (Candlewick). Introduced by: John Kelly. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Fred Bowen Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:35 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
    Fred Bowen launches his new book "Speed Demon" (Peachtree). Introduced by: Guy Lamolinara. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:10 pm - 2:35 pm EDT
    Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham launch their new book "Best Friends" (First Second). Introduced by: Michael Cavna. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Jennifer Swanson Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:45 pm - 3:10 pm EDT
    Jennifer Swanson launches her new book "Save the Crash-Test Dummies" (Peachtree). Introduced by: Stephanie Merry. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Henry Louis Gates Jr. Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:20 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
    Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses "Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow" (Scholastic). Introduced by: Peggy McGlone. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Pablo Cartaya Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:55 pm - 4:20 pm EDT
    Pablo Cartaya launches his new book "Each Tiny Spark" (Kokila/Random House). Introduced by: Catalina Gomez. Children's Green Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Matthew Gray Gubler Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:10 pm EDT
    Matthew Gray Gubler discusses "Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging and Being Yourself" (Random House) with Juanita Giles. Children's Green Stage

Children's Purple Stage

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    9:30 am - 9:55 am EDT
    Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm launch their new book "The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight" (Random House). Introduced by: Lee Ann Potter. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Lucy Ruth Cummins Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:05 am - 10:30 am EDT
    Lucy Ruth Cummins discusses "Truman" (Atheneum). Introduced by: Anya Creightney. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Juana Medina Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:40 am - 11:05 am EDT
    Juana Medina launches her new book "Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas" (Candlewick). Introduced by: Christina Barron. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Adam Rubin Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:15 am - 11:40 am EDT
    Adam Rubin discusses "High Five" (Dial). Introduced by: Guy Lamolinara. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:50 am - 12:25 pm EDT
    Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli launch their new book "Hi, Jack!" (Viking). Mac Barnett also discusses "The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown" (Balzer + Bray) and "Kid Spy: The Impossible Crime" (Orchard). Introduced by: Sasha Dowdy. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Victoria "V.E." Schwab Children's Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:35 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Victoria "V.E." Schwab launches her new book "Tunnel of Bones" (Scholastic). Introduced by: Sasha Dowdy. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Max Brallier Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:10 pm - 1:35 pm EDT
    Max Brallier launches his new book "The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade" (Viking). Introduced by: Sasha Dowdy. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Molly Brooks Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:45 pm - 2:10 pm EDT
    Molly Brooks discusses "Sanity & Tallulah" (Disney-Hyperion). Introduced by: Maria Russo. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Fabien Cousteau Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:20 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
    Fabien Cousteau discusses "Great White Shark Adventure" (Simon & Schuster). Introduced by: Joe Heim. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Gale Galligan and Ann M. Martin Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:55 pm - 3:20 pm EDT
    Gale Galligan and Ann M. Martin launch their new book "The Baby-Sitters Club: Boy-Crazy Stacey" (Graphix/Scholastic) and discuss the entire Baby-Sitters Club series with Mary Beth Albright. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Matt Phelan Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 3:55 pm EDT
    Matt Phelan discusses "Knights vs. Monsters" (Greenwillow). Introduced by: Nora Krug. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Sharon Robinson Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:05 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Sharon Robinson launches her new book "Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963" (Scholastic). Introduced by: Monica Valentine. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ronald L. Smith Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:40 pm - 5:05 pm EDT
    Ronald L. Smith discusses "The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away" (Clarion). Introduced by: Peggy McGlone. Children's Purple Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    R.J. Palacio Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:15 pm - 5:45 pm EDT
    R.J. Palacio discusses "We’re All Wonders" (Knopf) with Roswell Encina. Children's Purple Stage

Teens

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Kathleen Glasgow Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:50 am - 11:25 am EDT
    Kathleen Glasgow discusses "How to Make Friends with the Dark" (Delacorte). Introduced by: Nicole Y. Chung. Teens
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Holly Black Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:05 pm EDT
    Holly Black discusses "The Wicked King" (Little, Brown). Introduced by: Monica Valentine. Teens
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: Finding Their Voices Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:20 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
    Mitali Perkins discusses "Forward Me Back to You" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and Misa Sugiura discusses "This Time Will Be Different" (HarperTeen) in a panel conversation moderated by Lee Ann Potter. Teens
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ngozi Ukazu Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:15 pm - 2:50 pm EDT
    Ngozi Ukazu discusses "Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey" (First Second). Introduced by: Warren Bernard. Teens
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: Growing Up Hard Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:05 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
    Monica Hesse discusses "The War Outside" (Little, Brown) and Jarrett J. Krosoczka discusses "Hey, Kiddo" (Graphix/Scholastic) in a panel conversation moderated by Maria Russo. Teens
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Markus Zusak Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:00 pm - 4:40 pm EDT
    Markus Zusak discusses "Bridge of Clay" (Knopf). Introduced by: Steven Levingston. Teens
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:50 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks launch their new book "Pumpkinheads" (First Second) in a discussion with Linda Holmes, author of "Evvie Drake Starts Over" (Ballantine). Introduced by: Neely Tucker. Teens
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Poetry Slam Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
    A poetry slam is a contest in which poets read or recite their poems, which are then judged by a panel. This year's event will include some of the Metro area’s top youth slam groups. Team delegates from DC, Baltimore, and Salisbury, Maryland will compete to be named the festival's top youth slammer by performing new works on books and reading. Emcee: Elizabeth Acevedo.... Teens
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:35 pm EDT
    Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan discuss "Watch Us Rise" (Bloomsbury). Introduced by: Monica Valentine. Teens
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Scott Westerfeld Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:40 am - 12:15 pm EDT
    Scott Westerfeld discusses "Impostors" (Scholastic). Introduced by: Joe Heim. Teens

