The 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.). A selection of programs will be livestreamed online and videos of all programs will be available shortly after the Festival. View and download the Festival program; note that any last-minute schedule adjustments will only be updated on the website and will not be reflected in the Festival program PDF.
You can watch more than 100 author talks and performances from the 11 stages of our 2022 Festival anytime from the comfort of your home or on your smartphone, in addition to special interviews and programming created especially for online presentation.
For the 22nd year, Book TV on C-SPAN2 is live with the National Book Festival including authors David Maraniss, Clint Smith, Elizabeth Williamson, and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Book TV will cover the History & Biography and Society & Culture stages.
Catch a sneak peak of the 2022 National Book Festival on PBS Books, streaming 10 interviews with featured authors, beginning on Aug. 15.
Videos highlighting Great Reads from Great Places, a list of books representing the literary heritage of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Pacific island territories, and selected by the Affiliate Centers for the Book.