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The 15th Library of Congress National Book Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center. To mark this anniversary, as well as the the 200th anniversary of the Library's acquisition of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, the festival has as its theme Jefferson's quote, "I Cannot Live Without Books."

Follow the excitement via our hashtag, #NatBookFest15.

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News from the Festival

June 23, 2015
A. Scott Berg Featured in “Books to Movies” Program

June 9, 2015
New Poster and Blog Announced for National Book Festival

May 6, 2015
"A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Essay Contest Launched

All 2015 News Releases

Festival Posters & Gallery

This distinctive poster was created for the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival by illustrator & designer Peter de Sève.
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