Fiction

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Rebecca Makkai Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT
    Rebecca Makkai discusses "The Great Believers" (Penguin) with Emily Eakin. Welcome by: Carey Cranston. The Fiction Stage is sponsored by The James Madison Council. Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: Novels Based on Real People Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:00 am - 11:50 am EDT
    Louis Bayard discusses "Courting Mr. Lincoln" (Algonquin) and Roxana Robinson discusses "Dawson’s Fall" (Sarah Crichton) in a panel conversation moderated by Emily Eakin. The Fiction Stage is sponsored by The James Madison Council. Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Sigrid Nunez Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT
    Sigrid Nunez discusses "The Friend" (Riverhead) with Elizabeth Blair. The Fiction Stage is sponsored by The James Madison Council. Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Thomas Mallon Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
    Thomas Mallon discusses "Landfall" (Pantheon). Introduced by: Amy Argetsinger. The Fiction Stage is sponsored by The James Madison Council. Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Ann Beattie Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
    Ann Beattie discusses "A Wonderful Stroke of Luck" (Viking) with Neely Tucker. The Fiction Stage is sponsored by The James Madison Council. Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Susan Choi Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
    Susan Choi discusses "Trust Exercise" (Henry Holt) with Ron Charles. The Fiction Stage is sponsored by The James Madison Council. Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Richard Powers Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
    Richard Powers discusses "The Overstory" (Norton) with Ron Charles. The Fiction Stage is sponsored by The James Madison Council. Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Laila Lalami Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm EDT
    Laila Lalami discusses "The Other Americans" (Pantheon) with Carey Cranston. The Fiction Stage is sponsored by The James Madison Council. Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Barbara Kingsolver Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EDT
    Barbara Kingsolver discusses "Unsheltered" (HarperCollins) with Mandalit del Barco. The Fiction Stage is sponsored by The James Madison Council. Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Joyce Carol Oates Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
    Joyce Carol Oates discusses "My Life as a Rat" (Ecco) with Emily Eakin. The Fiction Stage is sponsored by The James Madison Council. Fiction

Genre Fiction

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Panel: Western Writers Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:50 am EDT
    Johnny D. Boggs discusses "The Kansas City Cowboys" (Blackstone), Anne Hillerman discusses "The Tale Teller: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel" (HarperCollins), Paul Andrew Hutton discusses "The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History" (Broadway) and Craig Johnson discusses "Depth of Winter" (Viking) in a panel conversation. Introduced by: Roswell... Genre Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Victoria "V.E." Schwab Genre Fiction Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:00 am - 11:45 am EDT
    Victoria "V.E." Schwab discusses "Vengeful" (Tor) with Jennifer Abella. Genre Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Seanan McGuire Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT
    Seanan McGuire discusses "Middlegame" (Tor). Introduced by: John Kelly. Genre Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    John Scalzi Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
    John Scalzi discusses "The Consuming Fire" (Tor). Introduced by: Phoebe Connelly. Genre Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Brianna Labuskes Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
    Brianna Labuskes discusses "Girls of Glass" (Thomas & Mercer) with Colleen Shogan. Genre Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Charlie Jane Anders Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
    Charlie Jane Anders discusses "The City in the Middle of the Night" (Tor). Introduced by: Phoebe Connelly. Genre Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: Historical Novels Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:00 pm - 4:50 pm EDT
    Margaret George discusses "The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero" (Berkley) and Philippa Gregory discusses "Tidelands" (Atria) in a panel conversation moderated by Petra Mayer. Genre Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Joe Ide Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm EDT
    Joe Ide discusses "Wrecked: An IQ Novel" (Mulholland). Introduced by: Stephanie Merry. Genre Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Sara Paretsky Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EDT
    Sara Paretsky discusses "Shell Game: A V.I. Warshawski Novel" (William Morrow) with Maureen Corrigan. Genre Fiction
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    James Ellroy Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
    James Ellroy discusses "This Storm" (Knopf). Introduced by: Robin Dale. Genre Fiction

History & Biography

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    David Maraniss Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT
    David Maraniss discusses "A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father" (Simon & Schuster) with Adam Kushner. Welcome by: Ryan Ramsey. The History & Biography Stage is sponsored by Wells Fargo. History & Biography
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Joanne B. Freeman Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:00 am - 11:45 am EDT
    Joanne B. Freeman discusses "The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) with John Haskell. The History & Biography Stage is sponsored by Wells Fargo. History & Biography
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Casey Gerald Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
    Casey Gerald discusses "There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir" (Riverhead) with Colleen Shogan. The History & Biography Stage is sponsored by Wells Fargo. History & Biography
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: Native American History Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:55 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
    Colin G. Calloway discusses "The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans and the Birth of the Nation" (Oxford University) and David Treuer discusses "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present" (Riverhead) in a panel conversation moderated by Gal Beckerman. The History & Biography Stage is sponsored by Wells Fargo. History & Biography
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Elaine Weiss Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
    Elaine Weiss discusses "The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote" (Viking). Introduced by: Amy Argetsinger. The History & Biography Stage is sponsored by Wells Fargo. History & Biography
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Douglas Brinkley Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
    Douglas Brinkley discusses "American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race" (HarperCollins) with David M. Rubenstein. The History & Biography Stage is sponsored by Wells Fargo. History & Biography
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Evan Thomas Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm EDT
    Evan Thomas discusses "First: Sandra Day O’Connor" (Random House) with Colleen Shogan. Introduced by: Beth Zorc. The History & Biography Stage is sponsored by Wells Fargo. History & Biography
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Rick Atkinson Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
    Rick Atkinson discusses "The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777" (Henry Holt). Introduced by: Manuel Roig-Franzia. Welcome by: David Moskowitz. The History & Biography Stage is sponsored by Wells Fargo. History & Biography
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Andrew Roberts Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EDT
    Andrew Roberts discusses "Churchill: Walking with Destiny" (Viking) with David M. Rubenstein. The History & Biography Stage is sponsored by Wells Fargo. History & Biography

