About this Program
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together bestselling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities. The next festival is scheduled for Saturday Aug. 24. For festival updates, subscribe to the Library’s "Bookmarked" blog.
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors, poets and illustrators with thousands of readers for book talks, panel discussions, book signings and other engaging activities. Over the course of its 20-year history, the Festival has become one of the most prominent literary events in the nation.
Browse and view dozens of presentations by authors, poets, storytellers and illustrators from the history of the National Book Festival.
The Library of Congress has served as America’s gateway to knowledge and creativity throughout the nation’s history.