About this Program
The Library of Congress National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together best-selling authors and thousands of book fans for author talks, panel discussions, book signings and other activities. The 20th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public.
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National Book Festival Presents
The Library of Congress National Book Festival now includes the yearlong series of events – National Book Festival Presents – featuring high-caliber authors, their books and related Library treasures.
Browse and view dozens of presentations by authors, poets, storytellers and illustrators from the history of the National Book Festival.
There are many ways to support the National Book Festival. Each year, the festival brings together tens of thousands of booklovers with more than 100 of their favorite authors for interesting conversations, book signings and family fun. The festival is free to the public, thanks to our sponsors and supporters. Get involved today!