International

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Panel: The View From Country—Australia's Aboriginal Writers Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:50 am EDT
    Jeanine Leane discusses "Walk Back Over" (Cordite), Brenton McKenna discusses "Ubby’s Underdogs: Return of the Dragons" (Magabala) and Kim Scott launches in America his book "Taboo" (Small Beer) in a panel conversation moderated by Belinda Wheeler. Welcome by: Jane McAuliffe. International
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Claudia Salazar Jiménez Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:00 am - 11:45 am EDT
    Claudia Salazar Jiménez discusses "Blood of the Dawn" (Deep Vellum) with Madhulika Sikka. Introduced by: Jose Miguel Nieto. International
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Inga Gaile Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT
    Inga Gaile discusses "30 Questions People Don’t Ask: The Selected Poems of Inga Gaile" (Pleiades) with Indra Ekmanis. Introduced by: Artūrs Saburovs. International
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Amitav Ghosh Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
    Amitav Ghosh discusses "Gun Island" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) with Bilal Qureshi. International
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Olga Grjasnowa Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
    Olga Grjasnowa discusses "City of Jasmine" (Oneworld) with Matthew Davis. Introduced by: Vera Beutin. International
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Cristina Rivera Garza Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
    Cristina Rivera Garza discusses "The Taiga Syndrome" (Dorothy Project) with Talía Guzmán-González. Introduced by: Beatriz Nava. International
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: South American Fiction Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:00 pm - 4:50 pm EDT
    Liliana Colanzi discusses "Our Dead World" (Dalkey Archive) and Melba Escobar discusses "House of Beauty" (Fourth Estate) in a panel conversation moderated by Suzanne Schadl. Introduced by: Trinidad Zaldivar. International
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Caoilinn Hughes Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm EDT
    Caoilinn Hughes discusses "Orchid & the Wasp" (Hogarth) with Daniel Mulhall. International
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Kim Thúy Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EDT
    Kim Thúy discusses "Vi" (Random House) and "Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen: Simple Recipes from My Many Mothers" (Random House) with Denis Chouinard. International
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    María Dueñas Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
    María Dueñas discusses "The Vineyard" (Atria) with Suzanne Schadl. Introduced by: Santiago Cabanas. International

Poetry & Prose

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Jericho Brown and the Poetry Out Loud Winners Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT
    Poetry Out Loud is a contest that encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, this program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. Poetry & Prose
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Panel: Fiction Through a Different Lens Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:00 am - 11:50 am EDT
    Aminatta Forna discusses "Happiness: A Novel" (Atlantic Monthly), R.O. Kwon discusses "The Incendiaries: A Novel" (Riverhead) and Valeria Luiselli discusses "Lost Children Archive: A Novel" (Knopf) in a panel conversation. Introduced by: Anya Creightney. The Poetry & Prose Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Poetry & Prose
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: Poetry With a Purpose Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm EDT
    Jericho Brown discusses "The Tradition" (Copper Canyon) and Dorianne Laux discusses "Only as the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems" (Norton) in a panel conversation moderated by Rob Casper. The Poetry & Prose Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Poetry & Prose
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: The Art of the Short Story Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
    Brendan Mathews discusses "This Is Not a Love Song" (Little, Brown) and Lydia Millet discusses "Fight No More: Stories" (Norton) in a panel conversation moderated by Nora Krug. The Poetry & Prose Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Poetry & Prose
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: The Poetry of Place Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
    Natasha Trethewey discusses "Monument: Poems New and Selected" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and Jenny Xie discusses "Eye Level: Poems" (Graywolf) in a panel conversation moderated by Anya Creightney. The Poetry & Prose Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Poetry & Prose
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: The Poetry of Silence Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
    Sheila Black discusses "The Right Way to Be Crippled and Naked: The Fiction of Disability" (Cinco Puntos) and Ilya Kaminsky discusses "Deaf Republic: Poems" (Graywolf) in a panel conversation. Introduced by: Rob Casper. The Poetry & Prose Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Poetry & Prose
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Panel: How to Raise a Reader Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
    Pamela Paul and Maria Russo launch their new book "How to Raise a Reader" (Workman) in a panel conversation with Linda Sue Park, author of "Nya’s Long Walk: A Step at a Time" (Clarion), Jon Scieszka, author of "AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet" (Chronicle), and Renée Watson, author of "Watch Us Rise" (Bloomsbury). Moderated by: Lee Ann Potter. Introduced by: Mary Anne Carter.... Poetry & Prose
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Nathan Englander Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:10 pm - 6:55 pm EDT
    Nathan Englander discusses "kaddish.com: A Novel" (Knopf) with Glen Weldon. Introduced by: Jessica Flynn. The Poetry & Prose Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Poetry & Prose
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Panel: The Enduring Appeal of the Odyssey Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    7:05 pm - 7:55 pm EDT
    Alberto Manguel discusses "Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography" (Grove), Madeline Miller discusses "Circe" (Little, Brown) and Emily Wilson discusses her translation of "The Odyssey" (Norton) in a panel conversation. Introduced by: Amy Stolls. The Poetry & Prose Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Poetry & Prose
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Julia Alvarez Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
    Julia Alvarez discusses "In the Time of the Butterflies" (Algonquin) with Marie Arana. Introduced by: Amy Stolls. The Poetry & Prose Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Poetry & Prose

