Library of Congress National Book Festival - Saturday, August 31

The 2019 Library of Congress National Book Festival will bring more than 140 nationally recognized authors, poets and illustrators, as well as the addition of stages devoted to science and international subjects. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, doors open at 8:30 a.m., with programs running from 9am-8pm. The  lineup includes U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, eminent historians David McCullough and Michael Beschloss, celebrity D.C. chef and humanitarian José Andrés, graphic novel superstar Raina Telgemeier and Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction recipient Richard Ford. Check below for highlights. Check here for full schedule of events.

 

Spotlights

LOC National Book Festival: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC: National Book Festival: David Maraniss, History & Biography

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: R.J. Palacio, Children's Purple Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Poetry Slam, Teens

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Joyce Carol Oates - Genre Fiction

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: José Andrés, Main Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Jennifer & Matthew Holm, Children's Purple Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Fabien Cousteau, Children's Purple Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: David McCullough, Main Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Conversation: Finding Their Voices, Teens

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Raina Telgemeierm , Main Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
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LOC National Book Festival: Michael Beschloss, Main Stage

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Ann Beattie, Genre Fiction

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Rick Atkinson, History & Biography

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31

LOC National Book Festival: Barbara Kingsolver, Fiction

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Sat. Aug 31
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