About this Program
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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.
National Book Festival Presents
The Library of Congress National Book Festival now includes the year-round series of events – National Book Festival Presents – featuring high-caliber authors, their books and corresponding Library treasures. For more literary programs and book-related events, visit the poetry and literature events calendar.
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.