Friday, July 20, 2012

Two-Day Schedule for National Book Festival Announced

Book Lovers of All Ages Are Invited to Attend
the 12th Annual Library of Congress
National Book Festival

Festival poster by Rafael Lopez.
The 12th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held September 22-23, 2012 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event. 

The festival is free and open to the public. 

This year's festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions, including two Sunday-only pavilions: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Graphic Novels and Special Presentations. 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.

Discover more information about this year's National Book Festival at LOC.GOV/bookfest.
  • To see the two-day schedule, click here.
  • To see the list of participating authors, poets, and illustrators, click here
  • To watch webcasts of past author and illustrator presentations, click here