National Book Festival 2013

Washingtonians have a wonderful opportunity this weekend to “celebrate the book” at the 2013 National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress and chaired by President and Mrs. Obama.

Where: National Mall
When: Saturday, September 21     10 am – 5: 30 pm
                   Sunday, September 22         noon – 5:30 pm        

Over 100 authors are slated to attend and will be available to sign books, talk shop, and share their love of literature with other readers. The Library of Congress will also be giving a “behind-the-scenes look” at one of the most intriguing public lending libraries in the United States and what they have to offer us, the reader. Kids will love the Pavilion of the States, where they can collect stickers and stamps from each “state.”

(If you’re a teacher, parent, or scoutmaster, check out the special Kids & Teachers page. Print out the Teacher’s Guide or pick one up at the festival to make the most of the day for your group. You can even print out a How-to guide and host your very own Book Festival in your home or classroom!)

Click here for more information as well as a full schedule of events and authors. Not in the DC area? Click here for a list of literary festivals in your area!

See you on the National Mall on Saturday!

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