Science

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    David Sloan Wilson Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT
    David Sloan Wilson discusses "This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution" (Pantheon) with Gal Beckerman. Welcome by: Shari Werb. Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Jim Ottaviani Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:00 am - 11:45 am EDT
    Jim Ottaviani discusses "Hawking" (First Second). Introduced by: Michael Cavna. Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: Animal Emotions & Human-Animal Relations Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:00 pm - 12:50 pm EDT
    Alexandra Horowitz launches her new book "Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond" (Scribner) and Frans de Waal discusses "Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves" (Norton) in a panel conversation moderated by Betsy Herrelko. Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Thomas W. Malone Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
    Thomas W. Malone discusses "Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together" (Little, Brown). Introduced by: Adam Kushner. Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Peter Brannen Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
    Peter Brannen discusses "The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions" (Ecco) with John Haskell. Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Beth Macy Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
    Beth Macy discusses "Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America" (Little, Brown) with Pamela Paul. Introduced by: Leonard Bernstein. Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Daniel Stone Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm EDT
    Daniel Stone discusses "The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats" (Dutton). Introduced by: Bonnie S. Benwick. Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Lisa Margonelli Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm EDT
    Lisa Margonelli discusses "Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology" (Scientific American/Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Introduced by: Leonard Bernstein. Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    David Quammen Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm EDT
    David Quammen discusses "The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life" (Simon & Schuster). Introduced by: Manuel Roig-Franzia. Science
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Douglas Rushkoff Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
    Douglas Rushkoff discusses "Team Human" (Norton). Introduced by: Steven Levingston. Science

Understanding Our World

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: The Future of Western Capitalism and the Rise of Asia Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:15 pm EDT
    Parag Khanna discusses "The Future Is Asian" (Simon & Schuster) and Steven Pearlstein discusses "Can American Capitalism Survive?: Why Greed Is Not Good, Opportunity Is Not Equal and Fairness Won’t Make Us Poor" (St. Martin’s) in a panel conversation moderated by David M. Rubenstein. The Understanding Our World Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Understanding Our World
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    David Grann Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
    David Grann discusses "The White Darkness" (Doubleday) with Carlos Lozada. The Understanding Our World Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Understanding Our World
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Panel: From the Many, One—Immigration Memoirs Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Reyna Grande discusses "A Dream Called Home: A Memoir" (Atria), Aleksandar Hemon discusses "My Parents: An Introduction/This Does Not Belong to You" (MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and Suketu Mehta discusses "This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) in a panel conversation moderated by Carlos Lozada. The Understanding Our World Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Understanding Our World
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Conversation: Essential Libraries Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:45 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Joshua Hammer discusses "The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts" (Simon & Schuster) and Alberto Manguel discusses "Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions" (Yale University) in a panel conversation moderated by Carla Hayden. The Understanding Our World Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Understanding Our World
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Elaine Pagels Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:45 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Elaine Pagels discusses "Why Religion?: A Personal Story" (Ecco) with Jon Parrish Peede. The Understanding Our World Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Understanding Our World
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Panel: Race in America Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:45 pm - 7:45 pm EDT
    Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses "Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy and the Rise of Jim Crow" (Penguin), Judge Richard Gergel discusses "Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring" (Sarah Crichton) and Steve Luxenberg discusses "Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation" (Norton)... Understanding Our World
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    David Epstein Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:45 am EDT
    David Epstein discusses "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World" (Riverhead) with Anne-Imelda Radice. Welcome by: Jon Parrish Peede. The Understanding Our World Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Understanding Our World
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Panel: Changemakers Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT
    Andrea Barnet discusses "Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall and Alice Waters Changed Our World" (Ecco), David W. Blight discusses "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" (Simon & Schuster) and Andrew Roberts discusses "Churchill: Walking with Destiny" (Viking) in a panel conversation moderated by Kai Bird. Introduced by: Shari Werb. The Understanding Our World Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for... Understanding Our World
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno Presentation Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:20 pm EDT
    Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno launch their new book "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America" (Liveright) in a discussion with Andrea Mitchell. Introduced by: Paul Farhi. The Understanding Our World Stage is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Understanding Our World

Library of Congress Stage

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Presenting the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:40 am EDT
    The deputy chief of the visitor engagement office will give an overview of the history of the Library of Congress, beginning with the capital city’s move from Philadelphia to Washington in 1800 and concluding with the Thomas Jefferson Building as it is today. Library of Congress Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Read and Meet: Comic Books and Pop Culture Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:00 am - 11:40 am EDT
    Join Library of Congress subject specialists for a moderated community chat about your favorite works and have a chance to learn more with your fellow readers! Library of Congress Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Copyright Matters Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:00 pm - 12:40 pm EDT
    Did you know that every one of us both owns and uses copyrighted works? Copyright is all around, especially in literature. Join us to learn how copyright affects you, including the basics of copyright and how it promotes creativity among authors and artists. Library of Congress Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Veterans History Project Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:40 pm EDT
    Learn about the history of the unique connection between Congress and the Veterans History Project (VHP), as well as the human component of how VHP creates an environment where veterans not only share their stories, but also capture them for posterity in a safe space. Library of Congress Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Read and Meet: History and Biography Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:00 pm - 2:40 pm EDT
    Join Library of Congress subject specialists for a moderated community chat about your favorite works and have a chance to learn more with your fellow readers! Library of Congress Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Copyright Matters Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:00 pm - 3:40 pm EDT
    Did you know that every one of us both owns and uses copyrighted works? Copyright is all around, especially in literature. Join us to learn how copyright affects you, including the basics of copyright and how it promotes creativity among authors and artists. Library of Congress Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Read and Meet: Popular Science Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:00 pm - 4:40 pm EDT
    Join Library of Congress subject specialists for a moderated community chat about your favorite works and have a chance to learn more with your fellow readers! Library of Congress Stage
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Panel: Library of Congress Super Users Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:00 pm - 5:40 pm EDT
    Library of Congress super users are experts at researching and exploring the Library’s collections. Discover how these authors, poets, photographers and even bloggers use the Library’s resources to enhance their work and how the collections often lead them to new fields of research and exploration. Library of Congress Stage

