2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 21-22, 2013 on the National Mall
Celebrate the Book with Two Days of Writers, Poets & Pavilions
Come to the 13th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event. Festival poster by Suzy Lee.
This year's festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, hear special entertainment, have photos taken with storybook characters and participate in a variety of activities.
Books That Shaped the World
After opening the conversation on the books that shaped America, we're developing a new list of great books that have affected the world throughout history. You can help us choose the books that will go on that list by taking a short survey.
Girl Scouts! Boy Scouts! Earn the Book Festival Badge
Consider a trip for your troop to hear from popular authors, get books signed and take part in the activities at the 2013 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
September 19, 2013
One Day, 15 Hours, 53 Minutes and Counting …
September 19, 2013
More Than 100 Authors to Speak at National Book Festival
September 10, 2013
Carrying a Torch — Ours!
September 6, 2013
Fun Activities Planned for Festival
July 17, 2013
July 16, 2013
Authors Added to National Book Festival Lineup
February 19, 2013
National Book Festival: Save the Date, Take the Survey
Media registration for author interview requests & press room featuring video, audio, photos & bios.