Around Town: 2016 National Book Festival @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 9/24/16

National Book Festival 2016(Poster Design by Yuko Shimizu)

The 16th Annual National Book Festival comes to the Washington Convention Center on Saturday, September 24th!

Stephen King will be there on the Main Stage! Other authors speaking/presenting include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shonda Rhimes, Bob Woodward and Salman Rushdie. Tickets are required for Stephen’s talk (although they are full now), but not the others.

If you like books (and who doesn’t?), there will be a bit of everything. From kids books to fiction to graphic novels to poetry to books on food or history or science, you should have no problem finding something you want to read or to give as a gift.

Over 135 authors and illustrators will be available for signings throughout the day. Check out the schedule here.

A few notable authors and their latest books include, Mary Roach (Grunt) (1:00-1:45pm), Ken Burns (Grover Cleveland, Again!) (1:30-2:30pm) and Justin Cronin (The City of Mirrors) (4:30-5:30pm).

There is also an National Book Festival app available to help customize your personal itinerary for the day.

Find additional info here.

2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Saturday, September 24, 2016
9:00am to 10:00pm
Free
All ages

Around Town: 2015 National Book Festival @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 9/5/15

2015 National Book Festival Poster

 

This Saturday, September 5th, you can check out the 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival. Held this year at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

It’s free to attend. This is the second year they’ve held it indoors at the Convention Center (while the renovation continues on The Mall).

This year’s theme is “I Cannot Live Without Books.” It is a quote from Thomas Jefferson, and a reference to the 200th anniversary of the Library’s acquisition of his personal library.

There will be over 170 authors, poets and illustrators featured throughout the day.

Here’s the schedule.

Find the Map and additional info here.

There is also an National Book Festival app available to help customize your personal itinerary for the day.

 

2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Saturday, September 5
10:00am to 10:00pm
Free
All ages