Library of Congress Pavilion

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    National Book Festival Video Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
    Watch a 30 minute video about the National Book Festival. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Library of Congress Video Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:05 am EDT
    Watch a short video about the Library of Congress. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Assuring That All May Read: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:05 am - 10:25 am EDT
    Discover how the Library of Congress, through the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, makes lifelong learning possible for individuals for whom reading may otherwise be impossible. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Finding Your Story: Library of Congress Genealogy Resources Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:25 am - 10:45 am EDT
    Learn how Library of Congress resources can help you explore links to your family's past using a variety of public records, newspaper articles, and unexpected sources to help tell the story of you! Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Publishing Office Presents: Michael Ford and Mark Massey Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:45 am - 11:50 am EDT
    Michael Ford, author of North Mississippi Homeplace, will talk about his work and share some excerpts of film he shot in the 1970s in the N. Mississippi hill country. His friend, musician Mark Muleman Massey, will close out the presentation with acoustic Delta blues. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Acquiring Foreign Materials for the National Collection Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:50 am - 12:10 pm EDT
    Put yourself in the shoes of a foreign acquisitions librarian at the Library of Congress! Learn how we make selections, what we acquire and what we do not acquire, and finally test your knowledge with an interactive quiz. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Audio-Visual Collections at the Library of Congress Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:10 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
    Interested in finding out more about audio and visual collections in the Library of Congress? The Library holds one of the largest collections of sound recordings and moving image material in the world. Join Karen and Harrison as they provide an overview of the breadth and depth of the Library’s audio-visual collections, instruction on discovery and access, search strategies, and copyright issues. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    By the People, For the People: Crowdsourcing at the Library of Congress Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 12:50 pm EDT
    Learn how you can become a virtual volunteer for the Library of Congress from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Library of Congress Video Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:50 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    Watch a short video about the Library of Congress. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Are You Smarter than the Library of Congress? Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:20 pm EDT
    An engaging session for all ages that combines fun with learning about the Library of Congress' history and collections. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Copyright Trivia Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:20 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    An engaging session for all ages that combines fun with learning about the Copyright Office's history, collections and catalogues. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Assuring That All May Read: National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 1:50 pm EDT
    Discover how the Library of Congress, through the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, makes lifelong learning possible for individuals for whom reading may otherwise be impossible. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Library of Congress Video Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:50 pm - 2:05 pm EDT
    Watch a short video about the Library of Congress. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Meet the 2019 National Book Festival Poster Artist: Marian Bantjes Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:05 pm - 2:25 pm EDT
    Acclaimed artist Marian Bantjes will discuss her inspiration for the 2019 National Book Festival poster. Don't miss Marian Bantjes' poster signing session at 11:30 a.m. in Signing Line No. 21. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Dipping From the Well: Treasures from the American Folklife Center Archive Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:25 pm - 2:45 pm EDT
    Steve Winick discusses treasures from the American Folklife Center Archive. Established in 1928, the American Folklife Center Archive is one of the largest archives of ethnographic materials from the U.S. and around the world. The collections include audiovisual documentation of traditional arts, cultural expressions and oral histories. Hear the earliest recordings of Muddy Waters, fiddling that inspired Aaron Copland, and the voices of veterans... Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Yes and Here's How: Preservation at the Library of Congress Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:45 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
    Explore how the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate ensures the vast and diverse collections are ready to be used in the multitude of ways that are required by contemporary scholarship. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Library of Congress Video Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
    Watch a short video about the Library of Congress. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Veterans History Program Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:15 pm - 3:35 pm EDT
    Kerry Ward will discuss the special history between Congress and the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The program offers unique ways to capture veteran stories using a variety of media. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Acquiring Foreign Materials for the National Collection Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:35 pm - 3:55 pm EDT
    Put yourself in the shoes of a foreign acquisitions librarian at the Library of Congress! Learn how we make selections, what we acquire and what we do not acquire, and finally test your knowledge with an interactive quiz. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Library of Congress Video Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:55 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Watch a short video about the Library of Congress. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Are You Smarter than the Library of Congress? Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 4:50 pm EDT
    An engaging session for all ages that combines fun with learning about the Library of Congress' history and collections. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Copyright Trivia Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:50 pm - 5:10 pm EDT
    An engaging session for all ages that combines fun with learning about the Copyright Office's history and collections and catalogues. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Library of Congress Video Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:10 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Watch a short video about the Library of Congress. Library of Congress Pavilion
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    National Book Festival Video Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
    Watch a 30 minute video about the National Book Festival. Library of Congress Pavilion

