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Celebrate the Book with a Day of Writers, Poets & Pavilions

Come to the 14th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are honorary chairs for the event.

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.

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News from the Festival

April 10, 2014
Preliminary Author Lineup Announced for 2014 Festival

January 8, 2014
Book Festival Presents New Events in New Venue in 2014

September 22, 2013
David Rubenstein Donates Additional $5 Million to National Book Festival

Press Room

Media registration for author interview requests & press room featuring video, audio, photos & bios.

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