2021 National Book Festival
Create your National Book Festival experience with the Library of Congress in 2021
by engaging in author conversations online, watching the broadcast special on PBS,
listening to NPR podcasts, tuning in to Washington Post Live author interviews and
attending a ticketed event at the Library. Join us for an expanded Festival, Sept.
17-26, a 10-day event with the theme, “Open a Book, Open the World.”
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Experience the Festival
The Festival Near You Participate in Festival events close to you, and find great reads from your own state.
LeVar Burton Hosts PBS Special “Open a Book, Open the World” hour-long special introduces you to the 2021 Festival.
Frequently Asked Questions How do I watch live events? How can I submit questions to authors? This and more answered here.
Welcome! Full Author Lineup & Schedule The Librarian of Congress invites you to engage with 100+ authors in multiple venues.
Podcasts, Interviews and More Download podcasts from NPR and watch live author talks from the Washington Post and PBS Books.