Book Signings

  • Event | special events
    Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm Book Signing Line No. 6 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm sign "The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight" (Random House). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg Book Signing Line No. 10 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg sign "AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet" (Chronicle). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Anne Hillerman Book Signing Line No. 13 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Anne Hillerman signs "The Tale Teller: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel" (HarperCollins). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Brenton McKenna Book Signing Line No. 18 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Brenton McKenna signs "Ubby’s Underdogs: Return of the Dragons" (Magabala). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Brian Floca Book Signing Line No. 4 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Brian Floca signs "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11" (Atheneum/Richard Jackson). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Craig Johnson Book Signing Line No. 15 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Craig Johnson signs "Depth of Winter" (Viking). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    David Epstein Book Signing Line No. 5 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    David Epstein signs "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World" (Riverhead). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    David Maraniss Book Signing Line No. 8 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    David Maraniss signs "A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father" (Simon & Schuster). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    David Sloan Wilson Book Signing Line No. 3 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    David Sloan Wilson signs "This View of Life: Completing the Darwinian Revolution" (Pantheon). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Jeanine Leane Book Signing Line No. 17 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Jeanine Leane signs "Walk Back Over" (Cordite). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Johnny D. Boggs Book Signing Line No. 12 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Johnny D. Boggs signs "The Kansas City Cowboys" (Blackstone). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Kim Scott Book Signing Line No. 19 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Kim Scott signs "Taboo" (Small Beer). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Lucy Ruth Cummins Book Signing Line No. 22 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Lucy Ruth Cummins signs "Truman" (Atheneum). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Paul Andrew Hutton Book Signing Line No. 14 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Paul Andrew Hutton signs "The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History" (Broadway). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Rebecca Makkai Book Signing Line No. 23 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Rebecca Makkai signs "The Great Believers" (Penguin). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan Book Signing Line No. 1 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan sign "Watch Us Rise" (Bloomsbury). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Adam Rubin Book Signing Line No. 2 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Adam Rubin signs "High Five" (Dial). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Aminatta Forna Book Signing Line No. 8 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Aminatta Forna signs "Happiness: A Novel" (Atlantic Monthly). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Claudia Salazar Jiménez Book Signing Line No. 1 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Claudia Salazar Jiménez signs "Blood of the Dawn" (Deep Vellum). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Jim Ottaviani Book Signing Line No. 13 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Jim Ottaviani signs "Hawking" (First Second). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Joanne B. Freeman Book Signing Line No. 6 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Joanne B. Freeman signs "The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Juana Medina Book Signing Line No. 23 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Juana Medina signs "Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas" (Candlewick). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Kathleen Glasgow Book Signing Line No. 12 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Kathleen Glasgow signs "How to Make Friends with the Dark" (Delacorte). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Linda Sue Park Book Signing Line No. 20 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Linda Sue Park signs "Nya’s Long Walk: A Step at a Time" (Clarion). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Louis Bayard Book Signing Line No. 17 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Louis Bayard signs "Courting Mr. Lincoln" (Algonquin). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    R.O. Kwon Book Signing Line No. 9 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    R.O. Kwon signs "The Incendiaries: A Novel" (Riverhead). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Roxana Robinson Book Signing Line No. 18 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Roxana Robinson signs "Dawson’s Fall" (Sarah Crichton). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Sherri Duskey Rinker Book Signing Line No. 7 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Sherri Duskey Rinker signs "Three Cheers for Kid McGear!" (Chronicle). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Valeria Luiselli Book Signing Line No. 10 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    Valeria Luiselli signs "Lost Children Archive: A Novel" (Knopf). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Alexandra Horowitz Book Signing Line No. 13 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Alexandra Horowitz signs "Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond" (Scribner). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Andrea Barnet Book Signing Line No. 22 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Andrea Barnet signs "Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall and Alice Waters Changed Our World" (Ecco). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Andrew Roberts Book Signing Line No. 21 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Andrew Roberts signs "Churchill: Walking with Destiny" (Viking). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Cece Bell Book Signing Line No. 11 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Cece Bell signs "Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!" (Candlewick). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    David W. Blight Book Signing Line No. 20 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    David W. Blight signs "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" (Simon & Schuster). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Dorianne Laux Book Signing Line No. 7 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Dorianne Laux signs "Only as the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems" (Norton). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Frans de Waal Book Signing Line No. 14 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Frans de Waal signs "Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves" (Norton). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Inga Gaile Book Signing Line No. 2 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Inga Gaile signs "30 Questions People Don’t Ask: The Selected Poems of Inga Gaile" (Pleiades). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Jericho Brown Book Signing Line No. 6 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Jericho Brown signs "The Tradition" (Copper Canyon). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli Book Signing Line No. 15 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli sign "Hi, Jack!" (Viking). Mac Barnett signs "The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown" (Balzer + Bray) and "Kid Spy: The Impossible Crime" (Orchard). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Scott Westerfeld Book Signing Line No. 5 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Scott Westerfeld signs "Impostors" (Scholastic). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Seanan McGuire Book Signing Line No. 4 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Seanan McGuire signs "Middlegame" (Tor). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Sigrid Nunez Book Signing Line No. 3 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Sigrid Nunez signs "The Friend" (Riverhead). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Sophie Blackall Book Signing Line No. 1 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Sophie Blackall signs "Hello Lighthouse" (Little, Brown). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Alberto Manguel Book Signing Line No. 15 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Alberto Manguel signs "Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions" (Yale University) and "Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography" (Grove). