National Book Festival

Washington, D.C. — Book lovers of all ages came together by the tens of thousands to celebrate reading and meet their favorite authors Saturday at the 19th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Thousands more watched the festival’s Main Stage

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be among the featured speakers at the 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival, along with dozens of best-selling authors, novelists, historians, poets and children’s writers, the Library announced today. This year’s festival will be

The Library of Congress today announced the winners of its "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest, a program that asks rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives.

Nearly 300 young readers submitted essays to participating public libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region in this fifth year of the contest. Launched in 2012 with

The Library of Congress continues its annual celebration of authors and readers, the National Book Festival, for its 16th year on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. All programs will be free of charge.

“The National Book Festival is a day for all to celebrate the joy and power of reading by

In 1512, Hakob Meghapart (Jacob the Sinner) opened an Armenian press in Venice, Italy, and published an Armenian religious book, "Urbatagirk" (the Book of Fridays). The era of Armenian printing had begun.

In 2012, the Library of Congress marked the quincentenary of this milestone with an exhibition titled "To Know Wisdom and Instruction: The Armenian Literary Tradition at the Library of

Martha's Vineyard has long attracted writers and poets to its sandy shores, and since 2005, the island's Book Festival brings writers from across the country to celebrate reading, writing, and the creative process. The free

The 15th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will offer, for the first time, a pavilion devoted exclusively to romance novels.

"Romance fiction is the second-best-selling genre in the publishing industry, generating more than $1 billion in publisher revenues in 2013," said Guy Lamolinara, the festival’s co-director.

"Romance accounts for 21 percent of the adult

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Peter de Sève, an illustrator and character designer for feature films, is the artist for the

Almost 100 of the nation’s best writers, poets and illustrators have already committed to appear at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

More information is available on the National Book Festival website.

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced that Louise Erdrich, author of such critically acclaimed novels as "Love Medicine," "The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse," "The Plague of Doves" and her current novel, "The Round House," will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept. 5.