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There are many ways to support the National Book Festival. Each year, the festival brings together tens of thousands of booklovers with more than 100 of their favorite authors for interesting conversations, book signings and family fun. The festival is free to the public, thanks to our sponsors and supporters. Get involved today!

Make a Gift

Spread the joy of reading with your gift to support the Library of Congress National Book Festival and support one of Washington’s favorite events. All donations to the Library are tax deductible. Make a gift in any amount. Your employer may match your gift as well

Join the Booklovers Circle

The Library offers festival fans and literacy supporters the opportunity to join the Booklovers Circle and experience the festival in a new way. For a $1,000 gift, Booklovers will be recognized for their support of the festival with:

  • Designated entry at the Washington Convention Center
  • Two Booklovers Circle access badges
  • Reserved seating for the Main Stage
  • Priority access and seating for all festival stages
  • Invitations to Library of Congress literary events throughout the year

Join the Booklovers Circle

For more information on supporting the festival, contact Sara Karrer.
Phone: (202) 707-6150

Become a Volunteer

The National Book Festival depends on hundreds of volunteers to present an event of this magnitude. Volunteers help direct visitors to their favorite authors and illustrators and keep the festival running smoothly. Please email and ask about volunteering.