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The Library of Congress has served as America’s gateway to knowledge and creativity throughout the nation’s history.

With collections and connections made new everyday through the contributions of scholars, philanthropists, and everyday Americans, the Library serves as a critical resource for civic understanding and advancement. A gift to the Library of Congress builds on these important values and principles, fortifying them for future generations of Americans.

Literacy is an important gateway to knowledge. This past year, the Library celebrated its 20th National Book Festival—a salute to the joy of reading and the importance of literacy. Join the Library and bring together a global audience of likeminded booklovers with more than 100 authors who offer glimpses into their creative minds.

The festival is free to the public with support from our sponsors and donors.

Make your gift today and help share the stories that connect and illuminate the world.


Become a Library Booklover

Join the Booklovers Circle and help share the festival’s spirit of inventiveness and creativity with the book-loving community across the globe. With a gift of $1,000, Booklovers receive:

  • Virtual reserved seats
  • An invitation to a virtual reception
  • 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