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Thank you for participating in the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival on September 24. Be on the lookout for videos of the author presentations coming soon at this site and on our YouTube channel. And mark your calendar now for next year's festival, set for September 2, 2017. #NatBookFest

Videos from the National Book Festival

More videos from the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival

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The National Book
Festival Starts In

News from the Festival

September 24, 2016
2016 National Book Festival a Year of Firsts

September 23, 2016
Library of Congress Literacy Awards Announced

September 8, 2016
Summer Writing Contest Winners Announced

August 24, 2016
App Puts National Book Festival at Your Fingertips

August 3, 2016
Full Slate of Authors Announced

March 29, 2016
Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction Awarded to Marilynne Robinson

March 15, 2016
Festival Welcomes Extraordinary Lineup of Writers

All 2016 News Releases

Festival Posters & Gallery

This distinctive poster was created for the 2016 National Book Festival by illustrator Yuko Shimizu.
Download the 2016 poster (PDF, 32.07MB)
See gallery of all posters

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