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Amitav Ghosh Book Signing Line No. 9 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Amitav Ghosh signs "Gun Island" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Brendan Mathews Book Signing Line No. 10 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Brendan Mathews signs "This Is Not a Love Song" (Little, Brown). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Casey Gerald Book Signing Line No. 3 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Casey Gerald signs "There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir" (Riverhead). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Emily Wilson Book Signing Line No. 14 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Emily Wilson signs "The Odyssey" (Norton). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Fred Bowen Book Signing Line No. 5 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Fred Bowen signs "Speed Demon" (Peachtree). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Holly Black Book Signing Line No. 12 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Holly Black signs "The Wicked King" (Little, Brown). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    John Scalzi Book Signing Line No. 22 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    John Scalzi signs "The Consuming Fire" (Tor). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Jon Klassen Book Signing Line No. 4 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Jon Klassen signs "Circle" (Candlewick). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Joshua Hammer Book Signing Line No. 16 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Joshua Hammer signs "The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts" (Simon & Schuster). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Lydia Millet Book Signing Line No. 11 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Lydia Millet signs "Fight No More: Stories" (Norton). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Madeline Miller Book Signing Line No. 13 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Madeline Miller signs "Circe" (Little, Brown). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Max Brallier Book Signing Line No. 18 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Max Brallier signs "The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade" (Viking). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Misa Sugiura Book Signing Line No. 21 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Misa Sugiura signs "This Time Will Be Different" (HarperTeen). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Mitali Perkins Book Signing Line No. 20 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Mitali Perkins signs "Forward Me Back to You" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Parag Khanna Book Signing Line No. 6 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Parag Khanna signs "The Future Is Asian" (Simon & Schuster). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    R.J. Palacio Book Signing Line No. 23 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    R.J. Palacio signs "We’re All Wonders" (Knopf). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Steven Pearlstein Book Signing Line No. 7 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Steven Pearlstein signs "Can American Capitalism Survive?: Why Greed Is Not Good, Opportunity Is Not Equal and Fairness Won’t Make Us Poor" (St. Martin’s). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Thomas Mallon Book Signing Line No. 1 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Thomas Mallon signs "Landfall" (Pantheon). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Thomas W. Malone Book Signing Line No. 2 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    Thomas W. Malone signs "Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together" (Little, Brown). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno Book Signing Line No. 22 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno sign "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America" (Liveright). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Ann Beattie Book Signing Line No. 7 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Ann Beattie signs "A Wonderful Stroke of Luck" (Viking). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Brianna Labuskes Book Signing Line No. 2 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Brianna Labuskes signs "Girls of Glass" (Thomas & Mercer). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Colin G. Calloway Book Signing Line No. 15 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Colin G. Calloway signs "The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans and the Birth of the Nation" (Oxford University). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    David Treuer Book Signing Line No. 16 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    David Treuer signs "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present" (Riverhead). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Elaine Pagels Book Signing Line No. 14 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Elaine Pagels signs "Why Religion?: A Personal Story" (Ecco). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Fabien Cousteau Book Signing Line No. 5 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    “Great White Shark Adventure” (Simon & Schuster) Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Jenny Xie Book Signing Line No. 10 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Jenny Xie signs "Eye Level: Poems" (Graywolf). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Michael Beschloss Book Signing Line No. 1 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Michael Beschloss signs "Presidents of War" (Crown). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Natasha Trethewey Book Signing Line No. 9 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Natasha Trethewey signs "Monument: Poems New and Selected" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Ngozi Ukazu Book Signing Line No. 3 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Ngozi Ukazu signs "Check, Please! Book 1: #Hockey" (First Second). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Olga Grjasnowa Book Signing Line No. 8 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Olga Grjasnowa signs "City of Jasmine" (Oneworld). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Peter Brannen Book Signing Line No. 19 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Peter Brannen signs "The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions" (Ecco). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham Book Signing Line No. 11 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham sign "Best Friends" (First Second). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Barbara Kingsolver Book Signing Line No. 12 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Barbara Kingsolver signs "Unsheltered" (HarperCollins). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Beth Macy Book Signing Line No. 14 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Beth Macy signs "Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America" (Little, Brown). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Charlie Jane Anders Book Signing Line No. 11 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Charlie Jane Anders signs "The City in the Middle of the Night" (Tor). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Cristina Rivera Garza Book Signing Line No. 10 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Cristina Rivera Garza signs "The Taiga Syndrome" (Dorothy Project). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    David Brooks Book Signing Line No. 13 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    David Brooks signs "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life" (Random House). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    David Grann Book Signing Line No. 16 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    David Grann signs "The White Darkness" (Doubleday). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    David Quammen Book Signing Line No. 17 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    David Quammen signs "The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life" (Simon & Schuster). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Elaine Weiss Book Signing Line No. 9 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Elaine Weiss signs "The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote" (Viking). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Gale Galligan and Ann M. Martin Book Signing Line No. 15 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Gale Galligan and Ann M. Martin sign "The Baby-Sitters Club: Boy-Crazy Stacey" (Graphix/Scholastic). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Henry Louis Gates Jr. Book Signing Line No. 5 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Henry Louis Gates Jr. signs "Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow" (Scholastic) and "Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy and the Rise of Jim Crow" (Penguin). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Jarrett J. Krosoczka Book Signing Line No. 8 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Jarrett J. Krosoczka signs "Hey, Kiddo" (Graphix/Scholastic). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Jennifer Swanson Book Signing Line No. 23 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Jennifer Swanson signs "Save the Crash-Test Dummies" (Peachtree). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Judge Richard Gergel Book Signing Line No. 4 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Judge Richard Gergel signs "Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring" (Sarah Crichton). