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Celebrate the Book with a Day & Night of Writers, Poets & Fun

Come to the 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event.

This year's festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions well into the evening. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, enjoy special entertainment, and stay up late for special new graphic novel, poetry and film programs.

Full Information on the Festival
See gallery of Festival posters, 2001-2014

NEW! 2014 National Book Festival Scout Patch

Consider a trip for your troop to hear from popular authors, get books signed and take part in the activities at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival. And for non-scouts, it’s a fun souvenir of your visit to the festival.

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News from the Festival

August 15, 2014
"Great Books to Great Movies" Among New Evening Events

July 23, 2014
Evening Poetry Slam to Cap Day of Verse & Prose

July 18, 2014
Stellar Graphic Novelists to Appear Both Day & Night

June 9, 2014
A Book Festival for the Bird(er)s

May 30, 2014
Stay Up With a Good Book, Too –

May 29, 2014
Stellar Authors Join 2014 Book Festival

Press Room

Media registration for author interview requests & press room featuring video, audio, photos & bios.

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