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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 every day 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. 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.

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Be a 2022 National Book Festival Ambassador

Whether you're joining us in person in Washington, D.C. or watching presentations via livestream or afterwards, we need you to help spread the word about our annual celebration of reading and authors. You can do this by becoming a National Book Festival Ambassador. Here is a page of tips, links and graphics when you want to talk about the Festival.