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Kim Thúy Book Signing Line No. 21 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Kim Thúy signs "Vi" (Random House) and "Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen: Simple Recipes from My Many Mothers" (Random House). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Matt Phelan Book Signing Line No. 2 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Matt Phelan signs "Knights vs. Monsters" (Greenwillow). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Monica Hesse Book Signing Line No. 7 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Monica Hesse signs "The War Outside" (Little, Brown). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Nathan Englander Book Signing Line No. 19 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Nathan Englander signs "kaddish.com: A Novel" (Knopf). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Sara Paretsky Book Signing Line No. 20 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Sara Paretsky signs "Shell Game: A V.I. Warshawski Novel" (William Morrow). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Steve Luxenberg Book Signing Line No. 6 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Steve Luxenberg signs "Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation" (Norton). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Susan Choi Book Signing Line No. 3 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Susan Choi signs "Trust Exercise" (Henry Holt). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Aleksandar Hemon Book Signing Line No. 16 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Aleksandar Hemon signs "My Parents: An Introduction/This Does Not Belong to You" (MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Daniel Stone Book Signing Line No. 6 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Daniel Stone signs "The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats" (Dutton). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Douglas Brinkley Book Signing Line No. 7 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Douglas Brinkley signs "American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race" (HarperCollins). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Douglas Rushkoff Book Signing Line No. 13 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Douglas Rushkoff signs "Team Human" (Norton). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Ilya Kaminsky Book Signing Line No. 12 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Ilya Kaminsky signs "Deaf Republic: Poems" (Graywolf). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    James Ellroy Book Signing Line No. 19 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    James Ellroy signs "This Storm" (Knopf). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Joyce Carol Oates Book Signing Line No. 21 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Joyce Carol Oates signs "My Life as a Rat" (Ecco). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Liliana Colanzi Book Signing Line No. 9 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Liliana Colanzi signs "Our Dead World" (Dalkey Archive). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Margaret George Book Signing Line No. 2 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Margaret George signs "The Splendor Before the Dark: A Novel of the Emperor Nero" (Berkley). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    María Dueñas Book Signing Line No. 4 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    María Dueñas signs "The Vineyard" (Atria). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Markus Zusak Book Signing Line No. 3 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Markus Zusak signs "Bridge of Clay" (Knopf). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Melba Escobar Book Signing Line No. 8 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Melba Escobar signs "House of Beauty" (Fourth Estate). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Pablo Cartaya Book Signing Line No. 20 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Pablo Cartaya signs "Each Tiny Spark" (Kokila/Random House). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Philippa Gregory Book Signing Line No. 1 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Philippa Gregory signs "Tidelands" (Atria). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Reyna Grande Book Signing Line No. 15 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Reyna Grande signs "A Dream Called Home: A Memoir" (Atria). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Richard Powers Book Signing Line No. 23 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Richard Powers signs "The Overstory" (Norton). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Rick Atkinson Book Signing Line No. 10 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Rick Atkinson signs "The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777" (Henry Holt). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Ronald L. Smith Book Signing Line No. 22 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Ronald L. Smith signs "The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away" (Clarion). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Sharon Robinson Book Signing Line No. 14 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Sharon Robinson signs "Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963" (Scholastic). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Sheila Black Book Signing Line No. 11 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Sheila Black signs "The Right Way to Be Crippled and Naked: The Fiction of Disability" (Cinco Puntos). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Suketu Mehta Book Signing Line No. 17 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
    Suketu Mehta signs "This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Caoilinn Hughes Book Signing Line No. 22 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
    Caoilinn Hughes signs "Orchid & the Wasp" (Hogarth). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Evan Thomas Book Signing Line No. 18 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
    Evan Thomas signs "First: Sandra Day O’Connor" (Random House). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Joe Ide Book Signing Line No. 12 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
    Joe Ide signs "Wrecked: An IQ Novel" (Mulholland). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Laila Lalami Book Signing Line No. 20 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
    Laila Lalami signs "The Other Americans" (Pantheon). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Linda Holmes Book Signing Line No. 4 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
    Linda Holmes signs "Evvie Drake Starts Over" (Ballantine). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Lisa Margonelli Book Signing Line No. 17 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
    Lisa Margonelli signs "Underbug: An Obsessive Tale of Termites and Technology" (Scientific American/Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Book Signing Lines 16-19
  • Event | special events
    Pamela Paul and Maria Russo Book Signing Line No. 11 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
    Pamela Paul and Maria Russo sign "How to Raise a Reader" (Workman). Book Signing Lines 11-15
  • Event | special events
    Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks Book Signing Line No. 5 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
    Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks sign "Pumpkinheads" (First Second). Book Signing Lines 1-5
  • Event | special events
    Marian Bantjes National Book Festival Poster Signing Line No. 21 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Marian Bantjes signs the 2019 National Book Festival Poster. Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Richard Ford Book Signing Line No. 16 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Richard Ford signs "Let Me Be Frank With You: A Frank Bascombe Book" (Ecco). Book Signing Lines 16-19
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    Elizabeth Acevedo Book Signing Line No. 9 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Elizabeth Acevedo, emcee of the 2019 National Book Festival Poetry Slam, will sign her books. Book Signing Lines 6-10
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    Raina Telgemeier Photo Line No. 19 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Raina Telgemeier will not be signing or personalizing books. Pre-signed copies of her books, including the recent “Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story" (Graphix/Scholastic), are available for purchase in the festival book sales area. If you have bought any of her books at the festival, you are welcome to join her for a photo-op at Signing Line 19 from 1:30... Book Signing Lines 16-19
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    Victoria "V.E." Schwab Book Signing Line No. 8 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    Victoria "V.E." Schwab signs "Tunnel of Bones" (Scholastic) and "Vengeful" (Tor). Book Signing Lines 6-10
  • Event | special events
    Molly Brooks Book Signing Line No. 21 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Molly Brooks signs "Sanity & Tallulah" (Disney-Hyperion). Book Signing Lines 20-23
  • Event | special events
    Julia Alvarez Book Signing Line No. 18 Saturday
    August 31, 2019
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
    Julia Alvarez signs "In the Time of the Butterflies" (Algonquin). Book Signing Lines 16-19