The 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.). A selection of programs will be livestreamed online and videos of all programs will be available shortly after the Festival. View and download the Festival program; note that any last-minute schedule adjustments will only be updated on the website and will not be reflected in the Festival program PDF.

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    National Book Festival Opening Celebration: Books Bring Us Together

    September 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    On the eve of the 2022 National Book Festival, join Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and festival co-chairman David M. Rubenstein as they welcome five of the more than 100 authors appearing at this year’s festival. This special event, live from the Library and sponsored by AARP, features David Maraniss, Candice Millard, Nick Offerman, Andrea Davis Pinkney and Ed Yong.
    This event will be livestreamed on External.
    Stage: Library of Congress Stage

Saturday September 3, 2022