The National Book Festival, an annual event held each September on the National Mall in Washington, DC, is a celebration of the joy of books and reading is sponsored by the Library of Congress and gives attendees the opportunity to visit with more than 100 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets who will talk about and sign their books. National Book Festival Pavilions are set up for Fiction & Mystery, History & Biography, Children & Teens, Poetry, Home & Family, Urban Fiction and Graphic Novels.
The Library of Congress Pavilion features a variety of interactive family-centered activities about the importance of lifelong literacy, cultural preservation, and preserving digital culture. At the National Book Festival, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the reading programs and resources in libraries across the country. Representatives from every state and territory welcome families and children interested in that state’s writers and reading programs.
Dates and Times
September 22-23, 2012
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5:30 p.m.
National Book Festival Location
National Mall, between 9th streets and 14th Sts.
The closest Metro stations are Archives/Navy Memorial, Smithsonian, and L’Enfant Plaza. See a map of the National Mall.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 7:49 PM