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Mark your calendars for the 17th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Washington Convention Center. Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest.

Videos from the National Book Festival

More videos from the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival

National Book Festival Blog

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The National Book
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News from the Festival

August 3, 2017
Library Announces Complete Lineup of Authors for 2017 National Book Festival

July 11, 2017
Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction to Be Awarded Posthumously to Denis Johnson

July 5, 2017
Library Launches Booklovers Circle

March 28, 2017
2017 Festival Welcomes Extraordinary Lineup of Writers

September 24, 2016
2016 Festival a Year of Firsts

All 2017 News Releases

Festival Posters & Gallery

This distinctive poster was created for the 2017 National Book Festival by illustrator Roz Chast.
Download the 2017 poster (PDF, 4.25MB)
See gallery of all posters

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